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  • -It's always great to see you, buddy.

  • -Thank you. Nice to see you.

  • -And happy belated birthday. -Thank you very much.

  • -I did not -- Your birthday is...

  • -July 12th. -July 12th.

  • -Yeah. -There's some confusion about --

  • -There's been a little bit of confusion about this.

  • I'm about to start turning bright red

  • because I just feel so terrible about it.

  • It's -- Okay. It was not initially my fault.

  • Now it is my fault. -Okay.

  • -Here's why. -Okay.

  • -So, when -- [ Laughs ]

  • A couple years ago,

  • I started getting random birthday messages, tweets.

  • Just a few on Twitter and things

  • on April 2nd, saying, "Happy birthday."

  • -Yeah.

  • -And I was like, "Oh, that's strange.

  • It's not my birthday." -Birthday, no, it's not.

  • -"But thank you so much."

  • And it started happening a little bit more,

  • and I finally just got on Twitter and said,

  • "You know, it's not my birthday but thank you so much."

  • My -- And then -- Okay. So, a friend of mine and I,

  • we're sort of laughing about this.

  • We were like, "It's so strange that my birthday

  • is April 2nd on the Internet." I told someone.

  • I said, "Go online and, like, see if you can change this.

  • It says it on Google. Like, go on the Internet.

  • Change my birthday." -Yeah.

  • -Someone went on and put my real birthday in.

  • -Yes. -And it was rejected.

  • [ Laughter ]

  • It was -- They just said, "That's not it."

  • -No, that's not -- -"April 2nd is her birthday.

  • This is not it." I was like, "Okay."

  • That's the original fake news.

  • Like, it became truer than the truth.

  • My friend and I found this very amusing,

  • so I got on Twitter, like an idiot, and said,

  • "Who wants to change my Internet birthday?

  • December 15th?" [ Light laughter ]

  • -You just said that as a joke? You just made that up?

  • -We just thought it would be stupid and amusing.

  • There were like couple thousand people who followed me.

  • I never thought anyone would care,

  • and then it became so, so, so real.

  • -It's real. -It's so real.

  • -This is a screenshot from today.

  • -This is how you know. Wikipedia says it's real.

  • -December 15th. [ Laughter and applause ]

  • [ Sad trombone ]

  • -But it became so real that I was shooting a movie abroad

  • this past winter, and, you know, like, it was December,

  • and I walked on set one day,

  • walked into my trailer and there were flowers everywhere.

  • Benedict Cumberbatch bought me a book.

  • And I was like -- Just felt like so mortified.

  • And then I told everyone that it wasn't my birthday.

  • They were embarrassed,

  • then I nearly died of secondhand embarrassment.

  • Anyways, this is a very silly story.

  • I really need to come clean. My birthday is July 12th.

  • Somebody please change it on Wikipedia!

  • -July 12th! [ Cheers and applause ]

  • She's not this type of person! -I'm not a liar!

  • -We don't like these tricks! -I tried to change it back.

  • -July 12th. Oh, yeah.

  • No -- July 12th, please, Internet, if you're watching...

  • [ Laughter ]

  • -Wikipedia. -Yeah.

  • Wikipedia, change that thing.

  • -If you hear this, please change my birthday.

  • -Yeah. Please, you're too nice for this.

  • -I'm so sorry. -I know.

  • No, no. We know it's coming from a good place.

  • Please, we love you.

  • Tell me about your work with Covenant House.

  • -Yes. So, I've been working with this amazing organization

  • called Covenant House for the last seven years.

  • It's an organization that provides vital support

  • and services to young people overcoming homelessness.

  • And they have a presence in 31 cities across the U.S.,

  • Canada, and Latin America. -Wow.

  • -And this upcoming August 19th, myself -- me -- and a bunch

  • of other members of the Broadway

  • and film and television community will be spending

  • a night outside as an act of solidarity

  • and to raise money and awareness for Covenant House

  • and the young people that they provide services for.

  • -Good for you. [ Cheers and applause ]

  • Amazing. -Yeah. I'm really excited.

  • -How do people get involved? How do they --

  • How do they know how to get involved?

  • -There are a lot of different ways to get involved.

  • The easiest and fastest way is to make a donation.

  • -Okay. -Any donation helps,

  • no matter how small and no matter how large, they all help.

  • [ Laughter ]

  • The link is -- I've posted all over the place.

  • It's in my Instagram bio, on Twitter,

  • on the Facebook somewhere.

  • And you can also join a sleep out near you.

  • The Covenant House has a presence all over the U.S.

  • You can find one.

  • They do sleep outs all year long.

  • There's also a Sleep Out America,

  • which is in November, and you can sleep out anywhere

  • with your friends, with your family, your co-workers from --

  • in your own front or back yard. -Wow.

  • -Yeah. -Good for you for doing that.

  • -Thank you. It's been an amazing experience.

  • -Every time you come on, I feel like -- I don't know.

  • Maybe I'm good luck or something like that.

  • Or maybe you're just really talented.

  • You win another -- You win another award,

  • and I have to congratulate you on the award.

  • But you -- -Is that true?

  • -Yeah. -Every time?

  • -Every time you've come on, you've won --

  • You won a Golden Globe. You won an Emmy since last time.

  • -I think that means that you're my good luck charm.

  • Thank you! -Yeah, I am.

  • But, no, you're really good. You're really talented.

  • But I always say congrats on your Emmy nomination.

  • -Thank you very much. [ Cheers and applause ]

  • Thanks. -Well deserved.

  • -Thank you. -And it's such a tricky role.

  • I say this every time you're on, but it's such a tricky role

  • to play a comedian,

  • 'cause usually when you see these shows,

  • they're not quite funny enough jokes,

  • and you're like, "Yeah, I love her, but it's not funny."

  • You're funny, and it's great.

  • And so you're just knocking it out of the park.

  • So congrats on that. -Thank you.

  • -I know you're filming season three,

  • or are you finished filming?

  • -We are in the middle of filming season three.

  • We're about 3/4 of the way through.

  • -Really? All right. [ Cheers and applause ]

  • I'm happy about this.

  • Can you say anything about the plot or we'll just find out?

  • -I can't say a whole lot. I don't want to spoil anything.

  • -I don't want to get you in trouble.

  • -We know from the end of last season that Midge is

  • on the road this year with Shy Baldwin,

  • and so there will be some -- some shenanigans.

  • We shot a couple weeks in Miami, which was crazy.

  • -Oh, fun.

  • -But, yeah, she's on the road this year.

  • That's about all I can say.

  • -I saw that you were in JFK. -I was at JFK.

  • We were shooting some promo shoots -- shots, shoots at JFK.

  • -Yeah. -Just for an afternoon.

  • But it was -- it was fun because

  • we got to go through security in costume.

  • We got, like, these tickets to nowhere

  • and got to go through the TSA in full costume

  • to take some photos.

  • And so Alex Borstein and Amy and Dan

  • and a bunch of our crew -- -Did people freak out?

  • I mean, here's -- -You know --

  • -Someone took a photo of you in costume.

  • -Yeah, that's me at security in JFK.

  • [ Laughter ]

  • Getting very patted down... -Yeah.

  • -...and metal-detected because within this costume

  • there's a lot of underthings.

  • I wear a wig on the show.

  • There's a lot of clips that are involved.

  • So the metal detector was like --

  • [ Both impersonating beeping ]

  • -Yeah, yeah. -You know, everywhere.

  • They're like, "Can you take that off?"

  • I was like, "Not really."

  • -But did fans just come up and go, like, "What is going on?"

  • -Honestly, we went relatively unnoticed.

  • We just kind of marched through JFK and --

  • You know, New Yorkers don't care.

  • They're just trying to get out of here in the summer.

  • They just went about their day. -New Yorkers don't care.

  • -They've seen crazier things on the streets of New York.

  • -Yeah, they have. -They were like, "Eh."

  • -"Yeah, we're good." Yeah.

-It's always great to see you, buddy.

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