There was something for everyone on Tuesday's episode of Late Night, which featured Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lee Pace and Scott Aukerman.
As the conflict between Israel and Palestine rages on, Seth shared some new research that found younger Americans are less sympathetic to Israel than older Americans. But that's probably just because younger Americans think Israel is the cat on the Smurfs, he joked. In pop culture news, Seth reported that divorce rumors are heating up after it was reported Beyoncé is searching for a new apartment without Jay Z. Though that doesn't mean she's a single lady, Seth noted she was recently spotted with her hands up. Hear more from the monologue.
Seth's trip to Comic-Con this past weekend wasn't his first. The Late Night host reminisced about visiting the convention two years ago with his brother Josh, who unlike Seth, was never a comic book fan. Before the two presented at a panel, Josh told Seth he was planning on dressing up. And he kept his word - sporting his underwear on the outside of his pants. Why? Josh said that's exactly what superheroes do.
Tuesday's episode provided viewers a public service in the form of a new edition of Holiday Origins. This time, Seth explained the bizarre history behind Walk on Stilts Day, which involves a selfish reverend and an unexpected mudslide. Learn the truth (and how cannibalism was involved).
Maggie Gyllenhaal is not a big fan of thrillers, but the twists and turns in her latest project, the BBC series The Honourable Woman, was what drew her to the part. The actress told Seth she was intrigued by the idea of starring in an eight-hour project and getting a chance to better know her character, an Anglo-Israeli woman. She also admitted her performance in The Honourable Woman is her best presentation of a British accent yet. Watch her interview.
Lee Pace also attended Comic-Con over the weekend and, while there, got a chance to explore the convention floor disguised as Yoda. The actor, who appears in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy, also chatted about starring in The Hobbit. A childhood Tolkien fan, Pace shared that as a kid, he visited a cemetery in Oklahoma that had a gravestone that read Bilbo and believed that's where the hobbit was buried. Get the full story.
As host of IFC talk show Comedy Bang! Bang!, Scott Aukerman came on the show and immediately switched seats with Seth, wanting to be the person asking the questions. After returning to the guest seat, Aukerman, who co-created Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis, shared stores of filming the web series with President Obama. Find out how he had to address the President.