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[ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> announcer: from 30 rockefeller plaza in new york, it's "late night with seth meyers." tonight -- trevor noah. from "the deuce," actress maggie gyllenhaal. featuring the 8g band with allison miller. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ladies and gentlemen, seth meyers. >> seth: good evening, everybody. i'm seth meyers. this is "late night." how is everybody doing tonight? [ cheers and applause ] good to hear. wonderful to hear. in that case, let's get to the news. president trump broke with republicans today and struck a deal with democrats on a short-term extension of the debt ceiling. and you know what that means! no, you don't. [ laughter ]
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neither do i and this guy definitely doesn't know. as hurricane irma hit the caribbean this morning president trump tweeted, hurricane looks like largest ever recorded in the atlantic. hey, man, could you try not to sound so excited? [ laughter ] it's a hurricane, not "the game of thrones" finale. speaking about hurricane irma, today president trump said, quote, "it looks like it could be something that will be not good." [ light laughter ] something that will be not good. you know, i have to say when a natural disaster is bearing down on our country it would be nice to hear from a leader who knows more words than tarzan. [ laughter ] hurricane bad. [ cheers and applause ] much wind. not good. cheetah save. [ light laughter ] deep cut.
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president trump tweeted this morning that his team is already in florida in anticipation of hurricane irma, saying, quote, "no rest for the weary." which explained his follow-up tweet. [ laughter and applause ] when asked today if he is considering military action against north korea, president trump told reporters, certainly, that's not a first choice, but we will see what happens. which is scary because trump doesn't usually go with his first choice. [ audience groans ] [ cheers and applause ] in response to criticisms in hillary clinton's upcoming book, bernie sanders said it's appropriate to look forward and not backward. though if anyone should know, you sometimes have to look back to see the future, it's bernie. [ cheers and applause ] new research claims that vegetarians and vegans are more likely to be depressed than
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carnivores. i'm not surprised. even the places they eat sound depressed. [ laughter ] what do you guys have here? just salad. [ light laughter ] and finally, five nurses were suspended from the denver health medical center yesterday after admiring the size of a dead patient's genitals. i don't know how he died, but it sounds like he was hung. ladies and gentlemen, we have a great show for you tonight. he is the host of "the daily show" on comedy central. one of our favorites, trevor noah is back on the show! so excited to talk to trevor. [ cheers and applause ] she is starring in the fantastic new hbo series "the deuce," maggie gyllenhaal is back on the show. [ cheers and applause ] so you're here on a good night. before we get to that, in published excerpts from her new book entitled "what happened," hillary clinton blames bernie sanders for causing
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lasting damage to her during the primaries that she says paved the way for president trump's crooked hillary campaign. which brings us to a segment we call, "hey!" ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: hey, hillary clinton! don't blame bernie because donald trump called you names. i promise you he was gonna do that anyway. [ laughter ] it's not like trump watched bernie at the debates and thought, "criticizing hillary, that just might work." [ laughter ] and hey! you think trump needed bernie's permission to be an asshole? assholes don't ask for permission. that's what makes them assholes. [ light laughter ] and hey! why are you wasting pages on bernie? do you think he's gonna read this? he's not. first off, he's not a fan, second off, bernie's not paying $17.99 for a book. [ laughter ] that's like four and a half chicken noodle soups. "i'll read that book for free
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when it's at my local library!" and hey, bernie is not the reason you lost. you know how i know that? you beat trump by three million votes. [ cheers and applause ] if you want to blame something ancient, blame the electoral college. we shouldn't be running the most important elections on earth on a system designed over 200 years ago to appease slave owners. if "american idol" ran their voting like this, we'd all have a sanjaya cd in our cars. [ light laughter ] hey, you're not president, but that is not bernie's fault. he's the one guy you did beat. also he didn't tell you not to go to wisconsin. he didn't tell you to do paid speeches to wall street. and he didn't write this terrible joke for you. >> i don't know who created pokemon go -- [ cheers ] but i'm trying to figure how we get them to have pokemon go to the polls. [ groans ] >> seth: that joke was so bad,
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people stopped playing pokemon go. people heard that joke and went, "welp, back to minecraft." [ laughter ] you also said in your book that bernie's ideas were nothing more than a pipe dream. hey, i'm not sure if you've been paying attention, but pipe dreams paid off great in 2016. trump won by saying he was going to build a wall. you should have said you were going to build a stairway to heaven or an escalator to mars that you were going to make the martians pay for. [ light laughter ] and hey, we are living through a very dark time in america, but there is also an unprecedented opportunity to pull democrats and liberals together and to stand against the hate and incompetence in washington. the best way to do this is to get the people who voted for you and the people who voted for bernie on the same page. this isn't the time to complain because senator woodstock didn't roll over for you. hey, if anything, he helped make you a better candidate. you know, the candidate who beat donald trump by three million votes. [ cheers and applause ] this has been "hey!" ♪
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[ cheers and applause ] >> seth: you know, we don't always have enough time to cover all the recent news. so here with a recap is one of our writers, amber ruffin, in a segment we call "amber says what." ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> you guys, things have been crazy! first of all, hurricane harvey caused so much devastation that i was, like, what? then americans banded together and raised millions to help the victims, and i was, like, what, what? [ light laughter ] then, they were, like, oops here come 18 more storms and i was, like, what? [ light laughter ] and after harvey, trump didn't visit houston right away, and everyone was, like, what? [ laughter ] then he did and his wife wore five-inch heels and i was, like, what -- [ laughter ] kind of flood are you going to? then she wore a flotus hat and i was, like, what? [ laughter ]
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then i found out that hat is for sale. and i was like, who -- [ laughter ] else needs a flotus hat? you are literally the only flotus on earth! [ laughter ] that would be like if the nbc store sold a hat that said "the black lady who works for 'late night with seth meyers.'" [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] oh, would you wear it? okay. then, nintendo announced that super mario is officially no longer a plumber and i was, like, what, what, what, what, what, what, what? [ laughter ] then i got worried for him and i was, like, what, what, what, what, what? [ laughter ] no, but seriously, r.i.p. plumber mario. what, what, what, what, what, what. then -- [ cheers and applause ] yeah! what, what, what, what, what. then i saw that in utah, that
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cop dragged atthur n out of that hospital for no reason and i was, like, what do you think she is, a black person? [ cheers and applause ] that's not what we meant when we were talking aboutqu eitaly. also, you know there are no black people in your state when even the nurses are white. [ laughter ] you don't want to buy the hat anymore? that's fine. it wasn't for sale anyway. then i read astronaut peggy whitson just got back to earth after 665 days of being off the planet. she must have gotten to earth, looked around and been like, what the [ bleep ]. [ laughter ] this has been "amber says what." ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: amber ruffin, everybody. we'll be right back with trevor noah. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back, everybody, and give it up for the 8g band right over there. [ cheers and applause ] also back with us tonight on the drums a renowned player from right here in new york city, allison miller, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] always great having you back, allison.
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our first guest tonight hosts "the daily show" weeknights on comedy central. please welcome back to the show our friend trevor noah, everybody. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: how are you? >> wow! thank you very much. >> seth: i am so happy you're here. >> how are you, sir. >> seth: i am very impressed with your scheduling. you're going to do the show, your show after this. >> right, right, right. >> seth: so thank you so much for making time for us. >> the last time i saw you, you were telling me about buying stuff for your baby and then i went out and bought stuff for your baby. >> seth: yeah. i made a subtle -- i subtly dropped a hint to you that you should buy me something for my baby. >> i have a baby. i need stuff. i'm like, "okay." [ laughter ] all right. >> seth: thank you so much. well, i am so happy to see you since the last time i saw you because, you know, trump talks about fake news a lot. >> right. >> seth: you were also a victim of fake news which is better than being a victim of what this said. i read that you were shot dead recently. and -- [ laughter ] were you shocked when you read this?
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>> i was. i was. >> seth: yeah. >> because i do the shooting. >> seth: yeah. >> i was thrown back. you know what's weird is when you see that and you don't know about it. you're the last person to know about it. >> seth: right. >> so everyone, like, phones you and then everyone could, like, be phoning your family. and then weirdest is when people send you a text going, "dude, are you dead?" >> seth: yeah. [ laughter ] >> and i always go -- i go like, what do you think i'm going to -- [ light laughter ] so sometimes i just don't reply. >> seth: yeah. and then, it's like, whatever. >> seth: they slowly piece together. this is very bad news. yeah. >> but i mean, that's the internet. welcome to fake news. >> seth: welcome to fake news. you and i are both in the business of talking about politics. >> yes. >> seth: so right now we're talking about the president a lot. >> right. >> seth: i've heard you say that you actually relate to him not as a politician, but you relate to him as a stand-up comedian. >> well, i think that's a part donald trump i relate to. you know, i always think we try and put donald trump into one box. and i think he lives in many boxes. [ laughter ] one of them being the box that he's a stand-up comedian. you probably see it in him. like, he goes out, he practices his jokes, he works on his material. you can see him trying it out. >> seth: yes. [ light laughter ] >> like, he'd be like, "what do you think, sheriff arpaio, what do you think? what do you think?" [ laughter ]
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>> seth: yeah. >> and you can feel, he's like, "yeah." and the crowd cheers and he's like, "oh, i'm working on that bit. >> seth: yeah. [ laughter ] >> "i'm working on that bit." he, like, works the material. he grows it. he goes out there. >> seth: yeah. >> and then you can feel when it's starting to get old, like, he's like, "who's going to pay? mexico!" [ light laughter ] and some jokes you feel the crowd sort of like, "yeah, yeah, new jokes. new jokes. we get it." [ light laughter ] >> seth: and it is true, like, because build the wall, i feel like that was just a bit that crushed. >> that was it. that was it. >> seth: and then now he realizes he has to build a wall. >> yeah. [ light laughter ] >> seth: and it was just a killer comedy bit. >> well, can you imagine if we had to do the things we said in our jokes. >> seth: exactly! >> i mean, that would be, i would be like, "i don't want to be a comedian anymore." >> seth: yeah. if larry the cable guy actually had to get'er done -- [ laughter ] life would be impossible. do you have any notes on his performance? >> look, i mean, just work on new material. try something new. i was impressed with him today, like, working with the democrats. that shook everybody up. >> seth: yeah. [ laughter ] >> that was -- i was like, "okay, okay, that's something different. that's something new." >> seth: yeah. >> and, you know, republicans were, like, "wait, i'm sorry, the what? the what? the who?" [ laughter ] even democrats are like, "you want to work with us? you want to work with --" [ laughter ] yeah, this is new.
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>> seth: i mean, do you think democrats, when that happens, feels like is this some weird prank when he reaches out to be helpful? >> i don't know. i don't know. i think people are just, like, just do it. just do it now while he's, like, here. just do it. >> seth: yeah. >> you know, because trump goes, "i walk into a room and let's make a deal and let's speak." and i think chuck shumer know him well enough. because, i mean, they used to hang out in new york. >> seth: yeah, they're new york rats. >> and he's like, "yeah, let's do it, chuck. let's just do the deal." and then he walks out and he goes to the republicans and he's like, "i made a deal. you're going to love it." [ laughter ] >> seth: yeah. >> and mitch mcconnell probably got so angry his neck started wobbling. he was just like -- [ laughter and applause ] >> seth: and there is -- it's scary. obviously a lot of people are scared by trump but you do -- you see some humor in it, as well. >> well, here's the tough thing. you know, people say to me, they go, like, "why would you guys laugh?" why would you -- two things, first of all, i've had the, you know, the pleasure and i guess i've been blessed enough to travel the world, see many countries. there are many countries i've been to where people don't have free speech and one of biggest things that an authoritarian leader tries to remove from you is the ability to make jokes about them. you know, in south africa you couldn't tell jokes about the government during apartheid and that's something that i cherish.
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like, a person is less frightening when you are laughing. it doesn't diminish what they do, but it's how we cope with these situations. and so for me, you know, when i look at donald trump i go, "he is a paradox for me emotionally." on the one hand i am terrified of the notion that he's the president of the most powerful nation in the world. on the other hand, i know that i'm going to wake up and he's going to make me laugh. like the two things -- [ laughter ] >> seth: yeah. >> they co-exist. [ applause ] >> seth: yeah. >> they co-exist. so, like -- this is the way i put it. this is the way -- i like to think of it like this. i like to think of it like donald trump is basically -- he's an asteroid headed towards the earth and -- [ light laughter ] it's an asteroid, but it's shaped like a penis. [ laughter and applause ] >> seth: that's a very good way of putting it, yeah. >> yeah. >> seth: it was like, "oh, no!" >> exactly. [ laughter ] >> seth: yeah, right. >> that's what i want. that's all i want. >> seth: what do you -- because you are so well-traveled, what do you think when you see him talking to world leaders of other countries? >> i'm like -- i thank god that we don't all speak english around the world. [ laughter ]
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you don't understand what a difference it makes. like, i remember traveling to the middle east and i was like, "aren't you guys terrified? like he's loud and he's crazy." and they're like, "oh, no." it just -- the people are like, "it just sounds like he's speaking arabic in english. that is all." [ laughter ] because, like, arabic is like -- [ speaking foreign language ] and then donald trump is like -- [ speaking foreign language ] and people are just like, "oh!" it's, like, yeah. i get it. it's a cultural thing. >> seth: yeah. >> i don't think you understand how cultural it is. like, you travel around the world and there are some places where they don't think of donald trump as being as crazy because they don't understand the nuances. in english, he's completely bonkers. >> seth: yeah. >> right? [ light laughter ] once you translate him you find that, like, he just -- he loses half of his madness. [ laughter ] not all, but half. >> seth: we should every morning translate him into some other language and then have it translated back to us. [ laughter ] just to take the edge off of it. you're going to stick around. we're going to talk a little bit more. >> i'm right here. >> seth: we'll be right back with more from trevor noah, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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particularly, you just were in south africa. >> right. >> seth: how do you feel like the south african perception of the united states has changed as we shifted presidents? >> i don't want to start any wars, but i do feel when traveling home to south africa and to many countries, people almost enjoy that america's going through donald trump. >> seth: yeah. [ laughter ] >> like, i know it's -- but not in like a bad lot for the country, just for the idea. because you must remember, america for a long time, has been the coolest kid and like just the richest kid in the world. >> seth: yeah. >> the only thing most people in the world have had over america is the presidents. so, when it was george bush, people were like, "you got everything, but haha." >> seth: yeah. >> you get what i'm saying. and then obama comes and then it's like, "well, this is not fair now." >> seth: yeah. [ laughter ] >> like your president is basically like your dad. the dad of your country, and so your dad's got to be quirky and funny. your friends make fun of you. right, because you're rich. >> seth: yeah. >> and you're famous. and then your dad is like this cool black guy who hangs out with rappers. we can't make jokes about you. but then your new dad is donald trump and then africans are, "yeah, yeah, i mean there's aids, but you guys got
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donald trump." [ laughter and applause ] balances out. >> seth: so you were just back. you were with charlize theron and chelsea handler. >> yeah. >> seth: what was that trip like? >> man, that was amazing. you know, like charlize theron was going back to south africa to work on her outreach project. it's really amazing, helping in different aspects. it's like schooling and, you know, fighting the aids epidemic and helping women start up businesses and get educated. and it was like an amazing program and she said "hey, do you want to join me? i know you're starting a foundation. do you want to just see how, you know, we get things done?" and i was like, "this is great and let's do it." and she said, "oh, and chelsea handler is with us." and i was like, "oh, okay. that's crazy. this is going to be weird." and it really was weird because i've been in africa before. i've never been in africa with chelsea handler. >> seth: yeah. >> and like chelsea was like -- so we're hanging out with a group of women who grow -- like you know, live in a village in the eastern cape of south africa and these women are like telling us their stories and like how they are overcoming the odds and, you know, how they're fighting to become independent and how they're educating themselves and how they're
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working on everything. and then they start talking about some really serious issues like domestic abuse and how they're trying to, you know, overthrow that idea and work with the police and the communities. it's a really touching story, and the woman goes like, "yeah, you know, a lot of us are oppressed. and then chelsea just looks -- and like everything is going through a translator for chelsea, you know? so chelsea handler's there, and the message goes and it gets to her and you see her eyes and she's like, "i'm sorry, what?" and the woman says -- the translator says, "yeah, you know, she's telling them about how they're oppressed and these men do these bad things and chelsea's like, "all right. no more of this [ bleep ]! [ light laughter ] ladies, it's come together and kick their asses. and then she goes on this speech about how like all the ladies must just come together, lock the doors, kick the guys asses, just like go on this thing. and you see these african women, their eyes just opened up and -- [ laughter ] and then, you can see, and then like one woman says in xhosa, which is one of the languages, she turns to her friend and she goes, "oh, she's clearly never met an african man before." and chelsea was, like, "i told them, right?" i was like, "yeah, you told them. you told them."
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>> seth: being from south africa, i assume everyone here thinks you're an expert and asks you about it all the time. >> yes. yes, which i am. i am. to a certain degree. [ light laughter ] >> seth: to a certain degree. certainly more than them. what do they ask, and what do you end up telling them? >> well, i mean, people ask cool questions, you know, "where are you from?" what's your politics like? what's your country? some people still ask like weird questions like, "hey, do you have animals in the street?" which is like a weird thing to ask me. because we do, and -- [ laughter ] no, but it's like, you have to explain it. there's context. so i used to get offend when people said, they'd be like, "do you guys have like tigers and stuff?" and i'm, like, "no, wrong continent, but right idea." so we have -- sometimes we have animals in the street. like, i used to get angry. i'd be like, "we don't have animals." and then one day i was reading the news from back home, and the front page read zebra blocks traffic on freeway. and i was like, "okay, fine. we've got some." >> seth: yeah. [ laughter ] >> some sometimes. some sometimes, not all of the time and yes, i have selfies with lions. but -- but, it's not only that. >> seth: yeah. >> there's also, like, tv and roads and stuff. >> seth: i -- when i was in
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south africa once, and i was talking to a white south african. >> right. >> seth: and he said, "oh, all you americans probably think oh, south africa, lions." and i remember, saying, "no, apartheid." [ laughter ] not lions, you're the one part of africa whse fwest. >> oh jesus. and you've been lifelong friends ever since, i'm assuming. >> seth: yeah, thick as thieves. so you do a lot of stand-up abroad. is it nice to have sort of the freedom to talk about trump less? >> i -- you know what, it used to be. but now, i cannot lie, like, people say to me all the time, they go "don't you get tired of donald trump?" you knt you cannot escape the cloud of donald trump. it's as simple as that. every news story in the world is somehow connected to donald trump now. do you know, like, there's no degree of separation tru. one degree, we get to trump. you go to egypt and in the news they're talking about donald trump. you go to qatar and they're talking about donald trump and what they're doing in the gulf. and you move around the middle east, they're talking about donald trump. you go to africa. they're like donald trump says nothing about africa, but we're talking about donald trump.
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everywhere you go, it ties back to -- so what's fun is finding how people relate to donald trump, you know what i mean? everyone has a different connection to him and everyone has a different idea of him. so you get to a country, and you're like, "what's your view of donald trump?" and then they tell you. and you're like, "oh, this is a new way to see the same person." you know what i mean. it's like, "how do you see godzilla? from the front or the back?" [ laughter ] >> seth: right. >> when the head is just coming out? 'cause if you just see godzilla with the head, you'll be like, "aww, it's cute." [ laughter ] >> seth: yeah. >> you don't know. it's a different perspective on the same thing. that's really what it is. [ applause ] >> seth: and i guess we're just right underneath, right? >> yeah, yeah. we're here. >> seth: we're here. >> ahhhh! >> seth: thanks so much for being here. have a great show tonight. always such a pleasure. >> always great seeing you. >> seth: trevor noah, everybody. "the daily show" airs weeknights on comedy central. we'll be right back with maggie gyllenhaal. thank you, buddy. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back, everybody. our next guest is an academy-award nominated actress you know from such films as "crazy heart" and "the dark knight." she stars in the new hbo series, "the deuce," which premiers sunday night. let's take a look. >> where are you going, baby? [ bleep ]e >> scary world out
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here, baby. volatile. girl could get her arm broke, or she could get cut. this one girl i knew, thought she could handle it herself. got served a draino cocktail. >> are you [ bleep ] threatening me? >> no. never. just the opposite. i'm threatening anyone that would ever threaten you, baby. >> bribe me, sugar. nobody makes money off my [ bleep ] but me. >> seth: please welcome back to the show maggie gyllenhaal, everybody. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back! >> thanks. so happy to see you. >> yeah, nice to see you too. >> seth: the show is fantastic. this is really exciting, david simon, george pelecanos are the co-creators. david simon did "the wire," and
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this is a really exciting show that takes place in new york in the '70s. >> yes. >> seth: you were here in new york then, you were a kid. >> not in '71. >> seth: okay, not in '71. >> no. >> seth: but you were here back when it was a little dirtier than now. >> i was. >> seth: what were your memories of 42nd and 2nd and that sort of times square area? >> well, i came here to go to college. i went to columbia in '95. i mean, times square, by then, was already kind of like the way it is now, wasn't it? >> seth: yeah, but i feel like i -- the first time i came to new york was '95 and i still feel like it was almost now with like four porno shops left. [ laughter ] >> yeah, that's true. that's true. >> seth: which was really jarring. >> yeah. yeah. that's true, the combination. >> seth: 'cause you're like, "am i gonna get a coffee or go into a weird booth for an hour." >> that's true, that's true. i remember, actually, this is more about way over on the west side in the west village. there was a -- there was, i think a porn shop called "harmony." >> seth: oh, that's lovely. [ light laughter ] >> i thought it was a health food store. >> seth: harmony does sound more like a health food store. >> i did walk into it one day thinking it was a health food store. [ laughter ] >> seth: you were like, these
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are not granola bars. [ laughter ] i also want to compliment your wig in that scene. >> thank you so much. >> seth: and this was a wig you selected, yes? >> yes, well we did the like, the camera test which usually have had conversations with people before. >> seth: yeah. >> and you know, you have an idea of what you want to do, but like, they hadn't hired a hairwoman yet. >> seth: uh-huh. >> so i get there and there's like 20 blonde wigs and they looked okay, and then i saw one that was, like, i mean, to be totally honest i think it maybe was like a dime store clown wig or something. >> seth: yeah. [ laughter ] >> but i went -- okay, i don't want that wig, but i want to look like bernadette peters or like hanna schygulla from the fassbinder movies or something, and i went -- or like, my character's name is candy. and i wanted to look like cotton candy, like yummy. >> seth: yeah. >> you know? and so i put that wig on for the camera test and everyone got freaked out, and then i convinced them. you know, and then we got a really good one made. actually, i've been seeing edie falco on the side of busses with my wig on.
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>> seth: yeah. it's very similar. you're right. she's in -- it's like a menendez brothers show and she has your wig. >> do you know what i'm talking about? >> seth: yeah, i do. i've seen it on busses too. do you think it's the same wig and they're just running it from set to set? [ laughter ] >> i'm going to text her that i want my wig back. [ laughter ] >> seth: so you play -- this is about -- you play a sex worker who then becomes -- starts directing adult films because this is about the legalization of the pornography industry.true that went and found sex workers who worked in new york at that time and talked to them? >> yes. before we shot the pilot, i was i realized i had so many questions i didn't have any way to answer unless i actually talked to a sex worker. so i asked nina noble, who's the thir t david simon, george pelecanos and nina is the sort of the behind the scenes other element in that group. and i said, like i need to talk to a sex worker, and she found meie prostitute in the early '70s and then got into porn and she's
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kind of like an intellectual pornographer. >> seth: that's probably the perfect person to find to talk to for something like this. [ laughter ] >> she's like a sex activist and she's hot and she's funny and she, you know, she answered all of the, like, real down and dirty questions i had. >> seth: what is -- because i think we're on late enough at night for me to say this, but what sort of down and dirty questions did you ask? >> well i was like, first of all, how many men a night? >> seth: yeah, i guess that would be one. >> so she said like eight to ten. >> seth: wow! >> yeah. >> seth: that's really crazy. >> well right, so if that's your reality and it's really eight to ten men a night then who are you and how do you manage that, and you know, what does that actually feel like and if you're telling the story of that woman as opposed to the pretty woman version of this story, you know, how do you make sure to tell the truth? and you know, so i had questions like that, i said, "well what do you do if it's really, really cold?" do you wax, you know? >> seth: yeah. >> so, she was incredibly helpful. she also introduced me to a lot of her friends, so i ended up talking to many women in their
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60s and 70s who had been involved in like the early days of porn which was particularly cool because, you know, i think, some people as they get older, get wiser and more interesting. >> seth: yeah. i'm sure in reflecting back on it has a lot more value putting the years between it. did they -- were they happy that the show was being made, that this story was being told this way as opposed to the pretty woman way? >> yeah, i think so. i think a lot of people, you know, from what i can tell from twitter, sex workers who have tweeted with me, i think they're waiting to see. >> seth: oh, well that's fair. >> and i think that's smart. and i think that -- i hope that they'll feel respected and pleased with what we're doing. >> seth: i'm guessing it'll probably just be the wig if they have an issue. [ laughter ] you know, we wouldn't pick that wig. [ laughter ] so james franco is in it. james franco plays twins in it. and he also, because he has -- >> i'm still reeling from the wig concept. [ laughter ] >> seth: but james also directed a few episodes. >> yeah. >> seth: james has a lot of jobs, it seems like he wants --
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like i want to be two characters and direct. [ laughter ] >> and produce. >> seth: and produce, as well. obviously there are sex scenes in the show. james directed. was it weird to have james franco direct a sex scene of yours? >> it's so interesting actually, because you know my brother. >> seth: yes. >> and james is nothing like my brother, but james reminds me kind of of a brother. >> seth: okay, that makes sense. >> like, there were times when i could be like, "this doesn't seem like the way people have sex, you know?" and he'd be like, "yeah, yeah, yeah. that's true. that's true." very intimate conversation and yet, like not like not sexualized at all between us. it was just chill. like, we really got along. james is actually shy. i don't know if that comes across, but i felt at first it was kind of hard to get to know him and as soon as we were in with each other, i don't know, it was very easy. >> seth: and do you -- i do feel like '70s new york is very romanticized. there were so many great films of that era and people talk
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about it in romantic time. was it -- did you love dressing up in that '70s style? >> yeah. i did. actually, i wore short shorts like all that summer. which is probably, i mean i didn't do that this summer. [ laughter ] but i did. also, i love those movies. i mean, i'm sure '70s new york was like pretty intense. >> seth: yeah, well, that's the thing. i think you've probably got it figured out. it's more fun to like pretend to be in '70s new york for a day. >> yeah, pretend to be in "mean streets," you know? >> seth: yeah. i feel like that's a place where i'd be like, "i'd love to live in 1970s new york and after an hour, i'd be like, "ahhh!" [ laughter ] >> it's like the wild west. >> seth: yeah. >> it's like, you know, probably that would be awful to live in the wild. >> seth: yeah. >> but like, you know, you'd see them wearing the corset or whatever you're into, and you know. but the lawlessness of it, the idea of the lawlessness was probably both really dangerous and awful and probably really exciting. >> seth: well, it looks really great. it reminds me of those '70s films and it's a great cast, great creators. congratulations, i'm so excited to see more of it. [ cheers and applause ] maggie gyllenhaal, everybody! "the deuce" premieres sunday night on hbo. we'll be right back with more "late night."
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>> seth: welcome back. here at "late night" we pride ourselves on digging a little deeper so we're going to bring you some news you might have missed in a segment we call "did you know?" ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: since trump started with democrats on a deal to increase the debt ceiling, the relationship between senate majority leader mitch mcconnell and president trump has been very tense. luckily, mitch mcconnell can shield himself from most of trump's anger by just going back into his shell. [ laughter and applause ] >> leave him alone! >> seth: what? >> leave him alone! >> seth: what? >> leave him alone. [ light laughter ] haven't we made fun of mitch mcconnell enough? >> seth: well, he's a public figure so i think it's okay to make jokes about him. >> leave him alone. [ light laughter ] poor guy. he's having a hard time and the last thing he needs is to turn on the tv only to see you roasting him over the comedy coals. [ light laughter ] leave him alone! [ laughter ] >> seth: i'm sorry. are you a mitch mcconnell supporter?
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>> if i'm a supporter of anything it's kindness. [ light laughter ] not mean-spirited jokes. if you have to make fun of somebody, make fun of me. [ light laughter ] >> seth: i don't even know you. how would i make fun of you? >> well, you can make fun of the fact that my chest hair is so thick i once lost a cookie in there for a week. [ laughter ] >> seth: that's not something you should just tell people. [ laughter ] >> well, what about this? you could make fun of the fact i write my name in my underwear, not so i don't lose them, but to pretend i'm a famous underwear designer. [ laughter ] >> seth: yeah, the thing is, you know, we usually tell jokes about people that are in the news, like mitch mcconnell. >> oh, sure, make fun of mitch mcconnell. have your fun. go ahead and say he looks like an old testicle come to life. [ laughter ] >> seth: whoa! that was very harsh. >> i know! so leave him alone! [ laughter ] >> seth: hey, man, i'd just like to get back to my jokes. >> want a joke? joke about me. >> seth: oh, man. >> you could make fun of the fact that my baby teeth never fell out so the inside of my
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mouth looks like a shark's. [ light laughter ] >> seth: sir, why don't you just sit down so we can continue the show? >> fine. [ light laughter ] do whatever you want. >> seth: where did you get that cookie? >> from my head hair. [ laughter ] >> seth: all right, you know what, just let me get back to my show. >> go ahead and get back to your high-brow mitch mcconnell turtle jokes. you know what i say to that? >> seth: i'm guessing, leave him alone? >> leave him alone! [ cheers and applause ] thank you! thank you! [ applause ] that's right. if you need someone to make fun of, make fun of me. >> seth: oh, man. >> make fun of the fact that my mother nursed me until i was 4-years-old and then again from five to 32! [ laughter ] or make fun of the fact that the song i always pick for karaoke is "puff the magic dragon," even though i can't get through it without crying or peeing my pants.
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or make fun of the fact that my favorite food to eat on the toilet is everything. [ laughter ] or that i set an alarm on my phone to remind me when to fart. >> seth: why do you need a reminder? >> i don't want them to back up. [ beeping ] oops. [ flatulence ] [ laughter ] >> seth: all right, we've heard enough. it looks like you got your wish because we're out of time so i can't do any more mitch mcconnell jokes. >> just leave him alone! [ laughter ] [ beeping ] [ flatulence ] [ laughter ] >> seth: we'll be right back with more "late night," everybody! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪harry's meeting clients...
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♪if only harry used some... ♪...bounce, to dry. ♪yeah! ♪he would be a less wrinkly, and winning at life.♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back, everybody. so a lot of times the guests on our show are actors. here to talk about a new tv show
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or movie they're in. but every actor, no matter how successful they are, now every one of them has had terrible auditions. so we asked a few of our guests to open up about the audition process. take a look. >> auditions. >> oh, auditions. >> i've got a few stories. >> yeah, auditions. they're -- they're great. ♪ >> well, for starters, bring the right script. i've made that mistake. >> oh, god, i used to get so nervous before auditions. i felt like i was going to crap my pants. eventually i just started crapping my pants at home so i didn't have to worry about it at the auditions. >> i like to show up covered in dust so that later when they're looking at the tapes they'll remember i was the dusty guy. [ laughter ] ♪ >> so there's an unspoken rule in auditions that you're not supposed to bring any props.
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i didn't get the memo. i brought a handgun. [ laughter ] >> i brought a shoebox full of bees. >> i brought a full lasagna and made them watch as i ate the whole thing. [ laughter ] such a rookie move. ♪ >> okay. well, one time i went to this casting call and there were, like, a thousand people in the waiting area, and they made everyone take a number, but i asked this girl who was sitting next to me what part she was auditioning for, and she said, "audition? i'm here for my learner's permit." and i was, like, "oh. these people are in the wrong place." [ laughter ] ♪ >> sometimes at an audition they'll make you do a chemistry test where they have you read lines with another actor to see if you're, like, a believable couple. >> one time i had to do a chemistry test with my real-life husband. it didn't go so good.
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[ light laughter ] they made us get divorced. >> i didn't know what they meant by a chemistry test. so i made a volcano. [ laughter ] with baking soda everywhere. i didn't get that part. [ light laughter ] but i did get a b+ on the volcano. [ laughter ] ♪ >> it was a commercial for this pet shop that only had snakes. i still remember the slogan. like a good neighbor, snake farm is there. [ laughter ] >> jesus jeans. blessed are the jeans for they shall inherit dat ass. [ laughter ] >> it is a commercial for people named maureen. the few. the proud. the maureens. [ light laughter ] ♪ >> well, they asked me to say my name at the beginning and i just, for some reason, panicked and i told them my name was oscar beanbody. [ laughter ]
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>> i kept forgetting the lines and then half way through the audition my cell phone rings. >> one time my cell phone went off in an audition, and i got so nervous i ate it. [ laughter ] >> oh! i've definitely eaten the cell phone. [ laughter ] >> one time i ate the cell phone, and i still got the part. so it just shows you, you never know what they're being looking for. [ phone buzzing ] >> oh -- sorry. i've got to take this. hello? yes, this is professor beanbody. [ laughter ] ♪ >> at the end of an audition it's really important to play it cool. i remember after one audition they flat-out offered me the part in the room. i said no. never show them you're too eager. [ laughter and applause ] >> seth: my thanks to trevor noah, maggie gyllenhaal, allison miller and the 8g band. stay tuned for carson daly. we'll see you tomorrow, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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♪ ♪ >> carson: good evening and welcome to "last call." i'm carson daly. we're here at the lovely hilton universal. it's a fine backdrop for tonight's show. coming up, "you're the worst" star chris geere gets the spotlight treatment on the show and ethan


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