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music from m.i.a. featuring the 8g band with fred armisen. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ and now, here he is, seth meyers. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> seth: good evening! [ cheers and applause ] i'm seth meyers. this is "late night." how is everyone doing tonight? are you well? [ cheers and applause ] that is great. here's someone who is not well, however. donald sterling is still in the news. today, sterling sat down with anderson cooper and said he's made a horrible mistake and is asking for forgiveness. though if you really want forgiveness, maybe don't apologize to the whitest person on earth. [ laughter ] anderson cooper is absolute whiteness.
[ laughter ] if you're in a whiteout blizzard, it looks like you bumped into anderson cooper on the street. donald sterling's wife told barbara walters in an interview that she will eventually -- eventually file for divorce. i mean, what's the rush? [ laughter ] it's not like he's going to get more racist. [ laughter ] he's at the pinnacle. some political news. during his visit to the white house today, the president of uruguay lectured president obama about the dangers of smoking. then when obama said, "oh, i quit." hillary clinton ran past him into the oval office. [ laughter and applause ] [ imitating president obama ] "hillary! open the door, hillary!" [ imitating hillary clinton ] "you said you quit!" [ imitating president obama ] "that's not what i meant." [ laughter ]
i'm not, i'm not sure how to feel about this. an iowa distillery is now trying to raise pigs who will be bred to taste like whiskey. so if you like bacon, and you like whiskey, get back to rehab, rob ford! [ laughter and applause ] the whiskey pigs will still be here when you're done with rehab. this is wild. tmz has found footage of beyonce's sister, solange attacking jay z in an elevator after the mets gala last week, which brings jay-z's total to 100 problems. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] the elusive -- we have finally found the elusive, the long, elusive 100th problem. i never would have picked that. whoever had elevator fight in the 100th problem pool, congratulations.
[ light laughter ] this is a little nuts. a medical school student who was auctioning off her virginity has called off the auction after receiving several six figure bids. wow! six figures! i can remember when the price of someone's virginity was aerosmith tickets. [ laughter ] six figures. [ applause ] i'm really regretting with how cheaply i gave away my virginity. i mean, that's inflation right there. [ laughter ] i'm not saying six, high threes. [ laughter ] this is a sweet story. a cat has been reunited with its owner three years after going missing in the japanese tsunami. said the owner, "oh, dammit. [ laughter and applause ] the cat's back!" [ laughter ]
this is amazing. this is amazing, the chicago cubs recorded their 10,000th loss over the weekend. and that's just this season. [ laughter and applause ] they are currently 12 and 10,000. news from the art world. a recently discovered norman rockwell painting is expected to sell for more than $2 million at auction later this month. the painting is so valuable because it's a rare self-portrait of rockwell burning the american flag while kicking a dog. [ light laughter ] he had a very short dark period. this is kind of amazing. over the weekend, a pair of twins in ohio were born holding hands. this is just a guess, but i'm betting their last name is lannister. [ scattered cheers ]
that's a very good "game of thrones joke." i'm sorry there aren't more "game of thrones fans" here. [ laughter ] we are gonna wait a minute for all the "game of thrones" fans at home to stop laughing. [ laughter ] and i think we're good. this is just insane. a new report found that cocaine use in britain is so high -- cocaine use is so high in britain that it has contaminated their drinking water. if this fact makes you sad, have some british drinking water. [ laughter ] you'll feel much better. [ talking very fast ] "i was super upset about that but now i'm like, it's fine. what do i care?" [ laughter ] earlier this year, the city of berlin, germany purchased an abandoned theme park and plans to turn it into an ecofriendly
leisure park. said germans -- [ german accent ] "what is leisure? [ laughter ] "what is it and why would i participate in it? [ light laughter ] oh, no, the cat is back. [ laughter and applause ] the cat is back." and finally, pretty weird story. experts are attributing an increase in the number of salmonella cases to people kissing their chickens. although, if you're kissing chickens, salmonella might not be your biggest problem. [ laughter ] ladies and gentlemen, this is the 8g band! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
>> seth: how are you, 8g band? lovely to see you guys. this is a rare day where i saw you in the morning, because you were the house band at the nbc upfront, so it is great seeing you guys sort of in the light of day. >> fred: yeah. >> seth: you did great. you guys were awesome as well. it's great to see you guys. [ cheers and applause ] it's always such a joy to have the band here. it's always such a joy to have you here, fred. >> fred: oh, it's my pleasure. >> seth: every day you're here, i feel like i learn something new about you. and it's outstanding. i will say, i feel like do you so many things that i sometimes worry the people at home feel like you might be making these things up off the top of your head. [ laughter ] i don't -- i don't feel that way. i just worry that they might. now, is it true? this weekend did you start your own college? did you found a college? [ laughter ] >> fred: i did. >> seth: you did? >> fred: yeah. it's the college of balsa wood. [ laughter ] so, it's like a university, it's like a higher education to learn about balsa wood and what you can make with it and where it
comes from and just learning a lot about balsa wood. [ light laughter ] >> seth: now, at best that sounds like a university class. like it doesn't seem like it needs to be its own university. 'cause like, how many different classes could you have about balsa wood? >> fred: well that's -- i mean, we just expanded it. so it's like how to make balsa wood, how to find balsa wood, cutting different sizes of balsa wood. putting your signature on balsa wood. selling things with balsa wood. you know, you can just expand and expand. >> seth: that's great. >> fred: do you know what i mean? and also, this is like the basic stuff too, like what is inside balsa wood. [ laughter ] do you know what i mean? and then the future. what can be the future of balsa wood? can we sit on it? maybe. [ laughter ] >> seth: maybe. [ cheers and applause ] is that -- maybe. i will say, i would be a little disappointed if i went to a class called "can we sit on balsa wood" and the professor said, "maybe." [ laughter ] just having enrolled in a university like that, you know? >> fred: yeah, but you're not
supportive that way. do you know what i mean? like, you've gotta -- [ laughter ] you know what i mean? >> seth: right. >> fred: you have to get in there. you have to learn. that's what education is about. it's expanding. >> seth: how many students have enrolled in the first year? >> fred: the number we're looking at this morning was somewhere near zero. [ laughter ] but that might change. i think it's gonna change soon. >> seth: gotcha. where is the university located? >> fred: it's next to stanford. [ laughter ] many acres. >> seth: many acres. >> fred: that's right. but just so you know, in honor of it we've had like, everything is made of balsa wood. >> seth: so the university itself is made of balsa wood? >> fred: yes. just to kind of really drive it home. >> seth: well, it seems like you're really gonna get your answer to "can you sit on it?" pretty quickly. [ laughter ] >> fred: we'll see. >> seth: and are you the dean? is that your role? >> fred: i'm the dean and one of the students. [ laughter ] >> seth: well, congratulations on that college. >> fred: thank you. >> seth: the college of balsa wood. give it up for fred armisen and the 8g band. [ cheers and applause ] very -- some housekeeping i want
to get out of the way. tomorrow is a very big day for "late night." will forte will be coming on the show. he's gonna be a guest. we're gonna talk. more importantly, after we talk we are going to do, the first time on "late night," "second chance theater," which is something we've been talking about since the beginning of the show, which is old "snl" colleagues of mine will come on and we are going to mount sketches of theirs that never aired on the show. will forte's sketch is called "jenjamin franklin." "jenjamin franklin," he wrote, he submitted it four different times. never even went to draft. i -- we had a difference of opinion on it. i took the position that it was a very funny piece of writing. probably not perfect for the show. will took the position that it's the best written piece of comedy of all time. we're going to find out who's right and who's wrong. could not be more excited about that. so, tomorrow night, "second chance theater" with "jenjamin franklin," and i'm not going to lie, i think there might be some special guests in the performance of "jenjamin franklin." so that'll be very exciting. [ applause ] when i say the city of
nashville, tennessee, i'm gonna be performing in nashville, tennessee on friday, so if you're watching in nashville, please come check me out at the first annual wildlife comedy festival. that'll be great. a lot of great comedians there, a lot of great shows. so if you're in nashville this weekend, please check out the comedy. it was mother's day this weekend, did people have good mother's days? [ cheers and applause ] since yesterday? [ cheers and applause ] my mother has a very nice way of responding to things that somehow are very positive, but there's like a tinge of darkness to them. which is, i sent my mother flowers and she very enthusiastically on the phone said, "i bet i won't have flowers this nice at my funeral!" [ laughter ] i don't know why we had to bring that up, but i'm glad she liked the flowers. also this weekend was the nfl draft. did anyone here watch the nfl draft? [ applause ] i -- growing up, i would say when i was about 10 years old, it became a tradition to me that i had to watch the nfl draft, at least until my beloved pittsburgh steelers drafted their player. and it used to be very frustrating to my parents because we would often be on
spring break. we'd be on vacation somewhere warm, say florida, and it would be the day of the nfl draft and they would all -- my whole family would go out to the beach and i would sit in the hotel room watching espn like a loser. like a full loser. but it's great because you watch the nfl draft. there's only one reason as a fan to watch it, which is like, hope. you hope that your team will get better, you don't know. but it's something that i think that idea is why people tune in. i think that's why fans tune in every year. this year, however, was a historic nfl draft. i don't know if you followed the saga of michael sam. michael sam is a football player -- [ cheers and applause ] yep, give it up for michael sam. the university of missouri. and the first out athlete. he came out earlier this year and had a chance to be the first openly gay athlete to be drafted by an nfl team. and however, it was the third day of the draft, it was very late in the final round and he hadn't been drafted and the drama started to build as to whether or not he would get drafted. and i called my wife in and sort of explained this to her.
and we were watching sort of the last ten picks of the round and then the st. louis rams drafted michael sam and made him the first openly gay athlete to be drafted in the nfl. [ cheers and applause ] and it was an incredibly touching moment. as with many high profile players on the day of the draft, there were cameras in his house. you saw him take the phone call, a very emotional call, and then you saw, he kissed his boyfriend. it was an incredibly beautiful human moment between the two of them and i remember thinking two things. one, i never thought i would see such a watershed moment of social change while watching the nfl draft. and two, i never thought i'd convince my wife to watch the nfl draft with me. [ laughter ] and i couldn't help but thinking it's all that, you watch the nfl draft for hope and all the years of watching it, i never hoped i would see something like that. so give it up for michael sam, give it up for the st. louis rams and give it up for the march of time and progress. [ cheers and applause ]
it was just an incredible day. it was a really great, great moment. we have a wonderful show for you tonight. from the television series, "moon boy," and also starring on broadway in "of mice and men," actor chris o'dowd is here. [ cheers and applause ] i saw the show on friday, he was exceptional in it. i can't wait to talk to him about that. also from the new film, "palo alto," emma roberts is with us tonight. [ cheers and applause ] the lovely emma roberts. and we will have music from m.i.a. [ cheers and applause ] that should be something else, i can't wait for that. moving on. analysis, statistics, data, when it comes to asking people questions and then charting the information, i just can't get enough. however, i've noticed that oftentimes, these polls don't add up to exactly 100 percent. there's always that minority that falls into the mysterious "other" category. so we sent our "late night" researchers to determine what those answers are in a segment called "the last slice of the pie charts."
♪ [ applause ] >> seth: the first poll question asks, "what do you think is the most important problem facing this country today?" 63 percent said the economy. 17 percent said health care. 9 percent said the budget. 8 percent said immigration. pretty easy question. but there's that little sliver left. 3 percent unaccounted for. let's see what they think our biggest problem is. sharknados! [ laughter ] fair, a fair thing to worry about. next up, americans were asked, "do you think the united states is number one in the world militarily or that it's only one of several leading military powers?" 53 percent said they think the u.s. is number one. 44 percent said one of several. 2 percent said neither. that leaves 1 percent. let's see what they said. "bow before mighty belgium." [ laughter ] gotta watch out for those guys.
known for their waffles. feared for their army. beloved for the film "in bruges." [ laughter ] here's an issue that's been in the news a lot lately. federal legalization of marijuana, people were asked, "federal marijuana laws should be changed to ensure that the drug is --" 54 percent said legal. 34 percent said illegal. that leaves 12 percent unaccounted for. let's see what they said. "shared." [ laughter ] bunch of freeloaders. [ cheers and applause ] at some point, you have to have the stuff we share. can't just be us sharing with you all the time. the next poll asks, "do you consider the amount of federal income tax you have to pay is too high, about right or too low?" 52 percent said the federal income tax is too high. 42 percent said it's about right. 4 percent said it's too low. let's see what the last 2 percent said. "who the hell are those people in the previous 4 percent?" [ laughter ] that's a very fair question.
it's going to bother me the rest of the show. [ applause ] next, people were asked, "do you support or oppose allowing same sex couple to get married?" 55 percent said they support same sex marriage. 36 percent said they oppose. that leaves 9 percent unaccounted for. let's see what they said. "i don't support anyone getting married. i mean, look at me, i'm a 45 year-old man who's holding his wife's purse while my daughters who hate me spend my hard-earned money at sephora." [ cheers and applause ] seems like a very specific response for 9 percent. the numbers in polls do not lie. and finally, ikea shoppers were asked "how do you feel when you put together ikea furniture?" 53 percent said confused. 44 percent said angry. that leaves 3 percent. let's see what they said. "flurg this!" [ laughter ] that's it for "the last slice of the pie chart." we will be right back with more "late night." [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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>> seth: no. it's -- seth meyers. this is -- this is "late night with seth meyers." >> oh, wow! [ cheers and applause ] oh! oh! what sweet children. y'all have a bad taste or good manners. now -- where are we? >> seth: where are we right now? so, this is studio 8g. >> oh! i live in 14 j. it is also a studio apartment. [ laughter ] only it's not this big. this is a size of studios back when i was young! there were less people in the world -- so apartments were much bigger. now, there's roughly a billiondy people. but remember, there's only one you. you are very special, seth michael. [ light laughter ] >> seth: meyers. >> michael meyers. [ laughter and applause ]
do you -- do you know who else's name is michael meyers? >> seth: who? >> michael meyers! >> seth: that checks out. that totally checks out. >> what -- what kind of show is this? >> seth: oh, this is -- this is a comedy show. >> oh, it's a comedy show. >> seth: yeah, it is. >> i have a comedy joke. [ laughter ] knock, knock. >> seth: who's there? >> the other person on the other side of the door. >> seth: the other person on the other side of the door who? >> i've already given you too much information at this point. you are going to have to go ahead and open the door. [ laughter ] >> seth: that's an interesting joke. and i'm -- i'm so sorry. i never asked your name. >> grandma. [ laughter ] >> seth: your name is grandma? >> yeah. my parents knew eventually i would be a grandmother. >> seth: oh, okay. and how many grandchildren do you have? >> four. they all call me nana gramsly. >> seth: why don't they just call you grandma? >> they don't call me by my first name! they have respect! [ laughter and applause ]
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back to "late night," everyone. our first guest was just nominated for a tony award for his leading role in the broadway revival of john steinbeck's "of mice and men." he's also the creator and star of the tv series, "moon boy", streaming now on hulu. please welcome chris o'dowd! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> seth: lovely to see you again. >> thanks so much. >> seth: this is -- you're on broadway. you've been here for two months.
is this the longest you've been in new york city? >> this is the longest i've been here. yeah. and we're here for quite a -- we're here until the end of july. and i've generally kind of stayed in hotels and whatever. and you know what? we're doing this time, we're -- i was not going to admit this. but we're staying at airbnb places. >> seth: oh wow. >> which is great. but we have a -- we have a dog and a cat. so -- >> seth: are you not supposed to? >> we may not be telling everybody that we have a dog and a cat. [ laughter ] >> seth: gotcha. you're not being completely up front. >> we have a -- we have a method where my wife and i, we kind of move every month. 'cause i've never lived here, i wanted to try different parts of the city. so we're out in brooklyn at the moment. oh, she's gonna watch it. >> seth: i like that at each step you're giving more detail. >> sure. [ laughter ] and so i kind of, i get dropped off at the house in a cab or whatever, with some luggage and i bring that up to the apartment. and i drop off my wife on the way, to like a park.
so she's got the dog and the cat in a bag. like this lady that was just here. >> seth: yeah, like that lady. like grandma. >> and then i'm kind of like, "all right, the coast is clear!" i'm in. -- the ambush is over. so yeah, and they are really weeing everywhere. >> seth: so you would say it's fair for the airb people to not -- to make it clear that they should not be there. >> say that again? >> seth: it is fair for them to ask for people not to have dogs and cats. >> oh, they're totally just. i mean, in all of the reservations that they have about accepting animals are borne out in the way i'm treating their place. [ laughter ] >> seth: it just seems like a cautionary tale. more for them than you. >> sure. i mean, i'm only mentioning it, i guess, because i move out of the brooklyn one tomorrow. >> seth: right. [ laughter ] >> too late. >> seth: congratulations on your tony nomination. >> thank you so much. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: so how do you --
what's it like when you find out you're nominated for a tony? >> it was just so exciting. i kind of didn't think it would be part of my experience or whatever. it is the first time on broadway and they kind of call you. i didn't -- they call you early in the morning. and i'm a late sleeper. and we were -- we were mid-spoon, if i'm honest. but then my wife came home. [ laughter ] we'll leave it there. so the phone call kind of came and from the producer of the show, and i heard the first sentence which was "i've got good news" and i could not hear anything else because my wife was screaming. and so i was worried that then i kind of missed the rest of call. and i was worried, she was like, "oh, my god, you got nominated!" and i'm like, i'm not sure if that's what happened. maybe it's like "oh, we painted your dressing room." [ laughter ] you know, but then yeah, i found out and i was just so delighted. >> seth: i came and saw the show on friday.
>> you did. >> seth: you were awesome. >> thank you. >> seth: and i've met you before and you've gone through a transformation for this role. >> yeah. >> seth: this is a very iconic role. but you sort of changed your look. what's that been like? >> it's been -- i mean, putting on weight for a role is the easiest thing in the world. [ light laughter ] so i put on, yeah, like 20, 25 pounds. and obviously i've shaved my head and the beard and everything. i feel -- when i see myself now, i look like i've eaten russell crowe. [ laughter ] >> seth: yeah. >> i thought this was a very, kind of, iconic, interesting look to do for the play. and it kind of made sense, and his hair -- he can't shave or he'll cut himself because lenny has, kind of, issues. but i went to brooklyn and i realized this is just the uniform for everybody. [ laughter ] >> seth: i felt very strange coming backstage after a broadway show, it was a very weird thing. because having done shows myself, you came right off stage and basically like five minutes later i was saying hello. and i always felt like i was invading your space, but that's
sort of like a broadway tradition. >> and that's so lovely. and it is just a broadway -- 'cause on the west end they don't really do that. because the english are so upper lipped and whatever. but it is so nice. the people just come back and kind of say "hey, well done and congratulations." >> seth: you have got a pretty good one. 'cause this is james earl jones, who -- is this the last person who played -- >> yeah. this is last person to play lenny on broadway. and he came along on opening night. so that was really cool. i got a little selfie. i was kind of worried -- i had been told he was going to arrive. and i thought he would turn up in like whole darth vader gear. [ laughter ] >> seth: sure. >> just to try to bump me off. >> seth: yeah. >> but he was very, very sweet about it. >> seth: and then this i don't quite understand. because, this doesn't seem like anybody wants a picture with you. >> oh, sure. >> seth: you just photo bombed whoopi goldberg. >> yeah. [ light laughter ] that's right. >> seth: so, you're -- you're the actor in the show and you thought it was important for you to like -- >> and what you can't tell in that one. it looks like i'm just putting my mouth wide just for fun, but i'm shouting "fire." [ laughter ]
>> seth: you also have a show you're starring in it and you wrote, created it's called "moon boy" on hulu, which is a lovely show. and it's based on your childhood? >> that's right. yeah. a lot of it is my family. it's the same family make-up -- i have three sisters and my dad does the same job. it is very autobiographical. we shoot it in my home town and it is set in 1990. so yeah, but it's a lot of fun. >> seth: you -- very autobiographical, as you said. there's a scene where a bank manager comes to the house. the true story might actually be funnier than what happened in the show. this happened to you. >> oh god -- this is my mom. ah, she's gonna kill me. [ light laughter ] but my mom -- you know, we didn't have a lot of money growing up. and so i have this memory of -- it's a very small town and you kind of know everybody. so when you owe the bank money, like, they don't send you an impersonal letter, they just turn up at the house. so i remember every week, the bank manager turning up at the
front door looking for the mortgage payment that we had kind of missed. and my mom got so used to it that she used to hide when she would see his car come up. and so she hides around the back. and we had windows at the front of the house, so you could see the whole way through the back of the house. and so she would hide behind a curtain. that was normally fine. but on this one time, he walked around the house. so my mom who is like this against the window, with the curtain behind her -- [ laughter ] he just kindof walked in here. so she is like this. and not knowing really what to do, she decided she would pretend that she was cleaning the window with her hand. [ laughter ] and she had been like cooking and stuff. she had grease on here hand. she was just smearing grease. [ laughter ] it was awful! like it just makes me -- but because that kind of, those
kinds of, so many great comedic moments come from poverty. because i want to keep mining that. even though i've become quite successful, i've given her nothing. [ laughter ] >> seth: that's very smart. that's just smart business. >> i just want to please the audience, you know. >> seth: we have a clip. this is -- i should, for the purposes of the clip, you play an imaginary friend in this. >> yeah. i play an imaginary friend. i mean, the show esentially is about a 12-year-old boy is the lead and i'm his imaginary friend. but what is good about it -- what i like about our show, a lot of shows where there's a kid in it, it's quite precocious or he is smart. he is always teaching the adults something in network shows. but in our show, he is an idiot. [ laughter ] because every kid i've ever met is an idiot. so this is his first day of high school and he kind of falls for the teacher. >> this isn't an actual class here. this isn't a proper school with proper subjects like wood work
and fighting. >> whoa, is that our teacher? ♪ loving you is easy 'cause you're beautiful ♪ >> stop! >> did i startle you? >> yes, you did. >> good! you should be startled. you're in a bloody big school now. art should startle. that's why that says "startle!" >> it does say "startle." [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: it's great. i really love it. congratulations on everything. chris o'dowd, everyone! check out "of mice and men" on broadway and "moon boy" on hulu. we'll be right back with emma roberts. thank you so much. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪
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>> i don't care. whatever. you don't want to talk to me? i don't want to talk to you first. i'm not doing that paper. 'cause i don't give a [ bleep ]. this is what i think. oh, yeah. no one even cares -- ♪ >> seth: please welcome emma roberts! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> seth: hi, how are you? >> i'm so good. how are you? >> seth: i just heard that you also saw chris in "of mice and men." >> i did. i saw it yesterday, it was amazing. >> seth: it's great. >> it was so good. >> seth: because your movie "palo alto" co-stars james franco and also based on stories he wrote. >> yeah, based on his book. >> seth: which so exciting. and this is sort of a passion -- you were passionate about this long before it was a movie.
you were a fan of the book. >> i was. i actually read the book literally the day it came out. i went and got it. and i remember being like "if this is ever a movie, i have to be in it." and then years and years went by and i read the script and fell equally in love with it. and then here we are talking about it. so it's kind of crazy how thing come together sometimes. >> seth: that's great. it is -- i find it wildly cool that you read a book the day it came out. [ laughter ] that's like, i feel like -- that's like if i ever see you outside like lined up in the middle of the night outside a barnes and noble, i'm going to be like "oh, there is a new book coming out tomorrow." [ light laughter ] >> you might actually. that's what is sad about that, you might actually. >> seth: this is a really young cast. it's like all very young people, sort of, except for james. was it fun to be on a set with so many young actors? >> it was. it was. i was actually 21 when we shot it though, so i was kind of the grandma, believe it or not, because everyone was 16 on the movie. but it was fun. all the boys were pretty mean to me, because i was old. and so they never wanted me in on their jokes or anything. and then would ask me to drive them to get food afterwards because they couldn't drive. [ light laughter ]
so, typical boys, i guess. i don't know. >> seth: so you had like a crazy education here. you basically got to be in a movie and also learn what it is like to be a 40- year-old woman. >> i did. i did. i was shocked, because i was like, "oh my god, i'm cool, you know. i'm 21." and they all just looked at me like i was the lamest person ever. >> seth: that's great. that means that they would find me to be a mummy. [ laughter ] i would be a mummy to them. you, i don't know how best to say it -- you have sort of an inappropriate relationship with james franco's character who is a soccer coach and teacher. >> i do. >> seth: do you -- when you were growing up, did you ever have crushes on teachers? >> you know, i went to an all girls school, so all anyone could talk about was, like, who was the hot teacher. and i was the only person that didn't think any of the teachers were cute. and i always like "oh my god, they're 30!" and now, of course, i'm like "that's not that old." >> seth: right. neither is 40. [ laughter and applause ] it's all relative.
>> yes. also, "american horror story." >> yeah. >> seth: it's such a fun show. >> i know, it is. >> seth: are you easily scared? are you, do you have -- >> beyond. >> seth: okay. >> beyond. everywhere i go i think is haunted. i'm the person checking like under the bed, behind the curtains, ten times before i go to bed. i'm very easily scared. >> seth: yet, despite this, you shot this in new orleans -- >> yes. >> seth: and you went on a ghost tour of new orleans, which seems to me the last thing you should do if you're easily scared. >> i did. and that was a big mistake. and every -- i told my friends i was doing that and they were like "this is a big mistake. she's going to be calling us all night, every night and not being able to sleep." >> seth: what happens on a ghost tour of new orleans? >> they take you around and they basically show you all these places where horrific things happened and tell you about the ghosts. and so after the ghost tour, i'm scared to death. and i said to the woman who led the ghost tour, who is this like voodoo woman. i said "what do i do to make sure that nothing happens to me? that, you know, there's no ghost encounters." she was like, "well, you have to make an offering when you get home tonight." and i was like, "what?"
i thought she was going to tell me to like cut the head off a chicken and like put blood or something. and she is like, "okay, i'll tell you the trick." she's like "tequila and salt." i was like, "what? what are you talking about?" and i was scared, 'cause i told her where i lived. and i'm like are you coming to my house? i'm nervous. >> seth: tequila and salt. >> leave it outside the door in a bag. [ laughter ] no, but she said leave on it your kitchen table and just tell them that it is for them and to leave you alone. and so of course i'm like laughing but i go home, and i'm like, tequila, salt, talking to the spirits. and then you know, a couple months went by. we're shooting the show. and everyone had these horrible ghost things happen to them. and i was the only one that it didn't. so i think the tequila and salt worked. [ light laughter ] [ applause ] >> seth: in the morning, was the tequila still there? was it still there? >> yes, yes. i checked. it was like christmas morning. i was like, "is the tequila and salt gonna be gone?"e but, it was still there. then i was like, "how long do i leave it out?" if i dump it out, is it disrespectful? >> seth: right. >> so i kind of left it and like
just slowly put it in the sink. >> seth: it's scary for me, because i'm realizing in college i was basically a ghost. [ light laughter ] congratulations on everything. the movie is great. emma roberts, everyone. "palo alto" is out in select cities now. we'll be right back with a performance from m.i.a. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ when cold refreshment calls. coors light answers. "anybody else" frost brewed coors light. the world's most refreshing beer.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: my next guest is an oscar and grammy nominated artist. here to perform "double bubble trouble," please welcome, m.i.a. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ uh oh ah ♪ uh oh ah ♪ uh oh ah you're in trouble i step up in the game and i burst that bubble ♪ ♪ uh oh ah you're in trouble i step up in the game and i burst that bubble ♪ ♪ uh oh ah you're in trouble
i step up in the game and i burst that bubble ♪ ♪ uh oh ah you're in trouble i step up in the game and i burst that bubble ♪ ♪ uh oh ah ♪ ♪ ♪ uh oh ah ♪ ♪ ♪ bought up a baby in a bandana i boarded a boeing eating a banana ♪ ♪ bounce on the bed battling with heads it's based on a story that nobody read ♪ ♪ bought up a baby in a bandana i boarded a boeing eating a banana ♪ ♪ bounce on the bed battling with heads it's based on a story
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♪ >> carson: well, good evening. i'm carson daly, and tonight we are housed at amp radio in los angeles for this edition of "last call." tonight, we've got synthpop from the el rey and arctic cowboys in the "spotlight." but first, tim hcker is one-half of the comedy duo tim and eric. but for his latest gig, he joins forces with davin wood to create a musical tribute to the great songwriting teams of the 1970s. from kingsize north recording studio, this is heidecker and wood in our "last call spotlight." >> there's a tendency -- and we all do it, but to be like -- to want to put people into categories. >> russell crowe, you can't have