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cheers and applause ] >> announcer: from 30 rockefeller plaza in new york, it's "late night with seth meyers." tonight -- from "dirty grandpa" actor/comedian jason mantzoukas -- author sunil yapa --the 8g band with glenn kotche. [ cheers and applause ], seth meyers! >> seth: good evening, everybody. this is "late night." how is everybody doing tonight? [ cheers and applause ] excellent to hear.let's get to the news.
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rupert murdoch this week to 59-year-old former model jerry hall. hall said yes because she didn't feel like standing in line for laughter ] in the lead-up to tonight's state of the union address, house speaker paul ryan accused obama of plotting to set verbal traps for republicans. responded obama, "loser says what?" [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] a noted republican strategist published a new article for cnn, claiming that the candidates having the most fun on the campaign trail usually fare the s. well, the candidates having the least fun try to hide xclamation point at the end of their logo. [ laughter ] yeah, this is fun, right? having a good time running for . despite releasing his mother's birth certificate, ted cruz is still fielding questions about president
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yesterday that it is not a settled matter. there was even a response from president obama.hter ] yeah, love it. i love that this is happening to somebody else.sident joe biden said this morning that donald trump is running a divisive campaign, but most trump supporters are okay with division, provided it's not long division. [ laughter ]cheers and applause ] then it gets a little tricky. according to a new study by the cdc, women are more likely than men to experiment with same-sex partners. said men, what channel is cdc? i've got to check this out. [ laughter ] [ applause ]alo bills head coach rex ryan has announced that he has hired his twin brother rob ryan as the team's assistant head coach.
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hter ]otland has issued a statement warning people 2016 is poised to be a, year for financial markets." though it may be worse just to hear a scottish guy say the word cataclysmic. [ laughter ]aclysmic. "sesame street" this coming weekend is moving from pbs to hbo.have announced changes to the show including elmo living in a brownstone, oscar the grouch living in a recycling bin, and big bird living a twisted lie. [ laughter ]se ]cdonald's is trying out a new concept restaurant in hong kong, called ," which features a 19-item salad bar including quinoa. i'm sure to have customers saying, "i'll have a big mac." you guys, we have a great show t! [ cheers and applause ] great show.
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"telenovela" eva longoria is here! and applause ] from the new film, "dirty grandpa," a very funny guy and a good friend of mine, jason mantzoukas stops by the show. [ cheers and applause ] and he is the author of the new book, "your heart is a muscle the size of a fist," author sunil yapa is with us tonight. [ cheers and applause ] looking forward to talking to him, as well.fore we get to that, a group of white nationalists has begun urging voters in iowa to support donald trump for president, r example of the degree to which trump's candidacy has appealed to racists.s to politicians making racist comments, it's not just trump. for me on this, it's time for "a closer look." [ applause ] >> seth: now, if you've been following the news lately, you know it's an incredibly hard time for white people. [ laughter ]
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and there are 7-year-old children in this country who have never even known a white president. [ laughter ]e is hope for this neglected underclass in the candidacy of donald trump. and, in fact, this weekend a oters in iowa received this robocall from a white nationalist super pac claiming to support trump. >> i'm jared tay renaissance. i urge you to vote for donald trump, because he is the one candidate who points out accept immigrants who are good for america. we don't need muslims. we need smart, well-educated white people who will assimilate to our culture. vote trump! seth: so basically, give me your tired, your poor, your huddled canadians? [ laughter ] also, you have to give it up for white supremacists.ve themselves nice-sounding names like, "american renaissance." you can never tell if they're a hate group or an in-flight magazine. [ laughter ] jared taylor, the man behind the call, explained in an interview
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message was resonating with voters saying, quote, "i think that most official republicans have no idea how betrayed white people feel by their country being turned into something else. ordinary white folks are sick of having to press one for spanish." ne for spanish this whole time? because it's almost always press one for english and press two for spanish.tainly would explain why you're so angry. [ laughter ] [ speaking in spanish ]no official affiliation with the super pac, but jared taylor isn't the only well-known white supremacist who is pro trump.r former kkk leader david duke said that he liked what trump had to say, but even he thought some of it was a little extreme.rump quote, "i think he's head and shoulders above the rest. i don't agree with everything he says. he speaks a lot more radically than i talk."uke, basically saying, "me, i'm kkk. trump is like kkkkk."
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[ laughter ]nd applause ] despite this, trump and his supporters continue to insist ampaign has done nothing to inspire white supremacists. i mean, seriously, where could this group possibly be getting the idea that there is such a nts and good immigrants and that we should only accept the good ones? >> the firstthe bad ones out. >> we have a lot of bad dudes as i said, you have a lot of really bad people here. i think you should let them come back.good people, you let them come back legally. >> seth: and if anyone should be the judge of who is a really good person, it's donald trump.trump reacted last week when a protester at his rally in vermont was being ejected into the freezing cold weather outside. >> get him out of here.oat. don't give him his coat. keep his coat. confiscate his coat. you know, it's about 10 deutside.
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>> seth: and take his pants! [ laughter ] but let him keep his shoess funny when someone's wearing shoes with no pants. [ laughter ] clearly there is something about trump's rhetoric that appeals tod division. but this is an important point. it's not just trump. the republican party's race just look at these comments. maine governor paul lepage, talking about drug traffickers in his state.. these aren't people who take drugs. they guys of the name, d-money, smoothie, shifty, these type of from connecticut, new york. they come up here, they sell their heroin, then they go back home.ey, smoothie and shifty. [ laughter ] are they from new york or the '90s? afterward, le page's spokesperson insisted that the governor is not making comments about race.nt. which only makes sense, if you don't watch the next part of
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>> incidentally, half the time e a young, white girl before they leave. which is a real sad thing. because then we have another ve got to deal with down the road. >> seth: i mean, that does make sense. there's nothing young, white girls love more than smoothies. [ laughter ]e ] you see the draw. comments, of course, attracted widespread condemnation. but in a press conference the next day, lepage hearted apology and tried to explain his comments by saying like this. >> i was going impromptu and my brain didn't catch up with my mouth. i'm not sure your brain was trying to catch up with your mouth at all. i'm pretty sure it was saying, "you go on without me, you'll be fine. about young white girls. ah, you can't hear me." this has been "a closer look." [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: we'll be right back
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nbc series "telenovela," which airs monday nights at 8:30. let's take a look. he cameraman get a nickname like fat eddie if he doesn't have a secret stash of food laying around? >> and i think there's a generator located -- >> we got 100 people starving back there. >> eight. your math is off.. it's only gonna get hotter. >> well excuse me for being dramatic during a natural disaster! >> i think we really need -- >> oh, my gosh, gael.? you're getting real yippy. yip yip yip yip yip! >> okay, okay, i think we're all y -- >> look, i'm the one who knows how to get us through this storm. i went through the training only one whop all the cones. >> the only reason you're safety captain is because no one else wanted to be. >> well, i'm still the one with e badge. [ gasps ] >> is this shirt weak or is my arm very, very strong? >> seth: please welcome back to
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seth: how are you? >> seth: how are you? >> hi! i'm good. >> seth: it's great to have you back. first of all, congratulations. you just got engaged. >> yes, i did.lause ] >> seth: fantastic. >> thank you. >> seth: now, did the proposal --r it? did it catch you off guard, surprised? >> no, i was totally surprised. >> seth: how were you surprised? >> yeah. we were in dubai. >> seth: okay. >> yeah, and went to one of those desert safaris.it was a desert safari. he said we were going to have lunch. >> seth: okay. [ light laughter ] and so when you started on the something's up? >> yeah, i was like, "oh my god!" i was snapchatting it all. i would not have snapchatted it had i known it was gonna be my proposal. but i was like, "we're here in the desert!" was champagne. i'm like, "there's champagne!" [ laughter ] and then i was like, "and there's roses -- oh, my god!"
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down. >> seth: so you completely turned over this incredibly intimate moment to anybody who was on social media. >> yeah, at the time. but it disappeared in 24 hours, so. >> seth: well, there you go. that's true. nobodyy remembered. >> seth: except for now that it'll be on tv forever. [ light laughter ] so, and then you went from dubai to india? was that always the plan? >> yeah, we went to india over christmas holidays. it was amazing. >> s before? >> no, that was my first time. >> seth: and you -- did you go on safari there as well? >> yes, there's a -- there's a tiger reserve in ranthambore, so they're trying to help the -- the tigers from becoming extinct.they used to hunt them there. and it was great. we went on the safari, and they usually schedule, like, a couple safaris because the tigers are nocturnal so -- seth: right. >> you usually don't see them during the day. >> seth: gotcha. >> and we went on this, you know, safari, and they're like, red, you probably won't see them the first time." and i was like, "there's one!" and we saw three. and then we were like, "well, lets it a day."n an hour. and even the guide was like, "this has never happened." [ light laughter ] and i guess, like -- he said -- true -- but he's like, "obama came and the not there."
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>> seth: wow.dn't see tigers. and i'm like, "i saw three." >> seth: they're -- tigers are notorious republicans. [ laughter ] they don't -- they always -- not a lot of people know that. >> yeah. >> seth: but yeah. >> yeah, i should have known. >> seth: so "telenovela." congratulations. eth: great reviews, great ratings. and now you originally -- you're a producer on the show. >> yeah. >> seth: your plan was not originally to be in it. >> no, no. >> seth: what changed your mind? >> well, you know, i was on the last decade called "desperate housewives." >> seth: you were. [ cheers and applause ] >> no, so i was like, "i'm not ing back to tv." i mean, it unless it's something really, really, really good. and i had read stuff, and i developed stuff as a producer, but when the script came in, we had these amazing writers, jess goldstein and sh, and they just knocked it out of the park. i had this, like, tiny idea in my head and they were like, "we want to write that."back and it was this world that was so funny, and ana sofia, the character i play is so great.ysical comedy. so i play the star of a spanish soap opera who doesn't speak spanish. [ laughter ]
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which is -- so she's like a fish out of water. and it's so funny. you don't need to know what "telenovela" is.rkplace comedy. it could be in a dentist's office and these characters would be amazing. >> seth: and was it your dream, though --- it was your dream when you first started as an actor to become a soap opera star? >> a soap actress, yeah. i was on "young and the restless" for three years. >> seth: and was that -- was that because it was a big deal , soap operas? >> it was a super big deal in my family. like, when i got "young" -- when i got one line on "general hospital," my mom thought i won an oscar."you made it, you made it!" [ laughter ] i was like, "you're my mom." >> seth: do you remember your first line on "general hospital"? you probably don't. >> no, no.s like, um -- yeah, i think it was a word. might have been a grunt. it might have been -- yeah, yeah, i remember. but "young and the restless," i was crazy, which was fun. >> seth: yeah. how many years did you say? for three years. >> seth: a lot of crazy stuff happens in three years in soap operas.zy things. let me tell you. marc cherry says the difference between daytime soaps and nighttime soaps is in the daytime the men are the divas. >> seth: yeah. >> yeah. the men oh, so the actors you
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>> not the ones i worked with. >> seth: gotcha. >> 'cause i only worked with a couple, but on our show -- we had 40 cast members. >> seth: right. >> big show. seth: so how did men -- how are men divas on set? >> one time i was in a scene with a guy, and he had to say, like, "where you going?" and my line was, "i'm not going ." >> seth: that was really good. >> right? or whatever. whatever his words -- >> seth: real quick, that was really good. you. and his words -- and he goes -- they're like, "and action," or "three, two, one." whatever they do. and he goes, "what are you doing?" i said, "i'm not going -- anywhere."h, now i --" "cut! eva!" and i was like, "no, he didn't -- are you going to say 'going?' because i have to say 'going.'" and he's like, "yeah, yeah, yeah."tion!" and he's like, "what's up?" [ laughter ] and i was like --th it and i was like, "nothing's -- up." [ laughter ] this." and they're like, "cut, eva!"! he!" [ laughter ] i mean, like we always -- like,
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co-stars on the show -- has a background in telenovelas, yes? >> yeah, yes. jencarlos canela.ead. xavier, my ex-husband on the show comes back, and i hate him, and we have to work together. >> seth: and has he given you any stories from the world of telenovla you've been able to gosh, yes. because he was on novelas. yeah, yeah. not on his show, but he told me there was a woman in venezuela ho was the lead of a show and her assistant was poisoning her slowly, like daily. "here's your coffee." >> seth: but wait -- [ laughter ] >> yeah.>> seth: this is in life? not in a soap opera? >> yes, and then there was a trial. and then everybody was following the trial. turn the cameras around? >> yeah, yeah, yeah. yeah. some things we write in "novela," our writers are like, "nobody's going to believe us. this is a true story." >> seth: i feel like your be, if you spent too much time on a soap opera set, you would just go crazy and think it's like a totally normal thing to start slowly poisoning somebody. >> yeah. is that not -- like, affluenza? >> seth: yeah, exactly. [ laughter ] soap operaitis. >> soap operaitis. >> seth: yeah.s. >> thank you. >> seth: it's so exciting. and it's always great to have you back on the show. >> thank you.
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eva longoria, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] "telenovela" airs monday nights at 8:30 on nbc. we'll be right back with more "late night." [ cheers and applause ] at happens when lobster gets grilled, baked, and paired with even more lobster? you get hungry. and you count the seconds until red lobster's lobsterfest is of lobster dishes of the year. like new dueling lobster tails with one tail stuffed with crab,with langostino lobster mac-and-cheese, it's a party on a plate! and you over's dream' lives up to its name. hey, eating is believing. so stop dreaming and start eating. adventures from $599,to spend at sea. come seek the royal caribbean.
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nd applause ] >> seth: welcome back to "late night," everybody. 8g band, everyone. [ cheers and applause ]ve them here each and every night. and back with us tonight, sitting in with the 8g band, he's the drummer from one of the, wilco, glenn kotche is here tonight. [ cheers and applause ] glenn has new album "drum kit ", comprised of songs he composed for so percussion. the album is out february 26th on cantaloupe music and you can th so percussion performing at carnegie hall on february 12th. thank you very much for being here glenn. we're so happy to have you over. >> thank you. it's great to be here. [ cheers and applause ]e we move on, i just want to take a second and talk about some of the very exciting guests we have lined up
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>> seth! [ laughter ] seth: oh, hey. i'm sorry, everybody. this is gus, the "late night" janitor. what's going on, gus?check. do you want to throw out this coffee cup? >> seth: yes. [ light laughter ] >> okay. thank you.at it? >> yeah. [ light laughter ] >> seth: okay. as i was saying, on monday, we have a very special guest. he is from the new television show -- >> seth?laughter ] >> seth: yeah, buddy? >> did you also want to throw away this used plastic spoon? [ light laughter ] >> okay. what about this empty container of dentyne ice gum?ing i put in the garbage, i want to throw away. [ light laughter ] >> okay. ] >> seth: so, as i was saying, we have a killer lineup. >> seth, what about this crumpled up post-it note?" written on it. >> seth: well, i mean, i did
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the garbage, so --a yes or no? [ laughter ] >> seth: yes. yes, i wanted to throw it away. >> will ethan be okay with it? [ laughter ]'ll be fine. >> got it. understood. alone now to do the show! >> seth: okay. thank you.e have a very talented individual and -- >> this -- bottle cap? >> seth: what? same lines, the bottle that was screwed on to it? >> seth: yes. [ light laughter ] >> yes on the cap, yes on the bottle or yes on both? >> seth: yes on both! >> seth: okay. so on monday, we have a fantastic show. >> seth? help, help! emergency! [ light laughter ] >> i just had this horrific thought. what if that cap was from a different bottle and had, in nship with the bottle i held up? [ laughter ] does that affect your decision?
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>> no, it does? [ laughter ] or no it doesn't? >> seth: you know what, i really can't be clearer here, gus. garbage, it's trash, period. just throw it away. i mean, why would you even have to double-check any of this?. 20 years ago. [ light laughter ] i was working at the "today" show.ic approached me and asked if i threw out her lucky napkin.t have. i didn't know it was your lucky napkin."on or remorse, she ripped my genitals clean off my body - - [ laughter ]rce of 1,000 gorillas. [ laughter ] and then hurled them clean an into the river east.before you today, a testicle-less man. [ laughter ]
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the show, everybody. our next guest tonight is an actor and comedian you know from the films "sleeping with other and from the television series "the league."'s also starring alongside rober de niro and zac efron in the new movie "dirty grandpa" 22nd. let's take a look. >> anybody work here?body on the floor! this is a robbery! ha-ha-ha! oh, my god. your faces. i was just about to grab a [ bleep ] horse mask. i left mine at the beach the other day. ooh! [ gunfire ]lorida. everything's a licensed gun range. >> you just shot through a wall, man. >> hey! >> pedestrians outside. >> yeah, again -- it's florida.ople don't matter. >> what?! >> so? welcome to tampam surf slam. what can i do for you gentlemen? i'm pam. >> seth: please welcome to the
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[ cheers and applause ] >> seth: hello. >> how are you, friend? >> seth: we have known each other for a very long time. >> we have. argue we are best friends. >> seth: we are -- some would argue that. >> yep. best friends. >> seth: we used to improvise together a lot when you were living in new absolutely. >> seth: we used to do a show sunday night at ucb called "asssscat." one of my favorite all-time things in the world. improv show to do. >> it was. it was just um -- us and a bunch of other great people doing absolute nonsense. dumb improv. and i had to scale it back when i got married. because what i realized was i o my wife, "hey, i know i did comedy all week for a living but on sunday night i'm comedy for free." [ laughter ] >> i know.very clearly as your best friend, you having to be like, "you know what, man, i'm getting married." >> seth: yeah.
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[ laughter ] she's in.e out. >> you're out, she's in. >> seth: you took it well. >> yeah. i -- did not. i cried a lot. [ laughter ] i like, cried. i pooped my pants. [ laughter ] i peed my pants. >> seth: i contend to this day pants before i told you and you used that as an excuse. >> you know what, it turned out to be a great cover. [ laughter ]ally cool with it. because they -- from an emotional point. >> seth: yeah, they were like "oh, my god, he's so upset, he pooped his pan >> seth: from that clip -- from that very funny clip from your film -- >> yes, my film. >> seth: your film. >> my film. nice -- >> i mean, yes, robert de niro and zac efron are in it, but it is -- my film. [ laughter ]h -- yeah. it's very clear from the clip, you have almost all of the lines in the clip. >> right? based on that, you would think i say all of the lines in the movie. [ laughter ] which i do. come see the movie with me, sit next to me, and i'll just say all of the lines in your ear. [ light laughter ]d of -- don't take this the wrong way, but i feel like you're a little
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there. [ laughter ] not in real life --econd. are you judging that by the three lone dreadlocks that my character has on the back of his head? >> seth: three lone dreadlocks.dreadlocks, left over from something really messed up in his life. >> seth: so, but you -- >> he's a drug dealer.the course of your career, you've played a lot of these characters. so i would like to read your projects. >> oh, boy. and i want you to tell me whether or not you played a scumbag or an almost normal person. >> i love -- even that there is a qualifier for "normal person." an almost normal person. >> seth: yeah. >> let's do it. >> seth: the television show "community." >> okay. scumbag.l scumbag, like, community theatre director who treats ken jeong really poorly. >> seth: okay.cumbag, that guy. >> seth: "parks and rec." >> "parks and rec." dennis feinstein. absolute scumbag. [ laughter ]in pawnee, indiana who is a real piece
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awful.." >> "the league" is like the "er" scumbag. rafi from "the league" is a true >> seth: yeah. really bad guy. character which leads most people to believe upon meeting me that they are meeting, like, someone who is --uinely committed war crimes. [ laughter ] >> seth: what about the "kroll show"? >> "kroll show." like, a number of scumbags. [ light laughter ]ber of scumbags. i played a number of scumbags on that show. >> seth: because it was a sketch show, so you did --tiple characters. >> seth: "broad city?" >> "broad city." scumbag. [ laughter ] ooh, me and matt jones played djs -- already scumbags. [ laughter ] >> seth: rig instantly, boom. i say "deejays" at a rooftop party and you guys are like, "scumbags." [ laughter ] but here's the twist.ng to get the girls to have a foursome. [ laughter ] >> seth: such a scumbag. >> scumbag. confident about this. what about new film this year,
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>> "night before."he thing. i play a very drunk -- i'm in only one scene in this movie. i play a very drunk claus. >> seth: uh-huh. >> who is pissing against the wall in the middle of the night and who beats up joe gordon-levitt. now, i am also a third grade movie. so i would posit that i am less a scumbag, more a piece of [ belep ]. >> seth: oh, wow. [ laughter ]e -- this is range, now. >> i think there's a category beyond scumbag that is really just piece of [ bleep ]. >> seth: okay. "transparent." on amazon. >> beautiful show. love everybody on "transparent." and it is an amazing opportunity they gave me to come in. guy. i love this too. everybody that tweets about "transparent" is like, "hey, in mantzoukas is on 'transparent,' and he's pretty normal." [ light laughter ] except that i am a drug dealer. [ laughter ] so that's like sort of your pinnacle. >> that's my rap. you know, it's like, "oh, no, he's nice to sarah on the y. even though he is a drug
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>> seth: well, i want to talk to you about this.you have one of my favorite podcasts. >> oh, yes. >> seth: you host a podcast called "how did this get made." >> i do, with paul scheer and june diane raphael, yes. this is about -- you guys just go deep on how certain movies got made. >> yeah.started when we all watched the movie "wall street 2: money never sleeps." >> seth: yep. >> and afterwards had a where we were like, "that was untethered insanity, right?" [ light laughter ] like, top to bottom, that made no sense andand we talked about it for like, an hour. and at the end, i was like, "we should just do this all of the time for crappy movies." that's what we do on the show.h a movie and then get around a table full of microphones or a live audience like this and we just talk aboutep ] just happened in this movie? [ laughter ] why did this -- and a lot of times, to be fair, nicolas cage is in the movie. [ laughter ] >> and is the answer to that question.
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break. >> nicolas cage is insane. and everybody is like, "i can lll >> seth: have you -- obviously you try to pick movies that the consensus would say azy, how did that get made? >> we just have done the movie "kazaam" where shaquille o'neal plays a genie. >> seth: yes.id that get made." >> yeah.u now -- is it true that you've stumbled listeners have defended? >> oh, that's what's really fascinating, because we will all decide, like, "oh, we have to do this movie.vious." but then people will revolt. especially if it meant something to them as a kid.e "spice world" with the spice girls. [ light laughter ] in which baby spice -- apropos ng, makes out with an alien. [ laughter ] a spaceship lands, a little alien comes out and baby spice [ laughter ] this is an indefensible movie. it's bonkers.le were like, "this is
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[ laughter ]much to me. how -- i was with you up until now, 'how did this get made.' but this is too far!" people freaked out. >> seth: now, do you-- have you now --d you to look inward and say, "hey, maybe there's a movie i liked as a kid that is actually terrible"? >> there are a couple of them. we've done one recently that i contended was a great movie, a great movie, starring nicolas cage. it is called "face-off." >> seth: "face-off." [ laughter and applause ] movie. >> seth: i don't think i have your back on this. >> don't worry about it. here's one that i think we're gonna do soon because now we're ated by re -- re -- revisiting movies that we liked as kids. and this is going to go weird i think for everybody. the matthew broderick, rutger hauer, young vie known as "ladyhawke." >> seth: "ladyhawke." i saw "ladyhawke" in the theaters. >> same. >> seth: yeah. in passionate love with michelle pfeiffer. she immediately supplanted the "double trouble" twins. >> seth: oh, but those were -- so that was what your -- >> i bet the audience has no about.
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>> seth: is this post-"ferris bueller" broderick? i feel like -- >> i don't know if -- it may be. yeah, now i can't remember. with expectations maybe, because of "bueller." but now, explain the plot real because it's -- >> a totally normal movie in put a curse on rutger hauer and michelle pfeiffer, who are in love. so that during the day, she is a hawk.d he is rutger hauer. and at night, she is michelle pfeiffer, and he is a wolf. [ laughter ] and it's so romantic!oderick is the thief who brings them together and figures it all out. and it's set in, like, medieval nd has a 100% synth score. >> seth: yeah, it's super synthy. >> it is very jarring, the juxtaposition between the music choices and the movie.bsolutely no sense. >> seth: it's also really great that the name "ladyhawke" which you >> yep. >> seth: -- is so literal. >> yep. [ laughter ] yes. >> seth: why is it called
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oh, there's a lady and a -- [ laughter ] we thought people would get it. it used to be called "ladyhawke, man wolf and the begger boy." mess. >> i will. >> seth: i will listen to that, and please defend it. >> you should est for that episode. >> done. >> seth: i'm there. >> next time we do a live show here, it's you. >> seth: that's great. thank you so much for being here.e movie. >> thank you. >> seth: you are not a scumbag. >> i love you, buddy. >> seth: jason mantzoukas, "dirty grandpa" is in the theaters january 22nd. "late night." [ cheers and applause ] points, points, our points. there has got to be a way to redeem our hotel points. i just want to take a vacation. this seems crazy. oh really?something we don't know, captain obvious. ok. with hotels.com, when you collect 10 nights you get one free. oh. so you only need to know
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[ cheers and applause ] back to "late
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talented author whose debut s bookstores today. please welcome to the show, sunil yapa! e ] >> seth: i'm so happy to have you here. >> oh, it's a thrill to be here. book. it's fantastic. >> seth: i want to give some people here the background on multiple characters over the course of a day in the 1999 wto that, give us a little bit of background. >> okay, so it's november '99, a month from the millennium, about y2k. the banks are going to crash, the country's going to crash. and they decide to have the economic meeting in the world. they have 135 countries, they
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president clinton is going to ben is going to be there. and they have these enormous meetings.owed up to protest it and they've only scheduled about 900 cops. so you can imagine what happened. they had shut down the protests --n the meetings within by noon on the second day. >> seth: now, you worked there, but you were aware of it at the time. >> that's right.p, my dad is a marxist professor of geography. >> seth: okay. >> so i grew up in that milieu. my bedtime stories were about global economic development.er ] >> seth: did you fall asleep fast or never? >> right away, right away. >> seth: i feel like -- you go right to bed or lay up, what are chasing this dollar? [ laughter ] >> instead of "monopoly," we had "capital," which is i think a . no one understood the rules. >> seth: really? there's a socialist board game? >> i'm pretty sure. it was up in the attic. no one played it. no one knew the rules. i think when you buy capital, the first thing it says in the instructions is "put this in the attic." [ laughter ] >> everyone plays at the same time. >> seth: you have dice rolling everywhere..
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much of this idea. >> right. so i grew up knowing a lot about it.ge when the protests happened in '99. and i had already been arrested mething -- for some of my illegal habits. >> seth: okay, well don't just blow by that. [ laughter ] >> they're legal now. legal now. >> in the state of washington. >> seth: i follow. >> okay. [ light laughter ] so i already spent a night in jail and it wasn't an experience i wanted to repeat. strategies they used at the protest was clog the jails. and i thought, i don't really want to be a clogger., yeah. that's nice, so you basically said best of luck to you guys, take down capitalism, i'm sitting this one out. >> total coward, total coward.he book to be honest because i really admired the characters i was writing about, because i said,es to sit in the streets and be willing take tear gas for people you care about three continents away.our main character in the book is biracial. you're a bit biracial, your father is from sri lanka. and your mother is from montana. >> that's right. >> seth: and they're here tonight?
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them? there we are. hey guys. [ cheers and applause ]s from sri lanka. my dad's from sri lanka and he's the one i think who taught me about story-telling. so it's not fact checked, this 1964 on the same plane as the he flew from london to new york on the same plane as the beatles and he says he heard a little didn't really know what's happening.e days when you would -- staircase out to the runway, right? >> he comes to the top of the staircase and there's a crowd and he says to the lady, wow, they treat foreign students here so well! [ laughter ]is not true. >> that is true. first -- >> it is true. >> seth: okay. [ laughter ] i believe him. a writer, you went through -- and this really broke my heart when i heard this. you wrote a first draft of this
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>> 604.ou lost it. >> yeah. yeah. >> seth: you had it lose -- i mean, first of all -- yeah. >> i mean, how -- really, explain it to me.zy. so i think i'm probably the last person this will ever happen to in the digital age, right? >> seth: yeah. >> so i was living in chili, andany internet. so no cloud. i didn't have a printer.y measure was to hide my laptop in the oven, put it in a baking tray and slide it in there. >> seth: it is the last place i would check. >> right? right? >> seth: let's steal the computers. oven? [ laughter ] >> exactly. so that was the only draft. i finished it, 604 pages, my h my god, right? i come back to the u.s., i was working as a traveling salesman, nd it was not chicago's finest hotel, and someone broke in and stole my backpack. and that was the only copy of the book, 604 pages. survived all the time in the chilean oven.
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and was gone from a chicago hotel.ect. >> seth: you -- you mentioned you're a traveling salesman. i'm always fascinated by what writers are doing -- because while you're writing a book no one is giving you any money. book. so i'm always fascinated about what writers do to pass the time and to support tyou selling as a traveling salesman? >> actually, again, i'm probably one of the last people to ever do this. college campuses. >> seth: you just set up your poster shop? >> i was a little more official than that.any was started by four guys in the '70s. they would give me and my friend the biggest truck you can drive without a commercial license. rs and bob marley posters. >> seth: wow. >> right? we went classy, had some starry night.imt. >> seth: the guy, when he puts up he calls his buddy, and he's like, "hey, i'm bringing a girl home, put up starry night." [ laughter ] >> put up starry night. right, exactly. [ laughter ] put ansel adams up. >> seth: what was the best-selling poster in your
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again for another four years, i lived in seven different >> seth: fantastic. >> i would sell posters and go to chile, sell posters, go to argentina. sell posters, and got to india.ng the dream. that life sounds a lot cooler than being an author. [ laughter ] i would go back to the poster and travel game. you had it figured out and you eing a writer. [ laughter ] you had the dream. you were living the dream. >> here's the thing, seth. when your hair goes grey you can't break intomore. >> seth: that's true. that's true. you got out while the gettin' was good. thank you so much for being here. congratulations. >> my pleasure. yapa, everybody. "your heart is a muscle the size of a fist." is in bookstores now. we'll be right back.
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