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hometown to spend the holidays with me and my extended family. and before the trip she said, "no offense, but" -- and i said, "yes, what is this flattering thing you're about to say?" [ laughter ] and she said, "when i picture people from mississippi, i picture them barefoot." [ laughter ] i said, "oh, thank you." i said, "i get it, but my family is civilized." [ laughter ] they have homes and jobs and shoes. but i hear you. so i went down there before she arrived, and i was hanging out with my family. and she was going to fly in and meet us. and the airport that you fly into to go to my town is new orleans. and so my entire family piles into a van.
oh, sure. now you laugh. [ laughter ] so we drive into new orleans to just hang out and kill time until she arrives. and we're in the french quarter there. and i finally said, "oh, you know, she's going to be landing soon so we better head out." and all 11 of them, they pile back into the van, and i don't know if you know, but it's legal down there to have open containers while you're driving. they all pile in with their beers. [ laughter ] they also ice down a cooler with extra beer just for the drive to the airport. [ laughter ] and i designated myself the sober driver.
not that anybody in my family cared either way. [ laughter ] they were just like, "okay, nerd." [ laughter ] got to get everyone there safely. so, we drive in. i park the van curbside at baggage claim. i get out, i say, "everybody wait here." [ laughter ] i go in. i'm gone two minutes. i find her. we're walking out, chatting. she looks up -- [ laughter ] she says, "is that your family?" [ laughter ] i look up.
and all 11 of them have gotten out of the van. they're smoking, drinking, waving wildly, so excited to meet her. they've pulled the cooler out -- [ laughter ] curbside at baggage claim. i was gone two minutes. and they were barefoot. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] after spending the day in the french quarter, they'd all taken their shoes off in the drive just to the airport. and so there i was having to say, yes, that is my civilized family that i told you about. anyway, thank you guys so much. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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tig notaro right here, ladies and gentlemen, who we love. we love tig. tig has an hbo special called "boyish girl interrupted" premiering saturday, august 22nd, and starting today you can see a documentary about her life called, "tig." it's on netflix right now. so check that out. tig, congratulations on those things, the engagement. >> yup. >> jimmy: the engagement was -- how was the engagement? was it special and sweet and nice? >> yeah. we had to call in a man to come in and do the engagement for us, you know. we don't have a boyfriend. >> jimmy: women don't get on one knee? you don't -- >> no -- i mean, again, he handled it. >> jimmy: yeah, yeah. he took care of that stuff for you. >> yeah. >> jimmy: you have the engagement thing. you have the netflix documentary. that's amazing. >> yeah. >> jimmy: and i can't wait to see that. and then the hbo special. that's fantastic. >> thank you.
these are all great stuff, because when i first met you, you did stand-up. >> had nothing going on. >> jimmy: had nothing going on. [ laughter ] >> when i first met you, you probably think the first time i met you -- i think you think the first time i met you was when i did stand-up on your last show. and when i met you i was looking forward to seeing you again because we had met before that. [ laughter ] yeah. >> jimmy: what? >> yeah. you came up and you're like, "tig, it's nice to meet you. i'm jimmy." i was like, "oh, no. i know. "a," you're famous and, "b," we not only met, but we hung out until 6:00 in the morning." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: what? >> yeah. i was opening for nick swardson at "caroline's." >> jimmy: yeah. i love nick. >> i know. [ laughter ] you had come to see him, and after the show, we all three
and you took us to this bar. i mean, we went everywhere all night, just hopping around, just in the cab. >> jimmy: all three of us? >> yes. i was there. if you think back to your memory, i was that, like, shaded figure that was -- [ laughter ] >> jimmy: that was you! >> that was me. jimmy, i am -- people are drawn to me typically. they remember me. >> jimmy: yeah. >> no. yeah. i spent until 6:00 in the morning, and you took us to this bar where there was, like, a light. you have to, like -- it's nondescript. you have to, like, knock on the door. we went in, and you're like, "this is the best" -- now i'm starting to wonder if this was you. [ laughter ] there's not been one sign of recognition on your part. through this whole story, you're not like, "oh, yeah yeah. i remember hanging out with nick." there's nothing. so we go into this bar, and
then you said, "oh, the best part is there's a juke box in the basement," like, in an area this big. and i went downstairs and, like, gross liquid was dripping on my head and we were just listening to a juke box in the basement. that sounds not familiar at all to you. >> jimmy: isn't that fun so far? this is a great -- it sounds like something i would do. >> and then i can't believe it. you took us to this awesome bar you loved. and then we were at this other bar until 6:00 in the morning. they gave us a little roped-off area so nobody would bother us. we were there until 6:00 in the morning. i'm friends was nick swardson. i'm done with you guys. i'm ready to head out. i said, "good night." nick was just like, "yeah, later." and you were like, "well, let me walk you out." you walked me through this crowded bar, hailed me a cab, sent me on my way. never to remember my face again. [ laughter and applause ]
it's too late! >> jimmy: i'm sorry. it's not too late. >> it's too late. >> jimmy: it's not too late. it's not too late. tig, you know how many people i know named tig? i mean, please. i meet a lot of people. i'm sorry. i definitely remember that. >> you remember seeing nick swardson perform at "caroline's?" >> jimmy: no, i don't remember that at all. no, i remember us hanging out, now. i do remember. >> no, you don't. >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, yeah. >> no, no. >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, yeah. i definitely do. >> i'm trying to look at something to sort of flip over. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: our thanks to the unforgettable tig notaro, everybody. check out her documentary "tig." premieres today on netflix. and don't miss her hbo special "boyish girl interrupted" saturday, august 22nd. more "tonight show" after the break. stick around, everybody. that was you! ♪
♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: my thanks to ryan seacrest, trevor noah, my good pal, tig notaro. and the roots right there, ladies and gentlemen, from philadelphia. stay tuned for "late night with seth meyers." thank you for watching. have a nice weekend. hope to see you next week. bye-bye, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] ♪
from fox business news, maria bartiromo featuring the 8g band. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] and now, here he is, seth meyers! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ >> seth: good evening, everybody! i'm seth meyers. this is "late night." how is everyone doing tonight? [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: quick welcome to our guest announcer for the evening, my brother, josh meyers, is with us for the night. [ cheers and applause ] very good job on your first time announcing. >> thank you. i watch the show. >> seth: that helps. that helps. let's get started, i like this, i was happy to see this. nascar released a statement today calling for the removal of the confederate flag from the south carolina capitol. released a statement, nascar
released a statement, they should have sent a pit crew. that thing would have been down in like nine seconds. [ laughter ] [ whirring noise ] that's the noise it makes, right? >> yeah. [ whirring noise ] >> seth: according to a new poll, 65% of americans do not consider donald trump to be a serious presidential candidate. [ laughter ] 65%. that's nearly 2 out of his 3 wives, to give you a sense of that number. [ laughter and applause ] some exciting tech news, facebook said today that it has developed technology to recognize people's faces, even if their features are obstructed. so finally, it will be able to recognize your mom no matter how much of her thumb is in the picture. [ laughter ]
a pair of car thieves was apprehended in los angeles this afternoon after they led police on a high-speed chase before accidentally turning into a cul-de-sac. the police officers were congratulated and a special commendation was awarded to apple maps. [ laughter ] it wouldn't have happened without apple maps. [ cheers and applause ] the key. johnny depp's private village in the south of france is on the market for nearly $26 million. so he must be living somewhere else, because nothing with johnny depp in it has made $26 million in years. [ laughter and applause ] [ whirring noise ] this is good for me to have a new sound effect. i feel like i haven't been doing enough sound effect work. >> yeah. >> seth: lambeau field in wisconsin set a new record for ejections after nearly 300 fans were kicked out of a
kenny chesney concert for fighting, harassment, and extreme intoxication, which is also the title of the song he was playing at the time. this next one's called, "fighting, harassment, extreme intoxication." [ laughter ] ♪ i think that's how kenny chesney sounds, yeah? >> maybe you should just buzz it. [ whirring noise ] >> seth: general mills announced that it will phase out all official flavors and colors from its cereals by 2017. the bad news is that now cheerios and fruit loops will look exactly the same. [ laughter ] it will make lucky charms commercials a lot less interesting. gray hearts, gray moons, gray stars, brown clovers. [ laughter and applause ] slightly sad news, the san diego zoo's 150 year-old tortoise named speed passed away
last week. [ audience aws ] he died of, you guessed it, a heroin overdose. [ laughter ] old speed. can't be surprised. that's right, the san diego zoo's 150-year-old tortoise passed away last week, he survived by the confederate flag. ladies and gentlemen, this is the 8g band. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ how are we doing today, 8g band? lovely to see you. welcome, this is so much fun having you here. >> thank you. it's good to be here. >> seth: you are in new york city right now because you're shooting a tv show. that's why you're grew a mustache as well, yeah? >> yeah. >> seth: okay. >> it doesn't have to be explained, but it's nice i suppose that it's explained. >> seth: that i'm explaining your mustache? >> right. >> seth: because you think it's cool that if you just had it, that would also be fine. >> i think so.
i think a lot gets made of mustaches nowadays, like if you have one, especially if you haven't had one. then people talk about them very negatively or they often referred to as like a "porn stache." >> seth: right. >> but if you look around the world, there are millions of men who wear mustaches unironically and i feel like they are probably getting to a boiling point and they're going to get really upset with people. >> seth: oh, got you. so you just think now that people should have mustaches and you just shouldn't ask about it. >> yeah. >> seth: okay. [ laughter ] i apologize i didn't mean to -- >> no, i get it. >> seth: i don't want to be the reason that we started the mustache uprising. i don't want to be that guy. >> yeah. i just think it's time to tread lightly. this has been going on for a while. >> seth: i hope you're okay with me bringing this up because we spent the weekend together with my beautiful wife and we went out on the beach -- you have tended -- you are more fair-skinned than us. >> yeah. >> seth: and you lied on the beach for a half hour tops. >> maybe 40 minutes. >> seth: maybe 40 minutes. and this is one of the most severe sun burns i have ever seen in my life.
>> yeah. [ audience ohs ] >> seth: look at you. that is not photoshopped. >> working on my base. [ laughter ] >> seth: were you -- we think you just, you folded your arms over your belly. >> yeah. i slept like this. [ laughter ] you were laying right next to me. >> seth: i feel so bad. >> yeah, i know, i knew you would. >> seth: i felt terrible because i looked at you and you were this beautiful white angel and i said, "you know what, look at him enjoying the sun i'm not going to say anything." and "maybe you put on sun tan lotion", but you didn't. and then you -- i feel like this is on me. >> yeah, well as bad as you feel, trust me i feel worse. [ light laughter ] >> seth: you guys we have a great show for you tonight from the hbo show "true detective", colin farrell is with us this evening. [ cheers and applause ] he's one of the stars of "magic mike xxl", matt bomer is joining us. [ cheers and applause ] and from fox business network, maria bartiromo is with us. [ cheers and applause ] we're very excited about that. and this is exciting, you and i
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>> right. >> seth: and it was really awesome because we decided last friday we were going to hang out in brooklyn together. >> yeah, you don't really go to brooklyn. >> seth: not as much as i should. and you being there was the perfect reason, and we had wonderful day. so, here you go, let's take a look. >> seth: hey everybody, i'm seth meyers. >> and i'm josh meyers. >> seth: and we figured what better way to celebrate a weekday off than by day drinking in brooklyn. [ laughter ] ♪ we're here at tapper, one of the classic video games of the '80s, we are turning it into a drinking game today. >> loser has to finish their beer. >> seth: let's play tapper. did you remember you were great at this game? >> no. >> seth: you color of moneyed me. ♪ [ laughter ] >> i don't -- that's a real tapper. >> seth: very exciting. greatest baseball game of all time, rbi baseball. ♪
>> this is what seth sings when he has sex. [ laughter ] >> seth: seth up 3-1. last inning. all right. [ applause ] >> down to just one dude clapping. interesting fact about timber, these two gentlemen actually founded brooklyn. they're the romulus and remus of brooklyn. [ laughter ] mason, and that's joe. >> you're in no condition to drive. >> seth: no, i'm fine. >> you shouldn't drive. >> seth: i'm totally fine. i can do it. totally fine. [ laughter ] >> start your engines. [ engine revving ] >> seth: three days after my brother got his license, he put my dad's lincoln town car on top of a rock wall in new hampshire. that's for real. so he's had a couple of beers but one of the keys to day drinking is not mixing your alcohol.
of course, mimosas aren't alcohol. [ laughter ] they're champagne omelets. and now josh and i will say things that you should only say when you're drinking mimosas. >> we had put a palomino down. it had a rotten hoof. see this mustache? all plugs. >> seth: it looks fantastic. >> thank you. >> seth: did i got arrested for open hand slapping my uber driver? >> i'm trying to breed my fiancée with a borzoi. >> seth: ooh. >> she's not happy about it. i mean the borzoi. >> seth: i just got butt implants but they didn't take. >> oh, no. >> seth: but, now they are calf implants. >> oh, yay. [ laughter ] >> seth: who in the meyers family would you say is the best drinker? >> mom. >> seth: no close second, right? hands down. can you tell when i'm drunk? >> yeah, i think so. >> seth: how? >> you slur more than usual. >> seth: uh-huh. well, let's be honest, i have incredible verbal agility when i'm not drunk. >> you trip over the odd monologue joke. >> seth: i dare you to find any
video evidence that i've ever tripped over a monologue joke. >> seth: well taylor swerf -- taylor swerf, am i saying that right? new 911 tecting, texting services. penatagon credit cars, credit cards, excuse me. dispatch to the dispatch center. i'm just going to keep saying words wrong. this is my not slurring. this is me not slurring. i am not slurring. i am clearly not drunk. >> could you do like a tongue twister. >> seth: she sells seashells down by the sea shore. sea shells slee sheels down by the sea shore. [ laughter ] >> nailing it, you're all over it. >> seth: she sells, she shells down by the she shore. she shells, sea shells down by the sea shore. she shells, sea shells down by the sea shore. >> this is all right. [ laughter ] see, stop it, stop laughing. >> can you do red leather yellow leather? >> seth: red leather yellow leather. red leather yellow letter. red leather yellow yellow. [ laughter ] red leather yellow letter. red leather yellow -- sea shells sea sells down by the sea shore. [ laughter ] >> rubber baby buggy bumpers? >> seth: rugger, rubber bebby
bebby. wait, what was it? >> rubber baby buggy bumpers? >> seth: rubber, wait, one more time. >> rubber baby buggy bumpers. >> one more time. >> seth: rubber baby buggy bumpers. >> one more time. [ laughter ] >> rubber baby buggy bumpers. >> seth: rubber baby bubby bunkers. one more time. >> rubber baby buggy bumpers. >> seth: what did you say, i didn't hear you. you're not being clear. one more time. ♪ >> seth: day drinking rule number two. you can mix alcohol once. you cannot mix it a third time. that's a no-no. we won't make that mistake. >> we pros here, right here. >> seth: we will have two absinthe pina coladas, please. >> enjoy. >> thank you. >> seth: what's the drunkest you've ever seen me? >> remember there was a time when we were living in amsterdam and you were dancing and you were dancing with a girl like this and someone was like, it was like you were praying for her to make out with you later. [ laughter ] but i think you were just trying to hold yourself up. but to everyone else it looked like you were -- >> seth: oh, did she? did my prayers come true? >> i can't imagine. >> seth: our parents, who would you say is more likely to order a pina colada?
>> dad. >> seth: dad. 100% dad. what does mom do when dad orders a pina colada? >> she starts carrying around umbrellas, cocktail umbrellas in her purse so she could throw them in my father's drink if he ever ordered anything that she deemed too girly. >> seth: tell him that. >> what? >> seth: dad's here. [ laughter ] out of the meyers family, who is the best drinker? >> well your mother can drink all of us under the table. >> seth: there you go. >> thank you. >> seth: do you think i look drunk now? >> a little. >> seth: how about if i did this? [ light laughter ] she sells sea shells by the sea shore. she sells sea shells by the sea shore. she sells sea shells by the sea shore. would you say i'm drunk now? >> i would say that i'm so proud that i spent all that money to send to you college and you can do that. [ laughter ] i was going to say, just whistle. >> seth: whistle then wink to the camera. >> yeah. >> seth: hold on. just hold on.
hold on. >> i think we are putting too much pressure on him. [ whistle ] [ laughter ] >> seth: i'm having a lot of fun in brooklyn but i do feel very out of place being the only man in our family without a mustache. >> it's hard to believe you're really my son. [ laughter ] >> seth: one of the most fun parts about day drinking in brooklyn is you can also get your hair cut. >> what would you like? >> seth: you know, i would like to cut your hair. >> have you ever cut anyone's hair before? >> seth: no. woo! we've been having so much fun day drinking in brooklyn that we decided to take -- >> decided to take, greatest natural resources. >> seth: hats. >> hats! >> seth: real quick, let the camera know what you think about hats? >> i don't like hats. hats are [ bleep ] up. [ laughter ] you two look like the cover of a 1960s barbra streisand album. >> seth: thank you. i regret to inform you that the hunt has been cancelled.
there has been a murder. >> ooh. >> seth: and now a scene from "the great gatsby." i'll never forget the first time i saw daisy buchannon. >> you live in the west egg? i'm from east egg. [ laughter ] >> seth: you know, i've been loving drinking with you guys but there is one person from the meyers family we've been missing all day. >> hello? >> seth :hi! hey, who would you say is the best drinker in the meyers family? >> oh, it goes without saying, it's me. [ laughter ] >> seth: are you jealous you're not drinking with your sons? >> i believe i have a gin and tonic right here. [ laughter ] >> seth: what are you drinking it out of, a trash can? >> a bell jar? >> seth: so there you have it. this has been day drinking with the meyers. thank you, brooklyn. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: we'll be back with more "late night." [ cheers and applause ] ♪ throughout ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back, everyone. our first guest is a golden globe winning actor who is currently starring in the second season of the hit series "true detective." new episodes air sunday night on hbo. let's take a look. >> so why do you feel your visitation rights should be expanded, detective velcoro? >> well, how 'bout i raised him alone for two months when she took off. you know? it was me and him. she comes back, she's talking divorce. >> has either of you requested a paternity test? >> no. my son is my son.
>> they're gonna ask that question. more rudely than i did. >> look, you're not getting -- there's me and him and i'm his dad. and i just need you to come up with something, all right? >> you might have the wrong idea. >> why do you like paying taxes? >> seth: please welcome colin farrell. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> seth: so wonderful to see you again. >> good to see you, seth. how are you? >> seth: i was saying backstage it's been about a decade since you hosted "snl." that's when we met. >> pretty close, yeah. ten or eleven years, yeah. that'll be, yeah. >> seth: you were one of my all-time favorite hosts. that was one of our favorite weeks. >> go on you -- [ laughter ] >> seth: we love it. we talk about it all the time. >> really? >> seth: yeah, you're a delight. >> i wish i could remember it. life was a -- yeah. [ laughter ] >> seth: yeah. >> it was a crazy week. >> seth: yeah, it was a crazy week. good times. >> we had a rally good feeling in the halls, man. 'cause it's such a, a kind of hub of creativity. obviously that place, all of
those people just sleeping on couches and getting up and working on scripts, and people coming in and -- a little crazy -- you know better than me. >> seth: it's good. >> preaching to the choir. >> seth: it is a really nice time in your life when you're a little bit younger and you can do it. you're like, "oh, this is great." then you go i, "i don't want do this any more." yeah. [ laughter ] >> yeah, you're tired. you don't want to get off the couch. >> seth: i can't eat pizza at this hour. >> yeah, yeah. >> seth: so i want to talk to you about "true detective" 'cause i'm so excited that you're doing season two. but it's very important for me to talk about one of my all-time favorite films, "in bruges." this is -- [ cheers and applause ] the real thing for me. i feel like we met in 2005, "in bruges" is 2008, then waiting seven years to talk to you about this movie. and for whatever reason i haven't seen you. [ light laughter ] >> no, i'm not feeling any pressure at all now. >> seth: no, i just want to say -- >> seven years. okay. >> seth: it's a movie, it's such a fantastic film and it was not a giant box office hit. is it a film that people ask about. >> it wasn't even a tiny box office hit. [ light laughter ] >> seth: it wasn't really. >> no, no. >> seth: it had a terrible poster. would you admit that it's one of the worst posters? >> it did have a terrible poster and it still has a terrible poster. [ light laughter ] >> seth: yeah, they didn't change the poster. >> they didn't change the poster for the massive dvd release that they did worldwide. [ laughter ] in korea.
>> seth: do people approach you? >> no it was great to people who saw it. but those, a lot of people that did see it tend to have a deep affinity for it. >> seth: yeah. >> and it's the one that usually gets mentioned out of the 15 years i've been working as an actor that nobody's ever told me it sucks. [ laughter ] >> seth: oh, that's good. yeah. >> yeah. that's one of few things that people think actually worked. >> seth: so you were probably in bruges for, how long would you say? >> we were there for i think 12 weeks. >> seth: so what's your -- what is your take on bruges? did you -- >> i mean, i was glad to, i was all right with leaving. [ laughter ] at the end of that. you know, i had a great time there, and loved it. we rehearsed for three weeks and then we shot for about eight or nine. it's an amazing place. >> seth: it is. >> it's definitely a place i would recommend everyone go for a few days. [ light laughter ] >> seth: yeah. >> but you know, we were there in the middle of winter. and there was a lot of thick masonry, you know, kind of medieval architecture, cobble stones, and it's very kinda heavy and draconian feeling. you feel like you could smell paraffin light of old lamps that, you know, light the streets. and you could hear the horses clipitiy-clopping.
am i selling it well? [ laughter ] but no, we had a great time. it felt like a set. i mean, it was so different and so kind of exotic looking that it was -- when brandon was on show and he said, you know, he thanked the mayor for saying, thanks for lighting the sets for us. >> seth: yeah. >> 'cause everywhere you looked it was just you couldn't miss with the camera, you know? we'd shoot a scene and then we'd literally pick up a cameras. a small enough crew. we'd go 400 yards around the corner and put the camera down and get at it again. so it was really, really cool. >> seth: it's also like a set, because i did drag my wife there because of the movie. >> dragged her. >> seth: yeah. >> by the hair, the wrist? how does one drag? >> seth: i sort of, i tricked her. >> you tricked her. >> seth: i said, let's go to paris and then had the train stopped in bruges. >> oh, we missed. yeah, yeah. over shot the bar by 600 miles. >> seth: how did we end up in bruges. oh, and i have a shooting script. well i guess we'll walk around town. [ laughter ] and you'll read the parts and i'll be colin farrell. [ laughter and applause ] but i was so, it's so small, that you sort of walk, and much like when you're on a set all the sudden, you're like looking at the map and then you're like you're now not in bruges any more. >> yeah, yeah, yeah.
>> seth: you're like in another town. >> you just end up bumping into yourself soon enough. >> seth: and martin mcdonagh, a playwright who wrote and directed it and you worked with him. >> yes. >> seth: that was his first film. what was it like, just in general, like, being in a film with a playwright? like are playwright's more -- >> martin was very specific. >> seth: yeah. >> i mean, the language, you know. literally. at the start of the film i think he was kind of hoping that we'd do a little bit of improvisation and loosen it up a bit. and you could kind of see him by the monitor half way through the first day going, you know, one word is out, uh cut. sorry that's not gonna -- you know, and he really he was so -- they talk about, you know, an iambic pentameter and certain beats and that gets used to listen to the actor speak the dialogue that was in his plays. and there'd be this pace that had you like waiting for the go. had a very particular music to it. i think martin's a little bit like that as well where he hears the music as it is writing it. and i'd almost say there's no room for play, there is, but he is very particular. and i loved working with him. i love martin to death. you should have him on the show. >> seth: i would love to. >> he's great fun. >> seth: well, here's the thing. now, i've been trying to
schedule this "in bruges week." [ laughter ] i've got -- >> how's the massive support you're getting from the federal government and - - >> seth: the network really wants me do it. >> really? >> seth: they think it could really -- >> that's on the list ogf things. yeah. that and the next olympics. [ laughter ] >> seth: well they actually, what they are try doing is they would love, you know, now with all this fifa stuff, they are going to move the next world cup to bruges. [ light laughter ] you had to actually do, 'cause the movie is very violent. the language is very coarse and yet, you would have to -- this to me is like -- some movies i can't even believe they do this for but they did like an airplane version of it. you have to rerecord dialogue, right? >> yeah. >> seth: so, as an actor, 'cause you can't curse on airplane films. >> terrible stuff, yeah. like instead of going, you know f u, [ bleep ] it'll be, you know, go and forget yourself. [ laughter ] you know, yeah. >> seth: yeah, that's not right. especially hearing an irish person. >> or like, that's a load of bull. it will be like that's a load of bananas. [ laughter ]
just stuff that didn't make any sense. >> seth: right. >> you feel kinda like a sellout doing it. >> seth: yeah. >> then again, you know. >> seth: and hearing an irish person not curse, something is very wrong here. >> that's all i believe. >> seth: why's this guy saying bananas. >> yeah. i have irish friends and i find the same. >> seth: so, "true detective," this is very exciting. the first season of the show was wonderful. but it's a bit different this year. yes, less driving around and a little bit of wider in scale? >> little less driving around. nic still loves the, i think that the pressure, the containment that happens with a couple of people are in a confined space like a car. there's quite a few driving scenes and dialogue scenes in the cars. but, yeah, it's certainly a bigger canvas which is not a better or worse thing. there's kind of four central characters instead of the two characters in the first year. and the narrative of the piece, the plot of it is a little more complicated. it's a little more broad sweeping than the first year. it's not as contained. but the writing, it was the same writer, nic pizzolatto, who wrote the first season, wrote all the eight episodes of the second season. i don't know, it was just a joy
to work on such extraordinary material. >> seth: a very considerable mustache. your mustache, yes? >> considerable. i maybe should have considered it more before i signed off on it. [ laughter ] >> seth: how long did you keep this full -- i don't even know what you call this. >> i have no idea what you call it. growth. matter. [ light laughter ] >> seth: i think like a janitor's broom. [ laughter ] >> yes, the missing link to my uni-brow. >> seth: yeah. >> just push it up two inches and complete what's been happening for the last 20 years. the day we finished shooting, i shaved in the trailer. >> seth: really? >> i didn't wait till i got home. then i got home and my son, my youngest boy looked at me and said, "you're a different man." [ light laughter ] and i said, "i am, and you should be glad for it 'cause he's not the nicest." >> seth: we mentioned "snl." i want to show something real quick. >> yeah. >> seth: you were in one of my favorite sketches i was ever been a part of. it was called key party. it was about a bunch of swingers. so it was all the cast and couples. and there's a moment, i'm not
going to reveal who you were coupled with. >> great 'cause i can't remember. [ laughter ] >> seth: yeah, okay, good. you'll enjoy this. you'll enjoy the reveal. >> of course. >> seth: there you go. so this is everybody giving their safe word in the sketch key party. >> right, we've got detailed. >> so, before we pair off, let's go once and say our safe word. >> parachute. >> nunchuck. >> razmataz. >> filibuster. >> john george pepper. [ laughter ] >> popcorn. >> submarine. >> supercalifragilisticexpialidocio . [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: how'd you let her get away? she's the one that got away. >> that is, that is. she's the one that got away. >> seth: thank you so much for being here. >> thank you, thank you, man. >> seth: colin farrell, everybody. new episodes of "true detective" air sunday nights on hbo. we'll be right back with more "late night." [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back, everybody. our next guest starred on the popular tv series, "white collar" for six seasons and won a golden globe for his performance in the hbo film "the normal heart." you can see him next in "magic mike xxl" which hits theaters on july 1st. let's take a look. >> when we were in college and we were falling in love we used to listen to that song, "heaven." >> yes. i love that song. ♪ always thinking about our younger years it was only
you and me we were young and wild and free ♪ >> you know this one? >> yeah, come on. ♪ now nothing can take you away from me we've been down that road before ♪ >> seth: oh my god. i also want that to happen to me. [ laughter ] please welcome, matt bomer. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> lookin' good man. >>seth: those baby blues. when you're lookin' at those baby blues, you get a little jealous. >> oh, my goodness. you have an amazing show here. >> seth: thank you very much. >> you really do. your band is incredible. >> seth: aren't they the best? >> really i'm happy to be here. >> seth: thank you so much. [ cheers and applause ] we also -- we're on a streak of havin' a lot of fun when we see each other. >> yes. >> seth: last time i saw you was at the golden globes and we
actually -- it was the category i announced that you won for "the normal heart." congratulations. >> thank you. >> seth: well deserved. [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you. >> seth: it was a wonderful performance. i was with the wonderful katie holmes. >> yes. >> seth: she did not nail the pronunciation of your name. >> she did not. >> seth: she didn't get the bomer right. >> she actually butchered it. >> seth: yeah. >> she adele nazeemed me. [ laughter ] >> seth: she adele nazeemed you. but you knew -- at least it was close. it was close enough that you knew you won. >> yes, exactly. no, i love her. that was one of the best moments of my life. but now everyone calls me bomber. >> seth: yeah. >> and i'm like, it's not chiwetel ejioforit, okay. >> seth: it's a pretty easy one. >> is not zach galifianakis it's two syllables. it's five letters. it's bomer. >> seth: right. it's not that hard. but it maybe happened to you before? >> it has. and someone actually trumped her. >> seth: okay, so she was not the worst ever? >> she's not. >> seth: matt bomber was not -- >> and i love her. i want to go on record as saying that. but i had a meeting with this big producer who i'm a huge fan of. and i thought, man, i'm finally getting some momentum in this business. and i sit down across from him. there's the casting director in
the room and he says, when i read this -- we're good friends now. he says, "when i read this script, there's only one person i thought of who could play this role." and he look me dead in the eye and he goes, "max bomber." [ laughter ] and i looked at the casting director and i was like, "are you going to say something?" and she was like, "nope." and i was like, "then i'm not either." i'm max bomber. thank you. great to meet you. >> seth: max bomber's not mad. >> anyway, i got the job. so, it all worked out. but now everyone in the cast of "magic mike" calls me max bomber. >> seth: well, max bomber is basically a stripper name. it might as well be. >> i think of him as like a german recent immigrant. >> seth: oh, okay. >> he's trying to become an actor and like break into the acting market. >> seth: look at you, you got a little bit of back story on max bomber. [ light laughter ] >> my name is max bomber. he's slightly effeminate. i don't know. >> seth: gotcha. i've moved to hollywood. >> hello. >> seth: we see you singing in the clip. we saw you only dancing in the first one. what brought about you singing? did you ask to sing in the new "magic mike" film?
>> it really is all a testament to the generosity of channing tatum. we -- we had no budget on the first movie. it was a tiny independent film that then later was acquired by a studio. so in between takes we would entertain extras by -- or background actors by, you know, channing would shove a microphone in your face and say, do something. and joe manganello, who i went to college with at carnegie mellon, knew that i sang and he was like, you should sing a song. so i did and channing remembered and he was like, "you're singing in this one." i was like, "oh man." 'cause it's, you know, it's daunting just to have to take your clothes off in front of strangers and then to sing live on top of that was, you know. >> seth: i think i would rather take my clothes off than sing. all things being equal. i don't want do either but i certainly don't -- singing in front of people terrified. >> yeah but there's something about taking your clothes off at the same time that actually made it easier. >> seth: oh, well, there ya go. >> for me, i don't know. >> seth: maybe i'll try that. >> maybe over the edge into some nether region of nervousness that i never experienced before. >> seth: uh -- you mentioned you went to college with joe. >> i did. >> seth: and so you guys went to
carnegie mellon. great theater school. did you -- do you remember -- 'cause you mentioned you were there at the same time, did you do -- did you have to do any of those, like, weird theater thing -- >> oh, all the time. yeah, we did animal projects together. i don't remember what joe was, i was a peacock. you have to create a character out of an animal and i became a heroin addict who worked at a tanning salon. >> seth: but also as a peacock. >> i was peacock. >> seth: yeah. we did clown work together. we've done shakespeare together. and now we strip together. [ light laughter ] >> seth: wow, that's fantastic. >> i don't know where to go from here. >> seth: i tell you. it's a very good start though. it's a very good -- >> what is the next logical step? >> seth: and did you like being in pittsburgh? i always like people who -- >> i love pittsburgh. it really grew on me over the course of four years. i'm from texas. so, there was a little period of adjustment but i love it there. >> seth: you -- and then one of your early jobs in this business before you were max bomber, you were in a soap opera. >> yes. >> seth: and is this true that for the soap opera, you knew you