There was plenty of charm on display Tuesday when Seth chatted with Kate Hudson and David Remnick.
The monologue began with news of Secretary of State John Kerry's trip to Egypt, where he was forced to pass through a metal detector before meeting with officials. Joked Seth, that's ridiculous; Kerry's made of wood. The host also noted that Tuesday was National Hammock Day, though Seth admitted - much like a hammock itself - he just can't get into it. Get more of the day's news here.
Continuing Monday's story about moving into a new apartment, Seth shared that he's starting to realize his wife outsmarted him when she told him not to see the new place until after it had been fully set up. Now, when Seth points out something he doesn't like, his wife simply says too bad, the apartment's done. Well, all of it except for the kitchen. Hear what Seth is dealing with.
It's the uglier side of show business, but Late Night had to agree to some bad sponsors in order to produce the show. Seth regrettably read them off on Tuesday's show, starting with Happy Baby's Lead Diapers and Unlabeled Metal Cans. The list only got worse when Seth named Bwam Bwam Baby Guns and the 1995 film Powder as sponsors, too. See them all.
Kate Hudson plays a young mom in Zach Braff's Wish I Was Here, a role not that dissimilar from her own life. As the mom to a 10-year-old and a three-year-old, Hudson shared stories about her sons' varying interests, with 10-year-old Ryder enjoying music and romancing girls while three-year-old Bing is convinced he's Spider-Man. The actress once took her older son to see the Green Day musical American Idiot on Broadway, but it didn't go as well as she'd hoped when two of the show's stars started acting out an, ahem, adult pastime. Find out how Hudson explained it to her son.
The New Yorker's David Remnick returned to Late Night to discuss the current political climate in Russia. He explained that because Russian president Vladimir Putin controls all of the forms of communication in the country, it presents a misleading portrait of what kind of job he's doing. In lighter news, Remnick also discussed The New Yorker's digital initiatives, including that its archives will be accessible for free on its website in the next few months. Watch his full interview below.
In the latest round of live New Yorker cartoons, Seth and Remnick weighed in as General Doug sat with his therapist. Said Remnick, the therapist just wants the General to focus on his own personal operation, Operation Doug, if you will. Another cartoon portrayed what happens when a mother's idle threat - would it kill you to call your mother? - becomes a reality. See more cartoons come to life.