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[ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> announcer: from 30 rockefeller plaza in new york, it's "late night with seth meyers." tonight -- milo ventimiglia, from broadway's "three tall women," actress laurie metcalf, music from ashley monroe, featuring the 8g band with matt byrne. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ladies and gentlemen, seth meyers. >> seth: good evening. i'm seth meyers. this is "late night." how's everybody doing tonight? [ cheers and applause ] that is fantastic to hear. in this case, let's get to the news. white house senior advisor jared kushner spoke today at the opening of the new u.s. embassy in jerusalem. it's great practice for kushner because next week he has to do an oral report in social studies.
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[ laughter ] during his speech today, jared kushner credited president trump for recognizing jerusalem as the capital of israel. don't ask trump to name the capital of any other countries, though. [ laughter ] "we are -- i'm so excited to announce. we're moving the embassy of italy to where it rightfully belongs. [ laughter ] italy city." [ laughter ] secretary of state, mike pompeo, said on friday that the u.s. will assist north korea with its economy if the country gets rid of its nuclear weapons. here's a copy of his proposal. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] nobody's using it. according to "new york magazine" fox news host sean hannity speaks with president trump on the phone most nights after hannity's show is over. as opposed to trump who speaks with hannity while the show is still going on. [ laughter ]
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"sean. sean, why aren't you -- sean!" [ laughter ] this thursday will be the one-year anniversary of special counsel robert mueller's appointment. and you can tell it's taking a toll on him. compare his picture to what he looked like a year ago. [ laughter ] today was facebook founder mark zuckerberg's birthday. i don't really care. i just wanted to give away some of his personal information. [ cheers and applause ] kfc locations in the u.k. will sell a commemorative chicken bucket in honor of prince harry and meghan markle's upcoming wedding. even crazier, check out the new colonel. [ laughter and applause ] strong winds in california
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recently caused a bouncy house with a child in it to be blown from a back yard onto a nearby highway. authorities say the child is okay and the child said, greatest bouncy house ever. [ laughter and applause ] have you guys ever heard of the pew research center? [ scattered applause ] okay. it's like a nonpartisan fact tank. it's really important for this next joke. [ laughter ] researchers are developing technology that could one day lead to humans being able to emit lasers from their eyes. it's just one of the many amazing projects coming out of the pew pew research center. [ cheers and applause ] it's a joke about a -- it's a joke about a fact tank. [ laughter ]
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a new poll has found that a majority of americans say that driverless cars will have a big impact on the elderly, specifically if they don't cross the street fast enough. [ laughter ] ghost car! [ laughter ] and finally rihanna has released a new lingerie line with increasing levels of sexiness called on the reg, u cute, damn, and black widow. and for the really kinky nights, girl, is that a gun? [ laughter ] ladies and gentlemen, we have a great show for you tonight. [ cheers and applause ] from nbc's "this is us" milo ventimiglia is here tonight! how about that? [ cheers and applause ] she is a tony nominated for her performance in the broadway production of "three tall women" at the john golden theater here in new york city. laurie metcalf! simply one of the best ever, is here tonight. [ cheers and applause ] and music from talented singer/songwriter ashley monroe.
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so you're here for a wonderful evening. [ cheers and applause ] before we get to all that, the white house is dealing with new revelations involving the president's fixer michael cohen and questions about his cruel policy of separating immigrant families. for more on this, it's time for "a closer look." ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: on thursday trump was in indiana campaigning for republican senate candidate mike braun. now, trump doesn't exactly have a great track record campaigning for republicans down ballot. mainly because trump's shtick only works for him. we saw that dynamic play out in pennsylvania where democrat conor lamb won in an overwhelmingly republican district when trump campaigned for the gop candidate there, rick saccone. saccone tried unsuccessfully to borrow some of trump's favorite talking points. >> i want to thank president trump. as i said before, if president trump's in your corner, how can you lose? he's the best man you could ask -- anyone could ask to be in your corner. as any good businessman knows, you work on a deal, you work on
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a deal, but there comes a time to close the deal. this is the time to close the deal. we've got two days left. are you going to help me on tuesday? let's close this deal! >> seth: whoa. [ laughter ] you better ramp into the scream, buddy. [ laughter ] i don't know if he won votes with that pitch, but if there are any birds in the rafters he definitely scared them away. [ laughter ] he went from normal congressional candidate to full mattress salesman in half a second. [ laughter ] but trump was apparently not deterred by saccone's loss because he was right back at it in indiana campaigning against democratic senator joe donnelly and the crowd indulged in one of their favorite chants. >> this november, indiana will face an important choice. you can send a really incredible swamp person back to the senate, like joe donnelly, or you can send us republicans like mike braun to drain the swamp.
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[ cheers ] >> drain the swamp! drain the swamp! drain the swamp! >> seth: i'm sorry, but after all your scandals the phrase "drain the swamp" is now devoid of all meaning. [ laughter ] you might as well chant "we like ike" or -- ♪ brooklyn dodgers [ laughter ] trump's cabinet has had one corruption scandal after another. and his personal fixer was literally selling access to the president. trump didn't drain the swamp, he bottled it and sold it as dr. trump's miracle healing elixir. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] in fact, in his next sentence trump actually claimed that his administration was fighting corruption. >> under my administration we're fighting against the lobbyists, the special interests and the corrupt washington politics. >> seth: that's right. he fought corrupt washington politics and replaced it with the only thing that's worse, corrupt new york politics. [ laughter ] seriously, seriously.
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washington corruption used to be k street lobbyists handing off bribes in parking garages. now it's shady ambulance chasers with mob ties funneling money through real estate and taxi medallions. i mean, look at these guys. they look like they should be playing cards in the back of a butcher shop waiting for someone to call them and say "it's done." [ laughter ] if they weren't aides to the president, they'd have competing strip clubs outside of secaucus. [ laughter ] of course, last week we found out that the secret shell company set up by trump's personal attorney, michael cohen, to pay off porn star stormy daniels, also took in millions of dollars from a firm linked to a russian oligarch. and major companies like at&t and the pharmaceutical giant novartis. in fact, we now know that cohen was basically cold calling companies to try to profit off of trump's presidency. >> according to multiple people, shortly after president trump's win, the president's fixer, cohen, was aggressively pitching himself to potential clients. >> cohen reminded potential clients of his proximity to the world's most powerful man. >> one republican strategist
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describes cohen's pitch this way. "i don't know who's been representing you, but you should fire them all. i'm the guy you should hire. i'm closest to the president. i'm his personal lawyer." >> seth: man, it's really sad when someone can believably say the person who's closest to you is not your wife or your kids, but your lawyer. [ laughter ] i'm sure trump has said to eric, "of course i love you, you're like a lawyer to me." [ laughter ] on his health insurance form -- [ cheers and applause ] i guarantee you on his health insurance form, trump's emergency contact probably just says "outside legal counsel." [ laughter ] and that pitch was apparently very lucrative for cohen. novartis, for example, paid him a stunning $100,000 per month for an entire year. by comparison, according to "the daily beast," during all of 2017, novartis' formal payments to outside lobbying firms averaged under $12,000 a month. less than an eighth of what it paid cohen for the better part of a year in which the company says, he did exactly zero work. [ laughter ] wow, over a million dollars for
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no work. that explains novartis' new drug cohentril. [ laughter ] you take it when you're not sick, because it doesn't do a [ bleep ] thing. [ cheers and applause ] warning. warning. its side effect is robert mueller. [ laughter ] but if there's ever, ever any question about your credibility when it comes to alleged secret payments made through a shell company to your personal fixer, there's only one man you want defending you. and that's the ghost of colonel clink, rudy giuliani. [ laughter ] now when the news about cohen's secret payments first broke last week, giuliani emerged from his coffin in the basement of a grimaldi's and started calling reporters to try to explain. but he didn't exactly have his story straight. when giuliani was first asked if trump about the payments to cohen, giuliani told "time," "i have no idea. i doubt it." he then told the ap, "he knew nothing about it." then he added, "i haven't talked to him in detail except for the first day it came out. when it first came out, he was surprised." rudy tries out different answers
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like a janitor with too many keys. [ laughter ] "he never heard of michael cohen. he heard of him, but he doesn't like him. he's his best friend. oh." so trump -- trump wants us to believe he didn't know anything about his personal lawyer selling access to his administration just like he wanted us to believe he didn't know anything about the hush payment to stormy daniels. but if you replace donald trump with hillary clinton and essential consultants with the clinton foundation, trump might have a very different take on whether this constitutes an illegal pay for play scheme. >> hillary is the one who engaged in a corrupt pay for play scheme at the state department. and now there are five fbi probes into the clinton foundation. she engaged in corrupt pay for play at the state department. access and favors were sold for cash. it's called pay for play. pay for play.
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pay for play. pay for play. pay for play. pay for play. pay for play, it's illegal. pay for play. it's called pay for play. [ laughter ] >> seth: pay for play? you could say it so many different ways. of course, here at nbc we say -- ♪ pay for play [ laughter ] although pay for play was probably michael cohen's sales pitch. "you give me money, i give you access to the president. it's called pay for play. it's super legal. and i should know. i went to law school in the back of a van." [ laughter ] the cohen scandal is yet another embarrassment for a white house that has no shortage of things to be embarrassed about. on friday chief of staff john kelly added one more thing to that pile with his comments on trump's immigration policy. kelly was asked specifically about the trump administration's cruel new plan to separate the children of undocumented immigrants from their parents, and said this -- >> family separation stands as a pretty tough deterrent. >> could be a tough deterrent.
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a much faster turn around on asylum seekers. >> even though people say that's cruel and heartless to take a mother away from her children. >> yeah. i think cruel and heartless, i wouldn't put it quite that way. the children will be taken care of. put into foster care or whatever. >> seth: foster care or whatever? foster care is bad enough. but what's whatever? "they'll go into foster care or, you know, coal mines. they'll be fine." [ light laughter ] of course, for the trump administration, every day brings new frontiers of cruelty and heartlessness. whether it's separating children from their parents or mocking an ailing senator and war hero for his opposition to torture. >> a white house official mocked senator john mccain's brain cancer diagnosis at an internal meeting on thursday. a day after the arizona republican announced his opposition to president trump's nominee for cia director gina haspel. special assistant kelly sadler made the derisive comments during a closed door white house meeting of about two dozen communications staffers on thursday morning. quote, "it doesn't matter, he's
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dying anyway." >> seth: wow. that is disgusting. and the trump administration is absolutely horrified and saddened that that comment got out. >> when one of your colleagues in the white house communications shop decided at a meeting to joke that john mccain's opinion doesn't matter because he's dying of brain cancer. do you think that was kind? >> well, look, i wasn't in the meeting. i didn't hear the comment. >> okay, but you've heard the comment now. pardon me. was it kind? >> right, ed. ed, but i don't know if the comment was even made or not. i can't confirm it. i wasn't in the meeting. >> so you're denying that she said it? >> no, i'm not denying it. i'm saying i wasn't in the meeting. and i can't talk about -- >> well, nobody's really denying -- she called megan mccain to apologize. so, it sounds like she said it. was it kind? >> again, i wasn't in the meeting. i don't know if it was said or not. all i can say is, we don't comment on internal private meetings in the white house. >> seth: man, you know it's bad when you're getting grilled by "fox and friends." [ laughter ] that's where trump staffers go to feel good about themselves. that's like getting grilled by your therapist. "are you or are you not afraid of commitment?
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answer the question!" in fact, white house press secretary sarah huckabee sanders was apparently so upset that the comment got out that she called a meeting to talk about it. according to axios, a visibly upset and furious sanders told the group, "i am sure this conversation is going to leak too and that's just disgusting," according to a source in the room. sanders' prediction came true. what follows below is a leak from that very intense meeting yesterday according to five sources in the room. amazing she had a meeting about leaking that she predicted would leak and the prediction about leaking leaked from five sources. [ laughter ] at this point, sanders should just start live streaming meetings by strapping a go pro to her head. this is trump's government cruelly separating children from their parents, mocking an ailing senator, and on top of that, trump's personal fixer was calling up companies and saying -- >> let's close this deal! [ laughter ] >> seth: this has been "a closer look."
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] we'll be right back with milo ventimiglia, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> announcer: for more of seth's "closer looks" be sure to subscribe to "late night" on youtube. i said i'm sorry, i was eating a milky way. hey pass me that bug spray. at least it was spf 50.
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everybody. give it up for the 8g band right over there. [ cheers and applause ] also, this week's drummer is a respected music educator and long-time member of the grammy-nominated hardcore band hatebreed, whose latest album "the concrete confessional" is available now. for more information check out matt byrne is here, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] thanks for being here, matt. >> thank you. >> seth: our first guest tonight is an emmy-nominated actor you know from shows like "gilmore girls" and "heroes." he stars on nbc's award-winning series "this is us," which returning this fall for its third season. please welcome to the show milo ventimiglia, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ >> seth: how are you? >> i'm good, man. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: i'm so happy you're finally here. >> thank you. >> seth: a delight. >> i think they are, too. >> seth: yeah, they're a good group.
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a good group tonight. so we actually saw each other this morning. >> yes. >> seth: nbc up-fronts were this morning. for those who don't know, that's where basically nbc comes up to advertisers to talk about their shows. needless to say, they talked a lot about "this is us," a show they're very proud of. we have to be there. we're contractually obligated to be there. >> it is the one thing we have to be at, per our contracts. but it's -- it's fun? >> seth: it's not bad. [ light laughter ] >> it's not bad. like, this is the fun part. >> seth: yeah, this is -- i'm glad. you were in new york for that. >> yeah. >> seth: but the one thing that's nice is you guys genuinely seem to be a cast that gets along, and you guys haven't seen each other for a while because you wrapped obviously way back. was it nice to see everybody today? >> it was fun, but it was also -- it was one of those things where it's kind of like -- even like -- i'm on the show, but i'm kind of dead? >> seth: yeah, yeah, yeah. [ light laughter ] >> so it's like, um, i'm kind of in my own world with mandy. so when i see the -- see, like, the rest of everybody i kind of feel like, man, i'm not really in on some of the jokes. >> seth: oh, yeah, that's true! >> a little bit. like the smallest amount. >> seth: yeah, unless there are ghost episodes you don't ever work with those people. >> i know. or, you know, they're on drugs or mushrooms. [ laughter ] or like, you know, hitting the bottle really hard. those are the times, yeah. >> seth: that could work out,
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yeah. >> exactly. >> seth: you've been on some other sort of cult shows. "gilmore girls," "heroes." >> yeah. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: what is -- have you seen a difference between the kind of people that approached you for those shows and the kind of people who approach you about "this is us? >> "gilmore girls" was like, "hey!" a lot of moms and daughters. you know? that say they're best friends. >> seth: that tracks. >> and then occasionally there'd be like one dude who's like -- [ whispering ] "oh, man. jess?" [ laughter ] and then "heroes" was, you know, the person that's into comic books. this is everyone. >> seth: yeah. >> and it's so encouraging that a show like this -- it's so encouraging that like the arts can still make an impact on a wide group of people. i mean, young, old, every ethnicity, every -- everything. it's just, people watch the show. and they're talking about it and it's important to them. and it's part of the good. it's part of the good that is out in the world right now. it's inspiring hope. it's inspiring communication, i don't know, inclusion. a lot of things that some places are missing right now. >> seth: well that's really nice you guys do that. [ cheers and applause ]
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and i think one of the things obviously people were talking about from the beginning of the show was how jack was going to die. >> of course, of course. >> seth: and it turned out it was a slow cooker. [ light laughter ] >> i think it was like a slow cooker combo with like, you know, the neighbor dropping it off and no batteries in the smoke detector. >> seth: yeah. a lot of different things. >> it's colonel mustard in the library. you really don't know if that's him. >> seth: there is now a decal out that people have been putting on their slow cookers. have you seen this? >> i have seen it. it says like, "please unplug me, love jack." >> seth: yeah. [ laughter ] >> i know. which is clever. it's like, man, that person, hopefully they can make a lot of change off of that. [ light laughter ] >> seth: yeah. it would be nice for them. and hopefully they use that money for good as well, you know? >> totally. done it, donate it, donate it, please. please. >> seth: yeah, exactly. one of the things i love about the show is based on the fact that i am a huge steelers fan. >> yeah. >> seth: this is a show about steelers -- this is a steelers family. >> this is a steelers family, 100%. >> seth: and has the -- and it
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sounds like the actual steelers family has been very good to you guys. they've embraced the idea. >> the rooneys are awesome. everyone in the organization has really embraced our embracing of them. and i got to admit, you know, before the show, i didn't know a whole lot about the steelers. i knew they were kind of one of the dynasty teams that have been around. they have this magical history, and i knew some awesome players, you know, past and present. and -- so i'm a new fan, but that doesn't make me any less of a fan. i'm still excited about the steelers. you know, when they were marching up toward that super bowl, like, "please, please, please, come on, that would be great." >> seth: it would be great for the show. yeah. [ laughter ] >> we actually -- we actually -- >> seth: it'd be great for the show. >> if you watched the episode where -- i know, it would be amazing! if you watch the episode where my character -- yeah, where he dies and the super bowl, we had actual real super bowl footage in there. so had it been the steelers, we would have had in the present day steelers actual footage in that episode. >> seth: that's fantastic. >> it was crazy. >> seth: and i'm always a fan, because otherwise, i just have to watch old super bowls on youtube. >> like, "oh, yeah, that was --" yeah, yeah, yeah. >> seth: so for me to be able to watch something with my wife where i also see old super bowl
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footage, that's like a double bonus. [ laughter ] >> right? yeah. she's like, "honey, we've already seen the bradshaw victory." >> seth: come on! come on over to the computer, let's watch some old grainy youtubes. [ laughter ] >> totally. >> seth: next -- is it correct, the next season you're going to sort of explore the fact that jack -- vietnam vet? >> yes. >> seth: and that was true of your father in real life. >> yeah, my dad's a two tour vietnam vet. and you know, when i was -- yeah. [ cheers and applause ] when i was younger, you know, i'd always ask my dad stories and everything. and he was very candid with me, his son, about his experience. and when i knew that was the road we were going to travel on for jack, i wanted to know more. the feeling, like, the understanding what it is to be in the theater of war and what you take from that experience and what you try and leave behind in a situation that's so horrible. i mean, i've got a lot of friends even that are present day, in uniform or, you know, combat veterans, combat wounded
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veterans. like i've got great friends that are serving. >> seth: and you've gone over. >> yeah. >> seth: you've visited troops overseas. what's that experience like? >> heavy. >> seth: yeah. >> it's really heavy. and you know what? the one thing that i really took from it, when i got home, i mean, we were in iraq, afghanistan, bahrain, you know, different operating bases. you know, flying in chinooks and blackhawks to places that no one's every heard of. and you're experiencing this visceral thing and you're seeing the beat up faces of these soldiers and sailors and airmen and marines. and you get home and no one else that's at home really remembers that there's a war and there are americans in other countries that are coming together to hopefully do something good. it's just -- it was one of those things where i wanted to, in the duty of being an american citizen as well kind of honoring my father and what his generation experienced, acknowledge soldiers that are coming home. and be like, "hey, we see you. let's see what we can do to kind of like plug you back into society and do something bigger for you." >> seth: that's wonderful. i look forward to that. [ cheers and applause ]
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>> yeah. >> seth: last thing i want to ask you about -- you -- true that you are a motorcycle aficionado? >> yeah. >> seth: you drive them around l.a.? >> i do. >> seth: do people ever recognize you or are you helmeted up? >> not so much. i'm fully helmeted up. i mean, that's the good thing about motorcycles. you kind of get in and out of traffic, park wherever you want. >> seth: yep. and is it true that you know motorcycles so well that you can tell a motorcycle by -- from sound alone? >> sometimes. >> seth: yeah. >> i was actually -- i was doing an interview for the up-front presentation up in vancouver. that was a weird train. >> seth: yeah. >> but i was up there and the sound guy, he had to stop the take or stop the interview because he goes, "oh, sorry, motorcycle is going by." i'm like, "yeah, that was like '88 road glide special with extra --" yeah. and then like two or three bikes went by. i'm like, "that was a triumph." >> seth: wow! >> that was -- yeah. >> seth: so you're like a motorcycle rainman. >> kind of. [ laughter ] yeah, i know. >> seth: that is a skill that's going to make you no, no money. >> none at all. there's no fun with that at all. >> seth: there's no -- >> yeah, i can't impress anybody, nothing.
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>> seth: yeah, there's no vegas game called "name that motorcycle." [ laughter ] >> no, no. there's not slot machine, nothing. yeah. >> seth: hey, man, so great to see you as always. >> you too, man. definitely. >> seth: thank you so much for being here. congrats on the show. >> always. thanks, seth. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: milo ventimiglia, everybody. we'll be right back with laurie metcalf. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ music playing ♪ je plonge à l'envers attiré par l'extase ♪ ♪ un tourbillon vert illumine les sirènes ♪ ♪ ♪ oh la fête fo', fo' ♪ ♪ ♪ oui l'endorphine s'est envolée ♪ ♪ ♪ d'une fête foraine devenue noire ♪ ♪
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♪ >> seth: our next guest is a tony and emmy winning actress you know from tv shows like "roseanne," and the film "ladybird." she stars in "three tall women," which is playing at the john golden theater on broadway. please welcome to the show laurie metcalf, everyone. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ >> seth: hi, laurie. i'm so, so very happy you're here. >> thank you. i'm happy to be here.
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>> seth: and this is very exciting. and i did not realize this. your daughter is in town this week because she is on "young sheldon." >> that's right. >> seth: she's an actress. >> yes. >> seth: and she plays young sheldon's mother -- which is crazy because you play old sheldon's mother. [ laughter and applause ] >> that is. i had no idea -- this can't have ever happened anywhere -- >> seth: it can never have happened. >> -- before. i know that mothers and daughters have played mothers and daughters. >> seth: yeah. >> and maybe they've played the same person in a flash back, maybe. >> seth: yeah. >> but this is on two concurrently running shows. >> seth: yeah. >> both mary cooper. >> seth: yeah, and two, like, different timelines. >> yeah. >> seth: it's insane. >> yeah. so -- it's been fun. now that "young sheldon" exists, when i do go in every once in awhile to do a "big bang," it really -- i look at -- i look at jim differently. i know him now as the little boy on "young sheldon" and -- the other kids on the family that they've cast. it's just that -- >> seth: so, you're -- retroactively getting back story. >> -- there's layers upon layers. yes, i am. i am. >> seth: that's fantastic.
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so, congratulations on your "tony" nomination. this is a fantastic -- [ cheers and applause ] fantastic cast. glenda jackson, allison pill. were you familiar with the play when -- when you signed on to do it? >> i had never done an edward albee play before. i had always heard the title "three tall women," had never read it, and signed onto do it blind because i wanted to be in the room with joe mantello, the director. glenda jackson, the legend, allison pill, oh -- who i've been dying to work with. [ cheers and applause ] and also the producer, scott rudin, who, you know, is -- >> seth: he knows what he's doing. >> yes, he does. >> seth: yes, he does. >> yes. >> seth: and this is -- i did not realize this about glenda jackson, your co-star. so, she won two oscars and then went into parliament -- >> walked away from -- >> seth: and then was in parliament for 23 years. >> ran for parliament. lost the first time, i think. ran again. served for 23 years. left that and then decided to get back into theater and decided to do "king lear." she played "king lear" in london. >> seth: wow. [ light laughter ]
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>> so, she -- she jumped right back in again. [ light laughter ] and -- now she's on broadway starring in this. and she's fantastic. >> seth: is it intimidating to work with someone like that or do you just -- learn from it and is it wonderful? >> well, i thought that i had pretty good stamina. >> seth: mm-hmm. >> 'cause i've been doing theater for a long time. you do the eight shows a week and, i think glenda could do, like, a circus performer. i think that she could literally do about 13 shows a week. you know, just stack 'em up. three shows a day. she has fantastic stamina, she's got that voice that carries to the back row and beyond. >> seth: what a -- an awesome thing to be around. >> yeah. >> seth: you -- you also found out, and congratulations. you were nominated for an oscar this year for "ladybird," in which you were fantastic. [ cheers and applause ] and -- and i know they're going to do a prequel of "ladybird," and your daughter is going to play the mom again. >> yeah, probably. yeah. [ laughter ] >> seth: but -- so, you found out on the first day of rehearsal that you were nominated for an oscar. does that affect how you prepare for a play on the first day? getting, sort of --
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>> you know, well, i'll just always remember it as this fantastic day. these kind of days don't happen. my favorite place to be is in a rehearsal room on the first day of rehearsal and start -- open up the script and everybody's around the table and you know you're really going to dig in and start the work. i love that. and that morning, the oscar nominations came out. so, when those two came together on the same day, i mean, how good does that get? >> seth: yeah, that's really good. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: you did really well, right there. you have -- you've been doing theater for a very long time. as you mentioned, you were one of the founding members of the steppenwolf troop in chicago. i was lucky enough to see shows there when i lived there. here you guys are. this is a younger -- people might not recognize. there's young john malkovich, there. >> mm-hmm. >> seth: gary sinise, there. and you were all, pretty much, actors of the same age when you started, yeah? >> right, right, right. right. >> seth: and did that make it hard to -- figure out who was playing what? >> yeah. you can't find too many plays that have two, four, six, eight -- eight actors of the same age. >> seth: yeah. >> you know, we ran out quickly. so, what we had to do was play roles that we'd never get cast
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in before. so, like, i would play john malkovich's mother in "true west," and then i would bounce around and play his niece -- 13-year-old niece in "fifth of july." there's jeff perry, too. joan allen. and -- and, so, we got -- we got better that way. we challenged ourselves, and our audiences in chicago rolled with us. you know -- >> seth: yeah. >> -- they were really supportive. they were taken aback at some of the choices that we did, but they -- they stuck with us. >> seth: you -- obviously, you have your responsibilities as an actor on stage, but you're also helping run this theater company? was that a -- >> yeah. >> seth: -- was that a difficult time or was that alt-thrilling? >> well, it was -- it was fun. we just thought we would do it for a summer. >> seth: uh-huh. >> and now i think we're in our 45th season, i'm not sure. >> seth: unbelievable. >> but we were in a little -- [ cheers and applause ] -- church basement up in highland park, illinois. everybody just wanted to direct. nobody -- i mean, everybody wanted to act and be on stage. nobody wanted to direct. so, that was the -- the job that somebody every once in a while had to take and also clean the bathrooms and tear the tickets.
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[ light laughter ] >> seth: gotcha. i -- did not realize this, but i've seen -- i've seen your name in the past listed as a former cast member of "saturday night live." in turns out, you did two things. in 1981 -- that's -- it's very hard to even tell that to you. you did -- "a man on the street" bit in 1981. >> yes. yeah. >> seth: and -- then you did a piece with catherine o'hara, a short film. which is called "laurie has a story." which i watched today, and it's fantastic. >> yeah. >> seth: do you have any memory of it? >> i -- that's funny that you -- should say that. it is like a dream. i see that there's proof. there's proof -- >> seth: yeah. >> -- that i did do these things. [ light laughter ] but in '81, you know, i -- tim kazurinsky. >> seth: yes, from chicago as well. yep. >> -- brought me on -- or, suggested that i come on and -- have a tryout. and so, they put me in that oversized suit with a small little crew, and threw me out onto the street to say, "would you take a bullet for the president?" >> seth: uh-huh. >> and pretty soon that -- there was a little crowd around us. you know, i didn't know what i was -- i had never been to
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new york. >> seth: uh-huh. [ laughter ] >> i didn't know where i was, what i was doing. and, so -- >> seth: that is such a terr -- that is the worst casting -- >> the actors nightmare. right, yeah. yeah. [ laughter ] >> seth: yeah. that's worse than you as a 13-year-old niece. it's like -- >> right, right, right. >> seth: but, it was so exciting. i -- well, i want -- i'll make sure you can see it, 'cause you gotta go back and watch this. it was really -- really fun to watch. and doug mcgrath, who's a wonderful guy -- >> yes. >> seth: -- was also in that sketch, as well. so such an honor to have you here. i'm such a fan. thank you, so much. give it up for laurie metcalf, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] "three tall women" is playing at that john golden theater through june 24th. we'll be right back with more "late night." ♪
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♪ i wish i'd have laid my hands on you ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ i wish i was still half drunk still tangled up still making love ♪ ♪ but instead i'm alone in bed with you in my head ♪ ♪ can't get you out of my head mmmmm and my only regret ♪ ♪ i wish i
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would have laid my hands on you ♪ ♪ shown you a thing or two i wish i'd have pushed you against the wall ♪ ♪ locked the door in a bathroom stall innuendos in discreet ♪ ♪ i wish you'd have laid your hands on me that kind gonna bring you to your knees ♪ ♪ i wish i'd have let you lay me down 'cause i wouldn't be here wishing now ♪ ♪ i wish i would have laid my hands on you ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: ashley monroe, folks! the album "sparrow" is out now. we'll be right back. [ cheers and applause ]
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[ cheers and applause ] >> seth: my thanks to milo ventimiglia, laurie metcalf, ashley monroe, everybody. matt byrne and the 8g band. stay tuned for "carson daly." we'll see you tomorrow. thank you. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ ♪
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.. >> carson: good evening, and welcome to another jam packed edition of "last call." i'm carson daly. thanks for being here. tonight, we're at hyde sunset in hollywood for a good one.


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