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♪ [ cheers and applause ♪ >> announcer: from 30 rockefeller plaza in new york, it's "late night with seth meyers. tonight -- adam driver, from "frozen 2" actor jonathan groff music from hozier, featuring the 8g band with jon theodore ♪ [ cheers and applause ladies and gentlemen, seth meyers. >> seth: good evening. i'm seth meyers. this is "late night. how is everybody doing tonight [ cheers in that case, let's get to the news eu ambassador gordon sondland testified in the impeachment inquiry today. ted i don't want to say his he's now the democratic front-runner [ laughter ]
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during his testimony today gordon sondland said that he was involved in efforts to pressure ukraine, because he and other diplomats, quote, "followed the president's orders." and then trump said, "look, i don't know the president i've never met the president." [ laughter ] president trump this morning addressed sondland's testimony saying, quote, "i don't know him very well. i have not spoken to him much. this is not a man i know well. he seems like a nice guy, though." [ laughter ] even worse, he stole that statement line for line from the speech he gave at eric's wedding. [ laughter ] singer mariah carey has released her own christmas wish list on amazon oh, oh okay so i see so you were just blowing smoke up my ass when you said all you wanted for christmas is me [ laughter and applause great. good to know [ laughter ] according to experts, thanksgiving turkeys are best paired with red wine that way they're more relaxed when you kill them
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[ laughter ] their first trial of a male rt and if you put it on right, it's 100% effective [ laughter ] and finally, according to a new study, male stress increases when their wives own more than 40% of the household income, which explains this xanax prescription [ laughter ] ladies and gentlemen, we got a great show for you tonight [ cheers and applause he is the star of "marriage story," which is in theaters now and on netflix december 6th. adam driver everybody. [ cheers and applause he returns as the voice of kristoff in "frozen 2" in theaters and imax this friday. jonathan groff is back, you guys [ cheers and applause and we will have music from hozier, so it's a fantastic night tonight. [ cheers and applause before we get to our guest,
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today might have been the most devastating day of the trump presidency so far. a key witness to the ukraine scheme provided evidence that there was a quid pro quo, and that it was ordered by the president himself. for more on this, it's time for "a closer look." ♪ [ cheers and applause >> seth: today we heard from trump's hand-picked ambassador to the european union, a guy named gordon sondland. sondland's testimony was explosive, shocking, and jaw dropping and if you don't believe me, lets just fast forward to the moment when after democrats finish questioning sondland, the camera cut over to gop congressman devin nunes. >> that concludes our 45 minutes i now recognize mr. nunez. oh, okay uhm -- why don't we take a five or ten-minute break >> thank you >> seth: man, look at his face [ laughter ] he looks like he just walked in on his parents having sex with someone else's parents [ laughter ] there's only two explanations for that face. either he just heard lengthy testimony detailing a criminal scheme so shocking, it could bring down the presidency of
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trump. or he sharted and he's trying to remember how far away his backup pants are. [ laughter ] sondland's testimony didn't just go straight to trump but also involved virtually everybody at the highest levels of the administration sondland named every name in the book >> secretary perry, ambassador volker, rudy giuliani, secretary pompeo, brian mccormick, ms. kenna, chief of staff mulvaney, rob blair, vice president pence, >> seth: he named a$ap rocky [ laughter and applause sondland name-checked virtually all of trump's senior aides, vice president mike pence, secretary of state mike pompeo, energy secretary rick perry, chief of staff mick mulvaney, and trump's lawyer rudy giuliani. even the white house janitor was like, "am i going to go to jail?" [ laughter ] in short, today we learned yet again that the entire trump white house is basically one giant criminal conspiracy. this was like the "wizard of oz" of impeachment testimony you were there and you were there and you were there too, mike
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[ laughter ] you were the scarecrow [ laughter and applause now, before we get to the rest of today's bombshell testimony, it's important to provide some context for why today was the most shocking day of testimony so far throughout this impeachment process, we've been watching the republican argument morph in real time, which makes sense because trump always looks like he's morphing. he looks like an animorph who is halfway between human and bobcat [ laughter ]g there was no quid pro quo with ukraine. and that his phone call with the president of ukraine, in which trump literally said the words "i would like you to do us a favor" was perfect but as the impeachment process has proved, it definitely was not perfect. republicans have changed their argument for example, yesterday two credible witnesses who were on trump's call called it unusual, inappropriate and improper and even a republican witness, national security official named tim morrison said straight up that sondland had told him trump was holding up the aid to ukraine in exchange for a promise from ukraine to announce publically that they were investigating trump's political rivals >> what did ambassador sondland
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say to tell you that he told mr. yermak >> that the ukrainians would have to have the prosecutor general make a statement with respect to the investigations as a condition of having the aid liftedh: tre you go. that's literal q they thought he would help their case, but he only made it worse. it's like if you murdered a guy and called his ghost as your witness. "he's the one who killed me! "damn it, ghost! [ laughter ] i thought you were on my side. so after tuesday's hearings, republicans decided to change their argument again a house gop aide described the change of messaging this way, it has gone from "there is no quid pro quo" to "there's a quid and quo but not a pro," to "even if there was a quid pro quo, it's not that bad this is just how things are done you can say it's bad, but it's not impeachable. my god, look how much their argument has changed pulled over and said, "i wasn't speeding okay, i was speeding everyone speeds. i was late for my job. i work at the hospital and so does my wife.
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and she's having a baby. and i was barely speeding. fine, i was really speeding. and my wife's not pregnant and i don't have a wife. and also i'm drunk on cocaine." [ laughter ] which brings us to today's hearing. remember sondland, hand picked by trump he's a businessman who donated a million dollars to trump's inaugural committee and he was a central figure in ukraine policy in fact, according to morrison, officials in the trump administration even coined a term for gordon sondland's role in ukraine policy. >> among the discussions i had with dr. hill were about ambassador sondland. i think she might have coined it "the gordon problem. >> seth: that's what they called it "the gordon problem" that sounds like an indie movie about a single guy in his 40s starring ben stiller [ laughter ] so today sondland had the chance to respond against sondland, a key middleman between trump and ukraine. and he wrote down what was happening with several infamous text messages. and he started out his testimony by stating clearly and unequivocally that everything they did, they did at the direction of the president himself. >> secretary perry,
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ssadorolker and i worked with mr. rudy giuliani on ukraine matters at the express direction of the president of the united states. we followed the president's orders we worked with mr. giuliani, because the president directed us to do so. >> seth: he literally said over and over, "the president told us to do this." but i believe it, because no one would work with rudy giuliani unless they were ordered to. [ laughter ] working with rudy is like when your mom makes you hang out with her friend's weird son "why don't you take rudy to the mall with you? "because he smells like onions, and he never stops screaming." [ laughter ] after sondland made clear he carried out the president's orders, he went on to explain specifically that what rudy giuliani wanted was definitely a quid pro quo. and that he did it specifically because that's what trump wanted >> mr. giuliani's requests were a quid pro quo for arranging a white house visit for president zelensky mr. giuliani demanded that ukraine make a public statement announcing the investigations of
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the 2016 election dnc server and burisma. mr. giuliani was expressing the desires of the president of the united states. and we knew these investigations were important to the president. >> seth: there it is he just said it. this was a quid pro quo. and it definitely makes sense to me that rudy was expressing the desires of the president rudy looks like the devil on trump's shoulder, except trump would never need a devil "you should commit quid pro quo. "whey ahead of you, tiny devil." [ laughter ] again sondland made clear that trump had specifically directed his administration, people who actually work for the u.s. government and get paid with your taxpayer dollars to orchestrate a quid pro quo with rudy giuliani, who has no official government role and sondland said they were not happy about it >> president trump directed us to, quote, "talk with rudy." we understood that "talk with rudy" meant talk with mr. rudy giuliani, the president's personal lawyer.
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let me say again, we weren't happy with the president's directive to talk with rudy. >> seth: of course they weren't happy. no one is happy to talk to rudy. [ laughter ] if you get cornered by rudy at a party, your only option is to pretend you're choking [ laughter ] and even then, rudy would only make things worse. "i know the heimlich look i can do it on myself! [ laughter ] but this brings us to a crucial point. it wasn't just trump and rudy. sondland made it clear that a number of high-level officials in the trump white house and some people outside the white house were aware of what was happening as it was happening. sondland said he had e-mails to support his account. and again, sondland specifically used the words "quid pro quo." >> these e-mails show that the leadership of the state department, the national security council and the white house were all informed about uk i shared concerns of the potential quid pro quo regarding the security aide with senator ron johnson. we kept the leadership of the
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state department and the nfc informed of our activities and that included communications with secretary of state pompeo they knew what we were doing and why. everyone was in the loop again, everyone was in the loop. >> seth: think about that. he just said, "everyone was in the loop," which makes clear once again that these guys are the worst criminals in the world. they orchestrated an elicit scheme to pressure a foreign country to interfere in a presidential election. and they bas emaly cc'ing everyone subject, crimes. hey all, we're doing crimes. wanted to make sure you all know about the crimes if you have questions about the crimes, please email [ laughter and applause sondland also said - [ applause ] he also said he reviewed other state department documents that had been previously not been made public, which must have scared the hell out of giuliani and trump.
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>> i have reviewed other state department documents, some of which are not currently in the public domain, detailing mr. giuliani's efforts >> seth: the only part of thats weren't in the public domain remember, giuliani has already done multipple tv interviews where he literally held up his phone and his ipad to show off his communications with trump officials. i mean, i'm shocked rudy didn't come sprinting into the hearing with his phone in his hands screaming, "he's right i missed one it's right here! i got a selfie with me and ukraine with a shirt that says, "i love quid pro quos! [ laughter and applause sondland also provided damning firsthand accounts of his conversations with trump himself and had very specific recollections of phone calls he had with the president, where he asked him what was going on. >> i thought it was a very bad idea to hold that money. i finally called the president i believe i just asked him an open-ended question. mr. chairman, what do you want from ukraine i keep hearing all these different ideas and theories and this and that. what do you want and it was a very short, abrupt conversation he was not in a good mood.
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>> seth: that doesn't surprise me trump's never in a good mood he only has two modes. he's either screaming at reporters on the white house lawn or glaring directly into the camera like a burglar caught on a door bell camera. i mean, look at him. compare his face to the face nunez is always making [ laughter ] nunez looks like a mailman who just saw a rottweiler. and trump is the rottweiler. [ laughter ] now sondland had multiple conversations with trump for example, you might remember the infamous phone call sondland had with trump in which trump was overheard asking sondland directly about the investigations he wanted a state department official who was with sondland at the time also testified that he overheard sondland tell trump that the president of ukraine would do anything for him and that he quote, "loves your ass. and again sondland confirmed that he did indeed say that to trump. >> he also testified that you confirmed to president trump that you were in ukraine at the time, and that president zelensky, quote, "loves your ass," unquote.
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do you recall saying that? >> that sounds like something i would say. [ laughter ] putting it in trump speak by saying "he loved your ass," he will do whatever you want meant that he would really work with us >> seth: hey, man. that's the president we got. [ laughter ] i mean, the one who likes to know how foreign leaders feel at any given moment about his ass "show them that picture of me getting on that helicopter i think it looks really good in that one." [ laughter ] now, today trump responded to n to texas confirming that he spoke to sondland by phone but at first his account of that call made no sense whatsoever. >> just a quick comment on what's going on in terms of testimony with ambassador sondland and i just noticed one thing, and i would say that means it's all over "what do you want from ukraine?" he asks me screaming, "what do you want from ukraine i keep hearing all of these
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different ideas and theories." this is ambassador sondland speaking to me just happened. to which i turned off the television "what do you want from ukraine i keep hearing all of these different ideas and theories what do you want what do you want?" it was a very short and abrupt conversation that he had with me "they said he was not in a good mood." i'm always in a good mood. i don't know what that is. [ laughter ] >> seth: first of all, that's ussoou kno'm second, you're never in a good mood you're literally screaming right now. you can't scream, "i'm always in a good mood. [ light laughter ] that's a sentence that refutes itself its like a librarian screaming, "everyone keep your [ bleep ] voices down! [ laughter ] now trump went on to quote sondland's testimony sondland said that after months of following the president's explicit orders to carry out the quit pro quo he and rudy wanted, he called trump to get a straight answer. now to be clear, this call
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happened after the whistle blower wrote their report and officials expressed concern about what trump was doing so trump suddenly changed his tune and he told sondland, "never mind, forget about all of that quid pro quo stuff." >> that was a very short, abrupt conversation he was not in a good mood. and he just said, "i want nothing. i want nothing i want no quid pro quo tell zelensky to do the right thing. something to that effect this is the final word that i heard from president of the united states. >> so here's my answer i want nothing i want nothing i want no quid pro quo tell zelensky to do the right thing. then he says, this is the final word from the president of the united states. >> seth: yeah, but no, it's not. you already got caught that doesn't make you sound innocent that sounds like the way a criminal talks when he thinks his phone is tapped. "i want nothing, certainly not a quid pro quo since that would be illegal.
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and now i'm off to church, because i'm a good boy." [ laughter and applause but if you're looking for one single image to capture everything that happened today, i direct you to this photo of sondland looking directly into the camera - [ laughter ] during a break in the hearing. damn i mean, he smelt it and dealt it [ laughter ] he looks like he's in the opening credits of "the real housewives." [ laughter and applause "my name is gordon i may not quid or quo, but i'm definitely a pro." [ laughter ] seriously, looks like he just threw a match on a building soaked in gasoline [ laughter ] today was certainly the most devastating day in the impeachment process so far and perhaps the most devastating day in the trump presidency. a key witness to the corrupt quid pro quo said he was following the orders of the president and named several senior officials who also knew about the scheme and republican events crumbled before our eyes. this is it if republicans have any integrity at all, they will look at the evidence and tell trump -- >> that means it's all over. >> seth: this has been "a closer look." ♪
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queens of the stone age and has played with renowned groups, like the mars volta, one day as a lion and golden. one of our favorites, jon theodore is here everybody [ cheers and applause thanks for being here, jon our first guest tonight is an oscar, emmy and tony-nominated actor you know from his work in hbo's "girls," "blackkklansman" and "star wars" films. he stars in "marriage story," which is in theaters now and on netflix december 6th let's take a look. >> i brought you something >> yay mom's giving me a present too. >> why >> for pooping >> oh. i love you >> i love you. i don't think we should be rewarded for popping anymore >> oh, i know, but he hold[ s r i'm huge >> mom [ screaming with excitement oh, god. >> well, your emails are so articulate, i get intimated. >> mom, can you -- >> now, i'm going to lift you. woo! [ screaming with excitement >> mom [ laughter ] [ screaming with excitement mom.
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mom. >> what? [ laughter ] >> seth: please welcome back to the show adam driver, everyone [ cheers and applause ♪ >> seth: welcome back. >> yeah, thank you, thank you. >> seth: and happy birthday. it was yesterday, yeah >> oh, yeah, yesterday >> seth: congratulations >> yeah, thank you i made it. [ cheers and applause [ laughter ] >> seth: it's been quite a year. oscar nomination for "blackkklansman." a tony nomination for "burn this." got a bunch of movies coming out. "star wars," of course is coming as well. how you feeling? a little overwhelmed t'm od >> seth: all right, good [ laughter ] >> yeah. >> seth: if you weren't good now, i feel, like maybe never. [ laughter ] >> yeah, right, right. >> seth: this film is getting wonderful responses. it's about a divorce it's about custody it seems very intense. was it an emotional film to do >> it was, but i mean, i don't
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mean to make it sound more challenging than what it is. it's the what the subject matter is, intense, yeah. but if anything, there was a testament to the good writing. >> seth: yeah. >> usually there's, like one scene that you know is in the schedule that seems -- that you're trying to avoid, you know it's 'cause it's emotionally challenging or, like physical or you're just aware of the schedule, but all of the scenes in this movie seemed too early in the schedule to be happening, which is again why -- what noah wrote is really great. >> seth: you've -- this is noah baumbach. >> um-hmm. >> seth: i believe this is your fourth film with him >> yeah, fourth time >> seth: so, you must have an expectation when you -- when he sends you a script of something like this. you are probably look forward to reading it did this feel different? like as soon as you started going through, were you, like oh, this is exceptional? >> well, we had been talking about it for months leading up to it. if not a year at that point. so, i knew things that were going to be in it. we talked a lot about structure. he really wanted to make a movie that played with audience's
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allegiances. that kind of starts with one character and maybe, you know, you switch so, there were structural things that we talked about we talked about, you know, we know each other. we're friends, so we meet at dinner all the time and we bring our personal things to dinner and talk about it there. so, i think what i was most, um, impressed by was after -- and he had just been talking to me. he'd been talking to laura dern. he'd been talking to scarlett. he'd been talking to lawyers, you know so, by the time i actually read those ideas and kind of made this one document that seamlessly did all of it you know, it had all of these interesting structures, but didn't sacrifice, you know, blood that was happening in the scene. so, i just -- i think as soon as i read it i said, "oh, i'll never get anything like this again." >> seth: one thing you do in the film is, you sing a song from stephen sondheim's "company." >> yeah. >> seth: "being alive." >> yeah. >> seth: so, that was something you guys had discussed and talked about wanting to do >> yeah. at one point we thought about doing a movie of "company" 'cause, you know, if you know
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the musical, it's seems, like maybe it -- it lends itself to a film it's kind of abstract. >> seth: and so, that didn't happen, but you still sang this. so, was this a song -- was it something then you wanted? you said, basically in the discussion, you're like, "i'd really love to sing this song?" >> he put it in. he -- if i remember correctly, and where he puts it in, which i don't want to give anything away, but i thought it was just a beautiful, you know, piece of writing. you know, and similar to great musical theater, it's not just a song for the sake of it. hopefully, you learn something about the character, you know? by the end, he's transformed into something else. >> seth: uh, you have a history of musicals. you were in a high school production of "oklahoma." [ laughter ] >> history is loose, but yeah, yeah [ laughter ] >> seth: what was your role in "oklahoma?" the lead, i'm assuming >> no, no. >> seth: okay. >> i was a chorus member i had one line - [ laughter ] how did you find that? [ laughter ] i said, "check his heart." that was my line >> seth: that was your one line? >> yeah. >> seth: was, "check his heart"" >> yeah, curly gets shot, right? >> seth: yeah. >> i think at the end and, then, there's, like all the chorus guys come and, like "what happened?" and i say, "check his heart." [ laughter ] which, is not really a good
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line, right? >> seth: yeah. >> i just saw this guy get shot. >> seth: right >> it also seems, like somebody who's, like not a doctor, but maybe met one once [ laughter ] >> right, right, right >> seth: yeah. >> yeah. >> seth: i think i know the next thing you do is check his heart. that's key >> right >> seth: totally different in tone and especially from, like you know, this is -- >> "oklahoma?" >> seth: "oklahoma" and totally different from "marriage story," but also "the report," which is the other film you have. >> oh, yeah, yeah. >> seth: so this is an incredible source material to write a screenplay of this was actually a report that was written basically, about the cia torture programs >> yes >> seth: and you're playing about the guy who wrote that report so, that must be weird i mean, 'cause i'm assuming you don't, in the beginning, read this sort of 600-page torture report >> yeah, over 6,000 pages. >> seth: yeah. >> yeah, no, no one has. well, not no one people have, it just hasn't been released it's been heavily redacted there is a version you can buy on amazon, which i hate to say it, 'cause sounds, like an amazon plug. but the movie is released by amazon but i guess that's job, is to
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say it [ laughter ] >> seth: right, right, right >> but it is easy to get on amazon [ laughter ] a heavily redacted version of the script and even -- or of the report and just reading that even just reading the opening, you know, findings and conclusions section, it's pretty harrowing. >> seth: you've had such an interesting past in your acting career 'cause, first you were in the marines. was it after the marines you went to l.a. briefly and then came back to indiana >> um-hmm. >> seth: it's, like i've - >> no, no, before the marine corps. >> seth: okay, gotcha. so, you came back, marine corps. and then, came back from that. and then basically decided to go audition for juilliard >> yeah. >> seth: so, that -- i mean, i've met people who have gone there and i met people who auditioned it seems very intense. especially, in my head i always forget how young people are when they audition for juilliard. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. >> seth: what were the pieces that you brought to audition 'cause, is it three things you have to do usually >> yeah. you have to sing -- or well, you have to do two monologues. one a contemporary monologue and classical monologue and then you
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have to sing a song. >> seth: okay. >> so, i sang, um, well, i did a monologue from a monologue book. i hadn't even read the play. um - [ laughter ] that i found at barnes & nobles, i think. >> seth: yeah. >> which, i don't know if barnes & nobles around but that's another plug i guess >> seth: yeah, seriously, yeah [ laughter ] you're going to catch hell from amazon for that. >> yeah, which is likely to have the opposite of amazon, but amazon's way better. [ laughter ] >> seth: yeah, of course yeah [ laughter ] >> for the sake of this. [ laughter ] then, i did the opening monologue from "richard iii." >> seth: okay. birthday." >> seth: okay. [ laughter ] >> yeah, that was my song. >> seth: so, that seems, like the most right down the middle choice [ laughter ] >> yeah, right, yeah it's a very intense version of "happy birthday." >> seth: eauld be a case where you would lido aong from "oklahoma," but i only had the one line." [ laughter ] >> right, yeah, yeah, right. right. >> seth: you're part of an organization called "arts in th armed services." am i saying that right >> arts in the armed forces. >> seth: arts in the armed forces and this is a great organization >> thank you >> seth: and you're doing a very cool a very cool tie-in with "star wars" and it's basically this omaze, a way people can go on
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and donate money for a chance for this really cool experience. >> yeah, well it's cool for us i don't know if it's cool for them it's -- you're supposed to donate, if i understand this, you donate and get two tickets to the premiere, which is cool and then, i meet you on the red carpet, which is not the place that i feel the most at home [ laughter ] and then i sign a lightsaber >> seth: okay. >> which, i'm assuming someone gives us i don't think they bring it. >> seth: yeah, yeah. that would be really rude if you're, like - [ laughter ] >> right, right. >> seth: they meet you and they're, like "and the lightsaber?" >> "yeah, you got one?" >> seth: i mean, "you didn't bring one? i don't --" [ laughter >> right, right, right >> seth: seem, like the chances you would have a better hookup for a lightsaber >> right, yeah, yeah so, that's what it is. you enter and all of the money goes to this nonprofit, which i run with my wife where we bring contemporary theater to a military audience all around the country and all around the world and has branched out into this thing where we do a bridge award or give a $10,000 grant to someone in the military to write a play about anything. we do a film screening for, you know, student veterans it turned into like a culture
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hub for people in the military >> seth: it's a very cool idea and because, i think, if you're independent in the military, there are people with no theater in their life. >> sure. >> seth: and probably think there's a real wall to them being able to access and it's really cool that you're bringing it to people and because i think obviously, everybody would get something out of it. >> oh, yeah, anytime, it is, you know, predominantly in new york. and, you know, any time a group says this group won't understand a play because of their real estate, you know, basically where they're from >> seth: yeah. >> or nationality or race. so, it was just i did -- none of that makes sense to me so, we bring, you know, what we consider is the best of, you know, american contemporary theater. but we don't need to it's not military themed by any means, but because we're people, because the military is comprised of humans who understand what it is we're doing immediately, you know, and the connection is made >> seth: that's really cool. that's a great organization and congratulations on everything else >> thank you man >> seth: it's always a pleasure to see you, adam >> yeah, as well >> seth: welcome back. [ cheers and applause
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that's simple, easy, awesome. get xfinity internet and mobile together and save hundreds on your wireless bill. you'll get unlimited talk and text and no activation or line fees. switch today. >> seth: our next guest is a tony nominated and grammy award winning actor you know from netflix's "mindhunter," and his portrayal of king george in "hamilton" on broadway he returns the voice of kristoff in the highly anticipated "frozen ii," which opens in theatres and imax this friday. let's take a look. ♪ >> did elsa seem weird to you? >> she seemed like elsa. >> that last word really seemed to throw her what was it? >> i don't know. >> no, no, no. i don't know, i don't know, but -- >> oh, ice oh come on she couldn't act out ice i better go check on her thanks, honey. love you
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>> love you too. ♪ it's fine. >> seth: it's gonna be okay, guys please welcome back to the show jonathan groff, everybody! ♪ [ cheers and applause >> seth: welcome back! >> thank you good to be back. >> seth: now obviously you guys knew before the first "frozen" came out, you guys knew what you had. >> yeah. >> seth: but the world didn't, right? >> yeah. >> seth: and now you've just done this press tour in europe and premieres and stuff, and now everybody -- i mean the fandom must be so different between what it was like when the first movie came out and now. >> it's so different in that like, when we did the red carpet for the first movie it was very small and intimate, and we were selling the movie. and then this time there was like elsas, and annas, and
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people dressed up. and in london there was actually two live reindeer. >> seth: wow >> yeah, the handlers -- >> seth: and they just got tickets on their own [ light laughter ] >> i think they had a hookup >> seth: yeah right. >> i think, judging by the staff of people looking after them >> seth: that's fantastic. >> yeah, yeah. >> seth: you're actually in london, and for this, right? and idina menzel - >> yes >> seth: well, she was at a gay bar, yes >> yes yes. >> seth: performing at a gay bar. >> yeah, it's like my ultimate dream. yes. [ laughter ] >> seth: so how did it come about? >> idina menzel fans in the audience >> seth: yeah, i mean -- [ cheers and applause >> yeah, so idina, as i'm sureya >> seth: sure. >> she's also is a queen >> seth: yes, she is [ cheers ] >> and she's like a gay icon >> seth: yeah. >> and an icon just on her own as well. >> seth: yes yes, for all types, yeah >> for all - she' iyotoo. >> seth: yeah. absolutely 100% >> for america, yeah and so she decided sort of last minute that she was going to do this 1:30 in the morning gig at this gay bar called g.a.y. heaven, and --
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>> seth: okay. >> we rallied everyone, so jennifer lee, her sister, our director chris buck, his wife, their son, my boyfriend, josh gad we all went to this gay bar, and it was mind blowing. >> seth: and she performed "let it go. >> she did she did. >> seth: you brought a clip. you found your way on stage for this how did that come about? >> yes, she was like, do you mind if -- to josh and i, do you mind if i call you on stage? and we were like, "yeah sure." i thought it was going to be a very low key, like you know, a couple of people and a piano or something. >> seth: yeah. >> it was like wall to wall gays like pouring out over the side, a line around the block. [ light laughter ] it was like a rock concert, and then we just lost our minds with her on stage >> seth: i was going to say, you were not a wallflower in this performance. let's take a look at this moment >> uh-oh ♪ let it go let it go can't hold it back anymor let it go let it go ♪ >> seth: that seems like quite a
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night! [ cheers and applause quite a night. >> yeah, do you just want to like headbang -- >> seth: yeah. >> when you listen to "let it go." >> seth: every time i listen to "let it go," it's like, "yeah! [ light laughter ] >> when i came off stage she was like, "i think you were head-banging during 'let it go.' >> seth: there has to be a first for everything you -- and then you had a premiere in l.a., you brought some family to that? yes? >> yes >> seth: nieces, what do you have >> yes, two nieces how old are your boys? >> seth: they're like 1 1/2 and 3 1/2. >> okay. >> seth: yeah. >> so my nieces are 2 1/2 and 4 1/2. >> seth: gotcha, so yeah, they're probably in the -- are they in the "frozen" zone? >> they're totally in the "frozen" zone, >> seth: gotcha >> totally yeah, i wasn't sure if bringing them to the movie, if they would be too young though. especially for the 2 1/2-year-old >> seth: yeah. >> because it's a lot of action and it's loud, and it's a red carpet and then the 2 1/2-year-old was like running down the red carpet, high-fiving elsas, taking pictures -- >> seth: great, oh that's fantastic. >> completely holding court, and then both of them didn't blink through the entire movie
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they were like - [ laughter ] >> seth: oh, that's so exciting. >> in awe, yeah, they were so into it. >> seth: that's so, so exciting. >> yeah. >> seth: you're off-broadway now. >> yeah. >> seth: you're doing "little shop of horrors. [ cheers and applause >> hey, love broadway. yes. >> seth: was this a musical that you've had a relationship with over your life do you remember first seeing it? >> yeah, i used to when i was about 12 years old, come home from school alone, and be in the kitchen and put in the vhs of the rick moranis -- >> seth: the best. >> ellen greene, steve martin -- >> seth: yep, yep. >> "little shop," and i would sing the skid row song and just weep in the kitchen. >> seth: really? >> yes >> seth: you would make yourself cry, that's how good you were? >> yeah, i - it was really -- [ laughter ] no, i was lost in the moment of the howard ashman alan menken music, and i - you know - ♪ someone show me a way to get out of here ♪ i would just like start crying >> seth: oh, that's fantastic. >> and at our first performance in front of people i started to sing that part of the song and i was like - and i started to have a total emotional breakdown.
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it's been very, very out of body to actually be doing the show. >> seth: that's such a wonderful journey, from a 12-year-old in a kitchen to off-broadway. >> to a 12-year-old off-broadway >> seth: absolutely. >> yeah, it's great, yeah. >> seth: you have another piece of work that i'm a great fan of that's very different from both "frozen" and "little shop of horrors," which is "mindhunter." >> yes [ cheers andpp set the fantastin netflix. >> thank you >> seth: a david fincher show. >> yes >> seth: and i heard david fincher came to a performance of "little shop. >> h>>d.eth: and was too close,? i mean, cause when you have people - i mean, i feel the same way about when people come to my shows, i don't want to be able to see them. >> yes i -- it was david and cean, who's our executive produecer of "mindhunter. >> seth: yeah. >> i didn't know they were going to be in the front row really, i didn't mind. they were so adorable and supportive while they were watching it that it kind of warmed my heart. the only slight issue is that i get really wet when i'm onstage, and i spit a lot when i'm onstage. >> seth: gotcha, yeah. >> and i was in the second act, and i went downstage and i was like, "oh no, i'm right in front of david and cean, and now i'm
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just spitting all over them. [ light laughter ] and said to them after, "like, am i still in season 3 of 'mind hunter' if that happens? >> seth: yeah. >> they seemed to enjoy it >> seth: okay, that's good >> not enjoy it, but you know. >> seth: i feel like if you survive past sitting on david fincher, you like got made at that point. >> yeah, they were good sports >> seth: thanks so much for being here >> thank you >> seth: i really appreciate it. >> thank you >> seth: congrats on everything. [ cheers and applause >> thank you so much >> seth: jonathan groff, "frozen ii" in theaters and imax everywhere this friday we'll be right back with more "late night. [ cheers and applause ♪ i'm your 70lb st. bernard puppy, and my lack of impulse control, is about to become your problem. ahh no, come on. i saw you eating poop earlier. hey! my focus is on the road, and that's saving me cash with drivewise. who's the dummy now? whoof! whoof! so get allstate where good drivers save 40%
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[ cheers and applause ♪ >> seth: tomorrow night he kicks off his five night residency at hammerstein ballroom here in new york city. here to debut his new song "jackboot jump." please welcome back to show, hozier [ cheers and applause ♪ ♪ ♪ at standing roc the jackboot jum you'd swear wa all the rage ♪ ♪ whether tearing up old treatie or just tearin up the place ♪ ♪ it's always corporate infrastructure over the structure of your face ♪ has so much in store
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for any silly student ♪ ♪ who doesn't wanna learn the scor so the mosco jackboot ballet ♪ ♪ finds some scared young dancing floo ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ in hong kong it won't be lon 'til they hav to fall in line ♪ ♪ for the long hand of beijing stretching south a thousand miles ♪ ♪ where they rock the jackboot jump ther like tha going out of style ♪
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♪ all around the worl d thk that thing were looking rough but the jackboot ♪ ♪ only jumps down on people standing u so you know good things are happening ♪ ♪ when the jackboot needs to jum ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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