tv The Late Show With Stephen Colbert CBS February 24, 2022 11:35pm-12:37am PST
the late show with stephen the assault began with an angry message from president vladimir putin, broadcast in the middle of the night. "russia cannot feel safe, develop, and exist, with the constant threat emanating from the territory of modern ukraine.” as putin spoke, seemingly on cue, russian bombs started falling. >> hello, gotham! we have invaded your city, because all of you are bad guys. and i'm the good guy. i'm here to save the day.
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>> stephen: kill it. kill it. >> jon: yes. better get to it. hey, everybody. good to see you. i like it. i like it. [ cheers and applause ] beautiful. thank you, ladies and gentlemen. thank you very much. thank you very much. thank you, friends. thank you. [ cheers and applause ] woo. what it be? my goodness. thanks, everybody. please have a seat. folks, welcome, in here, out there, all of our viewers around the world. welcome to "the late show.” i am your host, stephen colbert. [ cheers and applause ] there is no denying it. it is a dark day. over the last five years, we have seen democracy repeatedly undermined, tragic,
unprecedented firestorms, a global pandemic. well, this morning, vladimir putin looked at all of that and said, "hold my vodka.” [ laughter ] because today, russia officially attacked ukraine. listen, i don't know what's going to happen, but one thing's for sure -- putin should fire those peacekeepers. you had one job. this is the biggest ground war in europe since world war ii, and the whole world is in shock. it's why today's wordle was "aaaah!” it was fairly easy, actually. ukrainian cities are in chaos. the highways are jammed with people trying to leave, and the people who couldn't get out are using subway stations as bomb shelters. while you're down there, find that pantsless guy on the train who's always yelling "the end is near," because i think we owe him an apology. [ laughter ] putin announced the war on 10:00 p.m. our time last night,
and had a pretty lame excuse to justify it. >> translator: i have taken the decision to conduct a special military operation. its purpose is to protect people who have been subject to abuse and genocide by the regime for eight years, and through this we will strive to demilitarize and de-nazify ukraine. >> stephen: de-nazify? that's hard to do when you are acting like de-nazis. now, this is obviously a ridiculous claim. first of all, zelensky is not a nazi. he's from a jewish background. and he is barely even a politician. he is a former tv comedian. that is like if the u.s. invaded canada to capture war criminal eugene levy. what i am trying to say is, the world is up "schitt's creek.” [ cheers and applause ]
the invasion -- putin issued a threat to anyone who tried to oppose him. >> translator: whoever tries to interfere with us, and even more, to create threats for our country, our people should know russia's response will be immediate, and will lead to such consequences you have never experienced in your history. >> stephen: something we have never experienced? he is going to make a good michael bay movie? eagle-eyed viewers may have noticed putin seemed to be wearing the exact same outfit he wore on monday. did he pre-tape his invasion speech? that is so dishonest. only a monster would pre-tape a television appearance and try to pass it off as live. [ cheers and applause ] pro tip, vlad --
just switch out the tie. right up until the end, ukraine and its allies were pursuing diplomatic solutions. in fact, ukraine's ambassador to the u.n. convened a special session of the security council last night. just one problem. russia invaded ukraine as they spoke. that's what they were there to stop! that's like having an intervention, and somebody interrupts with, "brian, we love you so much, and we want you to get help -- right after happy hour! come on, pussy, let's do some shots! you're way more fun when you're drunk, buddy. come on, let's get krunked." [ laughter ] peace, of course, never had much of a chance, because this month, it just so happens, the president of the security council is russia. so, the one in charge of stopping russia, is russia. reminds me of when the american cancer society appointed their new president, dr. joseph t. camel. the ukrainian ambassador patiently waited for his turn to
speak, but ultimately, he had to throw out his remarks, because the invasion had started. as he said, "most of it is already useless.” i know the feeling. tonight, i had so many jokes prepared for national chili day. [ laughter ] which are now totally useless. because of the invasion. i'd like to say i'm over it, but honestly, it's bean-tough. [ laughter and applause ] it's a dark day. leaders from across the globe condemned putin's illegal invasion, including joe biden, who smacked putin with a whole bunch of new sanctions today, including one that will cut russia off from semiconductors crucial to the military, biotechnology, and aerospace industries. so, russians coming back from the international space station? you're going to have to call an uber. biden also announced sanctions on corrupt billionaires and their families who are close to
the kremlin. of course, that's emotionally and financially close to the kremlin. they can still live at mar-a-lago. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] the president -- what? what? the president made it clear that these sanctions are a matter of principle. >> this aggression cannot go on unanswered. if it did, the consequences for america would be much worse. america stands up to bullies. we stand up for freedom. >> stephen: america stands up to bullies! we stand up for freedom! then we lie down for liberty, because we ate that burger with doughnut buns for lunch. [ laughter ] it's not just world leaders. many russians feel a deep unease over going to war. in fact, today, average citizens bravely took to the streets, including this anti-war protest in st. petersburg. all this despite russia's interior ministry telling tv viewers to "refrain from
unsanctioned protests" or they'll be "arrested.” not because of the war, buofnas restrictions on public events.” "citizen, you will receive large black mask, that also covers rest of head. now, everyone into the windowless testing vans.” cable news is covering this around the clock, which made for some odd moments when they cut away from the war for commercials. >> we'll go inside and in the capital of kyiv, as air raid sirens are ringing out this morning. much more reaction and insight from cnn chief international anchor christiane amanpour, up next. [ sirens ] ♪ and a little bit of chicken fried ♪ ♪ cold beer on a friday night ♪
>> stephen: meanwhile, ukraine is singing -- ♪ i want my country back, country back ♪ [ cheers and applause ] amidst all this horror, it's important to keep our eyes on the unhinged fascist lunatic. i'm talking about former president stonewall jackass. [ laughter ] he has been pushing out there, pushing a pro-putin agenda forever. and he was still at it last night in a speech
at mar-a-gulago: >> trump said "putin's smart." i mean, he's taking over a country for $2 worth of sanctions. i'd say that's pretty smart. he's taking over a country, really a vast, vast location, a great piece of land with a lot of people, and just walking right in. >> stephen: everything is a real estate deal with this guy! it's the biggest attack on a european country since world war ii. when hitler invaded poland,
fdr didn't say, "well, it would make a good golf course.” then, as the invasion began, the ex-prez took to russian state media -- sorry, i misread that. fox news. and he had a lot of opinions -- [ cheers and applause ] he had a lot of opinions, just not a lot of information: >> we are just learning that u.s. officials are looking at a potential amphibious landing now in odessa, ukraine. >> it is also very dangerous that you told me about the amphibious attacks by americans. you should not be saying that, because you and everybody else shouldn't know that. they should do that secretly, and not be doing that through the great laura ingraham. they should be doing that secretly. nobody should know that, laura. >> that was a russian -- no, that was a russian amphibious landing. no, that was a russian amphibious landing.
>> oh, i thought you said we were sending people in. >> stephen: sometimes, he has trouble telling the difference between america and russia. he knows he worked for one of them. we've got a great show for you tonight! my guests are journalist and russian analyst julia ioffe, and thomas lennon. stick around. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> stephen: hey, everybody. welcome back, friends. give it up for jon baptiste and stay human. >> jon: yeah. yeah. hello. hello. >> stephen: right here, we do it right here. ladies and gentlemen, welcome back to "the late show.” my first guest has been reporting on russia for over 15 years. she is a founding partner and the washington correspondent for puck news. please welcome to "the late show," julia ioffe! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> stephen: hello julia ioffe. >> hi there.
>> stephen: hello. >> hi. >> stephen: nice to see you again. >> nice to see you again, too. >> stephen: the first time you and i are talking at the new digs, was the first time in 2014. >> yes. it was right after russian separatists with help from the fsb shot down a malaysian airliner with over 300 tourists over eastern ukraine. >> stephen: i knew it was a happy day. >> we need to quit meeting like this. >> stephen: the last time we got together was another tragic day with some russian aggression with a lot of people dying as a result of vladimir putin's ambitions. >> uh-huh. >> stephen: back then i think the joke i made was i am going to talk to her about the conflict between russia and ukraine. we are going to have to talk quickly while there are still two separate countries. what is happening now? russia launched a full-scale attack on ukraine, so much has happened in the last 24 hours. where do things stand right now? >> so, the day has drawn to a
close, the first 24 hours of the war. russia has bombed pretty much every major city in ukraine. there was an amphibious assault on odessa. russians has taken out a lot of air defenses, antaken over chernobyl, weirdly. the bombing is north to south, east to west, bombing the far west, they are bombing right over the border from russia. it is everywhere. >> stephen: you have reported on russia for 15 years. is there any aspect of this that is surprising to you? >> i think, you know, on one hand i always know that to get russia right you have to go with the worst case scenario. imagine like, if everything goes wrong, and if the worst can comes to pass, that is usually
what is going to happen. that's how you predict what happens with russia. >> stephen: is that because russians are fatalistic or have to be fatalistic when you think about russians? >> both. but also putin is in charge and he does crazy things and he is a big risk taker. >> stephen: there is a lot of talk about whether he is a rational actor. is he? >> i think it depends how you define rational. >> stephen: rational self-interest, how about that? >> yeah. i think in his own closed system, he is logically and rationally consistent, and has been over the last 20 years. so there is a reason i think he made that joke in 2014, that "better talk fast before they are one country," right? there was already something you were sensing or that you heard about, you know, how he talks about ukraine that made you realize that this is something he might do. he has been consistent about, and now here we are eight years later and trying to make them basically one country. >> stephen: so maybe you explain this to me. putin says he wants to de-nazify ukraine. what does he mean there? is he speaking in a voluntary capacity layer for domestic consumption we don't understand? ukrainians fought the nas.n ukn
died in world war ii. what does it mean to the home audience we when he says that? >> well, in 2014 when the revolution of dignity came to maidan, and triumphed this time in 2014 -- or this month in 2014, there was a very active right wing nationalist sometimes neo-nazi contingent but it was a minority under maidan. and russian propaganda took that and often take a little bit of truth and spin it into this, you know, cotton candy of lies. and eight years later what russian state tv tells people and i think people around putin watch it, drink their own kool-aid, and they now have come to believe that it is all neo-nazis. i think there are a lot of russians especially those who watch state tv who think it is a country run by nazis, even though it has a jewish president who, many of whose relatives were killed in the holocaust by nazis. >> stephen: we have to take a
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what that worst next thing will be. you have said he likes to "make the weather.” what does that mean? >> it is a russian expression, and it means to basically set the agenda, to be the one that everybody is responding to. and that's what was happening all of ts week-- all week, ody o and uk rli itdn'talut tat trump was suddenly the more unpredictable guy, and he kind of took away his one trick. now it is his again. >> stephen: he definitely has set the weather in the last couple of weeks. biden is putting together a bunch of weather-men right now, essentially. he has gotten together -- >> the underground? >> stephen: storm team 5, or whatever. jim cantori or whatever is out there, tracking what putin is going to do. what about the sanctions announced to be put in place?
they're fairly significant, they haven't gone as far as completely kicking him out of the international banking system. do you think it will have any effect if not in the short term but in the long-term, it will take a while for things to set? in? >> i think definitely it will take a while to set in and do tremendous damage to the russian economy, but that won't stop putin. he is not the one who is going to be suffering. the people around him in his closest circle are not going to be the people suffering. it is going to be the pensioners who have been suffering since 2014. >> stephen: so he doesn't need an economy, he doesn't need an industry? none of those is going to be an effect? he is not afraid of his own people in any way? >> i think it is not a coincidence this has happened after a full year of him eradicating the opposition in every sense, and now, a year later, this is, it started with exei navaly coming bacfrom germany after he recovered from.
i let you guys play at opposition politics, at having a free press and having activism and a civil society. we are done.” and he disbanded a lot of ngos, drove a lot of activists and journalists out of the country. people are, you know, people are in jail for posting these videos, for liking something on facebook. one of his lieutenants, a young man, was -- escaped russia because he had a criminal case brewing against him, so what he did is they arrested his 69-year-old father and sentenced him to three years in a penal colony. so, when you see these videos of these protests today, and people, 900 people getting arrested, it is a much smaller protest than we have seen in the last ten years. but it is still amazing that that many people came out in this kind of climate where it has become so much more dangerous and terrifying to go against vladimir putin publicly. >> stephen: we have to take a little break, but when we come back i will ask julia if there is anything hopeful she sees in any of this. stick around. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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ukraine? there is no difference between the two of them, we should have no involvement in this. that is just eastern european's fighting eastern europeans, no concern of ours. >> i think there are two different straightens, there are people who say that and to them i would say that people like putin, people like kim jong-un, they rarely stay within their borders. they always want to eat more. or they are like a shark, you either swim or you sink. and you know, now it is ukraine, he might go to the baltics. which means we would have to get into a war with russia because we are bound by obligation to depend poland. >> stephen: that's the worst case scenario is attacking a nato country. >> it is half of the worst case scenario. >> stephen: that's only half a worst case? >> yes, i am sorry. >> stephen: what is the other half. the other half of the worst
case, and this is really funny -- "funny" because i was talking to a person i know in washington who is kind of a neo-con persuasion, worked in the bush administration on pushing for iraq war, and this person said well look, the good news is we also thought iraq was going to be easy. >> stephen: so they could get bogged down. >> right. >> stephen: and prolonged occupation of ukraine? >> yeah. they get fooled by a shock-and-awe situation where they quickly decapitate the government, install a puppet regime. i don't know, arrest zelensky, and try him for war crimes and then slowly an insurgency starts building. in fact, the u.s. has been helping ukrainians train for these kind of, for this kind of scenario, teaching them the things that the u.s. learned in iraq when it was fighting insurgency. so we are teaching them kind of the saudi brigade methods. and then we can get dragged in with a nato country, so-- >> stephen: so that's the full worst case scenario?
>> and -- and -- and -- i am sorry. >> stephen: that is only two-thirds of the worst case? >> two-thirds. >> stephen: what is last third? because you are at heart from russia and born in russia, this is your worst case scenario. see things as bad as you possibly can, julia ioffe. we can take it. >> it is very hard for me, but i will do it anyway. so i think the other part of it is that with all of this instability, you are already seeing people fleeing on foot from ukraine across the border into hungary, for example or into poland. and as we saw with massive refugees from syria six years ago, five years ago, which gave us brexit, which gave us the rise of nationalist far-right parties all over europe, and that was like six years ago, europe has super saturated with refugees, and i don't know if they can handle another massive flow of refugees coming across their borders, what that would would it push them even further to the right? >> stephen: so what is the best-case scenario?
do you have one of those? >> i do, but i don't think you will think it is a best-case scenario. >> stephen: do your best, it is a late night tv show. [ laughter ] >> do you have anymore of that bourbon? >> stephen: i have a whole bar back there, i have vodka, too. >> perfect. oh, let's do shots! [ applause ] >> i think the best-case scenario is -- this sounds horrible -- that they accomplish what they want to in ukraine. decapitate the government, install a puppet regime, withdraw without occupying it, and scare ukrainians enough not to have another revolution to bring in a new democratic government for another few years, and keep things calm that way. >> stephen: that's your best-case scenario? you have no -- there's no bright spot? >> no, no. the best-case scenario is ukraine wins and drives them back.
but that is the best-case scenario. >> stephen: what about this. what about no hope, huh? okay. no hope. i was hoping for just a dollop, a little ray of sunshine. >> i have been thinking hard about this. your producers gave me some homework and i think i came up with something. >> stephen: okay. what is it? >> i have been thinking about this and watching my friends freak out in moscow about their government getting them into a war that they don't agree with, and that they feel they are still culpable for, watching ukrainians fight back the way they have been. and these are people who don't have as much experience with democracy as we do. russians, especially russians of my generation, have barely ever experience experienced it, really haven't. the ukrainians had it for a couple of decades, and look how hard they are fighting for it. and i think we tend to take it for granted, and be-- and we are complacent about it. that's why we were surprised by january 6th and surprised by trump, and if it teaches us anything, i thit is at
cracy ork, it is gilance,t isngitsavvconsumer of media, it is voting, it is paying attention. [ cheers and applause ] >> stephen: and a cautionary tale. >> like, we already have it. we just have to make it better. we already have it. we have had it for hundreds of years. all we have to do is keep it and make it better. these guys are starting from scratch. >> stephen: as jefferson said, the price of liberty is eternal vigilance. >> yeah. >> stephen: and this is a cautionary tale for us. >> yes. >> stephen: well, julia, thank you for all the cheer. you can read her articles at puck.news. julia ioffe, everybody. we will be right back with thomas lennon. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ s you covered.
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ever heard of the blue angels? well, meet the beige angels. >> beige angels. >> beige angels. >> hey, are you afraid? >> are you afraid? >> here comes angels and the same. >> we have to put some tape here. >> stephen: please welcome back to "the late show," thomas lennon! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ wow. wow. [ cheers and applause ] >> hey, guys. uh-oh. man, it is about to get a lot dumber.
it is about to get a lot dumber. >> stephen: starting to get very sexy. tom, you look fantastic. >> thanks, steve. >> stephen: the turtleneck and the scruff and the salt and pepper, i am getting clooney vibes. >> with your approval, my new year's resolution is right try to be dreamier. >> stephen: good job. how have you been? the last time we talked was over zoom. >> that's right. >> stephen: and that was in april of 2020, right at the beginning of the, we had no idea how long this was going to go on. >> and thank goodness we wrapped it up so nicely, right. >> stephen: right. >> didn't we? >> stephen: we did, yeah. >> i came on the show and we did, we did a great bit where i was playing joe exotic. >> stephen: yes, here you are playing joe exotic right there. and i have to tell you, i absolutely loved your joe exotic impression. >> thank you.
thank you. i would like to point out, so did 49% of america. but the 51% that did not like it was very, very, very noisy. they were. >> stephen: they were really mad at you, me. >> oh, people were so mad. well, the first question was like, why is he having joe exotic on the show? >> stephen: yes. >> and i thought that meant i did a good job. >> stephen: right. people were very upset, weren't they, chris? they were like, "don't have him on," and then very mad it wasn't real. it was a perfect imobius of twitter nothingness. >> stephen: you are welcome for all of the hate. >> thank you. thank you very much. >> stephen: that's what we get back in the greenroom, we get cheese, beer and a lot of hate. >> nice little gift bag and some internet trolling. it is cute because the wardrobe department at your show called me and said, you know, we will send you a bunch of stuff to make you look like joe
exotic. >> stephen: yes, we have to get this-- >> and it is like, i have been in sketch comedy my whole life, i have nine options for joe exotic, in the closet. i've got everything. >> stephen: you also joined tiktok, obviously, which a lot of people did. >> yes. >> stephen: you are proud of some of your videos, you really made an impact. this one i understand we are going to show right here is your most popular video with 1.6 million views and just let it speak for itself. >> the internet can't be wrong. let's see. >> hey, tom with super important life hack-- those tiny bags that come with the christmas lights? here is what you need to do with them. ready? throw them in the [ bleep ] garbage. you will never use them ever. >> stephen: 1.6 million views. >> uh-huh. [ cheers and applause ] >> stephen: why why do you think that's the hot one? >> the secret of tiktok is, the do you think? way to make a great tiktok is you think, i probably shouldn't, this is probably something too stupid for me to do. this is just too stupid, it is too pedestrian, it is just the dumbest thing i ever thought of. those are the hits. they are the only hits.
go right to the hits. >> stephen: so the new show is, the new season is "reno 911! defunded.” >> yes. >> stephen: tell me about the "defunded" part of that title. >> you know. >> stephen: that sounds topical. >> it was -- also streaming on roku channel. >> stephen: i have roku channel. >> you made a joke about roku channel last week on the show. >> stephen: i don't believe i did. >> you did. >> stephen: i did not make that comment. >> roll the tape. roll the tape. >> stephen: i did not make a joke. >> roll the tape! >> stephen: many of my friends -- >> your friends made a joke about roku channel. channel? you make a joke about roku channel? i don't think you did. >> stephen: see? >> everybody is going to make -- so you were just going to make in a joke about -- it is a great channel. >> stephen: it is. >> the new episodes, it was
handy this year because the world of law enforcement kept giving us ideas, whether they meant to or not. you know. >> stephen: like the bikes? >> the bikes, that sort of was based on, the city of miami has an emergency riot response division. and they are on bikes. >> stephen: get through a crowd, i guess. >> could you? what is the advantage? i can't think of one. >> stephen: i don't know. a lot of riot police are on horseback. >> that makes sense, that is so intimidating. whoa, whoa, hey, horse guy, i am so sorry. that is a completely different thing. but, so the miami beach, they posted their elite bicycle division and in the video where they posted themselves they all wipe out. just like, everybody is just like, oh, sorry, yeah. so we just-- sometimes we just look at the world and we are like, well, thank you, that's a 3x5 card, here is a karen that did this, let's put this on the wall, this on the wall. >> stephen: one of the most exciting things about the season
this year is one of the characters, one of the stars is ted nugent, but he is played by weird al. is playing ted. which we have a shot here. >> there we go. >> stephen: there is weird al, right, there is weird al right there rocking it, rocking it. yeah. [ applause ] motor city madman. >> we love, like, taking kind of like a scary guy, like famous bow hunter the new ted nugent and casting him with really one of the kindest, sweetest people in the world. >> stephen: which weird al. and you guys are buddy, right? >> al and i have been friends for about 15 years. >> stephen: how does that come about? how does the one get to be weird al's friend? >> i wrote it on my vision board at 11. i probably did. so one day i was at the office supply store. >> stephen: as you do. >> as you do. getting printer toner. this is not like a cool story that happens at the viper room. this is me meeting weird al. this has to be nerdy stuff, so
buying printer toner, and i look over and see this curly mane of hair, only two people in the world that could be, kenny g. or weird al yankovic. >> stephen: and you didn't see a soprano sax. >> no. he wasn't doing this. so i said, excuse me, are you weird al yankovic? he said "yes, i am -- are you lieutenant dangle?” and i said, "yes, i am," and then i said, just as a joke, i said "should we just decide to be best friends?” and we shook on it and it was just a dumb thing to say, and then he has been my best friend almost -- [ cheers and applause ] almost ever since. >> stephen: got right to the meat of it. thomas lennon, it was lovely to see you. "reno 911! defunded" premieres on the roku channel tomorrow. "ronan boyle," his book, "ronan boyle into the strangeplace" is available now.
>> stephen: now performing "break the man" from their new album, "the tipping point," tears for fears! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ this was never what i thought it was ♪ ♪ this is not who we are this is where someone ♪ ♪ was meant to say enough is enough ♪ ♪ this is nothing like they said it would be ♪ ♪ this has all gone too far ♪ ♪ when everything is running out this is love ♪ ♪ she's the fire and the
fallout ♪ ♪ she reminds you of the things we never talk about ♪ ♪ she's the lover with the best laid plan ♪ ♪ to break the man ♪ ♪ she's the sinner in a side show ♪ ♪ she feels at home when there's nowhere left to go ♪ ♪ she's the devil you understand break the man ♪ ♪ no more tearing the bandages off ♪ ♪ no more living a lie no more chewing the scenery ♪ ♪ no more rain no more rain ♪ ♪ no more wondering what happens now ♪ ♪ no more holding your feet to the fire ♪ ♪ when everything is running
down ♪ ♪ no more pain ♪ ♪ she's the fire and the fallout ♪ ♪ she reminds you of the things we never talk about ♪ ♪ she's the lover with the best laid plan ♪ ♪ to break the man ♪ ♪ she's the trouble in the headline ♪ ♪ she's the mother who turns back father time ♪ ♪ she's the devil you understand ♪ ♪ break the man ♪ ♪ no more wondering what happens now ♪ ♪ no more holding your feet to
the fire ♪ ♪ when everything is running down ♪ ♪ this is love ♪ ♪ she's the fire and the fallout ♪ ♪ sthhe reminds you of the thin we never talk about ♪ ♪ she's the lover with the best laid plan ♪ ♪ to break the man ♪ ♪ she's the trouble in the headline ♪ ♪ she's the mother who turns back father time ♪ ♪ she's the devil you understand ♪ ♪ break the man ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
>> stephen: check out another performance from them at colbertlateshow.com. tears for fears, everybody! that's it for "the late show.” tune in tomorrow, when my guests will be sam waterston and sophia bush. james corden is next. good night. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ the late late show-oh-oh the late late show woo! ♪ ♪ the late late show-oh-ho