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  • LET'S MEET THE FIRST GUEST TONIGHT!

  • HE IS A FANTASTIC EMMY-NOMINATED ACTOR YOU KNOW FROM

  • "SILICON VALLEY," "MIDDLEDITCH & SCHWARTZ," AND HIS BRAND-NEW

  • SITCOM ON CBS CALLED "B-POSITIVE."

  • PLEASE WELCOME, THE MAGNIFICENT, MR. THOMAS MIDDLEDITCH!

  • ♪ ♪

  • ♪ >> James: THERE HE IS!

  • HEY, THOMAS!

  • HOW ARE YOU?

  • >> PRETTY GOOD.

  • HOW ARE YOU, JAMES?

  • >> James: I LOVE YOUR BOLO TIE YOU'RE ROCKING.

  • >> I'M A BOLO TIE CORDUROY BOY.

  • >> James: NOT MANY PEOPLE CAN BE BOTH.

  • >> I'VE DONE IT.

  • 2020 IS LOOKING UP.

  • >> James: YOU ALWAYS LOOK SHARP OTHER THAN THE LAST TIME

  • YOU WERE ON THE SHOW WHERE IT WAS I WAS WORRIED YOU WITH

  • RESPECT GOING TO MAKE IT OUT OF YOUR HOME.

  • WE WERE DOING THE SHOW EARLY IN LOCKDOWN.

  • HOW HAVE YOU BEEN COPING?

  • >> GOOD.

  • VERY GOOD.

  • >> James: YEAH?

  • NICE TO SEE THE SUN.

  • HEY, I SPENT AT LOT OF TIME ALONE AS A CHILD, SO WHEN THE

  • WORLD WAS, LIKE, HEY, STAY INDOORS BY YOURSELF, I WAS,

  • LIKE, CAN DO, I HAVE BEEN TRAINING FOR THIS MY WHOLE LIFE.

  • >> James: YOU'RE A PAR PILOT.

  • YES.

  • >> James: DURING LOCKDOWN YOU WERE FLYING RESCUE DOGS AROUND

  • THE COUNTRY?

  • >> HERE AND THERE.

  • NOW, LOOK, YEAH, I TAKE LITTLE TRIPS, SOMETIMES FOR MYSELF AND

  • THEN SOMETIMES I SIGN UP WITH THIS ORGANIZATION PILOTS AND

  • PAWS, AND THEY'LL HAVE DOGS OR CATS OR SOMETHING THAT NEED, YOU

  • KNOW, TRANSPORT FROM A SHELTER THAT'S TOO FULL OR A SHELTER

  • THAT HAS ROOM OR TO A FOREVER HOME AND YOU CAN KIND OF AS A

  • PILOT VOLUNTEER AND SAY, I'LL TAKE THEM, AND YOU END UP IN

  • REDDING, CALIFORNIA OR SOMEPLACE IN INN AND BE LIKE, ALL RIGHT,

  • LET'S CHECK THIS PLACE OUT FOR A WEEKEND.

  • BUT YOU'VE DONE SOMETHING NICE.

  • I FEEL VERY FORTUNATE I CAN FLY A PLANE, SO, YEAH.

  • >> James: HOW MANY DOGS ARE ON THE PLANE WERE THE MOST DOGS

  • YOU'VE HAD?

  • >> NOTHING CRAZY.

  • IT'S A TINY PLANE, A LITTLE FOUR-SEATER.

  • I'VE HAD A PASSENGER, THREE OTHER DOGS, AND A LITTLE SCRUFFY

  • TERRIER WHO WAS NOT IN A GOOD MOOD, BUT THAT'S OKAY, HE WENT

  • TO DEAD, A MASSIVE DOBERMAN PINSCHER AND A TINY PUPPY THING

  • THAT WAS RIDING CO-PILOT.

  • I HAD A COUPLE OF BULL TERRIERS THAT WERE A LOT OF ENERGY.

  • I PUT THEM IN A CRATE, SNIFFED AND I THOUGHT, OH, THE DOG MADE

  • A BIG OLD DOO DOO?

  • IT WAS JUST A TOOT.

  • >> James: OKAY.

  • I LANDED EXPECTING TO SHOVEL OUT ALL THIS CRUD.

  • BUT IT WAS NERVOUS.

  • LITTLE TOOTS.

  • HAPPENS TO EVERYBODY.

  • >> James: THAT'S A LOVELY STORY.

  • >> YEAH.

  • YEAH, THE STORY IS -- >> James: LOVELY STORY.

  • IF YOU NEED A SUMMARY, ONE TIME I BROUGHT A DOG ON THE

  • PLANE AND I THOUGHT IT MADE A DOODY BUT IT JUST MADE A TOOT.

  • >> James:ING I THINK WE'VE GOT IT.

  • >> SO HOW HAVE THINGS BEEN GOING FOR ME IN QUARANTINE?

  • FANTASTIC.

  • >> James: YOU'RE SUCH A BRILLIANT COMEDIC PERFORMER.

  • YOU'RE SO GREAT.

  • WHAT I DIDN'T KNOW IS EARLY IN YOUR CAREERS YOU GOT YOUR

  • STRIPES PERFORMING COMEDY ON A CRUISE SHIP.

  • >> YES.

  • >> James: I'M INTERESTED TO KNOW WHAT THAT'S LIKE.

  • >> WORKING ON THAT CRUISE SHIP WAS ONE OF THE MOST SUR VEAL,

  • WEIRDER PARTS TO HAVE THE WHOLE JOURNEY OF BEING AN ENTERTAINE.

  • >> James: YEAH.

  • IT WAS LIKE A MIX OF, LIKE, ENDLESS LEISURE TIME AND THEN NO

  • ESCAPE.

  • IT WAS LIKE A LUXURY PRISON BECAUSE YOU'RE ON A BOAT AND YOU

  • CAN'T GO ANYWHERE AND THERE ARE ALL THESE RULES YOU HAVE TO

  • ABIDE BY BUT, AT THE SAME TIME, LIKE AT 11:00 AT NIGHT, YOU CAN

  • GO GET CREPES.

  • ( LAUGHTER ) THAT WAS, LIKE, MY FIRST

  • EXPERIENCE WITH REAL -- BECAUSE THE FIRST CRUISE, YOU DID TWO

  • TOURS FOR FOUR MONTHS.

  • THE FIRST ONE WAS OUT OF NEW YORK CITY, AND THAT WAS THE

  • FIRST TIME I MET, YOU KNOW, LONG ISLAND, STATEN ISLAND,

  • GUIDO'S WITH THE HAIRCUT AND THAT.

  • THE FIRST CRUISE YOU'RE JUST A PERSON ON A CRUISE, THEN THE

  • SECOND SHOW WHERE EVERYBODY KNOWS THE SHOW, YOU WALK AROUND

  • AND THEY SAY, LET ME BUY YOU A SHOT!

  • THIS GUY'S HILARIOUS, YOU'RE GOING TO BE ON "SNL"!

  • GETTING NUGGETS.

  • YOU SON-OF-A-GUN!

  • THAT WAS FUN TO BE THE CHAMPION OF THE GUIDOS.

  • THEN THE FALL TOUR HAPPENS AND YOU GO TO BARR HARBOR, QUEBEC

  • CITY TO WATCH THE LEAVES CHANGE, AND ALL THE PARTY BOYS ARE GONE

  • AND THEY PUT ON ANDREWS SISTERS IN THE PA, EVERYONE'S IN BED BY

  • 7:00 P.M.

  • >> James: OH, WOW.

  • BUT A SHORT LINE AT THE CRAP STANDS.

  • >> YOU KNOW IT, MY MAN.

  • >> James: LET'S CALCULATE YOU ON YOUR BRILLIANT NEW SITCOM

  • "B-POSITIVE."

  • IT HAS THE MOST INCREDIBLE REVIEWS.

  • TELL THEM WHAT IT'S ABOUT AND WHO YOU PLAY.

  • >> I PLAY A MAN WHO NEEDS A KIDNEY TRANSPLANT AND WHO

  • DOESN'T HAVE A LONG LIST OF FRIENDS AND HE GOES THROUGH THEM

  • QUICKLY, AND HE STUMBLES ON SOMEONE HE HASN'T KNOWN SINCE

  • HIGH SCHOOL.

  • SHE'S A BIT OF A MESS BUT GENEROUSLY OFFERS TO DONATE HER

  • KIDNEY AND IT'S THE COMING TOGETHER OF TWO VERY DIFFERENT

  • WORLDS.

  • >> James: HAVE YOU ENJOYED SSILICON VALLEY, A MORE

  • TRADITIONAL NETWORK COMEDY?

  • >> YEAH, I WAS TALKING TO REGGIE, BEING IN SMALL COMICS

  • AND DOING THE MOST ALIENATING COMEDY I CAN THINK OF.

  • TO DO SOMETHING WITH SUCH BIG APPEAL IS FUN.

  • THE DELIVERY OF IT IS KIND OF LIKE A PLAY.

  • YOU'RE ON SETS THAT DONT'S HAVE A WALL, RIGHT?

  • >> YEAH.

  • AND THE PILOT WE GOT TO SHOOT IN FRONT OF AN AUDIENCE.

  • I WAS, LIKE, OKAY, I GET THE EXCHANGE.

  • NOW WE'RE JUST HOLDING FOR LAUGHS WITH ABOUT THAT, WITH THE

  • CREW GOING -- ( SMALL LAUGH )

  • >> James: AND THEY'LL SHOW THAT TO AN AUDIENCE AND PUT THE

  • LAUGHS ON.

  • >> YEAH, ACTUALLY I DON'T KNOW THEIR PROCESS.

  • I'M SURE THEY'VE GOT HOURS AND HOURS AND HOURS OF LAUGHS

  • RECORDED THAT THEY CAN, LIKE -- SOMEONE TOLD ME -- MIKE JUDD

  • TOLD ME A STORY ABOUT -- MIKE AND ALEC BURKE WHO WROTE FOR

  • SEINFELD TOLD ME HOW THEY WOULD GO, AND I DON'T KNOW IF HE STILL

  • WORKS IN THE BUSINESS, BUT APPARENTLY THERE IS A GUY WHO

  • DOES THE LAUGH TRACKS FOR A LOT OF SITCOMS.

  • HE'S BEEN IN BUSINESS A LONG TIME.

  • HE'LL WATCH IT, AND HE HAS AN OLD, ARCHAIC MACHINES AND HE

  • DOES SLIDERS, FADES THE LAUGHS, AND THERE ARE FOOT PEDALS.

  • >> James: NO!

  • AND HE IS APPARENTLY THE MOST STOIC MAN.

  • ''S A DEAD BEEN MAN CONTROLLING ALL THE LAUGHTER

  • ( LAUGHING ) THAT'S THE LEGEND.

LET'S MEET THE FIRST GUEST TONIGHT!

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