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>> and for our nbc bay area food drive, a big thanks to all of the people who donated and volunteered at local safeway stores over the weekend. people donated so generously, donating 20,000 bags of food. the whole crew of reporters and anchors and our producers. it's not too late to help. you can make a donation at bay area safeway stores. >> vikki had her kids out there. they were so cute. >> thanks for joining us. >> bye-bye. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> steve: from studio 6b in rockefeller center in the heart of new york city, it's "the tonight show starring jimmy fallon." tonight, join jimmy and his guests -- mahershala ali, chris colfer,
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blake mycoskie, musical guest michael buble, and feating the legendary roots crew. >> questlove: 9-6-4. >> steve: and now, here he is, jimmy fallon! ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: thank you very much everybody, hey! [ cheers and applause ] welcome everybody. welcome, welcome, welcome to "the tonight show." [ cheers and applause ] this is it. you're here. you made it. thank you for being here. you guys, this thursday is thanksgiving! [ cheers ] yeah, and tomorrow at the white
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house president trump will pardon a turkey, and after the ceremony the turkey will be sent to live on a farm upstate with jeff sessions. [ laughter and applause ] americans actually get to vote on which turkey trump pardons, and i saw that the two finalists are named peas and carrots. [ light laughter ] when he heard they're both named after vegetables trump was like, "forget it. they're both goners. [ laughter ] where's mcmuffin and milkshake?" that's right, americans can vote on which turkey gets pardoned. you can tell the turkeys want to drag it out as long as possible, cause today they asked if that vote could happen in florida. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] but, the turkeys are actually treated very well. i saw that they even get their own room at a fancy hotel in washington. here's a photo of them. yeah. [ laughter ] isn't that funny? when trump saw that he said, "look melania, they sleep in separate beds too."
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[ laughter and applause ] some more news here. in an interview with fox news, trump said that he's planning his first visit to a war zone. troops were glad to hear that until they realized he was talking about walmart on black friday. [ laughter ] "you have to see it. they're all going for it. the playstation. >> steve: "you know what they say?" >> jimmy: the x-boxes, yeah." [ laughter ] actually, the tsa just released a list of items that you can and can't take on a plane for thanksgiving. you can take a frozen turkey. but only if it's an emotional support frozen turkey. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] that's the only way you can do it. thanksgiving is right around the corner. i'm so excited for the food, the relaxation, the seeing distant family, catching up about work, discussing politics. [ light laughter ] ♪lahter ]
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♪ >> tariq: jimmy? jimmy? >> jimmy: yo, what's up man. >> tariq: you okay? >> jimmy: yeah, i'm great man. what about you? you excited for thanksgiving? >> tariq: oh yeah. of course. i'm super excited man for the, man -- for the pie. >> jimmy: yeah. >> tariq: and the turkey. >> jimmy: yeah. >> travel coordination and traffic and -- ♪ traffic. [ laughter ] >> move you moron. [ laughter ] ♪ [ laughter ] [ car horns ] >> hey get out of the way moron. ♪ [ sirens ] [ laughter ] >> guys! guys! you okay! >> jimmy: yeah, sure.anksving. personally i'm really excited for the stuffing, the mashed potatoes, and the gravy, and how there's only limited amounts of it.
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♪ [ laughter ] >> we're out of gravy. [ laughter ] >> but guys, at least the national dog show is on. we all love watching that. >> jimmy: oh yeah, yeah. [ light laughter ] love the dog show. >> tariq: love the dog show. >> jimmy: the dog show's great. yeah. of course, yeah. >> tariq: love it. >> jimmy: that'll be fun. >> tariq: yeah. [ cheers and applause ]guysi sa vice president mike pence went to a conference with other world leaders in asia this weekend, and they all wore special shirts for a group photo. check this out. yeah. [ laughter ] that looks like a street gang in margaritaville. [ laughter and applause ] >> steve: where's my flip flop?"
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>> jimmy: hey guys, i saw that mickey mouse just turned 90 years old. that's cool. [ cheers and applause ] you can tell he's getting old cause every night he wakes up five times to visit splash mountain. [ laughter and applause ] >> steve: oh! >> jimmy: hey guys, i heard about an ikea in italy that lets strays dogs come in during the winter. [ audience aws ] which explain why their meat balls taste way different than every other ikea. [ laughter ] [ audience groans ] no, that's not bad. they're for the dogs. >> steve: that was rough. that joke was rough. >> jimmy: thanks. [ laughter people, which is why a lot of them have come prepared with their own statements to break the ice. here, i'll s his ice breaker is, "i've invented a new haircut called the no-hawk." [ laughter and applause ] next up is new york congress woman, alexandria ocasio-cortez.
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her ice breaker is, "i'm the only person in congress young enough to get away with saying 'lit'." [ laughter ] next here is maryland congressman, andy harris, his ice breaker is, "i enjoy going out in the evenings, and becoming lit." [ laughter ] up next, we have missouri congressman billy long. his ice breaker is, "you might know my brother the mucinex spokesman." [ laughter and applause ] >> steve: oh. forget about it. [ laughter ] oh, ma no you did not. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: next is florida congressman, alcee hastings. his ice breaker is, "no hair, don't care. awesome beard, let's get weird." [ laughter and applause ] >> steve: how great is that. >> jimmy: great ice breaker. >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: here's california
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congresswoman anna eshoo. in three things, life, liberty, and the pursuit of clothing worn during the filming of 'star wars: episode i the phantom menace.'" [ laughter and applause ] here's illinois congressman dan lipinski. his ice breaker is "boo." [ laughter ] next is georgia congressman, drew ferguson. his ice breaker is, "in my life i've eaten three marbles by accident." [ laughter ] "don't swallow the marble drew." >> steve: i'm not going to -- >> jimmy: up next is illinois congressman mike quigley. his ice breaker is, "i'm always prepared for a hawk to land on my arm." [ laughter ] [ hawk cry ] [ hawk cry ] and finally here is ohio congressman, troy balderson. his ice breaker is, "sorry i'm late. i just stepped out of a a jacuzzi." [ cheers and applause ] we have a great show tonight. give up for the roots!
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[ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: oh. whoa! we got a big show! >> steve: come on! >> jimmy: a big show tonight! what a great new york city crowd right here. >> steve: oh! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome everybody, thank you for being here. dude, there's a big announcement. there's -- a big band is going to be on tour. there's just going to be a big tour higgins. >> steve: really, a band? >> jimmy: i'm just saying. i just heard a rumor. >> steve: you heard a -- >> jimmy: that a band is going to be on tour. they're kicking off april 20th in miami. any guesses? >> steve: miami. who could it be? miami sound machine? >> jimmy: not miami sound machine, no. but -- >> steve: mi >> jimmy: they'll be making sounds in miami on april 20th, and they'll be kicking it off.
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[ groaning ] >> jimmy: it's called "the no filter tour!" the rolling stones are announcing their tour! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ everybody go see it. i'm getting my tickets -- i'm getting my tickets now. [ cheers and applause ] i already got the mug. might as well get the tickets. >> steve: get the mug and the tix. >> jimmy: guys, it is monday. we're very excited to be back. we have an amazing week of shows ahead. michael strahan will be here. >> steve: yeah. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: tim allen will be stopping by. >> steve: oh. >> jimmy: meek mill will be here with new music. [ cheers and applause ]rsy, we thursday night, thanksgiving. jerry seinfeld will be joining us. [ cheers and applause ] rort irwin will be here with his cute, and sometimes frightening animals. [ cheers and applause ] it's going to be fun, that's thursday. but first, we have a fantastic show tonight. he stars in the new film, "green book" mahershala ali is here. >> steve: yeah! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: it is great. i loved it. plus he has a new book called "the land of stories: the
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ultimate book-huggers guide." chris colfer is stopping by. >> steve: whoa! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: this guy's doing it. and also he is the founder of toms, and he is making a big announcement later tonight. this guy is one of the best people on the planet. blake mycoskie is dropping in. [ cheers and applause ] he's just amazing what he's doing for everybody. and it's interesting that his name is not tom. >> steve: no, it's blake. [ laughter ] >> steve: right. >> jimmy: and it's called toms, but his name is not tom. it's blake. >> steve: no, it's blake. [ laughter ] blakcobeen called blakes. >> steve: yeah, could have been blakes. blakes a -- >> jimmy: but he's not thinking about ego. >> steve: no he's thinking about tom. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: no, no. he's not even thinking about tom. he's thinking about tom-morrow. >> steve: oh. [ audience oohs ] >> jimmy: yeah, what are you going to do for shoes -- you buy shoes today. you want to give shoes tomorrow. >> steve: oh good.
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>> jimmy: but i want to talk to him about all of that. he's just got a great story, and a big, big announcement. tonight, that's gonna be great. ♪ it's going to be great it's going to be awesome ♪ [ cheers ] >> jimmy: michael buble is also on the show! [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: yeah! >> jimmy: we love you michael buble! >> steve: come on! ♪ is this the right side? is that the right side? >> steve: yeah. yep. ♪ it's gonna be grenna ve a real good time ♪ ♪ everybody singing dancing along ♪ ♪ it's gonneat g it's gonna be great ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: oh! loved it. >> jimmy: michael buble will be here ladies and gentlemen! >> steve: yeah! yeah! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: michael buble. hey, guys you ever see a photo in the news, and you think, well that headline could be much better.
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i'll show you what i mean, it's tim for "news and improved." here we go [ cheers and applause ] ♪ news and improved >> jimmy: for example, check out this first photo. the original headline was "democrats eye 2020 election." that headline can definitely be improved. cause if you only look at the photo, the headline could have been "grandpa demands to know where his glasses are." [ laughter and applause ] >> steve: wow, whose got them? >> jimmy: they're in here somewhere. >> steve: nobody leaves until i get my glasses. oh. i found them. i'm sorry. >> jimmy: check out this next photo. the original headline was "dow fall 500 points." if you only looked at the photo, the headline could have been, "husband whose one job was to preorder the turkey, realized he forgot to preorder the turkey." [ cheers and applause ] [ laughter ] lowers price of solar panels." headline could have been, "single man struggles to decorate apartment."
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[ laughter and applause ] next headline was "facebook executive responds to criticism." headline could have been "fun aunt defends bringing mimosas to nephews soccer game." [ laughter and applause ] >> steve: what? what, we're not in russia. >> jimmy: next, this headline says "trump slammed for negotiation tactics." headline could have been "man who still hasn't got his bloomin' onion notices outback waiter, leaving on smoke break." [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] "i didn't get my bloomin' onion yet." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: this next headline was "house democrats to address citizenship rules." headline could have been, "local dad wants to know who the hell is going to rake those leaves." [ laughter and applause ] "well they're not going to rake themselves." next headline was "see this year's hottest toys." headline could have been, "neighbors agree the johnson
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kid will grow up to be a a monster." [ laughter and applause ] and finally this headline was "pence attends economic summit." >> jimmy: headline could have been, "world oldest boy band reignites despite no one asking." [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] that's all the time we have for "news and improved." stick around. we'll be right back with mahershala ali. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: our first gut an oscar for his fantastic work in the acclaimed film "moonlight." he now stars along side viggo mortensen in the new film "green book," which is now in select cities and opening nationwide this wednesday. please welcome mahershala ali everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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>> jimmy: welcome to "the tonight show." [ cheers ] that's what i'm talking about, right there. come on. >> thanks for having me. >> jimmy: you won an oscar for "moonlight." i've never had you on the show. what is that like? what do you remember from that? >> i don't remember much. [ light laughter ] i don't. i had to go back and watch it on youtube. the, uh -- [ laughter ] >> jimmy: what did you think of your performance on youtube? >> you know, i did all right. i walked past the dude and had to go back and give love to jeff bridges. >> jimmy: oh, the actual dude. >> yeah, the dude. but you know we had a baby, like, four days before. [ audience aws ] and my wife was ten days late. so, i was a little concerned that i wasn't even going to make it to the oscars, you know. so, it ended up working out. >> jimmy: yeah -- >> it was pretty extraordinary. you know, seeing denzel and, you know, everybody. all of the people i really respect and admire. >> jimmy: i love the name mahershala. is it -- what's the origin of mehershala? >> my name is 18 letters long.
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[ light laughter ] it's the longest word in the bible. mahershalalhashbaz. isaiah. chapter eight. verse one and three. >> jimmy: wow, that's a long name. >> yeah, so, mahershala is my nickname. people say, "you know, what's your nickname?" i'm like, mahershala is my nickname. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: good nickname, yeah. because you also went by a a different name at one point. >> uh -- [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i don't know if you know what i'm talking about, but i'm talking about my man prince ali, the rapper. [ cheers and applause ] hat y? no. quest, you know -- >> yeah. >> questlove: yeah. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: when did you do this? >> well -- i'm retired, brother. i'm retired. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: no, it's not bad. it's not bad. it's just something that happened. >> that was 2007 we shot that. but i -- you know, early on, just coming up in the arts, and what not, and being creative -- i got an indie deal like in
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'97. and then we pressed up a bunch of wax and literally a week later i got into grad school. and i was like, "well, i'm going to go do this thing." and so, then, i came to new york and really focused on acting. so, i kind of let it go. i knew i had a very clear vision of what i wanted to do as an actor. and i was waiting for the opportunities to catch up with how i saw myself, you know. and so -- and that took a a while. >> jimmy: i'm glad that you made the right choice. because, gosh, everything we've seen you in -- "moonlight" and "house of cards." >> yeah. >> jimmy: and now you're going to be in the new "true detective." is that true? >> yes, yes. >> jimmy: i mean, come on -- [ cheers and applause ] that's going to be great. >> yeah, i'm excited about it. nic pizzolatto, the show creator -- he did an extraordinary job with this season. it's eight episodes. over several decades.
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it's fantastic. >> jimmy: when is that -- do you know when that comes out? >> january 13th. >> jimmy: january 13th. in the meantime, you guys have to go check out "green book." this is, my man peter farrelly directed this. beautiful, beautiful movie. it is funny. it is heart-warming. it is just a smart movie and it's really just tells a a beautiful story based on a a true story. >> yeah, yeah. two gentlemen who go on a road trip. one of them -- i play dr. don shirley, who is a a highly educated man, talented, extraordinary concert pianist. and he lives on top of carnegie hall. wealthy. and then, this guy, this bouncer from the bronx, who is a bit of a brute. and racist. yes. >> jimmy: "hey, yo, what's the problem over here?" [ light laughter ] >> yes, yes, yes. >> jimmy: "we'll drive a a car" -- you guys are great, though. >> yeah, yeah. thank you, thank you. >> jimmy: did you -- i saw some line where you said, "i thought i was making a drama when i started this movie and
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then, in the middle, we started getting some comedy out of it, because the chemistry was great." >> i thought -- the script read -- it pretty much read like a a drama. and when i met with pete, he was like, "yeah, i'm making my first drama." so, here it is, i'm excited because you're almost working with a first time filmmaker with 25 years of experience. you know? and so, but, we felt a little tricked. not intentionally. because there was the dynamic between viggo and myself. i think the dynamic of the characters, excuse me, i think there's more comedy than was initially on the page. >> jimmy: yeah, because you feel the chemistry -- >> so, we were having to pull back from the comedy, a bit, to make sure we kept it in the zone of having that balance between the dramatic elements and comedy. >> jimmy: there's some tough scenes in there. this is set in the '60s in america. >> yeah. >> jimmy: and you're traveling through the south. and there actually is a thing called "the green book"? >> yes, yes. green book was put together by victor hugo green, who was a a postal service worker in, i
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think, 1938. and he basically, it was, essentially, like a rolodex or a reference book for anywhere black people could get gas, could eat, could sleep. and it was basically a book and a guide on how to survive the south if you were black. >> jimmy: you learn from each other and it becomes, really, a a good buddy movie, kind of. >> yeah, yeah. you see two very different people come together. >> jimmy: coming together. and we need that in this country right now. >> yes, yes. most definitely. >> jimmy: i want to show a a clip. [ cheers and applause ] here's mahershala ali and viggo mortensen in "green book." take a look at this. >> we'll be attending many events, fore and after t concerts, interacting with some of the wealthiest and most ly it is my feeling that your diction, however charming it may be in the tristate area, could use some finessing. >> you mean diction, like, in what way?
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>> like, in the only way the word is ever used. >> okay. >> your intonation, inflection, your choice of words. >> yeah, i got my own problems. now i got to worry about what people think about the way i talk? >> there are simple techniques i can teach you that are quite effective. i can help you. >> why are you breaking my balls. >> because you can do better, mr. vallelonga. >> jimmy: yeah. mahershala ali, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] go see "green book" opening nationwide this wednesday. we'll be right back with chris colfer.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back, everybody. our next guest is a a golden globe-winning actor and a "new york times" best-selling author. his latest book, "the land of stories: the ultimate book hugger's guide," is available now. ladies and gentlemen, please welcome, chris colfer. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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>> jimmy: welcome back. >> oh, my gosh. >> jimmy: welcome back to the show. thank you for coming on. >> thanks for having me. >> jimmy: every time you come on, i always -- i just love talking to you. i wish i could talk to you for another hour. >> aw. >> jimmy: last time we talked about aliens. i don't know if you remember this? >> mm-hmm, yes. i do. oh yeah, it was fun. >> jimmy: is there any other supernatural things that have happened to you since we've spoken?i wareally hoping, like, once i talked about aliens last time, that i'd actually, like, see one. they'd be like, "way to go." you know. but it didn't happen. >> jimmy: it takes time for them to get our broadcast signal. >> to get the signal. yeah, yeah, that's probably right. i did have a very interesting paranormal experience with a a pet psychic if you want to hear about that. >> jimmy: yes! >> okay, so -- >> jimmy: oh, a pet psychic. >> a pet psychic, yeah. >> so i have some terrible news. my beloved cat, brian, recently passed away. >> jimmy: i'm so sorry. [ audience aws ] >> thank you. thank you. before he was sick, like any normal couple in los angeles, my boyfriend and i consulted a a pet psychic. you know, just to make sure he didn't have any unfinished cat
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business. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: so, this was before he was sick? >> you just make sure he didn't have any final wishes, like you know, before he went on. you don't do that? >> jimmy: no, yeah, yeah, people do that. [ laughter ] yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. >> oh, okay. >> jimmy: the holidays are coming up. [ laughter ] >> right, right. >> jimmy: what do you give as a a gift? >> it's a good gift. >> jimmy: exactly, yeah. >> so we called this woman and she had no idea who i was. no idea who i was, anything about me. she kept calling me "ma'am" over the phone which, you know -- [ laughter ] at this point, if you don't do that, it's weirder. you know? >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, yeah. >> so she starts asking questions and she said "does it was kind of weird, because i was like, "well, yes, i sing." she goes "do you sometimes change the words to famous songs to be about your cat? like something from 'the sound of music'?" and i got chills, because whenever brian would wake us up to feed him i would always sing "the house is awake with the sounds of brian." you know -- [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: wow! >> and i'm also, like, i'm getting really emotional,
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because i used to sing on "glee" and i used to get all kinds of letters -- >> jimmy: of course. [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you. thank you. so i would get letters all the time from people saying that my voice helped them through a a hard time, like, through chemo or ap testing. or whatnot. [ light laughter ] you know? so i'm getting emotional, thinking my voice is soothing my cat, and it's like his last hours. >> jimmy: beautiful. >> and the psychic says, "yeah, he hates your voice." [ laughter ] die in peace, he's asking you to shut up." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: the pet psychic is saying that? >> yeah, yeah, i got read by a a pet psychic. i know. sorry it wasn't michael buble's cat. i mean, gosh. [ laughter ] anyway. >> jimmy: oh, my goodness. i can't believe you. pal, let's talk about the new one, here. >> jimmy: "the land of stories," congratulations on this. "the ultimate book hugger's guide." this is a --
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every time you come on, i love the new addition to this. this is an idea that you've had in your brain since you were a a child, right? >> yes. yeah, i started writing these books when i was six. it's crazy. i feel like it found me before i found it, in a weird way. >> jimmy: that's bizarre. you brought a drawing. >> yeah. >> jimmy: this is what you -- you drew this in -- >> i drew that when i was in second grade, yeah. >> jimmy: "the land of stories." >> that's where it began. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: "the land of stories." look, there's even a frog. >> yeah. >> jimmy: there's a little frog. >> yeah, yeah! >> jimmy: just like there is a a frog on the cover of this one. >> right, right. and that frog -- actually i have -- i'll show you -- that frog was based on a magnet that was on my grandmother's refrigerator. that's the magnet that i stole from my grandmother, because you know -- so that is one of the things that inspired the book series. [ audience aws ] isn't that crazy? >> jimmy: wow, so the magnet was just -- you would just see it on the fridge and be like, "oh, that's -- >> yeah, well, all of the grandkids, we would make fun of each other. we'd always move him to our other cousin's school portraits and stuff, so they'd always look like frogs. [ laughter ] and so, one day i looked up and he was on my uncle's wedding
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so i came up wter a for froggy. >> jimmy: i think i might have a thing over here. a photo of me. guess i can do this one here. >> oh, there you go. yeah! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: but this is such a a cool thing and the stories are great. it's fun. it moves. it's funny. and you're developing a movie? >> yeah, yeah. the first film. so, yeah, which i'm producing, writing and directing. it's really wonderful. i really think the readers are going to truly love the movie. so i can't wait for it to pick up steam. >> jimmy: what do you say to any kids out there that are watching the show that like, him or her, want to be an author or want to write stories? do you have any advice for kids that come to your book signing? >> oh, gosh. yeah, i mean, it's so, so easy for people, especially young people, to get so discouraged
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and look around the world and think, "god, how do i fit into this mess?"ink is so, so important that young people always remember that the more the world discourages you, the more it needs you. and that the world's not going to change byin who are too stubborn to see past their own nose. the world's going to change by installing compassion and logic and reason into the next generation. so if anyone out there has a a talent that they think can help contribute to that fight, i think they owe it to themselves, and quite frankly, they owe it to the world to fight like hell until they get the chance to share it. >> jimmy: that's fantastic. [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you. it's a mr. rogers moment. >> jimmy: that's fantastic. we love you. chris colfer, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] "the land of stories: the ultimate book hugger's guide," is available now. we'll be right back with the founder of toms, blake mycoskie. stick around, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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[ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: welcome back! you know, a lot of people ask me what me and my guests do when the cameras are off, when we go to commercial break. well we just -- sometimes just keep talking, just keep having conversations. >> yeah. >> jimmy: right. >> yeah. yeah. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: we just keep on talking, you know. and -- [ laughter ] [ sigh ] we'll be right back with more of "the tonight show" everybody. come on back. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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(scream) ♪ bum-bum-bum-bum-bum ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: our next guest is the founder of the shoe and lifestyle company, toms. and he's going to announce his new campaign tonight. please welcome blake mycoskie, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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>> jimmy: blake. >> wow. >> jimmy: thank you for being on the show. and i am a fan of toms and the whole idea behind toms, but that is not your name. >> no, let's clear that up right now. >> jimmy: yeah, no. but it could have been blake's, but not really. >> no, when i decided to start it, i said if we sell a pair of shoes today, we're going to give away a pair of shoes tomorrow. and then they were called tomorrow shoes, but then i couldn't fit "tomorrows" on the damn tag. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: so, the tag's -- >> so it became toms. >> jimmy: so it became toms. >> people call me tom all the time. >> jimmy: and you're fine with people calling you tom? >> yeah, but i'm hoping now that i'm on this show -- >> jimmy: they'll call you blake. >> yeah, in the airport tomorrow, people are going to call me blake. >> jimmy: yeah, it is blake. [ cheers and applause ] founder of toms. so, just quickly, tell me kind of the story. it was 12 years ago you started toms? >> 12 years ago, i was in argentina traveling. i saw many children without
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shoes. i wanted to do something to help them. an we sold a pair of shoes we wogir ay?" one for one. really simple idea. i was in my apartment at the time. and now we've given 86 million children a pair of shoes. [ cheers and applause ] just like -- i mean i would have -- >> jimmy: isn't it amazing that you're saying that? isn't that so cool? >> to even say that out loud, just right now, it feels like an out of body experience. >> jimmy: but i mean, when you off soon as you go, hey, we're doing this thing? >> people just -- when we said -- we put this intention out to the world. we said when you buy a pair, we're going to give a pair. you get to be an activist, you get to be giver, and people showed up. >> jimmy: you've taken this and -- taken it to the next level. i'm just so happy that -- >> thank you. >> jimmy: that you exist on this planet. you're doing a new thing -- yeah, sure, you can give it up. [ cheers and applause ] that's exactly what you should be doing. awesome. tonight you have a whole new campaign, tonight, that you're going to announce with us. >> first time ever. >> jimmy: and i will be the
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first one ever to do this. but explain what's happening. >> yeah. so -- all right. i'm emotional. 12 days ago the shootings happened in thousand oaks. and my wife called me and she was scared and she said "i'm not taking our son to school today." this happened two weeks ago in a synagogue. in a yoga studio. and someone has to do something about it. i got off the phone with her and i was emotional. and i sat thd i anought and i said, "you know what, damnit, we're going to do something about it." so tonight we're announcing that we're going to evolve our giving model. so toms not only will continue to give shoes, but we will give considerable resources to the causes and the most important issues of our time. and we're going to start by giving $5 million to the most amazing organizations, who are working hard on the ground, every day, to end gun violence. and this will be the single
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largest corporate gift to end gun violence in the history of the united states. >> jimmy: that's awesome, dude. that's awesome. [ cheers and applause ] that's awesome. >> thank you. >> jimmy: that's so awesome. that's so awesome that you're doing this. so, along with that as well, you have a new thing that's launching, actually tonight, right now. >> right now, if you go to let me tell you about it. >> jimmy: yeah. >> the most important thing, we can give money, and other companies i'm hoping will join us too. but the most important -- is we give every american the opportunity to act. we developed the technology, just in the last four days, it's on right now. you can go on there and in less that 30 seconds you can send a a physical postcard to your representative by putting your address in. that postcard will go to your
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representative urging them to do one thing -- let's pass universal background checks. this is something that 90% of americans are in favor of. you can do it in 30 seconds or less on [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: i love that you're doing this. four days ago this did not exist. >> it didn't exist four days ago. we've had some amazing humans that have come together to make this possible. we want to make sure that every single american -- because if every single american makes an action like this, congress will listen. i know they will. because 90% of americans want universal background checks to keep us safe. >> jimmy: background checks guys, come on. so i want to -- >> and you're going to do it first? >> jimmy: i'd be honored to be the first postcard that goes out. you kidding me? [ cheers and applause ] here's an ipad. i'm putting all my information in. this is just -- it says your email, your address. you can see i put my address and stuff in there. i don't want to show it on national television, obviously. [ light laughter ] but for this cause i actually would, really.
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but i'm going to press -- all you do is, you type that in there and then you press submit. and then, will i see something come up? >> yep. there you go. you just did it. you just sent the first postcard right now to congress. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: it's an amazing thing that you're doing, dude. i love you. i'm so happy. i'm so happy that you're doing this. one more cool thing that you're doing, it's great for everybody here tonight and will also help people all over the world. everyone in the audience is going home with a $100 toms gift card. happy holidays, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] my thanks to blake mycoskie! [ cheers and applause ] you're an awesome dude. michael buble performs for us next. stick around, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ if i'm going to become santa,
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: performing "when you're smiling," from his new album "love", please welcome back, michael buble! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ when you're smiling when you're smiling the whole world smiles with you ♪ ♪ when you're laughing
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when you're laughing well the sun comes shining through ♪ ♪ but when you're crying you bring on the rain stop that sighing be happy again ♪ ♪ keep on smiling when you're smiling the whole world smiles with you ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ but when you're crying you bring on the rain stop your sighing be happy again ♪ ♪ keep on smiling 'cause when you're smiling the whole world smiles with you ♪ ♪ when you're smiling when you're smiling when you're smiling keep on smiling ♪ ♪ the whole world smiles with you when you're laughing keep on smiling now ♪ ♪ when you're laughing you'll get through somehow the sun comes shining through ♪ ♪ when i'm with you 'cause when you're crying you know you bring on the rain ♪ ♪ stop that sighing
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be happy again keep on smiling when you're smiling ♪ ♪ the whole world it smiles with you the whole world smiles with you ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: michael buble! "love" is out now. my thanks to mahershala ali, chris colfer, blake mycoskie. michael buble, once again, and the roots. stay tuned for "late night with seth meyers." thank you for watching. have a great night. i hope to see you tomorrow. bye-bye, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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♪ >> announcer: from 30 rockefeller plaza in new york, it's "late night with seth meyers." tonight -- sarah silverman. from "the long dumb road," actor and comedian jason mantzoukas. music from broods. featuring the 8g band with fred armisen. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ladies and gentlemen,
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seth meyers. >> seth: good evening. i'm seth meyers. this is "late night." how is everybody doing tonight? [ cheers and applause ] that is fantastic to hear. in that case, let's get to the news. while surveying fire damage this weekend, president trump attempted to refer to the hard-hit town of paradise,


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