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( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: hey! hey! there you go! hello! hello, everybody! up there, down there! ( cheers and applause ) ( band playing ) >> stephen: whoo! what a lovely crowd. what a lovely group of people. speaking of a lovely group of people, look at those amazing people right over there. so, welcome everybody in here, out there, to "the late show." i'm your host stephen colbert. now -- ( cheers and applause ) -- anyone who's been attention to the news for the last two years, might have noticed american democracy is
lookin' a little rickety. joe biden noticed, and that's why today he hosted something called the "summit for democracy." it's a democracy convention! dem-con! armies of nerds descending on washington! one of the panels is being hosted by a guy cosplaying as sexy magna carta. i think this is a fine idea, but i'm not sure we're the country who should be hosting it. these days, a u.s. president lecturing the world about stable democracy is like andy cohen hosting the "rational discourse among sober housewives summit." ( laughter ) biden kicked off the virtual summit early this morning: >> democracy, government of the people, by the people, for the people, can at times be fragile but it also is inherently resilient. it is capable of self-correction and it is capable of self-improvement and, yes, democracy is hard, we all know that. do we though, joe? he's saying the right things, but he seems like the grandpa
who's moved in because mom and dad have "gone away for a while," and doesn't really understand where the family's at right now. he's reminding the kids: dinner is at 6, face and hands washed, say grace first. while ignoring the cock-fighting ring that they have set up in the family room. if you want proof that our democracy is troubled, look no further than the u.s. senate, where, yesterday, in the middle of a huge covid spike, they voted to overturn biden's vaccine mandates for businesses. ( booing ) i think the u.s. senate is trying to kill us. next they're going make restaurants change the sign in the bathroom to: "employees must massage raw chicken before returning to work." ( applause ) ( cheers and applause ) two democrats joined all 50 republicans to pass the repeal, but the house is never going to pass it, and even if they did, biden wouldn't sign it, so the vote was largely symbolic.
that symbol? calvin peeing on a syringe. one of the bill's supporters was wisconsin senator ron johnson, seen here moments before the swarm of locusts fly out of his mouth. ( laughter ) senator johnson held a teletown hall last night and he had -- and i'm being generous here -- thoughts about how to treat and prevent the spread of covid: >> there are things you can do. zing, keep yourself healthy. vitamin c. by the way, standard gargle, mouthwash has been proved to kill the coronavirus. even if you get it, you may reduce viral replication >> stephen: okay, that is wrong and very specific. he sounds like a guy who has a colleague with bad breath who won't take the hint. (as johnson) "you know what else kills covid? deodorant. not the natural kind, nothing fancy, i'm just talking about mennon speed stick. try it, ted cruz, i mean everyone."
try it, anyone in the senate. ( cheers and applause ) now, actual doctors were quick to point out that most coronavirus infections actually occur through the nose and that "even if gargling mouthwash kills some of the virus, it won't be able to clean the nasal area." (on cam) it's true. but if you want something that "does," try "your nose is gonna get crunked." stephen colbert's vodka neti pot. democracy's also broken overseas. take the scandal swirling around finnish prime minister and scandinavian gilmore girl, sanaa marin. marin got herself in some hot water on saturday when she learned that a close contact had tested positive for the coronavirus and then still proceeded to party at a helsinki nightclub until 4am. come on, madame prime minister,
a nightclub is the "worst" place to go if you might have covid. (as clubber) "what?! you think i might have "david?" i can't hear you, put your mouth right up against my face and yell! is this my drink? whatever!" ( laughter ) "let's make out!" ( laughter ) ( piano riff ) part of the problem was that marin thought she had been cleared to go out, but then missed a text message telling her to quarantine because she had left her work phone at home during her night out. yeah, she's just left it at home because when you're prime minister of finland, there are no emergencies. "madame prime minister? we need you in the situation room immediately. the reindeer have invaded the licorice fields!" ( laughter ) marin has since tested negative for covid, but people in finland are still upset that she wasn't more careful. which is why, on monday, she apologized for not double checking the covid procedures, writing: "i am very sorry for
not understanding that i needed to do that." ( laughter ) in other words, she's: >> "sorry for party rocking ( applause ) >> stephen: sure, sure. it's happening. it's got a club feel. speaking of covid, researchers have just released a study finding that in addition to your heart and lungs the coronavirus attacks fat tissue. not fair, covid. ( laughter ) you're the reason we were trapped for a year inside eating chicken pot pies with spoons made out of twix bars. ( laughter ) what was that? were you just hansel and gretel-ing us? according to the study, covid can infect fat cells directly. okay. but what about "big boned cells" or "i'm workin' on it" cells. hey! this is interesting.
anyone out there like colors ( cheers and applause ) no, don't -- i don't want any pity responses. i've got big news for color lovers, though, because pantone unveiled their color of the year for 2022. turns out, i'm wrong. my money was on paul rudd. because for the first time ever, pantone chose a brand new color of their creation called "very peri." although based on that image they should have called it monster's inc. pubes. ( laughter ) yes. pantone claims the new color blends "the faithfulness and constancy of blue with the energy and excitement of red." and the already-existing-ness of purple. ( laughter ) purple. they made purple. they didn't make it. it's purple. the company also said the new hue was a symbol of the global
zeitgeist of the moment and the transition we are going through. well, if they really want to capture the moment we're going through, they should have gone with "aaaahhhhhhh-qua!" ( applause ) "aaaahhhhhhh-qua!" ( piano riff ) oh, we have an update on yesterday's top story. when the fox news christmas tree was set on fire. okay, you want you to know, that? no way is a metaphor for fox news. that would be a dumpster fire. ( cheers and applause ) fox news is still talking about it. the latest is they caught the arsonist-- he's a homeless man with some mental health issues who had three prior arrests, and, last week, the
same man exposed himself outside the ghislaine maxwell trial. oh come on. why'd he have to go and make the jeffrey epstein story gross? ( laughter ) the man's been charged with a host of crime, including arson and criminal trespass, but under the new baillaws in new york, he was released, and the fox and friends were not happy: >> his charges were not eligible for bail under these new liberal reform laws. >> that's right because arson is only a felony if the suspect tries to harm a person or commits a hate crime. >> who said it's not a hate crime against us? against fox news? ( laughter ) >> stephen: yes, yes! it's clearly a hate crime against an historically marginalized group: morons. ( cheers and applause ) fox lives matter! fox lives matter! i tell you, fox lives matter! ( applause ) according to tucker carlson, this is not an isolated incident of some disturbed rando lighting their tree on fire: >> there seems to be quite a bit of christmas tree destroying going on all of a sudden.
what does it mean? >> stephen: generally, it means you have a cat. ( laughter ) ( applause ) and, folks, ladies and gentlemen, we will stay on this story as long as it... aaand i'm being told the story's over, because this evening, fox news was somehow able to do what everyone said they could, and got a new tree. which is lovely. that's nice. i love christmas trees. everybody loves christmas trees. except that one guy. ( laughter ) and emperor hirohito. ( dramatic music sting ) what do i mean by that? i have no idea, and neither does this man of god, who opened the tree re-lighting ceremony with these mouth-sounds: >> 80 years ago this week, they tried to extinguish the darkness at a place called pearl harbor. >> stephen: "and by extinguish the darkness, of course, i
mean blow up the pacific fleet in broad daylight. and what did we do?" >> we didn't fold then, and we won't fold now. >> stephen: "because the japanese are better at folding things than we are. it's called origami, and tojo and his boys want to turn our christmas wrapping paper into decorative cranes. but why am i here?" >> somebody asked me why are you here? i'm here because these colors don't run. >> stephen: "but they do blink in a festive way! and every year when you take 'em down, you plug 'em in before you put 'em away to make sure they work, but then next year when you take 'em out to put 'em on the tree, one of the strings is burned out, so you have to run down to the cvs to get a fresh string, but the new one isn't quite the same color as the ones from the year before, because now they're
a moment. i've got the cards right here for mr. michael b. jordan. ( cheers and applause ) >> jon: michael b. in the house! is that we'll have to check the rafters and have a structural engineer to check for sexy damage. he brings the sexy so hard, he can't control it. >> jon: yeah, yeah. >> stephen: y'know, i spend most of my time right over there, going over the day's news and selecting the finest, most topical carbon fiber stories, shaping them in dry dock into a sleek and sexy hull, kitting it out with the most topical fiberglass and teak fittings brass railings, hot tubs, and news helipads, to create the custom designed, gleaming mega-yacht that is my monologue. but sometimes, i wash ashore at an abandoned beach resort after a night of bath salts and scopolamine, lash some rotting picnic tables together, then dredge the news pond to haul up whatever discarded tricycles and broken frisbees i can find, steal an eye patch from a hobo, staple a dead pigeon to my shoulder, and sail into international waters on the pirate garbage scow of
news that is my segment: meanwhile! ( musical sting ) that's an antibiotic for the nation's wounds, top cal. mean while -- ( laughter ) -- you all know how i like to have fun with gwyneth paltrow's offerings on her website "goop." and by "have fun with", obviously, i mean "be amazed at the almost total lack of legal repercussions for." well, every christmas, her goopiness puts out a fun little holiday promotional video and this year she included a nice surprise for yours truly: >> forgot how to host after taking the holidays off last year? brush up on the basics with gwyneth's guide to holiday etiquette. gifting good gifts is an art. rule of thumb, not all gifts fit into a box. >> stephen: she's giving me a
candle that smells like her orgasm. regift! either way, sounds like the ultimate stocking-stuffer. anyway, thank you gwyneth, not only for the lovely present, but for the legal precedent, when my luxury brand covetton house gets sued for fraud. "your honor, if gwyneth can sell hormone balancing jade vagina eggs, then surely i can sell mood enhancing granite butt marbles." ( laughter ) butt marbles. meanwhile, scientists believe they've answered the question "can an athlete's blood enhance brainpower?" after researchers "injected sedentary mice with blood from mice that ran for miles on exercise wheels and found that the sedentary mice then did better on tests of learning and memory." you hear that tom brady? i told you that keeping you in my basement to harvest your hemoglobin was for science! and i just realized
what am i doing? you can't hear that, i didn't give you a tv. just a couple more quarts, tom. hit the bow flex. meanwhile, dozens of camels have been barred from a saudi beauty contest over botox. i'm so sick of camels being held to unrealistic beauty standards! it's gotten so bad, some have even tried to lose weight by smoking. meanwhile, a pizzeria in thailand unveiled an unusual menu item this week: "cannabis pizza." now that is a good business model. "got the munchies? order our pizza. ate our pizza? order our pizza." they're not messing around. this t.h.c. thai pie has cannabis infused into the cheese and crust, there's chopped cannabis in the dipping sauce, and it even comes topped with a giant marijuana leaf. and here's the weird part:
marijuana is actually still illegal in thailand, so the amount of t.h.c. in any given product must not exceed 0.2% of its total weight, and the parlor owner told reporters "of course, they cannot get high. it's just a marketing campaign." that's the worst slogan since nike's "just do it," "or don't. it's a buncha hooey to sell shoes." ( laughter ) back with michael b. jordan. ( cheers and applause ) ( band playing ) ♪♪ some things can't be tried at home. where next? with capital one, the possibilities are unlimited. introducing venture x, our new class of travel card. ("cheers" in croatian) earn 10x miles on hotels and 5x miles on flights booked through capital one travel, plus receive premium travel benefits like access to over 1,300 airport lounges. find your “where next?” with venture x.
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and complete required activities. ( band playing ) disprmples. >> stephen: hey, everybody! welcome back to "the late show." ladies and gentlemen, my guest tonight is an actor you know from "creed," "just mercy," and "black panther." his new film is "a journal for jordan." >> oh, there we go. a head. a spine. and... heart beat. >> thank you. i love you. >> i love you, too. youfys want to know the sex?
es. it's a boy. knew it! it's a boy! what's up, little fell ray? how you doing? it's papa! i knew it was a boy, i knew it! >> stephen: please welcome back to the late show, michael b. jordan! ( cheers and applause ) ( band playing ) >> it feels so good being back in front of, like, an audience. >> stephen: have you not been in front of audiences yet? >> i have not. >> stephen: welcome! welcome to friendly confines. >> thank you, thank you. >> stephen: nice to see you again. i always like talking to you. it's been a little bit since you have been here. >> it's been a couple of years. >> stephen: you were 2020's sexiest man alive.
>> thank you. >> stephen: that was a lot of responsibility to be sexiest man that year for 2020 because it was a difficult year and we had to look to you for sexy leadership. >> thank you. >> stephen: how heavy weighs the crown? >> i hope i live up to my responsibilities. >> stephen: did you ever look back on the year and say i had a lot of hopes and dreams but what did i accomplish for the sexy community this year? >> it's only been two weeks so i just got the thrown. it's still fresh. in my mind i'm still the sexiest man. >> stephen: have you called paul rudd. >> he doesn't return my calls? he's changed. >> i'm going to send him a bunch of baked goods, carbs, things of that nature. >> stephen: now that you're no longer officially the sexiest man alive, is this you letting yourself go? >> i'm on my way out, i'm one burger away. >> stephen: i was thinking of
wearing a skin tight mock turtleneck, too. ( laughter ) >> i almost walked out in a full leather parka jacket because you keep it so cold. >> stephen: we keep it fresh. it's like a vegetable crisper in here. i like the audience to be able to snap like celery out here. ( laughter ) you're 34 years old. the wire was your first gig, right? >> no, before. there's a movie called "black and white," but my first television show i tid was the wire and i was 15. >> stephen: how old were you here? >> oh, man, that's before the wire. >> that's like 12 or 13 i had a little dirt on the upper lip. that just came in. no future of a beard there.
>> stephen: a lot of parents are afraid for their kids to go into acting anytime. were your parents on board? >> my mom was an artist so she was pro-acting, the artistic vibe. my dad's a marine, so he was work ethic, hard work, you've got to be serious about something, so i had to kind of thread the needle between the two. >> stephen: and when did he come around? >> he came around when my mom couldn't go to -- it was a print job for a doritos. it was like a doritos print ad and my mom could gotten so my dad took me and it was under the weather. i was a little sick. when he saw me on set and saw how the rest of the adults treated me and my work ethic, he said, my son is a professional now. >> stephen: because you drove through the sickness. >> i trove that you the sickness. i was throwing up one minute,
sleeping, and they called action, i got up, went to the set, shot the job. when they yelled cut, i we want back over there, threw up, went to sleep again. >> stephen: were you eating doritos at that time. >> i had a spit bucket. >> stephen: that paints a picture up here. >> uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh. >> stephen: now, in 2022, the b. in michael b. jordan is going to stand for "big" in 2022 because a lot coming this year. you will be starring in and directing "creed 3". >> yes. ( applause ) >> stephen: why did you choose this film for your directorial debut? is it familiarity with the world and the character and the fact you could say i'm directing this next creed? >> all of the above. i think i just felt comfortable. i knew it was going to are a risk. i'm super excited to get beh
s,the st two movies, finally having an opinion and having a story i want tol, in my head. so from the second one to the third one, i called ryan up and he's like, you're ready for it, just do it. >> stephen: has he given you any advice? >> lots of advice. like, i'm in prep right now, so just basically, you know, figure out your shot list, get a story board artist, start boarding the shots which is pretty much like a comic book lalled out that gives you what shots you need once you start filming and for me that's going to save me so much time, so i'm not on the day worried about where am i going to put the camera and my actors and basically trust the people around you to help you out. you don't have to shoulder it all on your own. when you're in front of the camera acting, you can't watch the playback sometimes. sometimes you don't know exactly what you have. you need your other producers or
director of phoo sa, mike, you need to move on. so those are the gems he gave me.3 >> stephen: what kind of trerk do you want to be? what do you think the director's job is in relationship so the actor? >> as an actor, i think creating an environment that they feel safe and they can take risks. i want to have one when i go to set. i want to be able to experiment and try things. so to be able to have an environment where everybody wants to come to work and show up and give you their best, that's the leadership i want to invoke on my cast and crew. >> stephen: this is a minor but a really influential thing. are you going to be a director who yells action and cut or are you going to be, in your own time, find the moment, when you're ready, we're rolling, go. >> i never thought about it but i think i'll try that. i didn't know which one i would be but you made it sound really cool then, so i'll try it. take your time, it's okay, it's
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>> it's a true life story about charles monroe king, a first sergeant, and he basically wrote a journal to his son while he was at war. a beautiful family, man. he wrote a journal to his son while he was at war on how to be a man, all the things and life lessons he wanted to tell him in case he didn't make it back. unfortunately, he tinted make it back from war but he had the journal. the movie is about dana kennedy, the love of his life, who basically took the journal, wrote a novel, and we adapted it, turned it into a script, and it's about love, it's about sacrifice, it's about passing on your legacy, passing on life lessons, how to be a better person, and how to cherish the people that are around you wile you're here because time waits for nobody, and especially this last couple of years, i think with the quarantine and pandemic, i think we all kind of had a news flash that you have to cherish the moments that you have with the people you care about because tomorrow isn't
promised. ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: what is the thing about playing this -- grmpletion one of the interesting thing about playing this is that you're playing a real person, and i imagine it must be pretty rare as an actor to actually be able to read the journal of someone. >> yes. >> stephen: that is that periodf time you were playingch what lessons did this man who tried to teach his son stay with you? >> you could see the dust, the dirt from the sand on some of the pages and you kind of imagine the things he was going through and what he really wanted to tell his son he couldn't tell him in person. >> stephen: where was he stationed? >> fort irwin. he bounced around to a few different bases in afghanistan and iraq as well. he -- one of the biggest lessons
and takeaways i read from thom e journal is, you know --ther and that will tell you what i think beautiful is. ened i think that is so strong. it's not about the beauty on the outside, it's who you are on the inside. somebody that's going to be kind, somebody that's going to be your friend, somebody that's going to protect your heart, but also somebody who's going to, you know, protect you and build you up. i thought it was beautiful because it's something that's lost n nowadays. people are so caught up on what's on the outside but get lost on what's on the inside because that's what's going to really carry you through the hard times. ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: i agree. yeah. >> stephen: doesn't matter what's on the outside. on the inside, i'm the sexiest man alive. ( laughter ) > you know what, that's all that matters. >> stephen: it does. i think you're damn sexy. >> stephen: thank you.
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we're back here with michael b. jordan. now, the film, "a journal for jordan" is being directed by a young up and comer who i think is very promising. >> has a bright future. >> stephen: named denzel washington. whom i am an enormous fan of. talk about sexy. what did you learn from him? >> so many lessons. he's a rehearsal nut. >> stephen: do you normally not rehearse? >> no, we do, but he's very specific, and one of the quotes i take with me today is the universal stems from the specific, you know, and, so just try to get as granular as you can, and from that you will relate to everyone, and everyone specific, everyone connects. and he is very specific. why are you picking the cup up with that hand. because i'm left-handed.
well, what if you're right-handed. but i'm not, i'm left-handed. but he'll ask you the questions so you will know the motivation for your actions. he's a genius. >> stephen: does he yell action or on your own time? >> on your own time. yeah, yeah, yeah. he very rarely yells action or cut, but he lets you live in your space and you take it when you're ready. >> stephen: now, as director, denzel washington has made, i'm sure, many important choices in making this film, but perhaps the most important choice i just found out about today, he will be including in the films shots of michael b. jordan but there's some bare michael b. jordan. >> it was a career decision. >> stephen: okay, good. so the question is, obviously,
is this a opportunity butt or is this your butt? because there is such a thing as stunt butt. >> i do my own stunts. i do my own stunts. ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: good. that's an exclusive. we just broke that news right here. now, you play a soldier in this, and you spent some time at boot camp. >> yep. >> stephen: to get a sense of what that experience was like. what was it like for you. >> i was at fort irwin, actually. it was intense. you're waking up at the crack of dawn. i got a chance to work out with the drill sergeants, go through the command of platoon, and when you have 50, 60 soldiers looking at you waiting for your command, and every command, they're snapping to attention, they're executing to a t, it's a little intimidating so you have to work on your big boy voice and saying what you mean because you can't be shy, you say it with less
confidence, they can smell fear. they know when you don't know. >> stephen: you can't say to the platoon, at your speed, in your own time, take that hill but as you guys feel it. >> whenever you feel getting there, but it won't work. ( laughter ) i think just getting that confidence of the platoon was something that i definitely took away and worked on. but it was tough. >> stephen: one last photo i would love to share with the audience. this is you and your girlfriend laurie harvey right there. >> yeah. >> stephen: just celebrated -- ( cheers and applause ) >> one-year anniversary. >> stephen: first year anniversary, and my producer tells me that you told her that this is the first time you have been in love. you're 34. what have you been in before? ( laughter ) >> love-ish. >> stephen: well, how is that different? i mean, i know it's a big question, but how do you know when you're in love. >> i think you just know.
i think when you start to really sacrifice the things you never thought you would, when you compromise og things you never thought you would compromise about, and then just time, being consistent, and that's something that i have and i'm extremely happy. >> stephen: how has it changed you as a performer? has it changed you as an actor in any way? >> for me, there's a lot of roles i said no to because i didn't feel like i have enough life experience because i didn't feel i could relate to. part of the reason i took a jou --"a journal for jordan" is because i knew what love felt like to me. it gives me another layer to pull from when it comes to roles like first sergeant charles king and things of that nature. so i'm happy. ( applause ) >> stephen: the film, "a journal for jordan," is in theaters christmas day. michael b. jordan, everybody!
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can no longer transmit h-i-v through sex. serious side effects can occur, including kidney problems and kidney failure. rare, life-threatening side effects include a buildup of lactic acid and liver problems. do not take biktarvy if you take dofetilide or rifampin. tell your doctor about all the medicines and supplements you take, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have kidney or liver problems, including hepatitis. if you have hepatitis b, do not stop taking biktarvy without talking to your doctor. common side effects were diarrhea, nausea, and headache. if you're living with hiv, keep loving who you are. and ask your doctor if biktarvy is right for you. ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: folks, welcome back. and now with a special holiday performance of "run rudolph run," jon
batiste and nathaniel rateliff! ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ out of all the reindeers you know you are ♪ the mastermind run, run rudolph, ♪ randolph ain't too far behind ♪ run, run rudolph, santa's gotta make it ♪ to town santa, make him hurry, ♪ tell him he can take the freeway down ♪ run, run rudolph 'cause i'm reelin' ♪ like a merry-go-round said santa to a boy child, ♪ "what have you been longin' for?" ♪ "all i want for christmas is a rock 'n' roll ♪ electric guitar" and then away ♪ went rudolph whizzin' like a ♪ shootin' star run, run rudolph, ♪ santa's has to make it
in town ♪ santa, make him hurry, tell him he can take ♪ the freeway down run, run rudolph, ♪ reelin' like a merry-go-round ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ run, run rudolph, santa's gotta make it ♪ to town santa, make him hurry, ♪ tell him he can take the freeway down ♪ run, run rudolph, i'm reelin' like a ♪ merry-go-round ♪ run, run rudolph, santa's gotta make it
♪ to town santa, make him hurry, ♪ tell him he can take the freeway down run, run rudolph ♪ i'm reelin' like a merry-go-round ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: jon batiste and nathaniel rateliff, everybody! that's it for "the late show." tune in tomorrow when my guest will be david alan grier. james corden is next. his guest is california governor gavin newsom. goodnight.
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