There was fun to be had by all on Monday's episode when Late Night received a visit from Wanda Sykes, Piper Perabo and singer Stromae.
Fresh off of their NBA Finals win against the Miami Heat, the San Antonio Spurs received a shout-out from Seth, who joked that they treated themselves to an extra-long practice for their accomplishment. In other news, Mitt Romney was quoted as calling Hillary Clinton's political career a bust. This from private citizen Mitt Romney, quipped Seth. Elsewhere in the monologue, Seth weighed in on the smallest penis pageant that took place in Brooklyn over the weekend and on rumors that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West turned down $11 million to publish their wedding photos. Check out what he had to say.
Seth addressed the audience about Chris Rock surprising him during last week's monologue, openly admitting that it was one of the scarier things that's ever happened to him. In fact, he replayed the moment and noted how he was so terrified, he grabbed his heart to make sure it was still there. But being a good sport about the situation, Seth happily showed off a GIF of the exact moment his life flashed before his eyes. Take a look.
With the World Cup in full swing and the potential for a new cup that tells you when you've had too much to drink on the horizon, Seth couldn't help but reminisce about back in his day, when the only way to know you've had too much to drink was to wait until the next morning. Similarly, there was no paying to stream music back in Seth's day; you just had to illegally download it, like every hardworking American. Go further down memory lane with Seth here.
The Late Night writing team knows that great jokes take work, and they're not the only ones. In a segment called Famous Quotes First Drafts, Seth shared some of the earlier editions of what have became history's most iconic sayings. Example: Oscar Wilde's "I have nothing to declare but my genius," was originally "I have nothing to declare but my genius and these hams I brought back from Spain." A little editing goes a long way, doesn't it? See more first drafts from Thomas Jefferson, Gandhi and Albert Camus.
Comedian Wanda Sykes has a full plate, between executive producing the eighth season of NBC's Last Comic Standing and raising two children. When Seth asked how her life has changed since becoming a mother, Sykes advised the Late Night host, "Think about your life now and throw it away." Admitting she can't keep up with the news as much as she did before, Sykes did say she's been closely following the NBA Finals. Find out why she nicknamed the champs the "San Antonio Bald Spots."
To research her role as a CIA officer on USA Network's Covert Affairs, Piper Perabo got to chat with active members of the Central Intelligence Agency and pay a visit to Langley, the CIA's headquarters in Virginia. But since she wasn't allowed to question them about work, Perabo took the opportunity to ask about their personal lives. Fun fact: It's not easy to date when you can't tell prospective suitors what you do or where you live. To hear more about Perabo's time playing spy, including her trip to Hong Kong and the words she can say in Dutch, check out the rest of her interview.
Belgian singer/rapper Stromae's dance tracks have made him a popular choice for party soundtracks in Europe, where his 2009 single, "Alors on danse," hit No. 1 in 19 countries. His most recent album, Racine Carrée (Square Root), was released in 2013. Watch Stromae make his U.S. television debut and perform "Papaoutai."