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>> stephen: one more time! come on! hello, citizens! >> stephen: that's all right! yeah, beautiful! thank you. thank you, friends and neighbors. welcome to "the late show." i'm your host stephen colbert. happy friday, my friends. ( cheers and applause ) or is it? ( laughter ) it's not. i'm actually taping this on thursday for scheduling reasons. i previously scheduled myself to be balls deep in an old fashioned. and i thought it was important for me to come clean because of the bond of trust we have developed over the years as viewer and talk show host. i don't lie to you. my commercials don't lie to yo .
( laughter ) i mean, it might become a problem. but friday, the day you're in, was the second day of live televised impeachment hearings. and i haven't seen it yet, but i can predict what happened in tonight's edition of "don and the giant impeach." >> i am afraid for my life! >> stephen: today's star witness was former ambassador to ukraine and only lady reservoir dog, marie yovanovitch. now, normally i would show you footage of her testimony, but again, that's not until tomorrow. so instead, i shall perform a "late show" impeachment pre-enactment. here we go. one, two, three. okay. ( clears throat ) ( laughter ) "rudy giuliani was running a secret foreign policy to help the president's election campaign. does that answer your question, congressman jordan?"
( laughter ) "no! my question was please don't google my name and 'ohio state wrestling scandal.' i cede my time to devin nunes." "moooooo. moooooooo." ( laughter ) ( applause ) i'm paraphrasing, obviously. the impeachment inquiry is all anyone can talk about right now, but there's a smaller story that might have slipped through the cracks, that you might have missed. and i'll tell you all about it in tonight's "doin' it donkey style." >> yang gang! >> stephen: it's a tight race at the top of the democratic primary, and a new leader has emerged, because a recent poll shows that mayor pete buttigieg is first in iowa.
( cheers and applause ) i didn't see that coming. i didn't see that coming. and there's a surprising voting demo giving buttigieg all that butti-mentum: voters age 65 and older. ( old person ) pete is such a lovely young man. i don't know why he can't find a nice gal to settle down with. maybe that friend has a nice sister or something." old people don't know. in fact, when it comes to the oldsters, buttigieg polls "second only to joe biden." though, both are still polling far behind apricot compote and the machine that still plays my opera tapes. ( laughter ) there's also-- ( applause ) there's also news from the bernie sanders campaign. after his recent heart attack, bernie is changing his whole lifestyle. according to his campaign manager, "i've noticed him ordering a heck of a lot more salads."
( as bernie ) "i have to eat healthier, so i order salads, by which i mean a pickle on my corned beef." ( laughter ) >> jon: and that potato salad. >> stephen: that actually hurts. that actually hurts to do. ( applause ) but it's not jrnie's dt that's getting a makeover, because the usually-rumpled senator has been "wearing more stylish sweaters." ( as bernie ) "i get all the latest fashions at very old navy and forever 81!" ( laughter ) ( applause ) there's also-- ♪ ♪ there's also news from the campaign of former maryland representative john delaney, seen here bringing more transparency to his nipples. ( laughter ) he's jacked. he's huge! he looks huge. i had no idea. yeah, he's been benching is what he's been doing. delaney's consistently polling at less than 1%, but he's hoping
to turn that all around by airing 30-minute tv infomercials. perfect choice, because when i hear john delaney's ideas, i think, there's got to be a better way! the ad-- imagine that i was dropping cups. the ad will run on this sunday? sunday. but his campaign already released it on youtube. i'm going to play the actual beginning of the ad for you, and notice the excitement john delaney exudes about his own campaign. >> i'm john delaney, and i approve this message. ♪ ♪ >> stephen: wow. ( laughter ). >> jon: oh, man! >> stephen: that's how he feels about john delaney? he is the most relatable candidate! sometimes it's nice to take a break from the big national headlines, and take a look at the overlooked local stories. which i do in my brand new
long-running segment "small town big news." >> big news! >> stephen: tonight's "small town big news" comes from coeur d'alene, idaho, which you may know as the home of the museum of north idaho-- perfect for anyone who went to south idaho and said, "there must be more!" ( laughter ) the coeur d'alene public library has caught some attention because "books criticizing president trump keep going missing." the disappearing books could have topics like "gun control, women's suffrage, l.g.b.t.q. issues, and the criminal justice system." oh, man, then i'm sure they got to my favorite book, "nancy drew and the case of the wrongfully convicted lesbian couple who voted to ban bump stocks." ( cheers and applause ) it's a good book. it's a good read. long title, very long-- most of the book-- most of the book is just title. here's what's crazy: these books aren't being stolen. they're being "hidden in spaces throughout the library."
this jerk is taking library books and putting them back in the wrong place. so clearly the suspect is anyone who's ever used a library. ( laughter ) like all legendary criminals, this thief left a calling card. in this case, a letter to the librarian that said: ( in creepy anonymous voice ) "i am going to continue hiding these books in the most obscure places i can find." yes, genius! no one will ever look for a book in the library. ( laughter ) he manifesto'd on: ( in creepy anonymous voice ) "your liberal angst gives me great pleasure." you're not creating liberal angst. you're just making the librarian's job harder. in the ranking of library
so let's get to the heat of the meat here? which books are being hidden? "the new york times" article specifically mentions "fire and fury," "shade: a tale of two presidents," and "the late show" book "whose boat is this boat?" oh, no! oh, no! oh, come on! oh, damn! ya done messed up, booky boy. first of all, may i point out, our book is not anti-trump. every single word in there is what your favorite president said to hurricane survivors. and, also, thanks to our publisher simon & schuster, all proceeds from the purchase of we have a copy right here-- go to world central kitchen and their work to feed survivors of natural disasters. so, if people can't find it in the library, they'll have to go buy it, which means more money goes to charity.
so while i am still very angry, thank you! but no one-- ( applause ) thank you, citizen. i don't believe anyone should mess with library books. so we have decided to help out the readers of couer d'alene by sending them an unhide-able edition of "whose boat is this boat?" come on out! there you go! good luck hiding this one, sucker! it's not just a prop. if you can hold it. it's not just a prop. it's the actual book. it even has a check-out library card right there. it's it's the whole damn thing inside, okay. give me a pen. i'll sign that. there you go. there you go. ( cheers and applause )
there we go right there. and just to make extra sure this edition can't be hidden, we've outfitted it with one of thoseat now, if you at home want to help hurricane survivors, buy a regular-sized copy of "whose boat is this boat?" and send it to your local library. we've got a great show for you tonight. david harbour is here. but when we return, do we need more presidential candidates? stick around to find out! the answer is no. new emergen-c protein fuel packed with plant-based protein antioxidants and real superfoods
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( band playing ) ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: hey, everybody, welcome back to "the late show." you know my first guest from "the newsroom," "brokeback mountain," and as the beloved chief hopper on "stranger things." please welcome david harbour! ♪ ♪ ( applause ) >> what's up, everybody! >> stephen: thanks for being here. >> what's up? my pleasure. thanks for having me. >> stephen: i like the new
look. >> what is that? >> stephen: what are we calling this? "a", you're looking super trim. >> i lost a little bit of weight. >> stephen: you got-- >> go ahead. ( laughter ). >> stephen: you're halfway between, you know, glorious locks and a mullet. you really-- you're flirting with billy ray cyrus here. >> i like the word "halfway." i would say five-eighths mullet, one-eighth hope. >> stephen: or you look like-- you look like a european hit man in an 80s movie. >> exact let's. >> stephen: who has no lines. >> with the suit and everything, exactly you. >> stephen: smoke a cigarette like this. >> wow. ( laughter ) that's good. i have to study with you one day. >> stephen: what's the inspiration? >> this is just me getting weird. i'm -- >> stephen: gotcha. >> i'm currently unemployed, so -- >> stephen: wow, tough, tough. >> so in those times i just like to grow out all the hair on my
body. i'm doing a lot of writing and stuff, and so i just sort of sit around and don't groom very well. au stephen: all right. >> yeah. >> stephen: now, i gota talk to you about the last thing i saw you in, which is this-- this little program, can-do, the little engine that could called "stranger things." ( applause ). >> thank you, thank you. i love it. >> stephen: you have emerged from that as a-- as a sex symbol. >> uh-- i guess so. >> stephen: yes, you have. >> i mean, i guess. >> stephen: want new "sexiest man alive" issue has just come out, andk of the sexiest men alive right there. look at that. ( cheers and applause ) >> ah, i'm very-- i'm very excited for "people" magazine next month is going to release men wandering around lower manhattan's bed, bath and beyond
looking for the perfect dish towel. and i'm also in that as well. i'd also like to say i got "sexiest man alive" when i had a full mustache and 40-inch waist. so thank you, america! ( applause ) >> stephen: wow. >> i'm not the sexiest man. i'm one of the sexiest men. >> stephen: you're one of the sexiest men. you're a quarter-page sexy. >> exactly. >> stephen: that's how sexy you are. >> john legend is very sex gle he's multiple pages. idris is a full-page sexy. you're 25% as sexy as idris alba. >> i'll take it. >> stephen: how does it feel to be the sexy? you were the dad bod guy, you were the king of dad bod as hopper. you lost it. you don't have a dad boss bodyanymore. >> i have slimmed down a little bit, yeah, yeah. >> stephen: is this hangover from getting jacked for "hell boy?" >> no the weight gain for season
3 was hang over. i didn't realize this, if you work out a lot, and you decide to stop working out and just eat donuts, your body remains very fm up here to down here. >> stephen: yeah. >> and you get very hippie. >> stephen: yeah. you wore i saying. >> hey! thanks. ( laughter ) >> stephen: i wasn't sure what words were going to come out. >> never was i. >> stephen: "heeey... thanks." okay, let's see. the show is a phenomenon, as i said before. when did you know it was going to be big? did you have a hint? >> no. i had the opposite of a hint. i had-- i was sure it was going to be a complete disaster and a big failure. because before it came out eye mean, i remember when we were h terna it was going to
perfornc i thought that was, like, tanking the whole show. and before it came out, you know, you normally see things on buss-- i live in new york. i'm wandering around-- buses, phone booths. there are ads for miew shows. not a single ad. three weeks before the show-- a week before the show, and i was doing a play with a friend of mine who is on a very successful television program. and i said to him, i was like, "no ads. no ads. i guess they're doing some kind of new campaign?" and he said, "no, they're burying the show." and i said, "what does that mean 'burring the show'? i don't understand your television lingo." he show. they're trying to make sure no one watches it." and then the show came out it it was like an overnight zeitgeist success. like my phone-- i have a bunch of telephone numbers in my phone from people like-- i have a driver from five years ago and he'll be like, "put my number in your phone." i put it in the phone. and then i would get texts from, like, drivers, for, like, the
last 10 years. 's" of i saw 'stranger things'. it's so good." they all have terrible russian accents. so that's when i kind of knew that it took off. but before they really thought it was going to be-- you know, i really thought it was going to be nothing. and people embraced it and it became this grassroots event and it's very gratifying. >> stephen: you did something recently i always wanted to do. you wentoe haho--yeahthis is yon there in tkgrod. >> yeah, talk about the sexiest man alive. look at that pose. ( laughter ) showing off for the wildlife in antarctica gli recently went to new zealand, it takes forever to get there and back and i still haven't recovered yet. how long does it take to get to antarctica. >> it depend on what your form of travel is. >> stephen: what was that?
>> i took a boat. you have ever been on a boat? >> stephen: yeah, they're the thing you stay on top and the bottom is all wet. >> mostly. it depends on what passage you're going through. we were in something called the drake pass pag on a greenpiece ice breeker it's apparently the largest stretch of most treacherous open water in the world. >> stephen: sure, the roaring 40s. >> yeah, and so it was so-- so it takes about a half hour by plane. and it took us four days. at points we wereoing one mile per hour. because the storm was so bad. i could have walked to antarctica. but the swells are 40 feet, too-- 20 feet up and 20 feet down. >> stephen: wow! how big of a beat are you on? >> not a big boat, a small boat. there are, like, 20 people in the boat. >> stephen: that's not a big boat! >> what you would do is you
would lie in your bunk. >> and remember the swell would come and literally you would be lyinlying in your bunk, and you would rise up from your bunk, and the swell would go down, and you would slam into your bunk, and a g-force would hit you like that and then back up and down for 80 hours straight. >> stephen: antigravity chamber. >> yes. and there are no breaks for, like sleep. the ocean is like, you know, what? you need six hours. we're going to calm down. >> stephen: why did you do it this way? >> because i'm an idiot, clearly. i was like adventure! >> stephen: sure...haadbo b >> never. ( laughter ) >> stephen: will you ever do boating again? >> never been on a boat. >> stephen: holy cow. >> i through up, like, half an hour in, and then stopped eating food for four days. you can survive if you just drink a little bit of water a day. if you don't do that, are you going to die. >> stephen: sure. were you with any friends or was it just you? >> i was with a girlfriend at the time.
>> stephen: did this end that relationship? >> ne sort of f and she'd come in and be like, "are you okay?" and i'd be like, "don't look at me! i'm disgusting!" it was like gallum or something. >> stephen: sure, sure, sure. when you got there, was it worth the four days of just pure hell? >> i hadv to say it was. >> stephen: when guthere, what do you do? you meet a penguin and then what else do you do? you lie down, have the sexy photograph on the beach. >> yeah! no, i mean, it was like an extraordinary-- we were going for greenpeace to protect the wetle sea, which is an untouched landscape, a big sea. it's, apparently, as large as five germ neeps when you can measure stuff in germanys it's a big deal. we saw this wildlife there that was so extraordinary and that you don't get to see anywhere else in the world. i remember, like, you would walk on the beaches of these glacier things, and i remember walking along the beach, and there are creatures there-- we're walking along the beach, and up on the
front of us comes this thing called a leopard seal. do you know what a leopard seal is? >> stephen: yeah, they have big faingz. >> this was 12 or 15 feet long and about 3,000 pounds. it and just slithers up like a giant yellow sea slug with a leopard face and proceeds to look at us, and vomit out two almost-entirely-impact penguin skeletons all over the beach. and then i swear it smiled. ( laughter ) and then it went back into the ocean. so something like that you can't get in hoboken. ( laughter ) you gotta go -- >> stephen: you got to go to antarctica. >> where the action is. >> stephen: i understand you're writing a boo your first. >> yeah, i am, i am-- it's hard to talk about this because it means i actually have to writedo try muscles-- >> it's a book.
i'm very excited about it. >> stephen: you're midbook? >> yeah, i'm, like, midbook, yeah. you've written a book. >> stephen: yeah. >> is it supposed to be frustrating at the midbook part? >> stephen: it's the most agonizing thing, in my opinion, you can possibly do. and i think it was flannery o'connor said writing is a process by which one's hair and teeth fall out. >> okay. >> stephen: and that's what it feels like. you feel like this will kill me and i will die. >> so i'm going to have less hair and less teeth by the end of this? >> stephen: yes. >> wow, that's going to be a problem. yeah, i'm really excited about writing it, though. i've had-- it's something that's very near and dear to my heart. i mean, it's like-- it sort of investigates-- it's kind of a memoir but it's about my relationship to a mental illness, and my having been institutionalized, and sort of dealing with the whole medical community around a diagnosis of
being bipolar. and, you know, i think it's rare to see people who are, you know, sort of successful who have had really deep struggles with mental illness sort of come out and say, you know, to people who are struggling with it, like, "it's okay. you can be successful, have a large cultural voice. you can do a lot in this world. just because you are deemed mentally ill doesn't mean it's some kind of death sentence." i think that-- ( applause ). >> yeah, yeah. >> stephen: that's a beautiful message. come back with the book, please. >> i will, i will. >> stephen: david, lovely to see you. >> thank you. >> stephen: "stranger things" is streaming now on netflix. david harbour, everybody! we'll be right back with karen olivo and aaron tveit from "moulin rouge! the musical." stick around. get to kohl's... and take an extra 15% off! save on cuddl duds sheets - starting at $25.49... an air fryer - $84.99... and a single-serve coffee maker - just $33.99. plus - save even more on your home sale purchase!...
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>> yes. >> stephen: welcome. ( applause ) welcome from down the street. >> seriously. >> stephen: it's nice to have new neighbors doing sump a beautiful musical. it's moulin rouge at the al hirschfeld theatre. and it's based on the 2001 baz luhrmann film which is super over the top. >> what? >> stephen: beautiful! it is packed with lights and music and emotion. what did you think when the two of you heard that they were developing this musical? >> it's about time. >> yeah. >> stephen: really? >> no, i saw the movie and i was like, "this has to be a musical. absolutely, right? >> it just is always seen to be one of those stories because as you said the film is kind of so over the top. i always thought it would translate very well to a broadway stage. i kind of couldn't believe it took this long for them to do
that. >> look at that! >> stephen: this is the set right here. it's incredibly lavish. there's a giant elephant on the set? >> there's a big elephant. >> yeah! >> stephen: and of course the iconic windmill. and confetti cans and everything. i understand you make an entrance on a swing. >> i do, sir. >> stephen: from the top of the damn dome. >> i do. >> stephen: are you scared? >> i used to be, and now i'm-- it's, you know, it's like sitting in that chair. ( laughter ). >> stephen: fifell out of this chair, nothing would happen. ( laughter ) >> oh, we would all talk about it. >> stephen: really? >> yeah. >> stephen: well, do you-- are you clutching for dear life? >> not anymore, no. i trust-- i trust the people who put me in it. i have a safety harness. >> the good thing about the swing she's in, we did our out-of-town in boston last year and it's actually a swing chair and now she's basically on the trapeze bar. so they've taken away all of her surface area. >> you guys, it's great.
i'm okay. don't worry. >> stephen: cow sing as you come down? >> i do, sir. >> stephen: that must give you a tremble like nobody's business. >> no, it's great. it's -- >> stephen: no thank you. nicolle kidman came to the show. >> she sure did. >> stephen: of course the original satine from the movie. did she talk to you guys about-- did she give you her blessing. >> yeah, she and keith urban, her husband, were there and they came backstage to see us. it's really kind of amazing. it's an iconic performance and for her to come back and-- >> it meant a lot to us. she asked me how i did the coughing. she is the one she was most interested in. >> stephen: the character is consupported. >> she's dying of consumption. >> stephen: everything in paris in the 1890s was dying of consumption. how do you sing and cough at the same time? >> carefully. ♪ secrets >> stephen: now, the show is-- well, it's pardon pop songs. >> yeah. >> stephen: woven through a
story from the 1890s. how do you fit in like rihanna and lady gaga and things like that. i see lady gag gain paris in the 1890s. does that follow suit? >> the music, if you have not seen tuses pop music to tell the story. and our creators put together some of the music report from film, the new music. but i have to say, from my own standpoint, i don't even think of them as pop songs anymore because they work so well dramatically. >> so true. >> in the story. like, there's a section in the second act where i sing narls barkleydele song. and you would think that really wouldn't work in 1899 paris, but the lyric fits so well dramatically. >> the storytelling is seamless. >> stephen: are you jealous of the songs the other ones get to sing? >> i just learned that he is. i didn't know this. >> yeah, karen gets to sing "firework" by katy perry very early in the show. >> any time up to the sing it,
bro, you can sing it. i'll let him have it! >> stephen: not on stage, though. >> come on! he could do it. >> i mean, she does it gloruously well. >> stephen: she could do it in your key? >> you have heard him sing? >> stephen: no. >> oh, you're about to. come on. look, this. ( cheers and applause ) exactly! >> we actually-- we have a very strange-- you know, it's kind of amazing to sing with karen because we sing another song together "come what may," and there are moments i think our harmony parts are so close tooth we talked about it-- we forget and we can't actually tell who is sing chicago part. >> that's very true. sonically we live in the same place. it's very weird. >> it's really odd. >> stephen: that's a phrase i've never said "sonically we live in the same place." well, you're going to do a song for us now. what song are we going to hear? ( cheers and applause ) >> they're so excited! >> so this is-- this is one of the songs that is in the film
and also our show. it's "your song." it's kind of when she and i -- >> stephen: elton john. >> elton john and originally. we're in the elephant. and it's a classic farce where she thinks we're there to spend the night together as a business transaction, and i think i'm there to pitch a song idea to her. so hilarity pursues. stephen: stick around for a performance from "moulin rouge! the musical" by karen olivo and aaron tveit! we'll be right back. ♪ ♪ ♪
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