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into southern california. there's a flooding threat in the mountains. you can see it here. this center of that is 85 miles off shore of california. now you can see in that seven day forecast we will have clouds tomorrow. some humidity. we are down to 91 so heat wave is over. a slight chance of storms saturday night into sunday. then cooler 70s moving in tuesday, wednesday and thursday of next week. heat wave is over. we will feel strange tomorrow. if we can get through we will be okay this weekend. >> it is strange. when you live on the west coast you aren't used to talking about hurricanes. we do have them. it is usually we talk about hurricanes in the atlantic. >> and this one is the one making the biggest headlines even compared to the atlantic basin. >> yeah. >> we have made it to the weekend. [ cheers and applause ♪ >> steve: from studio 6b in rockefeller center in the heart of new york city, it's "the tonight show starring
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jimmy fallon." tonight, join jimmy and his guests - john legend, danielle brooks, and featuring the legendary roots crew >> questlove: 1706 >> steve: and now, here he is, jimmy fallon [ cheers and applause ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: oh, my goodness. i love you hey. welcome, everybody welcome, welcome, welcome to "the tonight show," everybody. you're here. you made it. thank you for watching [ cheers and applause
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let's get to some news well, guys, after more than half a century as prince of wales, 73-year-old prince charles has officially become king charles iii. yeah, he's now the oldest person ever to assume the british throne, but weirdly, he's still too young to be a a u.s. president [ laughter ] interesting. interesting fact >> steve: a little bit >> jimmy: king charles was previously known as the prince of wales, and now his son, william, will take the title. i don't want to be that guy, but i've got the feeling that there's a little nepotism involved [ laughter ] some news from here in the united states. a new poll found that in a a potential 2024 matchup, president biden has a six-point lead on former president trump yeah [ cheers and applause the poll says, 8% biden, 2% trump, 90% other [ laughter ] >> steve: wow. >> jimmy: yeah any -- any -- any -- that's right trump is six points behind biden.
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that's right trump was so upset, he had to dry his eyes with israel's nuclear secrets. [ laughter ] people were talking about this last night it was the first nfl game of the season, and the buffalo bills beat the l.a. rams 31-10 [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: but the -- the real -- the big story was bills star von miller's haircut. did you see this take a look at this. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: it's a bold statement. and the statement is, "elevator up." [ laughter ] i guess he went into the barber and asked for the playstation button [ laughter ] seriously, the options on the barbershop wall must have been the business card from "squid game." [ laughter ] you know what i'm -- so he's like - >> jimmy: did you guys see this before last night's game, the new trailer for "black adam" starring dwayne johnson debuted in the stadium it was cool. but i was a little surprised at who they got to voice the trailer. did you see it check this out >> hi. i'm vin diesel, and this is dwayne johnson [ laughter ] maybe you remember he used to be part of our family, but then
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he left that family, and never leave family now, he's hanging out with all these super people i get you could say they're like a different family. this helmet guy is like the daddy. smoke lady is the mommy. wing guy, he's a friend, but he's such a close friend that they call him, "uncle," so he's family i guess he found a new family. go see it in theaters, where you'll also see a trailer for "fast x," another movie about family trailers are like the babies of movies, which makes them family [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: interesting. great trailer. it looks good. >> steve: i'll go see it >> jimmy: it looks good. >> steve: yeah >> jimmy: hey guys, i read that on the new hit show, "house of the dragon," a few of the main characters are being recast as the series jumps forward about ten years in time. for instance, the actress who played the princess is changing from milly alcock to emma d'arcy.
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[ light laughter ] yeah this is true and apparently that's not the only place where people are replacing -- recast to look older for instance, on "stranger things," will is being recast as las vegas raiders owner mark davis [ laughter ] it's older will. >> steve: wow, it's older will >> jimmy: yeah next in the marvel movie, thor is being recast as willie nelson. [ laughter ] the new thor next, "lord of the rings: rings of power," elrond the half elf is being recast as pete buttigieg [ laughter ] next up, on "she-hulk: attorney at law," she-hulk is being recast as congresswoman marjorie taylor greene [ laughter ] next up, going forward, harry styles is being recast as elton john [ cheers and applause you like that? [ cheers and applause yeah, we love harry too. next up on cnn, anderson cooper is being recast as wolf blitzer [ laughter ] and finally, on "euphoria," fez is being recast as pope francis and it's just great. [ cheers and applause you won't even know the difference it's going to be exciting to
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watch. it'll be fun to see. get this, guys i saw that dc comics has revealed that the joker's real name is jack oswald white. >> jimmy: yeah, pretty interesting. so i thought it would be fun right now if some of us here, me, higgins, the roots, reveal our real names for the first time i'll go first. my real name is devin st. monroe [ laughter ] quest, how about you >> questlove: my real name is bart tomato. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: that's cool. never knew that. tariq, how about you >> tariq: my real name is spunk, chuck spunk [ laughter ] >> jimmy: that's cool. higgins, how about you >> steve: my real name is thomas scrotum jr. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: okay james, how about you >> my real name -- [ suspenseful tone ] you don't want to know my real name [ laughter ] okay how much time do you got [ laughter ] [ suspenseful tone ]
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i wasn't like my other friends growing up while they were playing tag, i was in the woods looking at bugs and trying to figure out how trees grow sounds crazy [ laughter ] well, welcome to my life [ laughter ] >> steve: wow, that's his name >> jimmy: i -- that's -- that's pretty cool, james so, what is your real name [ laughter ] [ cymbal crash ] >> thomas scrotum sr [ laughter and applause >> jimmy: unbelievable this is unbelievable that's amazing >> steve: daddy. >> jimmy: well, we got our real names. moving on. moving on, moving on, moving on [ laughter ] please >> steve: too many balls in the air. >> jimmy: please -- oh [ laughter ] i don't want to leave anyone hanging. let's go with the rest some business news, uber eats just announced that they're going to start testing out driverless delivery. driverless delivery cars are incredible
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they're even programmed to say, "wow, two orders from popeyes in one day." [ laughter ] "what's going on, carl?" [ laughter ] and finally, passengers on a a carnival cruise woke up to a a rough scene after plumbing issues caused some flooding. look at this >> steve: wow. >> jimmy: yeah yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah it's -- it's not good when you have to use the lifeboats inside the ship. [ laughter ] of course, the captain tried to spin it. he was like, "did we say six water slides we meant seven." yeah [ laughter and applause guys, we have a great show john legend is here to talk and perform. john legend! [ cheers and applause from the new august wilson play, "the piano lesson" on broadway, danielle brooks is here [ cheers and applause let's go write some thank you notes. come on, everybody ♪
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>> jimmy: guy -- today is friday, and that's usually when i catch up with some personal stuff. i check my inbox, i return some emails, and of course, i send out "thank you notes." and i was just running a bit behind - [ cheers and applause i was running a bit behind today. so, if you guys wouldn't mind, can i write out my weekly "thank you notes" right now for you guys is that -- [ cheers and applause tom -- [ laughter ] thomas, can i get some thank you note writing music, please ♪ thank you, nfl kickers, for not being called "football rockettes. [ applause ] why not? ♪ thank you, football playbooks, for looking like a game of drunk tic-tac-toe. [ laughter and applause
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thank you, rakes, for being outdoor brooms with 90s boy band hair. [ laughter and applause thank you, tennis, for teaching me that love means nothing [ laughter and applause >> steve: wow. ♪ wow, dang. send that to yourself. >> jimmy: yeah >> steve: thank yourself for that one it's going to fit in there [ laughter ] >> jimmy: is this real >> steve: it's like a pocket square class. yeah [ cheers and applause [ imitating pipe ]
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[ laughter ] >> jimmy: that was not a a bong -- not a bong it's a pipe. >> steve: oh, a pipe okay [ laughter ] [ imitating pipe ] [ imitating various noises ] [ laughter ] >> jimmy: all right. here we go thank you, paper clips, for being very simple mazes. [ cheers and applause ♪ thank you, the creator of school buses, for being like, "i want giant tires, a bunch of windows, and absolutely no seat belts. [ cheers and applause there you have it, everybody no -- those are our "thank you notes. when we come back, we're doing something fun with john legend come on back with john legend, everybody. [ cheers and applause ♪ ♪ lips to her ear and i whisper real low ♪ ♪ is there spinac
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♪ [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: our first guest is an egot winner who has a new album out today called legend. actually, it's a double album. it's awesome he's also a coach on "the voice," which returns for season 22 september 19th on nbc. please welcome john legend ♪ [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: oh, john, i like it. >> hello >> jimmy: john legend! we love it when you come to the show we love it when you're here. you look sharp, as always. >> i love being here >> jimmy: thanks for being here >> i like the beard. >> jimmy: you do >> yes >> jimmy: i'm trying to be you [ light laughter ] it's taking some time. it's a little -- a little
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patchy there >> welcome to the club >> jimmy: thank you, my friend i appreciate that. >> yes >> jimmy: we've got a lot to talk about >> yeah. >> jimmy: "legend. your new album >> it's out. >> jimmy: it's out it's out finally dude - >> it feels good [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: talk about "the voice. you know what, i want to talk about -- because a lot of people ask because we always -- you been on the show a couple times. they go, "you guys got good chemistry. >> we go way back. >> jimmy: we go way back we were actually in a group together >> yeah. >> jimmy: in the '90s, an r&b group. >> yeah. >> jimmy: this was - >> it was a long time ago. and we were called color me interestedd. >> jimmy: yeah, that's right with two ds on the end >> with two ds >> jimmy: we're interestedd. >> interestedd cause we're extremely interesting. >> jimmy: interested color me interestedd >> yes, so we were a very, very sexy r&b group >> jimmy: at the time, some people said too sexy >> yeah. we get accused of being too sexy a lot >> jimmy: yeah, we do. >> but looking back, i maybe think the lyrics weren't as sexy as we thought >> jimmy: well, you're not going to believe this, but i found a clip of -- [ laughter ] -- our first performance >> i - >> jimmy: yeah >> i'm not -
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>> jimmy: here's john legend and i in our old group, color me interested. [ cheers and applause ♪ ♪ ♪ yeah yeah yea wow wow wow ♪ ♪ yeah girl come on over here and sit next to me ♪ ♪ when we're together it is pure ecstasy ♪ ♪ put some tantalizin thing on the tv ♪ ♪ it's a little sho i like to call "jeopardy yeah ♪ ♪ i always get al the questions right ♪ ♪ it's the same vhs that i watch every night ♪ ♪ or "wheel of fortune" or whatever you like ♪ ♪ call me pat sajak
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you're my vanna white ♪ ♪ and that's what keeps m interested girl ♪ ♪ and that's what keeps m interested girl ♪ [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: yeah >> yes >> jimmy: you know, looking back - looking back - [ laughter ] it's good to look back, isn't it >> yes >> jimmy: we were definitely sexy, i think. >> yeah, i mean -- but the reviews were that we weren't sexy enough. >> jimmy: that's true. they weren't really getting -- going there with our lyrics or stuff like that. so we had to up our sexy game a little bit >> you don't have a clip of that right >> jimmy: you talking about the second song we released? >> yeah. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: roll the clip. ♪ ♪
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♪ ooh yeah yeah >> say what. >> what? >> yeah. ♪ arm around my gir and we are getting so close ♪ ♪ i lean in slowl yeah you kno how this goes ♪ ♪ yeah lips to her ea and i whisper real low ♪ ♪ is there spinac in my teeth girl please tell me no ♪ ♪ get close to me what food do you see ♪ ♪ is that a piece of lettuc or a sesame seed ♪ ♪ girl come o and get close to me ♪ ♪ i said open up your eye and look at my teeth ♪ ♪ and that's what keeps m interested girl ♪ [ cheers and applause >> okay. we're back
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>> jimmy: and here we again. >> nice clip, nice clip. >> jimmy: it made me chilly. it made me chilly. it's so good >> yeah, hot >> jimmy: but yet again, i think we missed the sexy mark, don't you agree? >> well, thankfully our label, nasty little freak records >> jimmy: that's correct [ talking over each other >> they gave us one last shot. >> jimmy: they gave us all the budget in the world to do -- they said, one more shot for you guys >> and this time, the sexy was definitely - >> jimmy: we've got to keep people interested. >> interestedd >> jimmy: we have to keep people interestedd >> we had to unleash the full sexy, so we might as well watch that one too >> jimmy: let's see it [ cheers and applause ♪ ♪ oh wow wow wo ooh yeah no no ♪ hands down her arms
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her legs and the down her back ♪ ♪ i check every noo every curve every crack ♪ ♪ there's no one else wit your heart and your soul ♪ ♪ but please girl be checking fo suspicious moles ♪ ♪ girl i want to feel you up and down ♪ ♪ i check the color and the shap make sure they're round ♪ ♪ that mole on your nec is so damn fine ♪ ♪ but i want to make sure that it's benign ♪ ♪ and that's what keeps m interestedd girl ♪ >> yeah. [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: and now look at us now. we've really - [ cheers and applause come a long way. my thanks to john legend we're talking to john about a new album, "legend!" after the break. stick around [ cheers and applause
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♪ stack that cheddar, make it melt. ♪ ♪ cook it up, stretch it out. ♪ ♪ we're breaking the mold. ♪ ♪ estado dorado. ♪ ♪ shining like gold. ♪ ♪ estado dorado. ♪ ♪ vive en el estado dorado live in the golden state ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: welcome back, everybody. we're hanging out with john legend. [ cheers and applause >> hello >> jimmy: we have a lot to talk about, the album, "legend. >> it was nice though taking a a trip down memory lane.
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>> jimmy: yeah, i remember that band >> our group was special >> jimmy: it was tight, yeah how is chrissy doing how is the family? >> everybody's good. >> jimmy: please give them my best we love them >> we're having a baby in the next few months. [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: congratulations. that's so good >> the kids are very excited they're back at school now >> jimmy: it's all happening >> luna's in first grade now >> jimmy: it happens so fast >> crazy >> jimmy: i know chrissy is the chef in the family, okay but, you -- >> i can cook though i can cook i can throw down >> jimmy: i know there's this thing that you started a little controversy >> controversy as the brits would say. >> jimmy: yes, on the internet and on instagram you created a controversy, because you said chicken and waffles are good, but chicken and pancakes are better. >> i stand by it i stand by it. y'all doubting it because y'all haven't tried it [ laughter ] >> jimmy: "chicken and pancakes is greater than chicken and waffles, fight me," is what you put. [ laughter ] >> i did
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>> jimmy: yeah, that's hilarious. >> that's how we say it on the internet >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, yeah what kind of reaction does this get? >> i got some agreement, some skepticism but i know i'm right, so, you know [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i don't know i would say chicken and waffles. >> have you ever tried chicken and pancakes >> jimmy: i've never >> bubby's have some in new york >> jimmy: this is from bubby's >> oh, this is from bubby's. [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: we heard you love bubby's. but why pancakes over waffles? >> i think it's a texture thing. they're basically made with the same batter -- similar batter. but i like the soft, fluffy pancake with the crispy chicken. i think it goes well >> jimmy: the crunch of that waffle usually is a little much >> i like the combination with soft and the crispy together i think it's better. i'm sure amir has thoughts on this >> questlove: actually, we agree. >> okay, all right >> jimmy: tariq too? >> tariq: yeah, there's a bubby's in laguardia, like, in the new terminal. they have the pancakes and chicken. >> jimmy: i didn't know you were a spokesperson for
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bubby's. [ laughter ] don't the name and all the locations. here we go do you think you agree >> yes >> jimmy: wow. i'm going to try this right now because i do not agree you want that little crunch. >> a little crunch and a little fluffy >> jimmy: i'm doing a little syrup too. >> that's good chicken too >> jimmy: i can't even slice the pancake. all right, here we go. >> i make a mean pancake myself that's our sunday tradition at our house. i make pancakes every sunday >> jimmy: you have pancakes? >> it's a blessing it's delicious >> jimmy: he's right that's unbelievable. [ cheers and applause it's actually better than waffles. this is a big thing. this is a big -- this is a a giant thing. i've never done this >> jimmy: i feel like a new man.
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>> you're a new man. >> jimmy: yeah >> you've been converted welcome, welcome >> jimmy: wow, i'm so happy. chicken and pancakes, who knew [ cheers and applause chicken and pancakes bubby's, has like six locations in the city, tariq there's one -- >> tariq has a sponsored post on instagram >> jimmy: bubby's. i love following you on all the socials. you do have a strong opinion of stuff. i do, obviously, i love your music. you do funny things. also your activism and a lot of people on the internet have said they want you maybe to run for office. >> no. >> jimmy: not even thinking about it not even thinking about it [ cheers and applause >> not even thinking about it. i truly enjoy what i do, and i enjoy my life. and i do not want to run for office it does not seem fun to me >> jimmy: i looked on the inner-webs to see about this theory, and i found out that this john legend actually did run for office and win in high school >> i ran for student body president.
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[ audience aws ] i was the student body president of my high school in ohio >> jimmy: you were >> yeah. >> jimmy: and what did you accomplish there as student body president >> well, we had to plan a lot of events and different things there were a lot of meetings i started a peer tutoring program. >> jimmy: did you really >> yeah. >> jimmy: that's fantastic >> yeah. >> jimmy: what was your -- do you remember your campaign or what you ran on? >> i gave a speech and at the end, i sang a little bit >> jimmy: you had to >> why not >> jimmy: why not. you had to >> i just sang at the end of it just put a button on it at the end, and "vote for me. my brother actually cut my hair you met him backstage. he cuts my hair still. but back then he put "j.r.s. for pres," in my hair. john rogers stephens, that's my real name. >> jimmy: dude, that's a slam dunk that's like, come on >> that's all it took. >> jimmy: well, let's talk about -- i want to talk about "legend. let's talk about this. here we go this is out -- it's out today. it's out >> it's out. [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: can i just say, too, it's hard enough to just release one album. but this is technically two albums
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>> yeah, it's a double album it's 12 songs on each side i had a lot of time, though. we couldn't go on tour for a a long time. >> jimmy: 24 songs >> and this is what the pandemic has brought i made more songs than i'm usually used to making for an album so figured let's make a double album >> jimmy: did you think about spacing it out and going like, "i'll put one out now. and i got one, i'll take a year off. >> no, because by the time i would put it out, the second one, i would be already writing new stuff, and i would feel weird about putting out old stuff. so i was like, "let's just put it all out." >> jimmy: really >> yeah. >> jimmy: and you went on the internet and announced the title, "legend." and chrissy, your wife, commented, "love to find out the album name with everyone else keeping me humble. >> see, i dispute that contention i told her when i was literally showing her different versions of album cover and i told her the album was called "legend" and then i reminded her of that and she's like, "oh, yeah, you're probably right. i forgot." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: that's a good impression of chrissy, by the way. "oh, yeah, you're right. i probably forgot. but there's some great collaborations on the show >> yes
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we got jazmine sullivan. >> jimmy: ty dolla $ign. >> ty dolla $ign jhene aiko rhapsody >> jimmy: saweetie >> saweetie. rick ross. >> jimmy: rick ross. >> some ledisi >> jimmy: and the music video you did with saweetie was really fun >> it was very cool. so we shot it in miami and the director's idea was to basically allow our dancers to free style and be themselves so, the idea was that we told them this was the callback for their audition and they were just out there free styling but we were filming it and then halfway through the song, me and saweetie would surprise them while they were dancing. and we got, like, genuine, authentic reactions from them. it was the amazing >> jimmy: it makes you just smile. it makes you go, "oh, this is so fun." >> they really loved it. we really loved it it was really heartwarming, and we had a good time >> jimmy: yeah, that's what we want can we talk about "the voice." >> yes >> jimmy: season 22, september 19th on nbc. >> i'm in it to win it [ cheers and applause i'm in it to win it. >> jimmy: camila cabello, though >> camila cabello is our newest host >> jimmy: she's brand-new. and she's a friend of the show i know her
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i know she knows music >> she's very smart. she's very competitive i brought her on my team last season to be my guest mentor, and it's like i sabotaged myself >> jimmy: you created a monster. >> i created a monster, because she's coming back with a lot of mojo a lot of competitive fire. >> jimmy: didn't she get her start -- wasn't -- >> she was on "x factor. >> jimmy: "x factor. >> she was in that group called fifth harmony. and they were assembled on "x factor," just like one direction was. [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: so, she knows exactly how to -- just even mentioning one direction it's like, "oh, my god!" they're not coming out >> yes, but simon, sometimes, he knows how to put the group together >> jimmy: he's smart, yeah she's lived through it, so i think people probably look to her and go like, "oh, you know, that might be the --" >> quit making the pitch for her make her make the pitch for herself. i've got to beat this girl >> jimmy: i know do you like when people sing your songs do you turn the chair around and go - >> i am particularly tough on people when they sing my song. and i think it's a weakness of mine it's my issue.
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>> jimmy: cause why? >> i nitpick it too much when they sing my song. >> jimmy: or do you go like, "oh, i could have sung it like that?" >> yeah. i had one guy that sang my song "glory," and he did such a a beautiful job. and he did new things to it that i really loved, and i was like -- i turned for him and he ended up going all the way to the finals with me, it was victor >> jimmy: how about this year? you feeling good >> i love my team this year. we're good i feel like we're going to win this year. >> jimmy: all right, john legend. you heard it here first. [ cheers and applause >> it's going to happen. >> jimmy: i want to show everyone a clip. here's a sneak peek of the new season of "the voice." take a look at this. >> i turned for you first, i would like to remind you [ laughter ] it's obvious that your voice is powerful you have crazy range that most male singers could never pull off. there was something interesting about the little turns in your voice that were very soulful to me it sounded like a church singer singing rock music sometimes honestly >> that's exactly what i am. grew up in church singing. >> okay, we're screwed >> i heard that then
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across the street, or across the room, you have the power to make them feel right at home. ♪ ♪ ritz. a taste of welcome. ♪ [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: you know our next guest from her fantastic work on the series "orange is the new black. she is now starring on broadway, alongside samuel l. jackson, in the revival of august wilson's "the piano lesson." performances begin september 19th please welcome danielle brooks, everyone [ cheers and applause
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♪ ♪ >> thank you, darling. >> jimmy: danielle brooks. welcome to "the tonight show." >> i finally made it here! >> jimmy: we're so happy to have you here. [ cheers and applause you know -- i'm really -- i'm so excited that you're here because i was reading up on you. and there's an article where they asked you, name five people that you would ever have at a dinner party, living or dead >> mm-hm >> jimmy: do you remember what you said >> i do remember a few i remember my future husband, which is now my husband, so, hey. [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: yeah >> martin luther king. and i think i might have mentioned you, jimmy fallon. >> jimmy: yeah, i'm on the list >> which i'm a little salty. >> jimmy: why? >> because you just had -- broke bread with john legend,
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ain't bring me nothing [ laughter ] what's up with that? >> jimmy: next time you come on, we'll get chicken and pancakes >> okay, thank you >> jimmy: all right, we'll do it i want to say congratulations, by the way you did -- you just -- you're married. you have a husband your future husband you said -- what was it, six years ago in this article >> i know, i know. >> jimmy: here you are married you have a baby. >> i have a little one who's a a toddler. [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: how old -- how old is she? >> she's 2 and a half. >> jimmy: oh, my gosh. >> i know, it goes so fast, don't it >> jimmy: is it fun? >> she's amazing she has so much personality. it's kind of crazy >> jimmy: she does, right? >> yeah, she's crazy >> jimmy: she has her own instagram account, which every baby should have [ laughter ] >> she does. >> jimmy: and -- but she's very -- you did a very -- i mean, you're so cute with her. i want to show this one. because this one -- it was #nopaparazzi >> yes >> jimmy: right? and she's two. >> yes, let's see what she was doing. >> jimmy: take a look at this. watch this >> oh, my baby girl. >> jimmy: look at this >> who's that cool kid >> no. [ laughter ] >> "no." >> jimmy: come on. >> "no."
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i know >> jimmy: the glasses. "no. >> "no." and i did not tell her to do that [ laughter ] that is her, all day >> jimmy: that's the cutest thing ever >> all day >> jimmy: you brought a photo of yourself from -- i guess it was a couple of years ago. but i -- >> 'cause i've been wanting to share this story with you. >> jimmy: i love this. >> i think -- i don't know i just -- when it happened to me - >> jimmy: i remember you saved it for me. i lowkey did, no lie when this thing happened to me, i was like, i want to tell jimmy fallon this story one day, because it was crazy. >> jimmy: yeah explain this to me where were you, and how did it end up being where you were? >> okay. so, this is odd circle moment. full circle moment for me. >> jimmy: yeah >> so, like, six years ago i had to go to l.a. and my homegirl, gabourey sidibe, which i'm sure you know. >> jimmy: i love gab -- yeah >> all of us know gabourey >> jimmy: gabby. >> what's up, girl she was like, "you can stay at my place in l.a. and i was like, "okay, thank you. so, i get there. she's like, "look, i have a fancy dinner that i have to go to. so, i won't be able to greet you. so, i was like, "okay. i got the keys, get into her place. >> jimmy: yeah >> she has this pink robe for me to put on
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i take off my -- my bra to get comfortable. you know, i was, you know, living in there. >> jimmy: okay >> she gave me some wine so, i go to the back and get settled. drink the wine, come back -- try to come back, and the door is locked. and i'm like, "oh, man, she told me she got to go to this fancy party. i'm locked out of her house. what am i gone do? so, i call her and she's like, "okay, girl, just come to the fancy party." i'm like, "oh, man i've got this robe on. i ain't got nothing to hold the girls up what am i supposed to do?" [ laughter ] and she's like, "come. >> jimmy: nothing to hold the girls up >> nothing to hold the girls up looking crazy. [ laughter ] right? crazy. so, i go to get the keys and i'm telling you, the uber takes me to this place it ain't a house it ain't a mansion it's an estate [ laughter ] do you know what i mean? >> jimmy: okay >> the service goes out. do you hear me >> jimmy: yes. >> that's how -- yes the rich people live there >> jimmy: yeah >> i get there, and she thinks it's the funniest thing, so she takes this picture of me and so -- and i go into the house, and come to find out, there's this victorian picture of samuel l. jackson and latanya jackson.
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i'm like, "i'm at the jackson's house, and i've got this pink robe on. what the hell. >> jimmy: you're at samuel l. jackson's -- this -- >> wearing that. >> jimmy: here's the photo [ laughter ] >> like -- crazy crazy. but now i'm working with them. >> jimmy: but look now you're working with them on broadway [ cheers and applause that's what happens, folks show up. >> show up in the pink robe. >> jimmy: that is -- yeah. show up is the lesson right there. just show up and you get it done. >> yes, and j.d. was there too crazy. >> jimmy: isn't that wild? >> wild. >> jimmy: that is just - >> full circle crazy >> jimmy: what's it like working with -- with -- with the jackson's? >> it's great. you know, it's like working with your mama and daddy, though because them two together is quite the fun time but it's fun we really have built a family. the story is great i can't wait to be back on broadway september 19th. >> jimmy: i mean - [ cheers and applause
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>> so, it's great. it's -- it's -- it's awesome >> jimmy: you've had such a great run. i mean, samuel l. jackson. >> yeah. >> jimmy: and then -- but also "color purple. >> "color purple," which was awesome. then i got to do the movie with -- you know, being ushered in by oprah winfrey herself. it's been crazy. it's been good it's been good >> jimmy: but, can we set up the -- i know it's august wilson, and this is the revival. can we set it up >> oh, yeah. it's about a brother and sister, the sister who wants to keep the family heirloom that has so much rich history into it, which is the piano and the brother who is like, "nah, sis. i want to take this piano and sell it. >> jimmy: sell it. >> sell it and build for the future so, you watch them go at it for about two and a half hours or so come on, watch it. >> jimmy: yeah i want to say, break a leg, and i really want to say, thank you so much for coming on the show, finally. the first of many. please come on >> thank you >> jimmy: thank you so much. [ cheers and applause i will see you i'll be there. i'm not going to tell you what
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night. >> don't tell me what night. >> jimmy: i'm not. do you like knowing? >> no. >> jimmy: you don't like knowing when anyone's in the -- in the audience? >> no. but i still got to do what i got to do. >> jimmy: i know do you see people when you act and you see people in the audience >> i -- once i see you, that's fine but i don't want to know you're there. >> jimmy: i won't tell you >> yeah, don't tell me >> jimmy: i won't tell you when i'm going. >> just come through >> jimmy: i'll wear a disguise i'll grow my beard longer. >> okay. just put on a wig. >> jimmy: i'll put on a wig. i've got a lot of wigs, yeah >> like dreads >> jimmy: i got -- yeah. >> like dreads >> jimmy: i'll put some dreads -- i'll put something on >> okay. >> jimmy: but i cannot wait to see it danielle brooks, everybody come on. [ cheers and applause that's how you do it, right there. august wilson's "the piano lesson" begins september 19th on broadway. john legend performs after the break. stick around how fun! [ cheers and applause ♪ ♪ ♪ this... is a glimpse into the no-too-distant future of lincoln. ♪ ♪ it's what sanctuary could look like... feel like... sound like... even smell like.
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onyes >> jimmy: performing "all she want to do" from his new album "legend," once again, john legend. [ cheers and applause ♪ she moves in peculiar ways this room it's nothi more than her stag it's so cruel ♪ ♪ the life of the party she'll be the death of m i told her you're the ♪ ♪ love of my nigh i won't stop 'ti you're the love of my life ♪
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♪ i won't stop 'til you'r the one that i'm takin home one i been ♪ ♪ waitin fo but all she wanna do i all she wanna do is ♪ ♪ all she wanna do is dance all i wanna do i get up on her got me in ♪ ♪ the palm of her hands all i wanna touc is her nirvana ♪ ♪ feels like i been waitin' for forever an a night to get this chance ♪ ♪ but all she wanna do is all she wanna do i all she wanna do is dance ♪ ♪ all i wanna do is pull her close got me in the ♪ ♪ palm of her hands she don't want thi song to be over ♪ ♪ feels like i been waiti for forever and a nigh to get this chance ♪ ♪ but all she wanna do is all she wanna do i daylight can't get away ♪ ♪ from bright light shes trying to chase that high yeah the ♪ ♪ life of the party
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she'll be the death of m you're the love of my ♪ ♪ night i won't stop 'til you're the love of my life i won't stop 'til you're ♪ ♪ the one that i'm taki home one i been waitin for no but all she wanna do is ♪ ♪ all she wanna do is dance all i wanna do i get up on her ♪ ♪ got me in the palm of her hand all i wanna touch ♪ ♪ is her nirvan feels like i been waitin for forever and a night ♪ ♪ to get this chanc but all she wanna do i all she wanna do is dance ♪ ♪ wanna dance dance dance danc woah woah ♪ ♪ all she wanna do is wanna dance dance danc yeah-yea all she wanna do ♪ ♪ dance dance dance dance all she want to do all she wanna do i
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all she wanna do is dance ♪ ♪ all i wanna do is dance get up on he got me in the ♪ ♪ palm of her hands all i wanna touc is her nirvana ♪ ♪ feels like i been waiti for forever and a nigh to get this chance ♪ ♪ but all she wanna do is all she wanna do i all she wanna do is dance ♪ ♪ all i wanna d is get up on her got me in the palm ♪ ♪ of her hand all i wanna touc is her nirvana ♪ ♪ feels like i been waiti for forever and a nigh to get this chance ♪ ♪ but all she wanna do is all she wanna do i all she wanna do is dance ♪ ♪ all i wanna do is pul her closer got me in the palm of her hands ♪ ♪ she don't want this song to be ove feels like i been waitin ♪ ♪ for forever and a night to get this chance ♪ ♪ but all she wanna do is all she wanna do is ♪ [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: oh, my goodness! oh, it's a party right there john legend. "legend" is out now. we'll be right back, everybody that's a party right there [ cheers and applause that's a party right there [ cheers and applause ♪
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