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[ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: my thanks to andrew garfield, mary lynn rajskub. chvrches once again. and the roots ladies and gentlemen over there. stay tuned for "late night with seth meyers." thanks for watching, have a a great night. hope to see you tomorrow. bye-bye, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> announcer: from 30 rockefeller plaza in new york it's "late night with seth meyers." tonight -- kiefer sutherland, rose byrne,
richard ayoade, featuring the 8g band with fred armisen. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ and now, here he is, seth meyers. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> seth: good evening! i'm seth meyers. this is "late night." how is everybody doing tonight? are we well? is everybody well? [ cheers and applause ] sorry to start on a downer but more bad news for toronto mayor rob ford. [ laughter ] another video has surfaced of rob ford smoking crack. and today his lawyers announced that he will be going to rehab. it's the first time someone has said they're going to rehab and rehab said "no, no, no." [ laughter ]
rehab said that. [ cheers and applause ] that's right, everyone. rob ford's lawyers say that he will take a leave of absence to seek help for substance abuse, though they didn't say whether the substance in question was crack or gravy. [ laughter ] it's likely both. [ laughter ] some international news. yesterday the japanese government refused entry to 23 russians in cooperation with the sanctions imposed by the u.s. well, they refused entry to one russian, but 22 smaller ones were stacked inside him. [ laughter and applause ] the royal court of saudi arabia has launched a website that will accept complaints against the government and send them directly to the king. you can even submit a second complaint if you want using your remaining hand.
[ laughter ] this is just crazy. a new restaurant in ibiza, opening this summer, is set to become the most expensive restaurant in the world, charging over $2,000 per person. and get this, the guacamole? is still extra. [ laughter ] still extra. a texas veterinarian is being investigated after he told his family that their sick dog was put down when he actually held the pet hostage for medical experiments. said the dog, "on the plus side, i can talk now." [ laughter ] "it was a harrowing ordeal but i have the power of speech. and before all i'd be able to do is bark about this." [ laughter ] "i'm probably going easy on him. i probably have stockholm syndrome not that i understand what that is. i'm a dog." [ laughter ]
"and i can talk. i still have a dog brain." [ laughter ] this is fascinating. a group university physicistists have discovered that ancient egyptians were able to transport the 2.5 ton stones that made up the pyramids by pouring water on the sand before dragging them on sleds. oh, and also slavery. [ laughter ] lots of slavery. "hey, thanks for coming over to help me make the pyramids." "sure. you got everything?" "yeah, i think so." "uh -- you got the water? "yeah, we got the water." "you got the sleds?" "yeah, we got the sleds." "you have thousands of slaves?" [ light laughter ] "dude! come on, dude." in order to teach people about nature, a portland beekeeper has filmed herself dancing topless while covered in bees. so far it hasn't taught people about nature as much as it has taught people, "oh, wow, i guess i'm into this." [ laughter ]
"i guess i'm a guy who likes women covered in bees. this is my life now." that's right. she danced topless while covered in bees although it looks like she only got stung twice. [ laughter and applause ] thank you, elementary school! this year the colorado symphony will host a "bring your own marijuana" concert series called "classically cannabis." [ laughter ] or if you don't like classical music, you could attend the "bring your own marijuana" concert called any other concert. [ laughter ] this is interesting. the city of chicago has passed a ban on plastic grocery bags. not for any ecological reason, but just so you don't have to hear anyone say plastic with a chicago accent. "do you want paper or plastic?" [ laughter ]
"paper, paper, paper. you don't have to say the second half." "plastic." [ laughter ] "you've got a lot of avocados. are you going to make guacamole? you know, there's a restaurant in ibiza that makes you pay for it." [ laughter ] new reports show that subway leads the fast food industry in terms of underpaying its workers. but if you became a sandwich artist for the money, you're in it for the wrong reasons, man. [ laughter ] and finally, a real estate agent in the u.k. claims that a house currently on sale for 1.3 million pounds is the final resting place of robin hood which means that even in death, he's robbing from the rich. [ laughter ] ladies and gentlemen, the 8g band! [ cheers and applause ] ♪
>> seth: how are we doing, 8g band? is everybody well? good to see you all. fred, it's great to see you tonight. >> fred: great to see you. >> seth: season finale of -- season 4 of "portlandia"? >> fred: yes. >> seth: unbelievable. that happens tonight. congratulations. [ cheers and applause ] i am so happy when you're here because when you're here i feel like i learn a new thing about you every day. and sometimes i will say that they're so harto believe that it seems like maybe you're just making them up off the top of your head. [ laughter ] like, for example -- is this true? are you this weekend -- are you performing a magic trick that's never been done before? >> fred: yes. absolutely. >> seth: you are? >> fred: yes. >> seth: and what -- so what is this magic trick that's never been done before? >> fred: it's called the magic
acne. [ light laughter ] and it'll be a crowd of people. and i'm going to bestow acne on all of them. permanently. [ laughter ] >> seth: and you're going to give them permanent acne? >> fred: yes. immediately. so, uh -- come on down. it's gonna be downtown. [ laughter ] >> seth: why would i want to go to that? because i feel like there's two outcomes. >> fred: uh-huh. >> seth: one, you fail at the trick and i'm disappointed. or two, you succeed and i'm disappointed. [ laughter ] >> fred: well, it's magic. i mean, you have to believe in magic and the history of magic and the tradition of it. i mean, it goes ba a really long time. it's a very -- >> seth: you know, i know what magic is and what magic tricks are. i'm just saying why would i go to one where the outcome is i have permanent acne? >> fred: to support your friend, first of all. because, you know. [ laughter ] come on, you know? >> seth: okay, fred. i'm sorry. i was sort of speaking in a more universal sense. but i would go to support you, fred. why would anyone else go? >> fred: just to see the magic of magic. you know what i mean? [ laughter ]
>> seth: but see, if i like the magic of magic, why wouldn't i just go watch a guy -- pull a rabbit out of a hat? that's great and then it's not a permanent thing that's on my face. >> fred: ah, that's the grand mystery. [ laughter ] that's where the magic is. i mean, see -- to see how i do it. [ laughter ] >> seth: are you going to -- wait. are you going to show us how you do it? >> fred: during the trick, yes. at the moment, i can't. >> seth: okay, great. >> fred: but i will. so please -- please come on down. >> seth: as a guest there, if i'm there, do i have to eat anything or do anything? do i put something on my face or is this is just something you do? >> fred: no. you do have to put something on your face. [ laughter ] it's a chocolate butter mix. [ laughter ] >> seth: this does not sound like a magic trick. i am still going to be there. because i'm your friend and i support y0u. >> fred: thank you. >> seth: give it up for fred armisen, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] not sure if you've been watching -- this week, we have been chronicling what we're calling credit card gate. here's what's happened. two weeks ago my good friend, my dear friend, amy poehler -- you all know amy poehler, the incredibly talented amy poehler. [ cheers and applause ] she and i went to dinner. the bill came. we split the bill.
we each put our credit cards in. the bill came back. we signed our checks. we left. to, uh -- like, the beginning of this week i paid for a dinner thinking i still have my credit card. turns out i took hers. so, i immediately feel terrible because i paid for a couple meals with her credit card. so, i text her, "hey, i have your credit card and you have my credit card." and all she writes back is, "i just bought a boat." [ laughter ] so. ha ha, very funny. i put my -- i t her credit card and money, the money i spent on dinner, in an envelope and i messenger it to her apartment. assuming that then she'll messenger my credit card back. but instead all she does is she texts me a photo of her holding both credit cards and the money with #upperhand. [ laughter ] then yesterday i get my credit card bill. and i look, and like, i felt bad about having two meals. she checked into a hotel with her whole family. [ laughter ] like, an expensive hotel. so, i say this on the show last night. then she texts me, "haha is that true about the hotel?" i'm like, "how can you not remember this?" and i said, "but really, you
have to send me your credit card." and she goes, "well, let me send you this to tide you over." and she sent me this picture today of her in beverly hills with my credit card. [ cheers and applause ] and the people on the show who are nice enough to put this on a nice art card. they go, "don't worry we blurred the numbers on your credit card so no one can steal your identity." i'm like, "that has already happened." [ laughter ] my identity has been stolen. you might as well print it. no one can spend more money than amy poehler is currently spending. so, i really hope that when i check in with you next, i will have my credit card back. but either way i still love amy poehler. so, give it up for amy poehler. [ cheers and applause ] and give it up for a great show that we have for you tonight. joining us tonight, kiefer sutherland is going to be joining us. [ cheers and applause ] we're going to talk about the return of "24." also from the upcoming film, "neighbors," actress rose byrne is with us tonight. [ cheers and applause ] incredibly talented rose byrne. and the director of the new film, "the double,"
richard ayoade is here. [ cheers and applause ] incredibly funny. incredibly interesting guy. now, before we get to all that we here at "late night" are big fans of lesser-known holidays. when you read the newspapers these days, it seems like there's always a holiday you didn't know existed. and it happens to be today. and well, this saturday is national hug your cat day. [ cat meows ] [ laughter ] and sure, it sounds like one of those silly made-up holidays. but we did some we did some digging and the history of hug your cat day is actually pretty interesting. ♪ in the highlands of scotland in the city of green glen in 1715, a traveling band of musicians known as the cats and fidel players arrived weary from their travels. the townspeople used the unexpected visit as an excuse for a celebration. >> come one, come all to house mcgonagall for a night of music and merryment. bring your dancing shoes and your eating kilt. tonight, we feast. >> seth: and feast they did. from the night into the morning until the next eve. when the revelry had finally subsided, each household took in
visitors for the night as was the custom in the friendly hamlet of green glen. that fateful night is when the massacre began. pulling out knives they had hidden in their instruments, the musicians hacked all the adult male residents of green glen to death. the river nevis ran red with the blood of the hospitable. the band of musicians looted the town, burned to the ground and went on their way. the following morning, the actions of the carnage, the widows howled, having no one to comfort them but their cats. [ laughter ] their cats who, if we're being honest, seemed pretty indifferent about the whole affair. [ laughter ] from that day forward the widows of green glen refer to may 3rd as hug your cat day. ♪ happy hug your cat day, everyone! we'll be right back with more "late night"! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ frank, how do you and dolly keep it interesting?
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back to "late night," everyone! we have an excellent show for you this evening. we have such great guests lined up. but before we continue, over the past three months our studio audience has become a gathering place, a salon if you will, of some of the most important, most influential, most respected individuals living today. and tonight, tonight is no different. we have many distinguished guests here with us this evening. so please join me in recognizing a rock 'n' roll legend, devin kohl, the 695th beatle is here. [ cheers and applause ] devin's contributions to the
group consisted of playing "rocky raccoon" in his college dorm room at drexel university. he had to start over seven times. paul was the funny one. george was the quiet one. and devin was the one who went to work for his father-in-law's lumber company. [ light laughter ] folks, i am humbled and i am honored to introduce abstract impressionist, post cubist, pre-surrealist, pre-post modernist, pre-pre-pre-dadaist, prefontaine futurist painter jacques beaupre. [ laughter ] >> seth: there he is. jacque beaupre. and here, for those unfamiliar with his work, is his famous painting, entitled "stick figure saying pizza." [ laughter and applause ] jacque beapre, everyone. next, ladies and gentleman, we are in the presence of non-hollywood royalty. not tom hanks is here. not tom hanks is known worldwide for not being a two-time oscar winner, not dressing up as a woman to afford an apartment in the sitcom "bosom buddies", and not being an enthusiast of
outer-space. in fact, not tom hanks once said, and i quote, "the moon could blow up for all i care. i'm not tom hanks." [ laughter ] >> seth: thank you for being here, not tom. tonight marks a special occasion for our next guest, high school senior amanda holly is here. amanda finished first in her class at abradeen high school, was student council president and editor-in-chief of the school paper. she applied early decision to columbia university and it has been her dream to go to there her whole life. amanda, i have your letter from columbia right here. i'm going on open it up and read in it front of everyone. this is -- this is so very exciting. dear, amanda. thank you so much for applying to columbia, but we regret to inform -- okay. moving on! [ laughter and applause ] to our next distinguished guest. this person is a major, major player in the punctuation world. gary lazarus, the inventor of the semi-colon is here. [ laughter and applause ]
and gary, while you're here could you please once and for all explain to us why and when you actually use a semi-colon? see? even you can't do it. [ laughter ] and you invented the damn thing. you're a son of a bitch, gary lazarus. [ laughter ] and not a semi son of a bitch, you're the whole dam thing. next, author aubrey f. dumont is here. aubrey is the woman who created the senual series of young adult novels of about two teenage ghosts who live in tasseltop, massachusetts called "below the netherworld." i will now read a passage from the very sensual, very ghostly, "below the netherworld." there was a knock at the door. but before kate could open it, jonathan had already entered through wall because he is a ghost. [ laughter ] hey, said kate. boo, said jonathan.
[ laughter ] then they ghost boned. [ laughter and applause ] so sensual. such a mastery of language. ladies and gentlemen, chris kattan impersonator, clark seagul is here. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: clark, how are you? we're so happy to have you here. clark, you know what everyone here wants. let's hear you to a little of your chris kattan. >> what do you want me to say? >> seth: that was fantastic! you sound just like him. that was wonderful. >> thank you. thank you. >> seth: and while we're here, how about a little mango? >> oh, okay. no. you can't have the mango. >> seth: yes. [ applause ] >> seth: how about a night at the roxbury guy? >> okay. [ laughter ]
>> seth: wonderful. wonderful. and how about some mr. peepers? >> oh, bah! bah! [ laughter ] >> seth: that's great. another apple! do another apple! [ cheers and applause ] another apple. oh, that's great. you're so good at this. do another one! do another apple! >> bah. >> seth: one more time! one more apple! do another apple! [ cheers and applause ] you're so good at this. keep on doing it! another! another apple! another apple! do another apple! do another apple! do another apple! [ laughter ] do another apple! do another apple! do another apple. >> i'm sick. i want to stop. >> seth: and that's why you'll never be chris kattan!
[ cheers and applause ] you're an imposter. and finally, ladies and gentlemen i will say of all the distinguished guests we've ever had here on "late night," the next may be the most prominent only because he's added nothing but sheer deliciousness to our lives. please welcome scott flynn, the inventor of chicken tenders. [ cheers and applause ] everyone, everyone stand and give scott the ovation he deserves. [ cheers and applause ] truly an honor. and tonight because of scott everyone in the audience gets chicken tenders. chicken tenders for all! [ cheers and applause ] thank you to all our distinguished guests. we will be right back with kiefer sutherland. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪
live another day" which premiers monday night on fox. please welcome kiefer sutherland! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ i am not going to lie. i'm really excited jack bauer is back. >> thanks, well, thank you very much. thank you. [ cheers ] thank you so much for having me. >> seth: of course. it's great to have you here. >> and congratulations to you. >> seth: thank you very much. we're going to call ours die another day. or yours is live another day. >> well, we'll see. >> seth: yeah, "late night with seth meyers, live another day." so, you --did you have any hesitation about coming back to the role? you did it eight years, you've had about four years off. >> at first i was actually -- i called howard gordon who was our lead writer on "24." and i was calling him to congratulate him for winning the golden globe for "homeland." and he said, "i'm really glad you called. i've had this idea and i've had it for a while.
it's for '24' and it's 12 episodes. it will still represent a 24-hour day. and for me to go any further with the idea, would you be interested in doing it?" and we talked for a little while and he kind of explained what he wanted. i said, "look, if you really believe that we've got a chance here to do something better than we've done before, i'm in." and that took all of 15 minutes. >> seth: that's great. >> and then for the next six months i was scared to death. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: that's awesome. you shot in london this time. >> yeah. >> seth: how was it shooting in london? >> it's been fantastic. the key to london is having a nice place to stay. and three of us went over from the states in the beginning. and the rest our crew is obviously from london. and i got the best place clearly. so people have adapted based off of that. >> seth: jack bauer should have the best place. >> well, it doesn't normally work that way, but i got lucky this time, yeah. >> seth: now is this the role people most know you for now? i mean, you've had a long career, but -- >> it's certainly the most prolific work i've done. i mean, we've made 196 episodes.
>> seth: wow. >> i think now we've done over 200. >> seth: that's great. >> so people -- it took me a while but people started calling me jack more than they started calling me by my own name, which i got kind of embarrassed for because i started to realize like, kind of the dumber things that i do kind of transfer over to the character. >> seth: sure. >> there --i mean, just in london recently, i was walking into this beautiful, beautiful chinese restaurant. and in this restaurant they have these beautiful kind of ornate rooms where you can have private dinners and they were showing us around. and i was with someone who i work with all the time. her name is marcie. and i got a little ahead of the tour and i went, "oh, my god, look at this room." and i walked straight into a mirror that was reflecting the room across the hallway. [ laughter ] down i went and before she could stop herself, she started laughing and went, "oh, my god, jack bauer's an idiot." [ laughter ] i was like, "jack bauer's not an idiot. i'm an idiot." >> seth: right. >> jack bauer's fine, he would never have done that. >> seth: i like that you weren't at all thrown by the kiefer that was walking toward you.
[ laughter ] >> this is where they're cruel. i think they set this up to do it. the angle's --it's at a pitch. >> seth: okay, gotcha. >> so literally i saw it at the very last second and couldn't stop because i was so excited to see the room. and the story, there was another time in silver lake, i was riding my bicycle, and this is dorky to begin with, but i have a basket on my bike so i can put my groceries. >> seth: sure. >> and i had a friend weld a pole on the back of my bike so i can get my dry cleaning. and there i am, i'm riding down silver lake and believe it or not in los angeles, every once in a while they do have pedestrian traffic and i seemed to find that it day. so i had the slow way down and i hit a pothole and i went flying over the handlebars. my laundry went that way. my groceries went that way. i'm so embarrassed, i'm humiliated. i'm trying to pick it up. people are trying to help, i'm like, "leave the stuff alone. i'm so sorry. just don't pay attention." and as i'm doing this some guy drives by and he goes, "jack bauer can't ride a bike!" [ laughter ] and i was humiliated.
and i managed to get all the stuff back on the bike and i'm riding down and damn if he's not stuck at the red light. and so i don't want him to see me because i'm already embarrassed. so i'm kind of hiding behind a street light like this and he yells out, "i can still see you!" [ laughter ] and i just kind of fell apart laughing. we actually became friends. at that point, what else would you do? >> seth: yeah,m that's great. well, you had to become friends because no one was ever gonna believe his story. >> no, so it was -- so i have felt guilty at times for some of the things that i've kind of brought on to the character through my own kind of silliness. >> seth: but you -- you don't actually watch -- we have a clip. and you don't watch yourself on camera. >> i'm not very good at it. >> seth: okay, so you don't know -- >> i try to avoid it. >> seth: we're going to show a clip, then. you've never seen it. and then afterwards i'd love if we could come back and you can do a little self-critique. >> cool. >> seth: show us how you feel. >> how much time you got? >> seth: so here's a clip from the new "24." >> which one of you is derrek yates?
i said, which one of you is derrek yates? >> yates no longer works with us. had a classic style. >> you're going to help me find them. >> i'm afraid i can't do that. >> and i'm afraid you don't have any choice. >> we all have a choice, mr. bauer. that's what this organization represents. for i should help you what would happen to my credibility? >> your credibility? ♪ i am not going to ask a third time. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: what did you think about that? >> well, my instant critique? >> seth: yes. >> mary ly looks fantastic. >> seth: she looks great, yep. >> michael wincott, who is the other actor i pulled a gun on, i think he's fantastic in the scene and every time i kind of started talking i started to look at the bottom of the tv. i just --it's not something good. i don't do it well.
you spend a lot of time developing a character and for me for whatever reason, i have a hard time seeing kind of past myself. >> seth: yeah. i feel the same way. i find it hard to watch myself. but i enjoyed watching that clip because i kept thinking that that was the guy in the car who yelled at you. >> i thought i kicked michael really well. >> seth: yeah, you kicked him really well. >> and the gun thing was pretty cool. >> seth: yeah, that was really good. so, didn't love your face, thought the kicking and the gun were outstanding? >> yes. there you go. >> seth: well, i did, too. so, thank you so much for being on the show. kiefer sutherland, everyone. [ cheers and applause ] thank you so much. "24: live another day" premiers in a special two-hour episode monday night on fox. we'll be right back with rose byrne. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back to "late night" everyone. you know our next guest from "bridesmaids" and the emmy-nominated show "damages." her latest movie the very funny "neighbors" which hits theaters on may 9th. please welcome rose byrne. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] it is so great to have you here. >> thanks for having me. i'm so excited. >> seth: and you've traveled a long way. >> i have. i traveled from hungary.
>> seth: you were in hungary working on a film? >> yep, yep, i'm shooting a film called "spy" over there. yes. >> seth: is it about spies? >> it's -- weirdly. [ laughter ] believe it or not. >> seth: how do you like hungary? >> it's beautiful. we're shooting in budapest and it's a gorgeous ancient old beautiful european city, so yes, but i'm a little bit delirious. >> seth: you're a little jet lagged. >> i'm a little jet lagged. >> seth: it was great, because you were in an episode of "portlandia." >> hi, fred. hi, buddy! how are you? you look great! >> fred: hello. thank you. likewise. >> yeah? yeah, thanks. it takes a village. it took a village. three hours. >> seth: you and fred played a couple that went on a one-day date to overseas. you went to italy? is that where you guys went? >> fred: yeah. it was like our third date. >> yes. >> seth: and you decided to be spontaneous and go to italy but it kind of back fired because you slept on the plane and rosie, you didn't, and the whole thing was jet lagged. you slept in italy. >> which is pretty much what's happening to me right now. [ laughter ] >> seth: so we've come full circle. >> it's a bit surreal. yeah. >> seth: this movie "neighbors" is so funny, so great. seth rogen and zack efron are great.
you're great in it. do you want to just tell us real quick what it's about? >> yes, so it's about a young couple, seth and i, who have a small baby and we're like reformed sort of party people. so we're like, trying to be responsible with our new child and everything. and then a fraternity moves into the house next door and zach efron is the head of the fraternity, and he's topless a lot. so it's exciting for the ladies. and any way, they kind of -- we become friends with them and then it turns into a neighborly sort of war. >> seth: and they're very like pressing of boundries in this movie. and what's great is usually, sometimes, at least, the female roles in this kind of movie are sort of pushed to the side but you sort of really mix it up with everybody as far as pushing it to the limit. >> i'm mixing it up. >> seth: yeah, you really are, it's great. >> yes, it's definitely -- yeah, well, that was what we said initially, like, to make her sort of like irresponsible as the guys instead of having like, the nagging wife in the corner. >> seth: yeah. >> so she's very much in the mix which is, yes. >> seth: was there anything that they asked you to do that you thought, i don't know if this is the best thing to do.
>> where do i start? well, you know, like the opening scene, seth and i are having relations. and we, you know, but i'm in a full kind of frock and like dress. and seth's like naked. so there's really nothing i can complain about, because he's the one -- >> seth: he's naked as much as zack is. >> he really is. >> seth: he really is. >> for better or worse. [ laughter ] and i love seth. i think he's great. >> seth: hey, he might be better for all we know. >> yes, exactly. come on. but yes, it's all in. everybody's all on board for the raunchiness of the film. >> seth: now, being from australia you probably didn't know as much about greek life and the idea of fraternities. >> i really didn't. i had to do a lot of research. you have beer pong. >> seth: you didn't know about beer pong? >> very new. >> seth: it's funny, because i just sort of think australia is like, almost like a fraternity of countries. it's like -- >> the ultimate. >> seth: it's the fraternity. >> an ultimate fraternity. >> seth: i pledged australia. >> we're always the last at the bar.
>> seth: yeah, that's true. but, i guess in america -- in australia you don't need a game like ping pong to help you find your way to drinking. >> exactly, no. we just need sundown and everybody knows it. [ laughter ] yeah. no, it was very educational. we don't have like, yeah. we don't really have that fraternity culture so it was interesting. >> steh: and now zack efron, i imagine when you shoot with someone like zack efron, tons of screaming girls. tons of paparazzi. >> paparazzi constantly. just packs of them finding him. and he was, as i say, topless a lot so money shots going on constantly. and they looked very disappointed when me and seth came out. cameras down. [ laughter ] >> seth: i remember like people in my early years on "snl" when nobody knew who i was, i walked the red carpet. they would just politely hit the flash but not the camera. [ laughter ] like, they'd just like point it off and just like, oh, send off a flash. [ laughter ] >> that's sounds more insulting. >> seth: it's more insulting. yeah. >> that's just like, come on. >> seth: and also, this is true. i went to peru with alexis, you know my wife alexis. >> yes.
>> seth: we went to peru for our honeymoon. and when we were in peru, so was zack efron and our hotel was like filled with screaming peruvian girls who just were waiting for zack efron. and we could walk in and out and nobody would even turn their heads. [ laughter ] and at one point we were walking into the lobby and all these screaming girls, and just as a joke to alexis i go, "well, they must not get "snl" here." and the guy behind the desk goes "no, we get it." [ laughter ] again, you don't need to -- >> you can't win. >> seth: yeah, yeah, yeah. >> that's once again very insulting. >> seth: so we have a clip from the very funny movie "neighbors." and i think we should show it. >> all right. >> seth: all right. let's take a look. >> is that a balloon? you find the balloon? >> that's not a balloon! oh [ bleep ]! [ yelling ] >> all right. your baby has hiv.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back to "late night," everyone. my next guest is a writer, director, and comedian best known for his work on the british sitcome "the it crowd" and movies like "submarine" and "the watch." his new film "the double" starring jesse eisenberg opens inselect theaters friday may 9th. please welcome richard ayoade. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> seth: welcome. i'm so happy to have you here. >> likewise. you're very kind. you have a lot of pencils.
>> seth: i do have a lot of pencils. i sort of have an obsession and it's a little weird. >> how much writing do you do? >> seth: not enough. i think that's really showing how little writing i do because they're all still there. >> wow. okay. >> seth: i haven't gone through many. >> you could you get some notes done. >> seth: i can get notes done. if you see me scribbling, that means somethinghas come up that i feel like i have to say something about. >> fine. >> seth: now this movie is great. it's very dark. it's very claustrophobic, it's futuristic. >> this all says box office. [ laughter ] >> seth: congratulations in advance. >> well, thank you. i'm just waiting to collect the check. [ light laughter ] >> seth: that's why you get into dark and futuristic. >> i mean, who doesn't like this when they want to cash in some buck? >> seth: now, how do you approach a movie like -- you shot on abandoned estate. >> that's right. yes. >> seth: so how does the cast -- >> the glamor quotient is going up. it is an abandoned business estate in wokingham. which is an hour outside of london. people are already drifting off into a coma. >> seth: right. [ laughter ] >> and it was, yeah, all shot at night. everyone went slightly crazy and
we documented that in the film. >> seth: that's great. speaking of slightly crazy, i would imagine you needed that had for jesse, because jesse plays two different characters with two distinct personalities. directing must be incredibly hard when you're doing that. >> well, it's less hard than the job he had to do. which involves actually doing itand acting which i have no aptitude to do for. so really it was just me watching him and going, "wow, you're really good. [ laughter ] >> and okay, now do the other one. yeah. you're really good at that one as well." [ laughter ] >> seth: you're really underselling what you do as a director. >> the easiest job onset. the director, don't even -- you have no complications. literally, all do is say what you like, which i was doing before. at television and to strangers, often. and you literally just do that. you just say what you like and then you're a director. [ laughter ] >> seth: that's great. i think you just inspired a lot of kids to get into directing.
>> yeah. i think this is like the first velvet underground concert. >> seth: yeah, exactly. not only do you get to do all these things you get to go to wokingham or wherever it was. >> you get to go to wokingham. >> seth: is that right? >> that is right. there's going to be a blue plaque there soon. and that's a cultural reference that fall on deaf ears. >> seth: yes. now we have -- we have for you here a clip. we have for them, not for you. you've seen it. >> yeah. i've seen it. >> seth: but this will show us -- these are the two, jesse's two characters. >> yeah. this is the first time that jesse's character who is vry meek and mild meets his more assertive doppelganger. >> seth: all right. let's take a look at a clip from "the double." >> what about this? >> what do you want? okay. no, sorry. i'll just have a coke and a bagel. >> we're out of bagels. >> right. then, um -- right. i'll just -- >> come on. >> right. sorry. i'll just -- i'll just -- i'll just have the coke then, i guess. >> a coke. and you? >> a coffee.
>> and a coffe. and scrambled eggs. >> we don't serve breakfast in the evening. >> why not? >> because it says so on the menu. >> well, do you still have eggs here? >> yeah. >> and do you have a frying pan? >> yeah. >> then do me a favor and make me some scrambled eggs. [ laughter and applause ] >> seth: very good. i like that too. and i feel by saying i like that i'm a director. >> yeah. exactly. there's nothing more to it than that. >> seth: now i have to talk -- we talked about this briefly backstage. in 2001 i was at the edinburgh fringe festival performing. you were also there performing with a show called "garth marenghi netherworld." >> yes. >> seth: which was a show that won the perrier, which is the highest award at that festival. >> it's the only award as well as the highest. [ laughter ] >> seth: it's the only award. yeah. so that's good though, too. >> yeah, it's okay. >> seth: it is a very hard show to explain. it then became a television show. >> which was equally hard to explain. >> running for one season. >> seth: one season. but i -- one of my favorite seasons. >> and a season in england's six, so that's like nothing. you're making six shows tonight, probably. >> seth: this is our sixth show tonight. >> it's like, after midnight people are still watching tv? >> seth: well -- >> it's incredible.
>> seth: barely. [ laughter ] >> seth: barely. the pencil represents everyone who is watching. >> yeah, okay. [ laughter ] that's good. that's more people than have ever watched anything i've done. >> seth: "garth marenghi" was a fascinating show. real quick, if you can, try to explain the television show for us. >> um, it is about this incredibly pompous horror writer who felt that he had made the best show of alltime and it was canceled before it came out. a prescient thing of what actually happened. and, um, it's rediscovered and he decides the only way to really understand the show is for him to tell you what it's about in the middle of the show and interrupt it. and the show he makes is like a hospital drama, but all the doctors have guns and there are ghosts and it is quite violent. i can't see why it didn't do better. [ laughter ] >> seth: yeah. >> it is so like e.r. and yet -- >> seth: 'cause it was a show -- it was on, what, 2004? is that around right? >> yeah. yeah.
the ten-year anniversary parties are being held as we speak. [ laughter ] in a way, there is some traffic on the way in. i think it was a parade. >> seth: it was a marenghi -- there was a marenghi parade tonight. i feel like you associate yourself more, or identify yourself as a director. you were also a performer on this. you played the producer of the television show who is also an actor on it. >> yes. that's right. and who's a very bad actor, so it was not a stretch. >> seth: it was -- his was a very bad actor, but you a it's a performer have incredible verbal dexterity. i have a clip of you -- this is you performing as a terrible actor in this haunted hospital television show. >> okay. >> this is "garth marenghi" a show everyone needs to see. let's take a look at a clip. >> cool it, sanchez or you'll get a knuckle supper. look douglas, you're an excellent doctor, but you're also a live-wire maverick who when he's not bucking the system is biting the hand that feeds. which in your case is this hand. now i'm not about to tell the immediate family of the deceased that we're going to have to burn what remains of his body in order to close the portal to another dimension. i just won't do it! this hospital's got a reputation which i intend to keep. i've yet to see any demons on
the ward, and i'm particularly observant. so go back to your lab and make me a pill that can cure madness, or i'll kick your ass so hard, you'll be able to build a pool in the footprint! understood? [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: i'm sorry, you give jesse eisenberg a run for his money. >> well, you know. all i can say is thank god keifer isn't here anymore otherwise he'd just be embarassed. >> seth: yes. i think that you as someone intimidating are far more intimidating than keifer sutherland's ever been. >> i think so. [ laughter ] >> seth: thank you so much for being here. it's been so great to talk to you. >> thank you very much for having me. >> seth: richard ayoade, everyone! "the double" opens in select theaters next friday. we'll be right back with more "late night." [ cheers and applause ] ♪
♪ >> carson: welcome to the show. i'm carson daly. and tonight we have another incredible lineup from top to bottom. the band midlake get's the snapshot treatment tonight. our music is straight up amazing. it's going to kick your ass. the punk supergroup off! is with us, and they're performances are from the roxy. we're looking forward to that. but first, we welcome an acting legend to the show. you know john turturro from his memorable roles in films like, "barton fink" "the big lebowski" and "oh brother where art thou?" but he's also an accomplished director who's new film is the subject of tonight's spotlight. it's called, "fading gigolo." for more, we go to 1200 bar, at the sunset marquis to say hi to the great john turturro.