Another night, another show dedicated to Patrick Stewart? So seemed to be the unofficial theme of Tuesday's episode when James McAvoy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Kumail Nanjiani stopped by Late Night. Plus: J Mascis from Dinosaur Jr. sat in with the 8G Band for the second day in a row.
Kicking off his monologue with the news that the NBA is set to meet about Donald Sterling's status as a team owner, Seth quipped the meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. - and will likely be over by 9:01 a.m. He also weighed in on Led Zeppelin being sued for plagiarizing "Stairway to Heaven," a high school yearbook that added a section dedicated to teen parents and a boy in Ireland who was able to save his grandfather employing driving maneuvers he learned through Grand Theft Auto. Learn what else the video game taught him and click here for more from Seth's monologue.
Fred's latest revelation is one that actually affects all of mankind: that of a new species of parakeet. The musician informed Seth he'd discovered a new version of the bird, one a thousand times the original's size. But then how has no one else come upon this creature until now? Watch Fred explain.
Following his parents' visit the day before, Seth joked about his mom's decision to show off her arm's mobility post-recovery by mimicking the heil Hitler salute. He posited that perhaps that's how the move came to be, when Hitler himself was on the mend from a shoulder injury. The host also addressed a fan's grievance with him for not asking Patrick Stewart more Star Trek questions. What did the young man want answered? Seth shares his inquiry here.
Adam Duritz, during yesterday's appearance, said he'd never second-guessed writing songs about relationships because he's willing to critique himself. The admission prompted Seth to do the same, and so he apologized to his college girlfriends for his poor decisions when it came to hairstyles and wardrobe choices. Click here to see examples of what Seth is apologizing for.
He may have failed to make the Star Trek fan's dream come true, but Seth fulfilled another Late Night lover's wish when he invited 13-year-old Timmy to the set and had him sit in the hot seat. A loyal viewer, Timmy brought along some suggestions for the show - 1) Seth should wear a Batman mask - as well as confessed his desire to take a fellow 7th grader to the dance (while unaware that she was listening in from nearby). Learn what happened next.
James McAvoy, star of the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past, stopped by to talk about another new film of his coming out, Filth. In it, he stars opposite his sister, Joy, though their roles are far from that of a loving family. In fact, McAvoy admitted at one point his character threatens to sexually abuse his sister's character. Get his take on shooting that scene with Joy and find out what it was like to film alongside Patrick Stewart below. Plus, check out more from his interview, including who he'll face in a charity soccer match.
Playing Drew Barrymore's best friend was no easy feat for Wendi McLendon-Covey, who stars opposite the actress in the upcoming comedy Blended. The Goldbergs star admitted she had admired Barrymore for a long time, even having a poster of her hanging in her bedroom, and worried she'd be sent home upon arriving on set. Elsewhere in the interview, McLendon-Covey touched on the family members she drew inspiration from for her Reno 911! and The Goldbergs characters. Find out which relative she's mimicking here and see more from the actress' interview here.
Kumail Nanjiani is a star of HBO's Silicon Valley, a lover of Star Trek and The X-Files, and according to him, that's just what people think when they see him. The comedian chatted with Seth about hosting a stand-up show from the back of a comic book store, how he met his wife when she heckled him during one of his comedy shows and the Twitter reactions he got when he shared a baby photo in which his infant head appeared to be Photoshopped. Check him out joining in on the Patrick Stewart adoration here and watch a web exclusive interview with him below.