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we had a fun day. we had a fun day today. stay tuned for "late night with seth meyers." thank you for watching. have a great night. hope to see you next week. happy thanksgiving, everybody! bye-bye! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> announcer: from 30 rockefeller plaza in new york, it's "late night with seth meyers," tonight, ice-t, from "search party" writer and director michael showalter, music from midland, featuring the 8g band with leo gorcey jr. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ladies andentlemen, seth meyers. >> seth: good evening, everybody, i'm seth meyers. it's "late night." how is everybody doing tonight? [ cheers and applause ] in that case let's get to the news.
today was cyber monday, when online stores offered deals for christmas shoppers. it's perfect if you have a lot of people to buy for. and you're not allowed to go to the mall. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] president trump on friday claimed that he turned down being named "time" magazine's person of the year, after the magazine only told him he probably would be selected. luckily, he has a 100% chance of being named person of the year by insane chubby golfer magazine. [ cheers and applause ] president trump today hosted an event honoring native american code talkers, and during his speech alluded to senator elizabeth warren. take a look. >> you were here long before any of us were here, although we have a representative in congress who they say was here a long time ago. they call her pocahontas, but
you know what? i like you, because you are special. >> seth: this brings us to a new segment entitled, "eight seconds of seth pinching the bridge of his nose." ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> this has been eight seconds of the seth pinching the bridge of his nose. >> seth: one of presidents -- one of president trump's oldest friends recently told "vanity fair" that first lady, melania, 100% has the most control over president trump, specifically the dosage. [ light laughter ] the congressional budget office has found that the proposed senate republican tax bill would negatively impact people making less than $30,000 per year by 2019, and when bernie sanders heard this, he pulled his hair so hard it got fixed. [ light laughter ] [ cheers and applause ]
on friday, richard cordray resigned as director of the federal government's top consumer watch dog agency, the consumer financial protection bureau. he appointed his number two leandra english as the new director, but instead president trump tried to install his budget director, mick mulvaney to the position. so now nobody knows who the director is, and two people both showed up to work today to do the exact same job. here to discuss the situation is one of my writers. [ cheers and applause ] >> i'm sorry. >> seth: i'm sorry, i thought i was -- >> i'm sorry, i thought i was -- >> seth: i thought i was going to -- >> together: i thought i was going to discuss -- the consumer financial protection -- i'm sorry. see, this is what happens when two people -- i'm just going to -- [ laughter ] i just -- the dodd-frank reform -- [ laughter ] i just, i think -- it's pretty incredible that the very problem
we came out here to discuss has manifested itself in the situation in which we now find ourselves. oh, my god, really? cauliflower. marimbas. i am a 37-year-old jewish man. aw screw it. just let them both do it. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: the consumer financial protection bureau players, everybody! according to "vanity fair," during their visit to the vatican in may, pope francis was very warm and kind to first lady melania trump, but not to others in the family. though, as a rule, the pope is always kind to people who swing open the cathedral door and scream sanctuary. [ laughter ] [ applause ] the fbi received over 200 thousand requests for instant gun background checks on black friday setting a new record for the most ever in a single day. so whatever you do on christmas morning, don't shake your
presents. [ light laughter ] the miss universe pageant was last night. did you guys hear something said the contestants in the dressing room beforehand. [ cheers and applause ] and finally, researchers in england combined a virtual reality headset with a computer program called "deep dream" to build a machine that can generate drug free hallucinations, and surprise, they have been testing it for up to a year. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] ladies and gentlemen, we have a great show for you tonight. from nbc's "law and order," he's one of our favorite, "law and order: svu" ice-t is back on the show, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] he is the writer, and director of "search party," a fantastic show on tbs, michael showalter is joining us tonight. [ cheers and applause ] and we have music from a fantastic country music group midland is here this evening, so you're here on a great night. [ cheers and applause ] and i apologize, i don't know if you can hear.
i got a little bit of a cold over the thanksgiving holiday. did everybody have a good thanksgiving? [ cheers and applause ] i didn't care, i just needed you to applaud while i drank my tea. yeah, but my son had a cold, and it's just one of those things, you can't get away with it. so if you're upset about the way my voice sounds, blame him, but know he's adorable. [ laughter ] alright, moving on everybody. president trump is now all in on backing the accused sexual predator running for senate in alabama. with the white house arguing that they need his vote to give corporations a giant tax cut. for more on this, it's time for "a closer look." [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: no matter what else happens, donald trump will surely go down as our neediest, and most insecure president, with the possible exception of millard fillmore whose first state of the union speech started with do you guys think i'm fat. yesterday, trump tried to claim once again that he's been the most productive president in history, tweeting since the first day i took office, all you hear is the phony democrat excuse for losing the election,
russia, russia, russia. despite this i have the economy booming, and have possibly done more than any 10 month president. he was right about one thing, the way robert mueller is handing down indictments, there's a good chance trump will be a 10-month president. [ cheers and applause ] you know -- you know what trump tweets remind me of? you ever been out with a couple and the wife says something like, hey, dave, will you pass the salt, and then dave just goes off? and you're like, this must be something that started in the car, because this is not about salt. [ laughter ] but since trump is historically unpopular, and doesn't actually have any major accomplishments to back up that claim. he's retorted to unhinged conspiracy websites to back him up. he retweeted a link to website, magabpill.com, that calls itself the president donald trump accomplishment list website, although i don't know why you need a website for something that can be covered with an emoticon. [ cheers and applause ] so what else --
so what else does magapill.com believe? well, a recent post provided a list of conspiracy theories, including false flag terrorism, child human sacrifice, weaponized forced vaccination, earthquake machines, and organ harvesting. and i'm sorry but the only organ that's been harvested here is donald trump's brain. [ laughter ] maybe there's no pee tape, but i can definitely see donald trump waking up in a moscow hotel in a bathtub full of ice with a scar on his head saying, oh no. [ laughter ] i think my brain is gone. [ laughter ] now, if you were to glance at actual polls you'd see that most americans don't agree with trump's boasts. in fact forget looking at polls. trump just needs to look at his surroundings, as he made his way back to dc from florida yesterday, the reporters who travel with trump noted that he was followed by a growing number of protesters. some of the signs spotted read, "president trump is fake news", "go away and don't come back", "and mr. mueller is coming for your orange ass." [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] and that sign in particular is
great, because not only is it rude to trump, it's also very polite to mueller, mr. mueller is coming for your orange ass. the only thing that would piss off trump even more is an engraved invitation. sir robert swan mueller third esquire cordially requests the pleasure of your company, at an evening reception to go [ bleep ] yourself. byo orange ass. [ cheers and applause ] so, trump was in florida over the weekend, and of course at this point we just take it for granted that trump who repeatedly bashed obama for golfing spent the weekend golfing. in fact on sunday trump hit the golf course for the fifth day in a row. even the masters only last four days. [ laughter ] trump golfs more than people who play golf for a living. in fact on friday, when it was reported that trump was hitting the links with professional golfers tiger woods, and dustin johnson. he actually admitted it, but tried to claim it wouldn't take that long. after turkey calling, we'll be heading over to trump national golf club jupiter to play golf quickly with tiger woods and
dustin johnson, then back to mar-a-lago for talks on bringing even more jobs and companies back to the usa. you can't play golf quickly. [ light laughter ] golf is the monopoly of sports. [ laughter ] and trump doesn't do anything quickly, he's an out of shape 71-year-old who moves like he's climbing the empire state building. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] but as trump golfs, the rest of the country is continuing to grapple with the deluge of sexual harassment allegations that has rocked virtually every aspect of society. everyone has had to deal with this problem, and that includes the leaders of both political parties. for example, yesterday, house democratic leader nancy pelosi was asked about michigan congressman john conyers who secretly settled sexual harassment allegations by a former employee, and her answer was shockingly tone deaf. >> you said there's now a zero tolerance. >> yes. >> john conyers, what does that mean for him right now. in or out. >> let's say we are strengthened by due process. just because someone is accused,
was it one accusation, is it two? i think there has to be. john conyers is an icon in our country. i believe he will -- >> why don't you -- >> i believe that he will -- >> but how is it that -- >> his -- may i finish my sentence. >> sure, sure. >> i'm sure that he will do the right thing. >> and is the right thing what? resign? >> he will do the right thing in terms of what he knows about his situation. >> seth: no, he's in this position because he allegedly did the wrong thing. you can't say the guy who did that wrong thing will do the right thing. also it doesn't matter that he's an icon. if anything it makes it worse. i'm an icon is like a sexual harassers catch phrase. hey, i know you haven't consented to any of this, but i am an icon. meanwhile -- [ applause ] the president took to twitter to double down on his endorsement of the accused child molester running as his party senate nominee in alabama, roy moore. trump attacked moore's democratic opponent doug jones, a life long prosecutor who
convicted the kkk members responsible for the birmingham church bombing that killed four little girls, tweeting, "the last thing we need in alabama is the u.s. senate is a schumer-pelosi puppet." i'm sorry, he's a puppet? you're telling people to vote for a guy who looks like howdy doody's alcoholic brother-in-law. [ light laughter ] [ applause ] yeah, give me a puppet vest, and a puppet hat. [ light laughter ] now, as depressing as it is, it probably shouldn't be surprising that trump would stand by moore, given that trump himself has been accused by over a dozen women of sexual harassment and assault. and of course bragged about it on tape. in fact, trump is reportedly sympathetic to moore because he claims that he himself was wrongly accused. and now he's reportedly even telling people that the infamous "access hollywood" tape might not be real. >> trump sees the calls for mr. moore to step aside as a version of the response to the now infamous "access hollywood" tape, and that flood of groping accusations against him that followed soon after. trump suggested to a senator earlier this year that the tape itself was not authentic. he has repeated that claim to an
advisor more recently. >> seth: wait, you're claiming that that access hollywood tape was a fake? are you insane? oh, right. [ laughter ] first of all you admitted it was real, second, you know how i know it's real? because to get off the bus, you did this. [ laughter ] >> seth: that is so dumb that no one would ever think to fake that. [ applause ] oh, i know, let's make it look like he taps on the glass to get the door open. no, no one's that much of an idiot. we want people to believe this. [ light laughter ] aside from the fact that trump is openly sympathetic to fellow sexual predators, he also desperately wants moore's vote for his plan to massively cut taxes for corporations and wealthy heirs. trump and the gop want to get it done by the end of the year, and in fact, trump keeps trying to sell it as a christmas gift. >> we're working to give the american people a giant tax cut for christmas.
we are giving them a big, beautiful christmas present in the form of a tremendous tax cut. we're going to give the american people a huge tax cut for christmas. hopefully that will be a great big beautiful christmas present. >> seth: i'm sorry, but the last person i want to get a christmas present from is donald trump. he's the kind of guy who would give you a framed photo of himself, and tell you where to put it in your house. [ light laughter ] trump is so obsessed with tax cuts, and what he claims to be their impact on the economy that he even mentioned them during a rambling video call with american service members serving overseas on thanksgiving. >> we're doing well at home. the economy is doing really great. when you come back, you're going to see with the jobs, and companies coming back into our country, and the stock market just hit a record high. unemployment is the lowest it's been in 17 years. so, you're fighting for something real. you're fighting for something good. a lot of things have happened with our country over the last
very short period of time. and they're really good, they're really good. i especially like saying that companies are starting to come back. now we're working on tax cuts, big fat, beautiful tax cuts. and hopefully we'll get that and then you're going to really see things happen. >> seth: oh, my god, a rambling phone call from a 71-year-old man in florida on thanksgiving. [ light laughter ] it's official, donald trump is everyone's grandpa. [ laughter ] [ applause ] when he hung up -- when he hung up, they were probably relieved to get back to what they were doing, and what they were doing was afghanistan. yeah, actually we got to go, we've got isis. [ laughter and applause ] in fact, incoherent ramblings seems to have become trump's default mode when trying to sell his tax plan. trump recently spoke by phone with a group of democratic senators about the plan, and according to one of the senators on that call, trump rambled for so long, his economic advisor gary cohn had to fake a bad connection to get him off the phone. >> about thirty minutes into the call, gary gets up and takes a call on his cell phone, comes back into the room and he says,
we have somebody calling in from asia. and it was the president, which was nice, nice of him to do that. fifteen minutes later, the president's still talking. and i said to gary -- it was a room where we're all sitting around this big square table, and i said, gary, why did you do this? why don't you just take the phone, you know, your cell phone back, and just say, mr. president, you're brilliant, but we're losing contact, and i think we're going to lose you now so goodbye. and that's what he did, and he hung up. >> are you saying that gary cohn faked a bad connection to get the president off the phone? >> well i wouldn't -- i don't want to throw him under the bus, but, yes. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: oh, you don't want to throw him under the bus? bro, you pushed him in front of it as it was speeding down the street. [ laughter ] so the president is standing behind an accused child molester in order to pass the tax cut plan that would overwhelmingly benefit the wealthy and corporations.
in other words trump has handed the democrats -- >> a great, big, beautiful christmas present. >> seth: this has been a closer look. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] we'll be right back with ice-t, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> for more of seth's closer looks, be sure to subscribe to "late night" on youtube. ♪ tens of millions of people have switched to unlimited
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back, everybody! please give it up for the 8g band, right over there. [ cheers and applause ] this week's drummer is the backbone of the iconic metal band body count, whose latest album "blood lust" is out now. for more information go to bodycountband.com. will dorsey jr. is here, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] thanks for being here, will. >> thanks, seth. thanks for having me on. >> seth: our first guest tonight is a hip-hop legend and talented actor, you know from his work on "law and order svu." new episodes air wednesday night at 9 pm right here on nbc. let's take a look. >> i think you're done, liv. >> i can take over, you couldn't get her to say word one. >> lieutenant, she's got as close as she's going to get to confessing. >> do you know what happened in that apartment? because i don't. >> it's not worth it. >> it's just another case. >> seth: please welcome back to the show our good friend ice-t. [ cheers and applause ]
♪ ♪ >> seth: welcome back. [ cheers ] >> what's up, man? [ cheers ] that's my drummer over there playing, make some noise for will. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: that's right. this is, you know, usually the host has his own drummer, but this is the first time where the guest has had his own drummer. >> hey man, love is love. last time i was here they talked to me, they said would he sit in for a week? i'm like we're not touring right now, he's here, man, that's what happens, man. it's beautiful. thank you. >> seth: that's great. that's fantastic. you guys have worked together forever. >> yes, sir. yes, sir, but you know not every day they get to play on seth's show. >> seth: no way, i agree with that that's a big deal. >> that's what's up. >> seth: it's a big deal. playing with ice-t is one accomplishment but playing for me -- >> this is another level. [ laughter ] >> seth: yeah, exactly. by the way that clip, i want to talk about that clip real quick. they -- i just introduced it i don't think this ever happened. you were in a clip where you didn't even have a line.
[ laughter ] >> i don't know, i get paid for facial expressions. >> seth: oh, yeah. [ laughter ] >> yeah. but, nah, this is an episode that's coming up, it's the next new episode that comes on wednesday. mariska does this crazy emmy type acting on there, it's so -- it's very, very heavy show, and you shouldn't miss it. i'm kind of small in the episode. because it's so much about mariska, this episode. >> seth: got ya. >> and i'm proud, man, 19 years on this show. >> seth: that's crazy. [ cheers and applause ] i heard that at one point, because 19 years is like patterns can develop, obviously characters become known to the audience. and there almost -- there was a drinking game that went away because the writers heard about it. >> there's a bunch of stupid games that go along with svu. i don't know. you know the fans do they things. we love them to death, but they come up with all these different games, every time ice says this or that. it's strange to me. >> seth: yeah, well it's strange to me that you would watch a show about a horrific crime --
>> and get drunk. >> seth: and think, we should drink. [ laughter ] yeah, we should make a game of this. >> i mean the craziest thing for me being on the show 19 years, like if you're 20 years old you were 1 years old when i started "svu." so you have no reference point to anything as far as music or anything i did prior to that. so, it's very interesting to meet people on the street and they go, "you're a cop" and i'm like, "i'm as far as you can get from a cop." [ laughter ] >> seth: that is true. i think that speaks to how life has -- life has second acts. because you weren't even an actor for -- i knew you, obviously, as -- from hip-hop and rap and a musician. and then you were in a few movies. i knew you first from "new jack city. >> yes. >> seth: but the first time you got paid for a part, like, you actually got a paycheck. >> real check? >> seth: real check. >> because "new jack city" i got like $23,000 i was the star of the movie and i got what they call sag rate, you know. >> seth: yeah. >> so, everybody thought i was rich, but i was still broke. i blew that dough, that didn't last, you know i'm saying.
[ laughter ] after taxes, i was like, man, yo, i'm a movie star, but i'm a broke star, like what's cracking. then i was making a movie with keanu reeves called "johnny mnemonic" and he had just did the one with the "speed." with sandra bullock. so i'm moving up the chain. and i was like, yo, this is cracking, i'm making things happen. and then i get a call do a movie called "tank girl." first they call me, they say, "we want you to play a stripper in arizona." a stripper? i'm like, hell, yeah. [ laughter and applause ] hell yeah. so that night i did like, 1,000 crunches. i was getting my thing, you know, getting it together, you know. and then the next day they said, they sent me a picture of a kangaroo. i'm like, well, what am i a stripper with a pouch? like what's cracking, like? they said, "no, you're a ripper." i'm like, the movie's called "tank girl"? i'm like, i thought -- i mean am i not with keanu reeves? like what is tank girl kangaroo moves, then they told me i was going to make over a million dollars, i was like -- [ laughter ]
you know, i like. you know, i mean, you know, i mean call it what you will, i have nothing against kangaroos, so i wasn't a sellout. >> seth: and i will say you are not lying, ladies and gentlemen. that was your role that was a million dollars right there. [ laughter ] >> that was all that prosthetics was done by stan winston. one of the greatest whoever did it. you know, it was a huge -- the budget was huge, and i wore those prosthetics, took three hours to put on and three hours to take off every day. >> seth: that's insane. >> yeah. >> seth: i want to talk about your daughter just had a birthday. >> yeah. >> seth: happy birthday to chanel. >> chanel is incredible. you know what i'm saying? and my baby girl, she's just turned 2 years old. she had a "paw patrol" birthday party yesterday. >> seth: she's following in her father's footsteps of dressing like an animal she respects. here's the invitation, what a fantastic -- we need all the paws. how was the party?
>> i mean, it was cool, you know it's a kids thing, you know, i don't remember any of my birthdays. and i think when you're fortunate enough to be able to give your kids stuff you don't have. you know, we went out, had a good time, she got a bunch of toys and stuff. so it was good. just, you know, you start to live through other people's happiness. you know, and i just seeing her laugh and she was with her brother, who was out here. now her brother, little ice, who my fans know when he was a kid, he's now 26 years old. >> seth: yeah, i just met him back stage. he's a grown man. >> so she did hers at like, a little playground thing, you know, play party -- party thing, and he did his birthday at the strip club. [ laughter ] so he was like, daddy, there's a girl and you put a dollar in her butt and it ripped. you know it couldn't -- i was like, oh, you had a good time. >> seth: yeah, yeah. [ laughter ] i just hope everybody's invitations went to the right house. 'cause you don't -- >> well, he's out with his older sister, tesha, who is like the ultimate wing man. like, my daughter is the best person to be out in the club
with if you out trying to pick up girls. me and you married, but she goes in. she walks over, she lies for you, everything. >> seth: oh, wow. >> yeah. [ laughter ] >> seth: that's so wonderful. >> the apple don't fall far from the tree. >> seth: i want to ask about a video you posted on instagram. your daughter has a way of traveling. >> she invented it. >> seth: she invented it. >> yes. >> seth: let's show a clip first and then you could explain. this is her going out on -- >> this is how we move through airports. >> now the vip way of moving through hotels. who needs a bellhop? >> seth: so how did she come about riding and rolling? >> we got the little rolling suit case and then she just figured a way. she saw it moving and she just hopped on and got a ride. and now like, when we go through airports, whatever you see her, she just hangs on, like, she loves it. she loves it. and she -- you know, she wants to do it all the time. >> seth: yeah. >> i couldn't, she was like, "you taught her how to do that." i'm too big to climb on a suitcase like that. how could i teach her?
>> does she get excited then when you start to pack up to go on a trip, does she know what it means now? >> she doesn't, but the dogs do. >> seth: oh, yeah. >> you know, maximus does. you know, people out there that have dogs know. max sits in the suitcase. >> seth: yeah. >> and they give you that look like, you know, you just feel so bad. you know they got that look, you like, come on, man, don't do this. man, don't do this, man. you know, but, you know, we love them and you know, dogs love you like nobody else. >> seth: yeah, it's true. even when you have -- >> oh, yeah, let me congratulate you, i heard you're about to have another kid. >> seth: yeah, we're going to have our second, yeah. >> how bout that? [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: very exciting. really great. >> congratulations. >> seth: i'm very excited. >> yeah, that's beautiful. >> seth: and he's -- we think our son knows it's coming. yes, we're about to but, you know, it's to hard to tell. >> well, don't worry about it, you know, they say kids are like pancakes, you mess up the first few. so you know -- [ laughter ] you're going to get it. all the stuff you messed up on the first one, you'll get better on the second one. >> seth: that's good to know.
i'm going start calling my oldest son pancakes and i'll say it's his nickname. and then years later he'll say, "why was that?" and i'll say, "let me tell you about ice-t." >> yeah. [ laughter ] you'll get it right, you got it right this time. >> seth: so, i want to -- we mentioned "new jack city." that -- the casting of that, this is one of those stories that's almost to good to be true. >> well, i got casted in a men's bathroom. >> seth: okay. >> not like that. [ laughter ] nowadays you say stuff like that people jump all the way. nah, i was in the bathroom and i'm talking my craziness, and i said, "you know the problem is --" i'm just ranting to somebody, "if you could put me under a microscope and find one molecule of me that gave a f, then they can angle me, but they can't angle me because i don't care about anything!" right? and the director, mario van peebles, heard that and said, "whoever said that is going to be the star of my movie." and he came out and he started a conversation, which i thought he was lying, but it resulted in me getting that role. >> seth: wow. >> just talking crap in the crapper. [ laughter ] >> seth: there you go. if there's anything that young actors take away, i hope it's that. always such a pleasure to see
you, congratulations. [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you. >> seth: season 19. ice-t everyone! "law and order svu" airs wednesdays at 9 p.m. here on nbc. we'll be right back with michael showalter. thank you, buddy. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ rear seat reminder, built-in 4g lte wifi... apple car play compatibility... -wow... ...and teen driver technology. that's crazy... yeah... now to get all of the features, you'd need all six of those crossovers. that's insane! yep, and you still wouldn't get everything that's in this equinox. wowww... six cars in one. get zero percent financing for sixty months. or two thousand two hundred and fifty dollars total cash allowance on this equinox lt when you finance with gm financial. find new roads at your local chevy dealer. packing to the last minute.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: our next guest is the director of "the big sick" and the co-creator and writer of the tbs series, "search party." the second season airs sunday nights. let's take a look. >> the whole neighborhood is freaking out. what if the killer was like inside the house. that's so scary. >> do they know who did it? >> no, they have no idea. >> have they identified the body yet? >> i don't know -- wait, why are you asking so many questions? >> because murder makes people naturally curious, agnes. >> seth: please welcome to the show, michael showalter, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> seth: welcome to the show. >> it's so -- it's so lovely to be here. >> seth: it's lovely to have you here and congratulations on "search party." the first season of the show was
fantastic and i feel like people should know that it's helpful to watch the first season before the second season. >> yes. yes. >> seth: this is a heavily plotted -- wonderfully plotted show. >> yes. yes. yes, please. >> seth: well, season one was about 20 some -- let's just keep telling you about your show. >> please do. please do. [ laughter ] >> seth: 20 somethings -- who had a friend go missing. >> right. and then it actually goes into sort of a darker place in season two. did you always know that it was headed this way? >> well, i'm going to give away the ending of season one. >> seth: okay, go for it. >> okay, so at -- so they're searching for a girl who's gone missing that they knew from college. they didn't know her that well and they sort of start to get caught up in this idea that they're going to find her and save her and that she's in danger and that they're going to solve the crime. only, at the end of the first season, they kill somebody. >> seth: yeah. [ laughter ] that's worse. >> yeah, yeah. >> seth: yeah. >> yeah, they don't -- they don't -- they're not heroes. >> seth: yeah. >> they accidentally kill a person.
and so season two picks off -- picks up right where season one left off. literally, in that exact moment that they -- that the main character is realizing this -- the gravity of what they've done is where season two starts. and so now they're -- they're not searching anymore, they're hiding and someone's searching for them. >> seth: this is a show that -- we're talking about very serious parts of it. it's incredibly funny, it's a really funny show about twenty-somethings. this -- about twenty-somethings in brooklyn. you spent your 30s in brooklyn. >> no, i'm still in my 20s. >> seth: you're still in your 20s? >> i'm still in my 20s. >> seth: i'm so sorry, michael -- >> i'm a millennial. >> seth: okay, got you. >> yeah, no, you were saying -- >> seth: i was misinformed and i feel terrible now. >> it's okay. >> seth: yeah. >> a lot of people make that mistake, because i look disgusting. >> seth: well now, you know, now that i've -- oh, yeah, yes, i should have known. yeah. >> yeah. >> seth: did you find a parallel between your time living in brooklyn and what these characters are going through? >> yeah, i -- i mean, i feel like -- yeah, when i was in brooklyn, i was also like living
in brooklyn and aimless and didn't have a -- you know, no one really had a job, but everyone had ten jobs. but the movie -- the show is about millennials, but i also feel like it -- it is a universal experience i think of being in your 20s. i think it captures a certain malaise and a certain anxiety and you're ambitious, but you don't really know exactly what you want to do and that's a lot of what the show deals with. >> seth: and it is -- it does strike me as that thing that we all go through before you feel like your life has actually started. >> yes. >> seth: it's like the pregame warm-up to your actual life. >> yes, yes. >> seth: and i feel that's what all these characters go through. but with that said, even though it's -- i do agree that it feels like everybody's 20s. there's a specificity that's really wonderful in the writing about 20-somethings right now. >> yeah. >> seth: how -- did you find that difficult or did you find yourself an incredible millennial whisperer who knows -- [ laughter ] >> well, i think -- one of the things -- as i said, like i do think it's show that anyone can relate to, whether they're my age, like early 30s --
>> seth: yeah, sure. >> or -- >> seth: just like -- just on the other side of millennial. just missed it, yeah. [ laughter ] >> but, no, i mean, you know, one thing that's really changed from when i was in my 20s is social media. and one of the things that we -- that we do try to talk -- that we sort of have made a part of the show is the way in which these characters use social media to kind of tell stories about themselves. or the way they use social media to -- to present a version of themselves they want the world to see and then we juxtapose that in a lot of ways with -- with the people who they really are. and so that's something that we play with. >> seth: as someone who literally just turned 30 -- so you're a little bit older than the other people that you work with. [ laughter ] >> yes. >> seth: do you still hang out with them socially? >> yes. [ laughter ] well, it's funny -- okay, so i feel embarrassed, i'm actually not 30. >> seth: oh, my gosh. [ laughter ] >> i'm actually like almost like in my -- like i'm closer to 50 than i am to 30. >> seth: okay.
[ laughter ] >> and i -- the people that make the show, the cast that the other writers in the show are like young and cool and hip and i forget that i'm not also young and cool and hip. >> seth: yeah. >> like i'm just like this dad, this like dopey soccer dad guy, and so like when they're all hanging out after work and they're going somewhere, i'm like, "where are we going?" and they're like, "oh, nowhere you" -- [ laughter ] you know because i have actually become the person who like, they can't be themselves around. >> seth: oh, right. [ laughter ] >> you know what i mean? like when i'm with them in a social situation, they can't like tell -- they can't be -- they're not comfortable. 'cause i'm like a dad. >> seth: so you ruin it? >> i ruin it. [ laughter ] >> seth: yeah. >> they hate me. they hate me. >> seth: no, i don't believe that. >> no, no, they're wonderful. >> seth: you actually met your co-creators, this was a fantastic story, you were teaching a screenwriting class at nyu? >> yeah. >> seth: and they were two of your students. >> yes. >> seth: and was that a comedy class or was it all kinds of screenwriting. >> no, no, it was nyu graduate
film school and i was -- i taught there for a bunch of years in the screenwriting faculty. and they were students of mine. most of the students at nyu grad film are very serious filmmakers and they're also very international, so they're from all over the world. and sarah violet and charles were two of my only students that had like an interest in comedy. most of the other students didn't know who i was or care. >> seth: oh, wow. [ laughter ] >> and, but they were right off the bat, they had, i thought, like this very special voice. and then they came actually -- moved out to los angeles and wrote on "wet hot american summer" our first season on netflix. [ laughter and applause ] >> seth: oh, that's fantastic. >> yes and then we said we should all work on something together. >> seth: something else you worked on this year that was fantastic and i want to congratulate you on is "the big sick," which is a fantastic film. [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you. >> seth: again, much like "search party," very funny, but also a great amount of heart. >> yeah. >> seth: did you find -- as somebody who has such a background in comedian and being
absurd and being very good at that, did you go into that -- were you worried at all about taking on something that had so much like -- like emotion to it? >> no, it's -- actually it's what drew me to it. i know kumail, i knew kumail and emily both and i felt like i knew them and i knew this story, so when i read the movie, i had that sort of experience of feeling like, "i think i know what they want this movie to be and i think i know how to help them make it." and no, i mean, i think i had the same experience reading it -- the people have seen when they've seen the movie, which is this is just an incredible story. and i connected to it deeply and it helps to have a cast like that to work with in terms of accomplishing those emotional beats like holly hunter and ray romano. >> seth: yeah, they were so fantastic. >> but, yeah, we worked really hard on it and we rehearsed and stuff so that by the time we were shooting, the tone of the movie and the performances and the kind of style that we were going for, we had all sort of like worked through that.
>> seth: oh, yeah, it definitely showed. congratulations and i'm so glad that film is getting the credit it deserves. >> thank you. >> seth: and thanks so much for being here. >> thank you so much. thank you for having me, man. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: such a pleasure. michael showalter,everybody. "search party" airs sunday nights on tbs. we'll be right back with music from midland. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ in 12 feet, come to a complete stop. repeat as necessary. recalculating. ♪ ♪ free, free, set me free. in one mile, arrive at a place where you make your own lane. only to discover... ...it has traffic jams too. your all new compass discover card. i justis this for real?match, yep. we match all the cash back new cardmembers earn at the end of their first year, automatically. whoo! i got my money! hard to contain yourself, isn't it? uh huh! let it go! whoo!
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[ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> seth: my next guests are a breakout country music group who will join little big town on their 2018 u.s. tour. performing "make a little," please welcome midland. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ it's a hard livin tail kickin trip that were all on but im bettin ♪ ♪ we could find a little sunshine in the night it's a back breakin soul takin ♪ ♪ road we walk so what are we waitin for baby lets turn out the lights ♪ ♪ cause girl theres just not enough love in the world
so we should make a little generate a little ♪ ♪ maybe even make the world a better place a little we could turtle dove dixieland delight ♪ ♪ you know it can't be wrong when it feels so right it all comes down to you and me girl ♪ ♪ there's just not enough love in the world so we should make a little then make a little more tonight ♪ ♪ it's a clock punchin cash crunchin and it all adds up to nothin ♪ ♪ if you're in this thing alone so don't tease me it's so easy to just turn off the tv ♪ ♪ and make some headlines of our own cause girl there's just not enough love in the world ♪ ♪ so we should make a little conjugate a little maybe even make the world a better place a little ♪
♪ we could turtle dove dixieland delight you know it can't be wrong when it feels so right ♪ ♪ it all comes down to you and me girl there's just not enough love in the world ♪ ♪ so we should make a little then make a little more tonight that's right ♪ ♪ ♪ yeah yeah girl ♪ ♪ yeah yeah girl there's just not enough love in the world ♪ >> i tell you what, the other night i couldn't sleep, jess. i was just laying in bed, i was thinking to myself, "there must be -- there's something wrong right now. there's something missing." you know what it was? you think it was money? >> nope. >> naw. i was thinking to myself, "do i need more stuff? do i need more things?" >> naw, man. >> well then i got to thinking, i said, "i think i got a -- i think i got an idea." i said, "drew, what's the one thing you can't buy?" he doesn't know anything about this apparently, never ask the steel player, man. it's love. in all seriousness, it's the season for it all. so be good to each other, spread
the love, share the love, be the love. thank you, seth, for having us on the show, baby. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ ♪ so we should make a little consummate a little ♪ ♪ maybe even make the world a better place a little we could turtle dove dixieland delight ♪ ♪ know it can't be wrong when it feels so right it all comes down to you and me girl ♪ ♪ there's just not enough love in the world so we should make a little then make a little more ♪ ♪ we should make a little then make a little more we should make a little ♪ ♪ then make a little more tonight ♪ ♪ woo hoo hoo hoo hoo
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