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  • THE SENSATIONAL, BILLY EICHNER!

  • ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ) ♪

  • ♪ >> HELLO, HELLO.

  • OKAY, SO MERYL GETS TO ZOOM IN FROM CONNECTICUT.

  • >> James: YEAH.

  • AND I'M HERE RISKING LIFE AND LIMB TO BE HERE IN PERSON.

  • >> James: WELL, WE HAD A CHOICE.

  • >> YES.

  • >> James: SHE SAID SHE COULD BE HERE.

  • >> OH, OKAY.

  • >> James: BUT WE WERE ONLY ALLOWED ONE GUEST.

  • SO WE SAID WE'LL PUT STREEP ON ZOOM BECAUSE --

  • >> CAN'T RISK HER.

  • >> James: WELL NOT ONLY THAT, WE WANT YOU IN THE FLESH.

  • STREEP, YOU KNOW -- >> WELL, WE'LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS.

  • >> James: BUT WE NEED YOU HERE IN THE FLESH BECAUSE IT'S

  • IMPORTANT TO SAY -- >> YES.

  • >> James: -- YOU COME ON THE SHOW, YOU ARE A SENSATIONAL

  • GUEST ON SHOWS, BRILLIANT WRITER, ACTOR, PERFORMER, BUT

  • TONIGHT YOU ARE HERE AS A SINGER.

  • >> I KNOW.

  • >> James: YOU ARE PERFORMING A SONG.

  • HOW ARE YOU FEELING?

  • ARE YOU NERVOUS?

  • >> I'M EXTREMELY NERVOUS.

  • IT'S THE FIRST TIME I'M AN OFFICIAL MUSICAL GUEST.

  • I ALSO LIKE BEING FUNNY.

  • THEN BILLY ON THE STREET HAPPENED, AND ONE THING LED TO

  • ANOTHER AND NOW I'M A GAY SETH MCFARLAND TRYING TO SING.

  • BUT IT IS MY FIRST -- AND HE'S A GREAT SINGER.

  • >> James: ABSOLUTELY.

  • AND I THINK I'M AN OKAY SINGER AND THIS IS THE FIRST

  • TIME FOR ME TO TO IT ON TV SO THANK YOU.

  • >> James: WE ARE THRILLED.

  • EARLIER TONIGHT, YOU HOSTED A VIRTUAL FUNDRAISER FOR THE TWO

  • DEMOCRATIC SENATE CANDIDATES IN GEORGIA BUT I DO THINK IT PALES

  • IN COMPARISON WITH YOUR MOST RECENT TELEVISION SPECIAL WHERE

  • YOU'RE PLAYING AN ELF IN MARIAH CAREY'S CHRISTMAS SPECIAL ON

  • APPLELE.

  • WHICH I AM OBSESSED WITH.

  • HOW DID YOU BECOME PART OF THIS SHOW?

  • >> WELL, THEY SAW ALL THE POLITICAL WORK I WAS DOING AND

  • THEY SAID HOW CAN WE STOP THAT PHONY HOLLYWOOD LIBERAL?

  • SO LET'S STUFF HIM IN AN ELF COSTUME AND TAKE HIM OFF

  • INSTAGRAM POSTING ABOUT POLITICS FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS.

  • NO, IT'S MARIAH'S CHRISTMAS SPECIAL.

  • WHAT MORE CAN YOU WANT?

  • I'VE REACHED PEAK GAY, PEAK CHRISTMAS, PEAK ALL OF IT, BUT

  • IT WAS SUCH A BLAST, ESPECIALLY THIS YEAR, WHEN THINGS HAVE BEEN

  • SO TBRIM TO GET TO BE IN THIS FANTASY, MARIAH WINTER

  • WONDERLAND, JAY HUDD, SNOOP AND MISTY.

  • >> James: WHEN SNOOP ARRIVES IS MY FAVORITE MOMENT BUZZ SNOOP

  • LOOKS SO HIGH AND HE'S HAVING -- THERE'S A SHOT AND IT CUTS TO

  • HIM AND HE'S DRESSED AS SANTA CLAUS GOING LIKE THIS AND

  • HE LOOKS LIKE HE'S HAVING A BLAST.

  • WAS IT FUN IN THE MIDST OF COVID?

  • >> IT WAS ALL VERY COVID-COMPLIANT SO THERE WAS

  • THAT.

  • SO IT'S NOT A TYPICAL SITUATION, BUT EVEN IN THE MIDST OF THAT,

  • THE MOST FUN I'VE HAD ALL YEAR, GRANTED A LOW BAR, BUT --

  • ( LAUGHTER ) -- NO, IT REALLY WAS PURE MARIAH

  • CHRISTMAS JOY EVERY SECOND.

  • SNOOP WAS DANCING ABOVE ME.

  • I DON'T KNOW IF I'M -- YOU CAN SEE ME BUT I'M UNDERNEATH SNOOP

  • AND GERMANE AND THEY -- ALL I'M THINKING IS I'M A 42-YEAR-OLD

  • MAN DRESSED AS AN ELF, MARIAH IS OVER THERE, THERE ARE 40 DANCERS

  • ALSO DRESSED AS ELVES CARRYING CHRISTMAS BOXES.

  • SNOOP AND GERMANE ARE DANCING ABOVE ME.

  • I'M, LIKE, THIS IS THE MOST SURREAL, WONDERFUL MOMENT I'VE

  • HAD IN A LONG TIME.

  • SNOOP IS GENUINELY ONE TO HAVE THE FUNNIEST PEOPLE THAT EXISTS.

  • >> James: IT'S SO SENSATIONAL.

  • I'M GLAD YOU MENTIONED THE 40s BECAUSE I'M ALSO 42, AND I DO

  • WONDER WHAT THE TIME IS, BECAUSE RIGHT NOW I SAY I'M 42, YOU SAY

  • I'M 42, I THINK IN ABOUT FOUR YEARS' TIME WE'RE BOTH GOING TO

  • BE SAYING, WELL, I'M A MAN IN MY 40s.

  • ( LAUGHTER ) AND WHEN WE'RE 48, WELL, I'M IN

  • MY 40s, ANDETH LET THEM GUESS.

  • >> MARIAH DOESN'T CELEBRATE BIRTHDAYS.

  • SHE HAS AN ANNIVERSARY.

  • SHE DOESN'T USE THE WORD "BIRTHDAY."

  • MAYBE WE'LL START DOING THAT.

  • >> James: THAT'S WHAT PRINCE USED TO D.

  • >> AND LOOK WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM.

  • ( LAUGHTER ) >> James: I CANNOT TELL YOU

  • HOW GLORIOUS YOU ARE AS AN ELF.

  • SO LOVELY TO SEE YOU IN PERSON.

THE SENSATIONAL, BILLY EICHNER!

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