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get stuck in my head ♪ ♪ get stuck in my head but i passed a lonely sign on the ♪ ♪ interstate saying find someone before it gets too late you're the ♪ ♪ best i ever had you're the best i ever had i won't be the same ♪ ♪ hey west virginia hey north dakota i think i love you but don't even know you ♪ ♪ i won't be the same hey massachusetts hey minnesota i think i love you ♪ ♪ but i won't be the same yeah i won't be the same ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jay: gavin degraw. that is a great song, man. thank you so much. that was terrific. i want to thank my guests, robin williams, mark cuban, and gavin degraw. tomorrow night, jason sudeikis will be here. but jimmy fallon happening right now. jimmy!
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[ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> steve: from studio 6a in rockefeller center, the national broadcasting company presents -- tonight's guests are -- and featuring the legendary roots crew. and here he is -- jimmy fallon! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
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>> jimmy: thank you all very, very much. it feels good to be back home. hot crowd. welcome to "late night with jimmy fallon," everybody. you guys feeling good? [ cheers and applause ] i'm happy you're here. thank you for being here. i know traffic is awful outside. i already heard. traffic is insane here in new york city. everything's closed off because of the -- what is it? the united nations. united nations general assembly is right here in new york city. and all the world leaders coming together for this thing. today, president obama gave a big speech over there on the middle east. the leaders from the middle east were like, "you have touched our hearts. [ laughter ] and from now on, we shall have peace." [ laughter and applause ] and obama was like, "really?" [ laughter ]
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and they're like, "no, but the look on your face was priceless. [ laughter ] i mean, i tried not to laugh. are you kidding me? get out of town, jack." >> steve: get out of town, jack. >> jimmy: get out of town, jack, yeah. jive turkey. [ laughter ] things have been tough lately for obama. in fact, home depot just announced that that it will cut health insurance for its part-time workers because of obamacare. [ audience oohs ] home depot's ceo said had he a hard time breaking the news to employees. you know, because it took him three hours to find one. [ laughter ] hey, do you work here? do you work here? sorry. do you work here? [ applause ] anyone work here? i've got to check myself out. i've got to go check out myself. i don't know how to do this. some more political news. i saw that new jersey governor chris christie -- that's my man. [ cheers ]
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>> steve: yeah, come on. >> jimmy: he's a great guy. well, anyways, he's running a new spanish language commercial for his re- election campaign. which seems like a stretch, because, like, the only spanish phrase he knows is "yo quiero taco bell." [ laughter ] yeah, i've heard -- he told me that. >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: he's not the only one trying to get re-elected. russian president vladimir putin just revealed he may run for a fourth term in 2018. yep. in fact, he already came up with a few campaign posters. let's take a look at this first one. it says, "i will put middle class families first -- on bus to siberia." [ laughter and applause ] you've got to read the parentheses. >> steve: got to read the fine print. >> jimmy: yeah. here's another one. it says, "i know where you live." [ laughter ] "putin 2018." and here's the last one here. "putin in 2018, whether you vote or not." [ cheers and applause ] that makes sense. you guys hear about dick cheney over the weekend? i guess he entered a shooting contest or something like that?
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[ light laughter ] he entered a shooting contest. and it turns out his gun malfunctioned and didn't fire. it wasn't good. in fact, he ended up having to just throw some ammo in his friend's face. he just -- [ laughter ] you know -- you know what i was trying to do. >> steve: you saw what i was going for. >> jimmy: you saw what i was going for there. let's see what's going on in sports. big weekend for sports. the broncos just destroyed the raiders last night. oh, my goodness. it actually -- this is a true story. it got so bad for that that three of denver's running backs -- they actually played rock, paper, scissors to see who would get to score a touchdown on a play. [ laughter ] that's crazy. if you don't remember how that goes, it's rock beats scissors, scissors beats paper and everybody beats the raiders. [ laughter ] tough year. [ applause ] tough year. not good. this actually happened as well. yesterday, ravens wide receiver jacoby jones was on a party bus with his teammates. i don't know what that means.
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[ light laughter ] when a stripper hit him with a champagne bottle. [ laughter ] on the party bus. yeah. he's fine, but jacoby was disciplined by the ravens. while the stripper was signed by the patriots. [ laughter ] they don't -- they don't fool around. [ applause ] this is pretty exciting news for facebook. i didn't know this, but it turns out that facebook is blocked in china. yeah. not allowed. but now i guess they're loosening up a little bit, and some parts of china are getting ready to unblock facebook so people can start to use it. of course, there's a lot of perks about using facebook in china. for instance, you only have to deal with your friends' baby pictures once. [ audience ohs ] not bad. [ applause ] you know you liked it. oh, come on. [ laughter ] you have to admit it. that was a good one. that was a good joke. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> steve: go nuts.
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>> jimmy: oh, my goodness. did anybody watch "dancing with the stars" last night? yeah. three people. i -- [ laughter ] >> steve: two out of three. >> jimmy: i watched it last night. i watched last night. and my man, jack osbourne, is on there. ozzy osbourne's son, jack, is one of the contestants this season. well, ozzy's in the audience with sharon. probably some part of some contractual thing. he has to show up to this. anyways, they mentioned him, and everyone starts clapping, including him. but i'm not sure he knew what he was clapping for. [ laughter ] he looked a little confused. check it out. it's funny. >> but i'm telling you. >> his dad is ozzy osbourne. >> yeah. he's right there. [ cheers and applause ] [ imitating ozzy ] >> jimmy: ozzy osbourne's here? [ laughter ] [ stammering ] he's my favorite. i know all of his songs. he doesn't want to be there. watching ballroom dancing.
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he used to bite the head off of bats. that's ozzy osbourne. and finally, this is crazy. yesterday, the "today" show actually had a reporter in the delivery room while a woman in texas gave birth on live tv. yeah, it was cute. she kept crying and screaming until someone gave her a bottle. not the baby, kathie lee. [ laughter ] and it was just very -- we have a great show tonight. give it up for the roots! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome to the show, everybody. my voice -- my voice is a little hoarse tonight. we just flew back from losing an emmy. [ laughter ] >> steve: yea! >> jimmy: we went to -- we flew to los angeles. it was a fun trip. >> steve: yeah, fun trip.
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>> jimmy: i got to see jay leno. which was great because i never get to see him because i'm always in new york. >> steve: right. >> jimmy: he was super nice. he tried to kill me. [ laughter ] >> steve: right. >> jimmy: besides that, he was very, very nice. he tried to suffocate me with a pillow. i was sleeping in the dressing room before i went on. what are you trying to do? he was, like -- [ imitating leno ] right. but we went to the emmys and it was great. and questlove djed. you were awesome, dude. you're the best dj out there. he's unbelievable. >> questlove: thank you. >> jimmy: questlove was djing. all these famous people showed up. it was very nice. and they all wanted to dance. like, come on the dance floor. but you don't -- i don't know how to dance anymore. like, with people. it's not like when i was in, like, high school, and, like you know, and i'm dancing. i look at you and we're dancing. people want to think -- oh, you want to dance? oh, yeah, i love this song. it's so good. [ cheers ] ♪ and you go, like, wait, i'm married. my wife is going to kill me. >> steve: i can not -- >> jimmy: i just had sex with you, yeah.
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[ laughter ] it's not -- i wanted to dance. i didn't know what this was. that's how people dance now. >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: yeah, everyone's -- someone's bent over. [ laughter ] it's just -- it's insane. >> steve: not good. >> jimmy: people are holding on to things. like, i go, "what is going on? that's not how you dance." >> steve: that's not good. "dancing with the whores." >> jimmy: yeah. [ laughter ] it's the biggest show on nbc right now. >> steve: you're going to hell in a hand basket. i love it. [ imitating bruno ] i love it when you dance with the whores. you was the best. i think you're the best. you're the best whore dancing out there. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: bruno loves it. anyways, congratulations to stephen colbert and everyone over there at "colbert report." ♪ [ applause ] genuinely happy. like, they were genuinely happy when they won. i was sitting next to them, and, like, we lost. i was, like, i don't care. i knew i was going to lose to someone, so it was, like, yeah. and he won, and he was genuinely happy. like, kissed his wife. they were so happy. and, like, his writers are awesome. so congrats to those guys over there at "colbert report." i hope you enjoy those emmys. [ cheers and applause ] well deserved. we have a great show tonight.
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we love it when this guy stops by. his new movie, "don jon," is in theaters on friday. it's very funny. he plays, like -- almost like a "jersey shore" type of character. we'll talk about that. joseph gordon-levitt is here tonight. [ cheers and applause ] ladies love him. >> steve: he's a good man. he's a good man. >> jimmy: speaking of ladies love him, yeah. this guy -- oh, he's a brilliant comedian from the u.k. [ imitating accent ] he has an accent. he's very tall. he has a new show called "hello ladies." it starts sunday on hbo. stephen merchant is dropping in. [ cheers and applause ] "hello ladies." stephen, joseph and i are all going to compete in an epic lip-sync battle tonight. [ cheers and applause ] they wanted to challenge me. i go, let's do this, man. so we all picked songs. you'll see it later on. we're going to have a lip-sync battle tonight. it's going to be ridiculous.
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also, we have a performance. god, this band is so good. the avett brothers are here. [ cheers and applause ] they are so good. you're going to love them. fantastic. got a new record. and to top it all off, it's "timberlake tuesday," you guys. [ cheers and applause ] and we kicked it off, actually, a couple weeks ago, with "timberlake tuesdays," with a bit called "the evolution of end zone dancing." and, basically, just justin and i are doing a bunch of different end zone dances that players could do after they scored a touchdown. all right? so we did, like, the touchdown robots. we did the nuh-uh. ♪ we did the manti te'o on a date. [ laughter ] and then we did the justin timberlake, which is the "bye bye bye." i mean, we had to do that. [ cheers ] a lot of fun. fun bit. it's on youtube if you want to look at it. it was really, really fun. so last week, i issued a challenge to all of the nfl players to actually do one of these dances during a game. now, i know the nfl frowns on this type of celebration. [ laughter ]
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>> steve: the no fun league. >> jimmy no fun -- thank you. no fun at all. can i have another buttermilk, please? anyways, i said the first player to actually perform one of our dances that we did during a game, i'll match their fine and donate it to their favorite charity. [ light laughter ] well, this past sunday -- [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: oh! [ sad tuba ] >> jimmy: i think nfl players are all crazy. i think they've all lost their minds. this past sunday -- gosh. detroit lions rookie joseph fauria -- he answered my challenge. check this out. >> and here's the pressure. and there's the pass. and it is caught for the touchdown by joseph fauria. [ applause ]
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>> steve: come on! >> jimmy: joseph fauria. detroit lions. we were going nuts. we were all -- we all saw it on twitter. we were going crazy. oh, my gosh. he did the justin timberlake. yeah, yeah. [ laughter ] he looked way cooler than i did doing it. so as it turns out, it looks like the nfl didn't fine him. but i still want to keep my word, so, joseph, as promised, i'm going to donate $10,000 to the make-a-wish foundation. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] he is a good guy, yeah. thank you for dancing out there. keeping it fun. so, anyways, speaking of justin timberlake there, he's been hanging out at the show every tuesday this month. it's fun having that dude around. he's a talented guy. and justin and i are both pretty big on the twitter. you guys on twitter? [ cheers and applause ] we're on twitter so much, it actually sort of changed the way we talk to each other in person. just take a look. >> jimmy: hey, justin, what's up?
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>> not much, jimmy. #chillin' what's up with you? >> jimmy: busy working. #rise and grind. #is it friday yet? >> hey, check it out. i brought you some cookies. #homemade. #oatmeal raisin. #show me the cookie! >> jimmy: sweet. #don't mind if i don't. pretty good. #gettin' my cookie on. #i'm da real cookie monster. #nomnomnomnomnomnom. [ laughter ] >> delicious, right? #i did it all for the cookie #lolololololololololololol. >> jimmy: #classic. by the way, did you catch last week's episode of "duck dynasty"? #quack quack. >> no, lately, i've mostly been watching netflix. #orange is the new black. >> jimmy: oh, nice. i've been watching a lot of "barney the dinosaur." #purple is the new black. #i love you, you love me. we're a happy family. #i'm 38. #dinosaurs. #how did they go extinct? #meteor. #ice age. #speaking of "ice age," i just watched "ice age" on demand the other day. #funny. #ray romano. #debradebra.
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by the way, halloween's only, like, a month away. >> i know. >> jimmy: i mean, do you know what you're going to be yet? #life decisions. #sexy ghost. >> i think i'm gonna go as a ninja turtle. #gotta be raphael. #leonardo sucks. #the turtle, not the italian renaissance painter. #mona lisa. #is she smiling? #speaking of smiling, i just saw my dentist. #bling. #dental care. #cavity free. #that show we do. #we go hard. #we can't stop we won't stop. #we run this. >> jimmy: #true playas for life. >> #is it worth it, let me work it. >> jimmy: #put my thing down. flip it and reverse it. >> both: #tiesreverdnatipilf. nwodgnihtym. #tiesreverdnatipilf. nwodgnihtym. >> questlove: hey, guys? >> yeah, quest? >> jimmy: what's up? >> questlove: #shut the [ bleep ] up [ cheers and applause ]
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>> jimmy: fair enough. fair enough. #hashtag. thanks to our friend justin timberlake there. his album, "the 20/20 experience 2 of 2," comes out september 30th. and be sure to check out his new film, "runner runner," which opens october 4th. we'll be right back with joseph gordon-levitt, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ thrusters at 30%! i can't get her to warp. losing thrusters. i need more power. give me more power! [ mainframe ] located. ge deep-sea fuel technology. a 50,000-pound, ingeniously wired machine that optimizes raw data to help safely discover and maximize resources in extreme conditions. our current situation seems rather extreme. why can't we maximize our... ready. ♪ brilliant. let's get out of here. warp speed. ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: our first guest is a golden globe nominated actor. we love him here at the show. he wrote, and directed and starred in the new film, "don jon." it is in theaters on friday. ladies and gentlemen please welcome joseph gordon-levitt! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> sounded good. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that's what i'm talking about right there. it's always good to see you. >> great to be here. >> jimmy: coming up on the show. sometimes you're here just hanging out with the roots and stuff? >> you mean the greatest band alive? oh, yeah!
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[ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: yeah, i love, every time i see you i always have a good time. thank you so much for coming back. >> absolutely, man, it's great to be here. >> jimmy: i love your button out there. i know what that means. i know what that's for. >> you're the early supporter for hit record. >> jimmy: is that right? >> you're the earliest supporter in pop culture. the first time i ever got to come on national tv and talk about my little passion project hit record is your show. >> jimmy: hitrecord.org. is this thing where it's kind of like user driven, right? >> yeah, we call it -- it's like a collaborative production company. so we make all kinds of things. and we put out books and records. and now we're working on a tv show. >> jimmy: that's what i'm saying. that's why i'm so excited. now it's become a giant thing. >> i know. >> jimmy: you're making tv shows? >> yeah, yeah, and anybody can come to our site and contribute. and it's not so much that people put up finished things and i pick what goes on tv. it's more like we leave these collaborative projects so artists like musicians or video editors or writers or illustrators come and contribute their parts, and i direct it. and then our finished products go on this television show that's gonna come on in january. >> jimmy: you've done songs where people are like, i'm going to do the bass riff. >> yeah, exactly. >> jimmy: and then somebody plays the guitar riff.
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>> and other people play on top. >> jimmy: and everyone gets credit for their stuff. >> and gets paid. >> jimmy: and gets paid? >> yeah. >> jimmy: oh, i wouldn't do that. [ light laughter ] no, no, no. on my show, like i'll take it, but i wouldn't wanna get paid. >> why would i pay you? >> jimmy: no, no, no, no. don't be silly. how dare you. but, did it help you with writing and directing "don jon?" >> sure, because movies, even when you're directing a movie, you're collaborating with a lot of people. i worked with so many great artists. and that's what we do on hit record. we lead these big collaborations. so it definitely schooled me for that. i love there's so many cameos, by the way, no one's talking about it yet, but anne hathaway and channing tatum are great in this. >> they did a little cameo in the movie. >> jimmy: how did you get them to do that? >> they're my good friends, man. we've done several movies together. >> jimmy: it was great. >> they were really excited i was directing a movie. so, they came and did it. we had a blast. we're sending up formulaic hollywood romantic comedy. >> jimmy: gosh, it's just very, very funny. the beautiful scarlett johansson. >> she's so good in the movie. >> jimmy: she was on our show. tony danza is great in your movie. >> tough tony. >> yeah. [ imitating tony danza ]
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[ laughter ] >> jimmy: he was so great. he's a talented guy. but it's going to seem like a meaty role like this. >> well, i love it when i'm watching a movie and an actor does something i don't expect. and tony is just so naturally lovable. and he's still lovable in this movie. but, he's also kind of a dick, and that's what makes it funny. you know? >> jimmy: he plays your dad. >> he's my dad. i know him. well, my character's kind of a dick, too. at the beginning of the movie. by the end he begins to grow up a bit. >> jimmy: it's amazing how you make that transition well written, well directed. >> thank you. >> jimmy: it makes a turn in the movie going wait, what? i don't know what the movie -- i loved it, it was really nice. >> thank you. i wanted it to have a sincere part as well. >> jimmy: it's funny, but then -- you're really great. you're really good. do you want to explain what it's about? >> sure. it's sort of about how the media can give us unrealistic expectations for love and sex and things like that. so it's about a boyfriend and girlfriend.
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and it's me and scarlet. and he watches too much pornography. and she watches too many romantic hollywood movies. [ light laughter ] and so, they both kind of keep missing each other. >> jimmy: it's sweeter than that sounds. [ laughter ] [ applause ] don't worry about the porn stuff. >> that's the setup. >> jimmy: that's the setup. then it delivers. yeah. it does. [ laughter ] not in that way. >> but a little bit in that way. >> jimmy: a little bit that way. ♪ no, no, no, no, no, no. that's the soundtrack. that's the soundtrack to the movie. we have a clip, here's joseph gordon-levitt with scarlett johansson. oh, how cute. they've been dating for a month. >> it's their one-month anniversary. it's that kind of couple. they're overly -- >> jimmy: all right. here's "don jon." take a look at this. >> baby. >> baby, what? >> oh, baby. >> baby. >> you guys having a good time over there? >> [ bleep ] i don't want to hear it. [ bleep ] >> let's make a toast. everyone listen up.
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you get up too? >> what? >> this is for you. come on, get up. >> oh, god. >> all right. you guys know tonight is me and this girl's one month anniversary. and i'm counting that from the first time i ever saw her. because ever since then i've felt the same way. she's the most beautiful thing i've ever seen in my life. to you, babe. >> no, us. >> to us. >> cheers. >> cheers. [ applause ] >> jimmy: how cute! pda, i love it. joseph gordon-levitt, "don jon" is in theaters everywhere on friday. do you want to stick around and play a game? stephen merchant is gonna come out. >> i'm going to take the title right now. >> jimmy: lip sync battle is gonna happen. come on back everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ man ] welcome to the camry thrill ride! [ tires screech ] [ laughter ] [ screaming ] [ laughter ] [ screaming ]
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find your perfect match at kp.org and thrive. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: we are joined right now by an emmy award-winning writer and performer whose hilarious new show "hello, ladies" premieres this sunday at 10:30 p.m. on hbo. please welcome a talented man. here's stephen merchant, everybody. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: stephen merchant, thank you for coming back to see our program and be on our program. >> thank you. >> jimmy: it's great. we love having you here. >> seems like i could have seen you sunday at your party in l.a. but no. no invitation. >> jimmy: you're probably busy -- you're -- >> i thought you'd be like, "i assumed you wouldn't want to come." >> jimmy: yeah. >> i was working with
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ricky gervais once and he came into the office with a cup of tea. and i went, "why didn't you make me one?" and he went, "i assumed you wouldn't want one." [ light laughter ] because he's lazy, and didn't want to make tea. >> jimmy: yeah, he didn't want to make tea. i was going to ask you now, is it easier for you to meet women now that you're famous and you've done "the office" with ricky gervais and "extras"? >> it's funny 'cause i really thought that would be the case. i honestly, no, honestly, because that's the assumption that people needed to believe. that you would be on tv a couple of times, and suddenly the world opened up to you. but i don't get invited to parties, so i'm not meeting the girls there. [ laughter ] and here's a good example of how you -- you shouldn't get complacent. a couple of years ago, it was new year in trafalgar square in the center of london. and i'm sure much like i imagine times square. at new year, it's crazy. there's people everywhere. just an ocean of people. and i'm down there and i'm 6'7", i'm a big unit. i got sort of vantage. >> jimmy: you're tall. >> i'm a tall guy. >> jimmy: i'm 6'0." joseph, don't even stand up. [ laughter and applause ] >> so i'm there --
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i was there, and i was just checking out the action. it was about five minutes -- >> jimmy: it's a great view up there. >> yeah, it's a great view. and it's like five minutes to midnight, and there's people everywhere. and i saw this girl looking at me. and i thought, "here we go. happy new year." [ laughter ] she caught my eye and she came through the crowd and she walked up to me. and she came up to me. and she went, "hey, are you going to be here for a while?" i said, "yes, i am." she said, "great, because my friends and i have arranged to meet back at you." [ laughter and applause ] >> jimmy: back at you, where you are. >> meet back at me. >> jimmy: you are -- >> about five minutes past midnight, i noticed i've got a handful of people, they were standing near me. i thought, "hang on a minute." and i took a couple steps this way. they came with me. [ laughter ]
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about quarter past midnight -- >> jimmy: oh, we can always meet at that tall guy. >> i'm not the tallest thing. it's trafalgar square. there's a giant 30 foot nelson's column landmark at the center of it. >> jimmy: you're a better -- you're a walking landmark. >> i was a walking landmark. >> jimmy: i got to say, this show is hilariously funny. it's basically about you looking for love in l.a. >> right, i should say it's a character. it's not me. i'm looking for love everywhere. yeah. >> jimmy: yeah, of course. i want to show everyone a clip of this. it's very funny. i have a clip from the new show "hello, ladies." here's stephen merchant looking for love in los angeles. >> so you actually saw lindsay talking to sean? >> yes, and tony was there. >> oh, my god. >> and chelsea was there. making everything about himself. >> oh, classic chelsea. i imagine. >> hey, guys. >> hey, you guys want another drink? >> yes. >> ladies, please, no. i'm buying the drinks tonight. what are you drinking? >> i'll take a vodka soda. >> yes! >> vodka soda. >> two of them. >> make that three. >> three. all right. >> hey, guys, more drinks? he's buying? >> yeah!
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>> thanks. >> yeah, not a problem. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: it's like 35 vodka sodas. stephen, it's very funny. i cannot wait to see the rest of the season. but you've come here with another thing on your mind. you've come here to battle. >> yeah. >> jimmy: yeah. [ laughter ] an epic lip syncing battle. >> not to the death. >> jimmy: no. that would be too cruel. until one of us wins. >> until it stops. it's a battle until it stops. >> jimmy: it's a battle until it stops. we have a lip sync battle coming up right next. stick around, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ i'm here at a wedding today to see how the elegant wipe their bums. you don't like the wipes? no, i don't like wipes. i don't like the feeling. 'cause i don't like the... the, like, wetness? yeah! would you mop up a situation in the kitchen with a dry paper? probably not. why not?
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back to "late night," everybody. i'm here with joseph gordon-levitt and stephen merchant. and we're about to have a lip sync battle for the ages. this is a game that stephen created with john krasinski and
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emily blunt. is that correct? >> that is correct. >> jimmy: and tonight stephen has come on to challenge me and joe to a battle. yeah, so it's going to work like this. we'll take turns lip syncing sections of well-known songs. each one of us trying to lip sync better than the other guys. we don't know which songs the other ones have picked. only the person performing knows what song is coming next. we'll do two songs each. up first is going to be the challenger, mr. stephen merchant. here we go. take it away. [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you, jimmy. my first song will be by d.j. jazzy jeff. and it's fresh prince, "boom! shake the room." ♪ ♪ yo back up now and give a brother room the fuse is lit and i'm about to go boom ♪ [ cheers ] ♪ mercy mercy mercy me my life is a cage but on stage i'm free
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hyped up psyched up ♪ ♪ ready for wil'in' standing in a crowd of girls like an island i see the one ♪ ♪ i wanna sic come here cutie i flip 'em around and then i work that booty ♪ ♪ work the body work work the body slow down girl you're 'bout to hurt ♪ ♪ somebody oh and yo let's get just one thing clear there's only one reason ♪ ♪ why i came here ya really done want me to tig-a-tig-a-tig-a tell ya wassup ♪ ♪ go ya really done want me to tig-a-tig-a-tig-a tell ya wassup go ya really done want me ♪ ♪ to tig-a-tig-a-tig-a tell ya wassup go i came here tonight to hear the crowd go boom ♪ ♪ shake-shake-shake the room boom shake-shake-shake the room boom ♪ ♪ shake-shake-shake the room tic-tic-tic-tic boom ♪ >> jimmy: oh, my god. [ cheers and applause ] angry, he's angry. all right.
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i don't know how i'm going to follow that. [ laughter ] my first song is called, "don't you want me" by the human league. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ don't don't you want me you know i can't believe it when i hear that you won't see me ♪ ♪ don't don't you want me you know i don't believe you when you say that you don't need me ♪ ♪ it's much too late to find when you think you've changed your mind you'd better change it ♪ ♪ back or we will both be sorry don't you want me baby don't you want me oh ♪ ♪ don't you want me baby don't you want me oh ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: joseph gordon-levitt, you're up.
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[ cheers and applause ] >> this one's going to start with a classic. this is called "tony danza," -- "tiny dancer." [ laughter ] ♪ ♪ but oh how it feels so real lying here with no one near ♪ ♪ only you and you can hear me when i say softly, slowly hold me closer tiny dancer ♪ [ cheers ] ♪ count the headlights on the highway lay me down in sheets of linen ♪ ♪ you had a busy day today ♪ >> jimmy: oh, my god. very good.
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[ cheers and applause ] all right. oh, my god. i can't believe we're out of breath lip syncing. [ laughter ] we're going to do one more round. stephen merchant, kick it off, my man. [ cheers ] >> can i have the volume a bit louder on the speakers? i'm worried that the crowd is so excited, and i can't even hear the song. i take this very seriously, james. >> jimmy: all right. [ laughter ] after you, please. >> i don't need the microphone. >> jimmy: you're not going to use the microphone for this one? >> you'll know this artist as beyonce z. >> jimmy: she doesn't use a last name. >> she doesn't use her last name?
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>> jimmy: just first name only. [ laughter ] >> we weren't notified in england. the song, of course, "single ladies." [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ all the single ladies all the single ladies all the single ladies all the single ladies ♪ ♪ all the single ladies all the single ladies all the single ladies now put your hands up ♪ ♪ up in the club we just broke up i'm doing my own little thing ♪ ♪ decided to dip and now you wanna trip 'cause another brother noticed me ♪ ♪ i'm up on him he up on me don't pay him any attention just cried my ♪ ♪ tears, for three good years ya can't be mad at me 'cause if you liked it ♪ ♪ then you should have put a ring on it if you liked it then you shoulda ♪ ♪ put a ring on it don't be mad once you see that he want it ♪ ♪ 'cause if you liked it then you shoulda put a ring on it oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh ♪
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♪ if you liked it then you should have put a ring on it if you liked it ♪ ♪ then you shoulda put a ring on it don't be mad once you see that he want it ♪ ♪ if you liked it then you shoulda put a ring on it ♪ >> jimmy: oh, my goodness. [ cheers and applause ] oh, my god. oh, my gosh. stephen merchant, everybody. oh, my gosh. [ cheers and applause ] another angry version. look how mad you are. >> i've got a very angry finger. >> jimmy: put a ring on it! my final song is another '80s classic. i know it's lip syncing, but if you guys want to help me out. at one point it was considered to be the american national anthem, i think. but then we stuck with the national anthem we have. this is by ah-ha. this is "take on me." [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ oh, things that you say is it a life
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or just to play my worries away ♪ ♪ you're all the things i've got to remember you're shying away i'll be coming ♪ ♪ for you anyway take on me, take on me take me on, take on me ♪ i'll be gone in a day take on me ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: joseph gordon-levitt. bring us home on this one right here. >> very well done, sir. very well done. i'm not using the microphone either. here. [ cheers and applause ]
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this is a contemporary pop classic, if i do say so myself. nicki minaj, "super bass." [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ this one is for the boys with the booming system top down ac ♪ ♪ with the cooling system when he come up in the club he be blazin' up got stacks on deck ♪ ♪ like he savin' up and he ill he real he might got a deal he pop bottles ♪ ♪ and he got the right kind of bill he cold, he dope he might sell coke ♪ ♪ he always in the air but he never fly coach he a mother [ bleep ] trip sailor of the ship, ship ♪ ♪ when he make it drip drip kiss him on the lip, lip that's the kind ♪ ♪ of dude i was lookin' for and yes you'll get slapped if you're lookin' i said, excuse me ♪ ♪ you're a hell of a guy i mean my, my, my, my you're like pelican fly i mean, you're so shy ♪ ♪ and i'm loving your tie you're like slicker than the guy with the thing on his eye, oh yes i did ♪ ♪ yes i did, somebody please tell him who the "f" i is i am nicki minaj ♪ ♪ i mack them dudes up back coupes up and chuck the deuce up boy, you got my heartbeat ♪ ♪ runnin' away beating like a drum and it's coming your way can't you hear ♪ ♪ that boom, badoom boom, boom, badoom boom, bass you got that super bass ♪ ♪ boom, badoom, boom boom, badoom, boom
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bass yeah that's the super bass ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: i pick the winner. joseph gordon-levitt and stephen merchant, ladies and gentlemen. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] oh, my god. i've got to get back to work. oh, my god. joseph gordon-levitt, steven merchant. [ cheers and applause ] the avett brothers perform after the break. stick around, everybody. we'll be right back. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. yep, everybody knows that. well, did you know the ancient pyramids were actually a mistake?
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: our next guests are great friends of the show. oh, man, they're fantastic. they're here tonight to debut the song, "another is waiting." i'm so psyched to hear this record. their upcoming album, "magpie and the dandelion," which will be in stores on october 15th. please welcome the avett brothers! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ it's a fake it's a hoax it's a nowhere road where no one goes ♪ ♪ anywhere anyhow
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well you're following your heart rate down ♪ ♪ she's a rose she's a queen but she's staring at a magazine ♪ ♪ in the dark on that path where they doctor every photograph ♪ ♪ another is waiting she isn't saying anything ♪ ♪ if you care if you like well i'm standing in the lantern light ♪ ♪ with our weapons and our love and i use them both to cover up ♪ ♪ another is waiting she isn't saying anything ♪ ♪ but i love you and i care so you've got to get off that conveyor belt ♪ ♪ if i could
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i would come right in and take you off myself ♪ ♪ another youngster said she doesn't care her number's up another is waiting there ♪ ♪ and just like that she vanishes in the air replaced with new not worth repairing ♪ ♪ but you're not like that and you never were ♪ ♪ and your star will shine well past the fragile likes of hers ♪ ♪ the crowds will come the hands of time they will turn ♪ ♪ you'll live the dream appointed you'll live the dream appointed ♪
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♪ it's a fake it's a con the nature of the road you're on ♪ ♪ let me see your skeleton well before your life is done ♪ ♪ another is waiting she isn't saying anything ♪ ♪ another is waiting she isn't saying anything ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: oh, man. thank you. whoa! the avett brothers! oh, my gosh! thank you so much. "magpie and the dandelion" in stores october 15th. avett brothers!
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tune in next wednesday, september 30th for another performance from the avett brothers with special guest chris cornell. we'll be right back, everybody. oh, man. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: my thanks to joseph gordon-levitt, stephen merchant, justin timberlake, the avett brothers. and the greatest band in late night, the roots, everybody. stay tuned for carson daly. thank you for watching. have a great night. hope to see you tomorrow. bye-bye! [ cheers and applause ] ♪

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