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jimmy fallon." tonight, join jimmy and his guests -- don chedle, saoirse ronan, musical guest iggy azalea, and featuring the legendary roots crew. >> questlove: 438, montreal. woo! >> steve: and now, here he is, jimmy fallon! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: thank you very much, please. [ cheers and applause ] that's a great new york city crowd right there.
"the tonight show", everybody. this is it. you made it. [ cheers and applause ] hey, thank you, enjoy it. sit down and relax. enjoy yourselves. please. thank you so much for being here. guys, thank you so much. it's a hot show tonight. a hot crowd. and this is a great, hot new york city crowd is what you want right here. [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: sexy. come on. wow. >> jimmy: welcome, welcome again. i'm your host, jimmy fallon. here's what people are talking about. the latest on president obama's trip to cuba. i saw that over the weekend he and his family were photographed on a walking tour of havana in the pouring rain. which means the president's like everyone's dad on vacation. if he paid for the nonrefundable tour, you're going to go on that nonrefundable tour. [ cheers ] "get your ponchos. we're going to take that tour." obama also spoke from cuba yesterday and said that u.s. airlines will start making commercial flights to cuba this year. but first obama said he wants to see a greater respect for human rights. not in cuba.
[ laughter and applause ] animals running around. and get this, obama and cuban president rau castro also gave their first press conference together yesterday. castro actually tried to raise obama's arm in triumph when they were finished. but -- i don't know if you saw this. obama didn't seem that into it. [ light laughter ] keep your eye on obama's hand when castro tries to raise it into the air. watch this. >> we have concluded. thank you for your participation. [ laughter ] >> steve: what? >> jimmy: what? i mean, what? can we see that again? [ laughter ] it looks like a scene from "weekend at bernie's." it's like -- [ applause ] "you're the coolest, bernie!" [ laughter ]
[ light laughter ] >> jimmy: hey, this is cool, carnival cruise just got approval from the government to launch voyages from the u.s. to cuba starting in may. yeah, in fact, carnival has even come up with a few slogans to get people excited for a a cruise to cuba. first, there's "carnival cruise -- we've had an embargo on fun for the last ten years." [ laughter and applause ] then there's, "see the world's most notorious military prison from the world's most notorious diarrhea prison." [ applause ] they're going to go with that. >> steve: i wouldn't think that, but if that's what they're going -- >> jimmy: i didn't write them, yeah. no. and finally there's, "carnival cruise -- we're going to party like it's 1959." >> steve: yeah! [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: bernie. >> jimmy: "great party, bernie!" [ light laughter ] let's check in on the election here. in an interview with cnn last night, ted cruz was asked about
"you could have just said no. that's rude." former arizona governor jan brewer spoke at a rally for donald trump ahead of today's primary in utah, and she seemed to have missed one of trump's key talking points. take a look at this. >> he's going to grow jobs and he is going to look out for the small business. he's going to restructure the tax structure, and not only that, he is gonna build the fence. [ cheers and applause ] [ laughter ] [ laughter ] >> say wall! say wall! >> woo! [ laughter ]
>> jimmy: it wasn't easy, but we found someone who is a worse listener than trump. [ laughter ] she's like, "yeah! build a fence. he's going to build a fence." >> steve: "say wall. say wall." [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: he's going to build a a fenced-in area. [ laughter ] [ chanting ] fenced-in area. fenced-in area. fenced-in area. fenced-in area. woo-hoo! >> steve: woo-hoo! feels like "weekend at >> jimmy: "great party, bernie!" [ laughter ] she's not the only one who doesn't want to talk about the wall. bernie sanders recently spoke at a u.s.-mexico border in arizona and said, quote, "we don't need a wall." then bernie said, "but then again i told noah we didn't need an ark, so who knows?" [ laughter ] [ applause ] this is kind of crazy here. i read about a doctor who is spending a year in antarctica
in isolation. when asked how it's going, he was like, "who said that? [ laughter ] did i say that? did i ask myself that?" [ laughter ] this made me laugh. i saw that the world's first tweed suit for a horse was made. [ laughter ] this is a real story, yeah. first tweed suit for a horse was made for a recent festival over in england. this is real. take a look at this photo. this is that horse. [ laughter ] that's real. yeah. apparently, he bought the suit at j.c. pony. [ applause ] i guess he found it in the big and stall section. [ audience ohs ] [ applause ] i heard he's the envy of the "neigh"borhood. no -- he hates to whip but he loves to neigh-neigh. [ laughter ] we have a great show. give it up for the roots, everybody.
[ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: oh! that's what i'm talking about. hey, welcome to the show, everybody. thank you so much for being here. thank you for watching. guys, we are going to do this fun thing on the show next week, but we need your help. all you need to do is take a a short video of your kid making their best funny face. here's an example of what we're looking for. >> hi, i'm sylvia and this is my funny face. >> jimmy: there you go. upload it to youtube with the title "tonight show funny face-off" or go to tonightshow.com/funnyfaceoff to and submit your video from there. and you might see your kid's funny face on the show. [ cheers and applause ] it's a new thing we're gonna we have a big week of shows ahead. tomorrow night our pal ice t >> steve: yeah. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: then on thursday, >> steve: yeah!
>> jimmy: we're going to play a a game of pup quiz with ben. plus zayn will be performing for us. [ cheers and applause ] that's big. we love zayn. on friday we'll have amy adams, brett eldredge, and thank you notes. that's a big show friday. [ cheers and applause ] but first, we have a fun show tonight. he's amazing, everything this guy does. we love him so much. from "house of lies" and the new movie, "miles ahead," the great don cheadle is here. >> steve: yeah! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: plays miles davis. >> steve: come on. >> jimmy: he's fantastic. awesome. later in the show, don and i are playing "catchphrase." that should be good. [ cheers ] plus, she's everybody's favorite young actress and she's about to make her broadway debut in "the crucible." saoirse ronan is back on the show. >> steve: yeah! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: i love her. yeah, that's her. >> steve: aw. >> jimmy: yeah, very nice. and then we got -- oh, great music. our pal iggy azalea is here. >> steve: what!?
>> steve: "team." >> jimmy: "team." guys, it's time to take a look at the stories making headlines today. the good with the bad. here we go. pros and cons and pros and cons and pros >> jimmy: tonight we'll be taking a look at the pros and cons of going on spring break. >> steve: oh. [ cheers ] >> jimmy: that time of year. college kids all over the country are heading down south to party. so let's take a look at the pros and cons of going on spring break. here we go. pro -- letting loose, going wild and acting crazy. [ cheers ] con -- then leaving the trump rally and going on spring break. >> steve: take a trip. yeah. >> jimmy: pro -- buying a fake i.d. in cancun. con -- trying to convince bouncers your name is "el chapo." [ laughter and applause ] that's tricky. >> steve: that's a bad one. >> jimmy: "when were you born?" pro -- traveling through florida with con --
box of condoms. [ applause ] >> steve: oh, that is the worst. balloons! >> jimmy: pro -- president obama said, "for spring break i'll be visiting cuba." con -- joe biden said, "tell him he's doing a great job playing o.j." [ applause ] >> steve: come on. >> jimmy: that's not wrong. yeah. >> jimmy: he's not wrong, yeah. it's great. >> steve: he's fantastic in it. rolling up to the beach in nothing but a speedo. con -- hearing a girl say, "nice, you got the four-inch iphone." [ laughter and applause ] >> steve: oh, not good. not good. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: that's a flip phone. [ light laughter ] pro -- grabbing a drink at senor frog's. con -- finding out trump deported him. that's too bad. [ audience ohs ] you hate to hear that. that's too bad. you hate to hear that. >> steve: it's a delightful place. >> jimmy: pro -- staying at an airbnb in a a foreign country is a great way to save money. con --
[ applause ] he enjoyed the cottage. >> steve: he paid for it in human ears. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: pro -- ordering a sex on the beach. con -- getting a rejection in the bar. >> steve: oh, yeah. [ applause ] >> jimmy: that's a decent drink as well. pro -- five days and four nights at an all-inclusive tropical resort only costs $795. con -- googling "beach photo" and posting it on instagram costs $0. [ applause ] >> steve: priceless. >> jimmy: yeah. >> steve: priceless. >> jimmy: pro -- getting shrimp at the bar. con -- getting crabs in the hot tub. [ laughter ] >> steve: well -- >> jimmy: good to have options. >> steve: they have appetizers at the hot tub. >> jimmy: pro -- seeing your friend on instagram post a photo of the ocean with the caption, "beach, please." con -- seeing the pope on instagram post a photo of his shoes with the caption, "damn, francis." [ laughter ] [ applause ]
[ laughter ] you can't just say it once. >> jimmy: no, you got to say it a couple times. >> damn, daniel. >> jimmy: thank you. [ light laughter ] and finally, pro -- what happens on spring break stays on spring break. con -- and on instagram, facebook, snapchat, twitter, vine, and linkedin. there you go. those are the "pros and cons." we'll be right back with my man don cheadle!
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[ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: our first guest is the golden globe award winning star of "house of lies" which premieres its fifth season april 10th at 9:00 p.m. on showtime. he also co-writes, directs and stars in the new film "miles ahead," which opens in select theaters april 1st and everywhere april 22nd. ladies and gentlemen, please welcome don cheadle!
>> jimmy: that's nice. come on, looking good. huh? >> thank you. thank you. thank you. >> jimmy: great to see. [ cheers and applause ] >> great to be here. great to be here. >> jimmy: you look great. >> thank you, man. >> jimmy: i want to get to talking about "miles ahead." i'm really excited about this because i know you worked a a long time on this thing. >> yeah. >> jimmy: but we have some photos from your high school year book. >> oh, good. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah. it's fun to show. you don't really look that different to me. wait -- [ cheers ] i like the upward lighting it's very good. >> yeah. very dramatic. >> jimmy: very dramatic. yeah. >> and the shadow that it creates in the back tehre. >> jimmy: yeah. >> yeah. >> jimmy: is that a piano there? >> of course it's a piano. >> jimmy: what else? a guitar strap? >> that is a saxophone case strap. >> jimmy: oh. [ light laughter ] >> 'cause you gotta pose to do sax. >> jimmy: you had a lot -- you had a lot going. you got a lot going in this one photo. >> i just had to cover all the bases. make sure everybody knew what i was working with. >> jimmy: here's you in theater club. that's you on the top there. [ laughter ]
>> jimmy: what play was this you were doing? >> that's a mime tree. what do you mean? >> jimmy: oh, yeah, yeah, yeah. >> is that not obvious what that is? >> jimmy: oh, yeah, no, i know that. yeah. me and my friends get together and, you guys want to do a mime tree? [ laughter ] wait till the end of the night. yeah. then we can do it. >> yeah, that's right. >> jimmy: yeah. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. >> jimmy: and what would you do with the mime tree? just pretend you're a tree? yeah. >> well, you know, you get together in a collective and decide as a group what it is that you're going to form. and we said tree. >> jimmy: ah, interesting. [ laughter ] and then is it windy? >> i don't know. >> jimmy: is it raining? >> we were all drunk during that. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: no you were not. >> i don't know what's happening. >> jimmy: that's not true. here's you in the school band. >> boom. >> jimmy: yeah, is that you here? >> yeah, that's me. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah. >> you like the hair style? >> jimmy: you grew your hair out there, yeah. you look totally different than the other. >> that's victoria kelso. >> jimmy: yeah. oh, okay. >> that's me. >> jimmy: yeah. [ light laughter ] but this is -- i bring this up because it's very interesting here. you had your chance to a a scholarships with -- to music or acting. >> yeah. >> jimmy: and you had to make a
in colorado? >> yeah, i was in denver at the time. i kind of knew that i wasn't going to, you know, the discipline that it takes to do what these guys over here did. >> jimmy: oh, yeah. absolutely. >> and, you know, really put an -- everyone's like, no discipline. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, yeah. >> no, no, but it's. you know, and i was also in colorado and a lot of winters. choice. and said i'm gonna go to l.a. and go to cal arts and that's where i ended up going. >> yeah. choice, obviously. >> i think so. we are thankful. >> thank you. [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you, thank you. >> jimmy: you're one of my favorite actors. >> thank you, man. >> jimmy: "house of lies" season five. >> yeah. >> jimmy: already. >> yeah. >> jimmy: it seems like it just started. >> i know, it's crazy. they go by fast. but we're having a great time on the show. >> jimmy: you filmed in cuba. >> yeah. well, you know, the president called me and he said, "hey, don, i'm thinking about going to cuba." >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, yeah. >> i said, you know, "let me check it out. we'll see." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: that's so nice of you. >> yeah. >> jimmy: that is so nice of you and thoughtful. >> yeah. and see where the good restaurants are. and, you know. >> jimmy: so you scoped it out for the president. >> yeah.
of you. >> jimmy: yeah. >> yeah, yeah. yeah, it's all cool. was it odd going there? what was it -- >> it was really amazing. i mean, the country is -- it's like it kind of stopped in time. that, right? >> yeah. and it's, the people were great and they're very generous to us and very welcoming. and we just felt very honored to kind of start a relationship again and hopefully there's an infusion of something. i don't think we really need to, you know, really dump our entire culture on them. i hope they maintain their own economy in that way, but they need something. they need support. so hopefully that embargo can be lifted and we can start having some real fellowship. >> jimmy: that was cool that you did that. [ cheers and applause ] now, let's talk miles davis. >> yeah. >> jimmy: 'cause this is a a movie that you've been working on for almost ten years? >> yeah, yeah. >> jimmy: that's a long time work on that. >> well, i'm amazed that you know it was miles davis because backstage you thought it was miles teller.
>> jimmy: well, i'm a fan of his as well. i didn't see the film yet. >> right. >> jimmy: and i'm assuming that it's an animated film. >> yes, it's an animated film and miles teller is in it. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: i love miles teller. >> he has a big -- >> jimmy: so this is a story of him and his rise to fame. >> exactly. >> jimmy: and how he ended up in -- >> and then he became miles davis. >> jimmy: yeah. >> that's the story. yeah. >> jimmy: oh, is that -- spoiler alert. [ laughter ] >> no. this is something -- >> jimmy: look at you. look at you. >> jimmy: this a picture of you directing as well. look, you look just like him. it's unbelievable. >> yeah. >> jimmy: this is a -- do you know how to play the trumpet? >> well, i took it up for this. i mean, actually i had done "the rat pack" and i played sammy davis jr. and he played the trumpet. so that was my first, sort of, you know, entree to the >> jimmy: you just learned an instrument like that? are you good like that? >> well, you know, it's like when you're in the sax section like you showed and you have the brass section behind you blaring all the time, every day, there's some like by osmosis you start to pick certain things up. but, yeah. i just put in the time, you
and i think it's something anyone can do. you just have to put in the time. >> jimmy: yeah, exactly. but eight years of work and getting to this. but this is, it's not i wouldn't really -- it's a a biopic, but not really. i would say -- >> no. >> jimmy: what it is, is a a chunk of his life that none of us knew much about. >> yeah. >> jimmy: he stopped making music. >> yeah, for five years miles kind of went silent. and that to me was when i was, you know, we were looking at the research. it's like how does this incredibly prolific voice and one of the greatest artists of the 20th century just shut it down for five years. >> jimmy: was it writer's block? do we know? >> i think it was a lot of stuff. i think it was exhaustion. i think he hadd been, you know, on the vanguard of music changing and changed music four or five times. >> jimmy: yeah. >> you know, at some point you kind of run out of stuff to say. how do i impact this music? and he was exhausted and he was going through a lot of health issues. so, you know, and i don't think he put down the trumpet and said, i'm not going to play for five years. you know, a day becomes a week and a week becomes a month and then it's seven months, it's a
and the next thing you know you look up and you haven't played. >> jimmy: well, also the rock and roll hall of fame story is very interesting too. >> yeah, yeah. >> jimmy: this is like how you found out that you're going to be in this movie. >> i was doing this movie. >> jimmy: yeah. >> well, in 2006 miles was inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame. >> jimmy: sure. >> and they were interviewing his nephew, vincent wilburn, who's a drummer who played with him a little bit. and they said, are you ever going to do a movie about his life? he said, "yeah, and don cheadle is gonna play him." [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: did you know that yet? >> no. no one had told me. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah. here you are, how many years later now? >> ten years, you know. the movies coming out. >> jimmy: put the work into it. guys, he put the work into it. you're gonna love this. [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you, thank you. >> jimmy: well deserved, man. >> thank you. >> jimmy: here's don cheadle as miles davis in "miles ahead." look at this. >> three, two. >> in 1975, one of the most prolific voices in music went silent for five years leaving the world to wonder -- >> leaving the world to cry,
[ laughter ] if you going to tell a story, come with some attitude, man. don't, you know, don't be all corny with this [ bleep ]. >> all right. well, you're the artist, man. how would you say it? [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: come on. come on! that was great. that was, believe it or not, that was don cheadle, everybody. we're gonna play a game when we come back. stick around, everybody. "miles ahead." [ cheers and applause ] inside the rack houses of jim beam, thousands of barrels lay silent. but that doesn't mean
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[ cheers and applause ] [ laughter ] >> jimmy: hey, everybody. [ laughter ] i'm here with steve higgins and don cheadle who stars as miles davis in the movie "miles ahead." [ cheers and applause ] it's in select theaters april 1st, everywhere april 22nd. he's amazing in it. we're about to play a game of catchphrase. don and higgins, you'll be teaming up. >> yeah! >> all right. >> jimmy: and i found a great partner. she's a two time academy award nominated actress who is making her broadway debut in "the crucible" starting march 31st. please welcome saoirse ronan! >> steve: yeah! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: are you feeling it? >> steve: this is good. >> jimmy: i mean, come on, >> hi. >> hi, how are you? >> jimmy: don, yeah. and you know higgins. >> yes, yes. >> we know, we know. >> jimmy: now here's how the game is gonna work. pressing the start on this buzzer here, right here. >> jimmy: okay, and then you draw a clue from the top of the pile. okay?
to guess the clue as quickly as possible, and then hand the buzzer off to the person on your right. >> okay. >> jimmy: you can make any physical gesture. >> i didn't listen to any of that. >> jimmy: you didn't? >> i'm so nervous. >> jimmy: don't be nervous. come on, we're on the same team. >> okay, yeah. we're fine. >> jimmy: we're going to win. yeah, yeah. >> all right. >> jimmy: it's a irish bound that we have. yeah. >> same blood you and i. >> jimmy: same blood, yeah. [ laughter ] >> okay. >> not quite the same accent. >> jimmy: no, well, i changed mine to be more different. >> more not irish? >> jimmy: so then people wouldn't know. >> more unirish. >> jimmy: whatever. i'm closer than not to being irish. >> yeah, yeah. >> jimmy: first team to win two rounds wins the game. let's take our positions. it'll be easy. saoirse you go there. >> who ha ha ha who. >> jimmy: okay. i get it first. >> you pass it over to the person to your right. >> jimmy: to your right. yeah. >> steve: yeah. >> when you're done. >> right. >> okay. >> jimmy: yeah. she got this. >> okay, we are fine. we're fine. >> jimmy: well get each other -- yeah. we can do this. yeah. >> i'm so nervous. i broke my fingers. so we have to be careful of that. >> jimmy: you did break it? >> yeah. what happened? >> broke it a couple of weeks ago. >> jimmy: oh. >> trying to be like jimmy? >> off a broadway show. yeah.
and i'm trying to be like him. >> jimmy: see, again we're bonding. >> yeah, yeah. >> jimmy: all right. so right here, you press the buzzer, and then pick the first clue. >> ready? is everybody ready? >> jimmy: yeah. >> are you ready? >> steve: i am ready. >> jimmy: boom. [ beeping ] >> aye chihuahua. something, the eggs that you put on a thing. >> steve: easter. happy -- >> but who does that. >> steve: easter bunny. >> boop. >> do i have to press it again? >> jimmy: no. >> no, no, no. >> oh, my god. you're handing it to me. okay, not just someone who is really close to you but like you're absolute favorite person. >> yes! >> what? we're gonna go on vacation 'cause we're in college. we're on? >> spring break. >> steve: boom. >> jimmy: all right. [ cheers ] on tinder, if you like me you? >> swipe to the right. [ cheers and applause ] >> oh, my god. i could talk in this voice, but >> falsetto. >> boom. >> hurry up. get them to press it again. >> jimmy: boy band. >> yes. [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: i'm going to go >> bungee jump.
>> jimmy: oh! oh, yeah i saw it! >> ew! >> jimmy: yes! >> yes! [ cheers and applause ] >> no! [ buzzer ] >> jimmy: you are the best! we won! >> we won! ew. >> steve: ew! >> ew. >> steve: ew. >> ew. we won. >> that's not fair. >> losers, ew. >> steve: that's the clue. >> jimmy: that's the clue. ew. >> oh my god. >> jimmy: that was so, i know. i'm breaking a sweat. i'm breaking a sweat. breaking a sweat. >> not as bad as doing a play for the first time. >> jimmy: whoo, my gosh. all right. here we go. >> 'cause the next clue we were not going to get. >> jimmy: okay. you were not going to get that one? >> no, we were not going to get it. >> jimmy: okay. all right. here we go. >> can you do rhymes with? >> yeah. >> okay. good. >> but you can't use the word that's in the phrase at all. >> i'll be the judge of that. [ laughter ] >> just making sure we're laying the ground rules here, don. all right. >> jimmy: great, pal. you ready? >> here we go. you ready? we ready? >> jimmy: this is a good game. >> boom. [ yodeling ] >> steve: yodeling. >> jimmy: oh, my.
>> not superman. >> jimmy: batman! >> yes! >> there's no name in those two. >> steve: oh, it's an irish thing i'm going to do but i'm not going to move - - >> a jig! >> steve: michael flatley >> oh, a riverdance. >> steve: boom. >> jimmy: oh, gosh, if i'm like -- look at me. i'm a big. >> a show off. >> jimmy: yes! [ cheers ] >> no, no, no. >> steve: snowball. >> no, no, but the pitcher. >> steve: spitball, spitball. >> when you're dancing and you throw some shape you're -- it's a song. it's a singer. >> jimmy: whip and nae-nae. >> no. >> jimmy: bo, bo -- >> no. >> jimmy: you're dancing and throw a shape? >> you throw a shape. you throw a shape you're -- >> jimmy: frisbee. [ buzzer ] >> bust a move. >> jimmy: bust a move. throw a shape? [ laughter ] >> yeah. >> jimmy: an irish thing. >> steve: you gotta throw a a shape. >> you gotta throw a shape.
>> steve: you gotta throw it. >> jimmy: i threw a shape. >> steve: threw, i threw it. >> threw it. >> steve: no king brian. >> yeah, i love that we're tied. >> jimmy: here we go. here we go. >> wait, who's on? am i on? >> jimmy: yeah. >> oh, god. that i messed up that one. >> jimmy: no, yoou were fantastic. >> steve: this has got plenty of time. >> ready? >> jimmy: it's already starting. >> okay. okay, it's something that you get at a zoo. someone will make it for a a little kid. >> jimmy: balloon animal. >> yes. >> jimmy: oh. >> steve: oh, you got me bracelet it's a -- >> a charm bracelet. >> steve: yes, but it brings -- >> lucky charm. >> steve: it brings me -- >> luck. good luck charm. >> steve: yes. >> jimmy: you almost had a a heart attack. okay. i'm going to write this on a a piece of paper and it sticks to things. >> post-it. >> jimmy: yes. that's it, right? >> steve: no. >> sticky note. . >> jimmy: make it longer. >> a post-it note. >> jimmy: yes. exactly. [ cheers and applause ] you're a >> steve: heartbreaker. [ cheers ]
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[ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: thank you for being here. i know that you have a show tonight. >> yeah. i'm exhausted after that game. >> jimmy: i mean, right? >> i'm going to have no voice tonight now, jimmy fallon. >> jimmy: no, that's not 'cause of my fault. >> it's going to be your fault. >> jimmy: that's not true at all. no, no, no. >> we're so in sync we finish each others -- >> jimmy: i've never heard throwing shapes. i never -- >> we finish each others -- >> jimmy: sandwiches. >> yeah. >> jimmy: frozen, frozen, yeah. look at this, by the way. i was gonna say how pretty you are on the cover of "interview" magazine. congrats. [ cheers and applause ] >> thanks, james. >> jimmy: and this is the cool girl issue. >> is it? >> jimmy: yeah, i think it says on the side. queens of cool right there. queens of cool. >> yes, all the queens of cool are on the inside. [ laughter ]
outside as well. >> no. >> jimmy: but thank you, thank you for being here. and doing this. did you have game night in ireland. do you have game night? >> it's not really a thing, i have to say. i was quite intimidated coming on to do this because i've been around americans before when they play games. [ laughter ] and you're really competitive. >> jimmy: i was smashing the table. >> you were like really aggressive. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i'm not that aggressive. >> i mean i loved you before. no, you're still great. >> jimmy: you are my best partner. we got along together. it was perfect. throwing shapes. i mean, right? show off, i don't know how you got that? but we had something there. >> show off was from one showoff to another. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i guess that it was, yeah. >> but yeah, so it's something that i've been around a little bit. my friends threw me a birthday party a couple years ago in l.a., and she requested herself that it be game night. i didn't want it to be game night, but it turned into, for my birthday. [ laughter ] and so, thanks.
>> surprise for me. >> jimmy: it's something you've never done before. yeah. >> and so we did it, by the end of the night i mean i was emotionally drained and tired and barely knew my own name. you know. >> jimmy: yeah. >> really took it out of me. >> jimmy: it really did take it out of you. >> yeah. >> jimmy: but i mean being irish, it ended in a sing-along or something? [ laughter ] >> because that's all we do. >> jimmy: that's all we do. >> well, you know. >> jimmy: exactly. >> being irish yourself. >> jimmy: i just lost the accent, but, yeah, absolutely. [ laughter ] no but it really is true. it usually ends with someone singing a song or something like that. >> yeah. i think you can be at a wedding or a christening or a funeral and it will end in song and wherever -- i think it's more so the older generations will just randomly, they'll be talking to you and then they'll start to sing. [ laughter ] you know what i mean? >> jimmy: it's a beautiful thing. >> and everyone stops what they're doing and just pays attention to this older person. >> jimmy: i went to kinsale in ireland with my sister.
we went there and we stayed in a b.n.b. and we were there and the owner said, "well, if you'd like to have one more drink with us, just" -- >> he was irish, too. >> jimmy: yeah. if you didn't get it. >> if you didn't get that. >> jimmy: it was arnold schwarzenegger. he said come on in. but he was the owner, the husband and wife. and he goes, yeah. and he goes, come on in. and the whole town comes in to the pub and they lock the door. >> yes. it's a lock-in. >> jimmy: a lock-in. i've never heard of this. >> yes. >> jimmy: the whole town's in. and they sing songs and the drums and he's playing guitar and singing. >> oh, my god. >> jimmy: me and my sister were movies. [ laughter ] this really happens in ireland? >> in like leap year or something. >> jimmy: oh, we were crying. we were like the greatest thing >> yeah. >> jimmy: we were so happy. >> every single gathering that we have at home, even if it's just like a group of people that get together on sunday and have a drink, it will usually end up with you drinking with the owner of the pub. >> jimmy: yeah. >> and the whole idea of a
get to drink in the pub and the guards who are our policemen wouldn't know about it. but they're usually in the lock-in. [ laughter ] they're usually in there with you. >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, yeah. >> so, yeah. i mean, i've grown up with that, really. >> jimmy: yeah. are you back in new york now? because maybe we can have some game nights. you're living here, right? >> yeah. let's have some game nights. although i'm kind of terrified to play a game with you again. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: what are you talking about? that was so fun. >> i mean i love our bond. and i love that. >> jimmy: yeah. >> but i wonder if we spent more time at it, would it get more aggressive. would it ruin our friendship? [ laughter ] >> jimmy: right, if there wasn't a table in between us. >> if there wasn't table in between it could get nasty. there could be some shade thrown, maybe. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i want to talk about "the crucible" here. oh, my gosh. critics are praising your performance here. this is your first time doing a a play, yeah? >> mm-hmm. >> jimmy: sorry about that. i should have waited for you to finish swallowing there. >> if you could. you know what, i've got a show tonight, jimmy. >> jimmy: i know. i'm so thankful that you're here.
but now it's going really well. we're into our fourth week of previews this week. it's nice. >> jimmy: and are you finding it just exhausting and draining like? >> yeah, you go up and down with it, i think. it's very different than film. i think with film you'll do a a 15-hour day, but those 15 hours are filled with different scenes and different setups and shots and different perspectives sort of on the same thing. whereas with theater, it's sort of like this, you know, this machine and you're adding cogs and wheels to it every night so it can get to the stage where it keeps existing on a film. >> jimmy: and you're doing arthur miller. you're doing, this is -- >> no pressure. yeah. >> jimmy: i mean seriously. it's jumping into the fire there. >> i know. >> jimmy: this is like you're going, let's go, let's do a a play. man. >> last time i was on stage i think i played a tree or a a rock. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: don cheadle! have you ever seen his tree? it's fantastic. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: you gotta see it. next time. it. >> jimmy: yeah, yeah. it's pretty good. >> it's probably not as good as
>> jimmy: i got you a little gift for your apartment. i just figured next time you invite me over. >> what is it? oh, my god! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: it's gonna be. it's all a fun game. i'll make sure. >> jenga. >> jimmy: i'll get it to your house. i'll make sure. >> jimmy: it's very heavy >> will you hand deliver it? >> jimmy: it's very heavy so i'll hand deliver it to your place. >> yes. >> jimmy: saoirse ronan, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] don't miss her in "the crucible" on broadway. it opens next thursday. iggy azalea performs after the break. stick around everybody! [ cheers and applause ] trolling for a gig with braindrone? can't blame you. it's a drone you control with your brain, which controls your thumbs, which control this joystick. no, i'm actually over at the ge booth. we're creating the operating system for industry. it's called predix. it's gonna change the way the world works. ok, i'm telling my brain to tell the drone to get you a copy of my resume. umm, maybe keep your hands on the controller. look out!! ohhhhhhhhhh... you know what, i'm just gonna email it to you.
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[ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: my thanks to don cheadle, saoirse ronan, iggy azalea once again! [ cheers and applause ] and the roots right there from philadelphia. say hi to them. [ cheers and applause ] stay tune for "late night with seth meyers." thank you for watching. have a great night. i hope to see you tomorrow. bye-bye, everybody.
[ cheers and applause ] >> announcer: from new york, it's "late night with seth meyers." tonight -- henry cavill, writer and star of, "my big fat greek wedding 2," nia vardalos, former attorney general, eric holder, featuring the 8g band with fred armisen. [ 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 and applause ] wonderful to hear. in that case let's get to the news. president obama, today, gave a