Alison Brie

  • Aired:  02/19/13
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Alison Brie of "Community" talks about John Oliver, her cover band and the forthcoming season of "Mad Men." (5:35)

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

MY GUEST TONIGHT AN ACTRESS STARS ON BOTH "MAD MEN" AND NBC'S "COMMUNITY."

>> SAD NEWS THEY CLOSED THE SKI SLOPES, A DOZEN SCOUTS GOT BURIED IN AN AVALANCHE.

SAD.

I SAY WE CUT OUR LOSSES AND HEAD HOME.

>> WHY?

WE'RE HERE.

WE COULD HANG OUT AT THE CONVENTION.

I WOULD HAVE MORE FUN HANGING OUT WITH PARENTS THAT ARE CIRCLING.

>> WHY ARE PEOPLE CHEERING AT YOU.

>> BECAUSE THEY'VE NEVER SEEN A MAN WHO HAD SEX BEFORE.

>> HOW MANY OF THOSE DO YOU HAVE IN THE CHAMBER?

>> ENOUGH FOR THE WHOLE RIDE HOME.

>> WHAT?

>> HE WANTED IT TO WE A SURPRISE.

YOU ARE A STRIKING RESEMBLANCE TO THE SUPERVILLAGE.

>> NOW WE'RE DEFINITELY LEAVING.

>> Jon: PLEASE WELCOME ALISON BRIE.

HELLO.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> THANK YOU.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

SO LOVELY.

>> Jon: ENJOY!

>> LOVELY.

>> Jon: SOAK IT IN.

>> EATING IT UP.

>> Jon: SOAK IT IN.

HOW ARE YOU?

COMMUNITY IS BACK NOW.

>> IT IS BACK.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

BEEN MANY RUMORS THAT -- TOOK US A LITTLE WHILE TO GET BACK.

>> Jon: YOU BEGAN FILMING IN THE LATE 90s WHEN THEY MOVED SOME THINGS AROUND.

>> YEAH, YEAH.

THE GOOD NEWS IS I'M AGING BACKWARDS.

>> Jon: THAT'S GREAT.

IT'S A GREAT SHOW, IT'S REALLY FUNNY.

>> THANK YOU.

>> Jon: I KNOW THERE'S A LOT OF TENSION ON THE SET SOMETIMES WITH THE PERSONALITIES.

AND I APOLOGIZE FOR JOHN OLIVER.

>> HE CAN BE TOUGH.

HE WAS A TYRANT.

WE DIDN'T HAVE HIM BACK IN THE FOURTH SEASON.

I SAID ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

>> Jon: YOU HAVE TO.

>> THEY LISTENED TO ME.

>> Jon: THE THING, THESE PEOPLE STILL BELIEVE IN THE MONARCHY AND THAT'S WHY THE

BRITISH --

>> IT'S A PROBLEM.

>> Jon: ONCE YOU TAKE AWAY THE GREEN CARD WE HAVE NO LEVERAGE OVER THEM.

IT'S TOUGH.

>> IT'S TRUE.

HE CAME BY MY DRESSING ROOM TODAY.

>> Jon: SO SORRY.

>> IT WAS VERY UNCOMFORTABLE.

>> Jon: IT IS.

I PASS HIM IN THE HALLWAYS AND IT GIVES ME THE CHILLS.

[LAUGHTER]

>> I KNOW.

>> Jon: IT'S A --

>> IT'S BRITISH.

>> Jon: YOU ARE ALSO FILMING "MADMEN." YOU ARE DOING FILMS AND YOU HAVE A BAND.

>> BAND.

I LIKE TO DO THIS.

IT'S A VENTURE FOR ME.

IT'S A COVER BAND.

WE'RE CALLED THE GIRLS.

A LOT OF THOUGHT WENT INTO THAT TITLE.

>> Jon: SURE, SURE.

>> REALLY THOUGHT THAT THROUGH.

BUT YEAH, WE COVER SOME SONGS.

WE DON'T PLAY ANY INSTRUMENTS.

WE JUST SING.

WE TAKE POP SONGS AND ROCK SONGS AND BREAK THEM DOWN.

>> Jon: IS IT A CAPELLA?

>> NO.

WE HAVE A BAND.

BROTHER BAND LIKE JONES STREET STATION THEY ARE OUT OF NEW YORK.

A COOL BLUEGRASS BAND.

>> Jon: JONES STREET STATION AND THEY FLY OUT TO SING WITH GIRLS.

>> YES, WITH THESE SPECIFIC GIRLS.

>> Jon: YOU MUST BE VERY NICE GIRLS.

>> I MEAN.

>> Jon: WHAT ARE THE COVERS.

WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF THINGS WE'RE TALKING ABOUT HERE MUSICALLY?

>> CLASSIC ROCK AND ALSO SOME COUNTRY.

WE'VE DONE A LITTLE HAL AND OATES, SPRINGSTEEN, DOLLY PARTON FOR GOOD MEASURE.

>> Jon: WHAT IS THE SPRINGSTEEN.

NOT THAT I'M A CRAZY FAN BUT WHAT DO YOU?

>> WE DO I'M ON FIRE.

>> Jon: OH, GOD.

>> IT'S A CLASSIC.

>> Jon: IT'S A CLASSIC SPRINGSTEEN SONG.

IF COULD YOU BE JUST A MUSICIAN, WOULD YOU DO THAT?

>> NO, NO.

MY FIRST LOVE IS ACTING.

>> Jon: O STOP.

>> NO BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE THE ABILITY TO WRITE OUR OWN SONGS WHICH I THINK IS A FLAW IF YOU

ARE TRYING TO BE A REAL BAND.

>> Jon: ARE YOU TAKEN A STAB?

HAVE YOU TRIED?

>> NEVER TO BE FAIR I THINK THAT THE OTHER GIRLS COULD WRITE MUSIC BUT I'M NOT INCLINED THAT WAY.

MY FATHER IS A GREAT MUSICIAN.

HE WRITES SONGS.

I'VE BEEN AROUND IT MY WHOLE LIFE.

>> Jon: WHAT DOES HE PLAY?

>> GUITAR AND MANNED LYNN.

TERRY CHARLES BAND.

>> Jon: A MURMUR OF RECOGNITION THROUGH THE AUDIENCE.

I HAVE THEIR CDS RIGHT HERE, I DON'T BELIEVE IT.

>> MY SISTER WHEN SHE WATCHES WILL SAY I KNOW THAT BAND.

>> Jon: IT'S MY DAD!

DID YOU PLAY AN INSTRUMENT GROWING UP.

DID THEY HAVE YOU DO MUSIC OR WANT TO YOU GET AWAY FROM THAT?

>> I WAS ALWAYS SO INTERESTED IN ACTING THAT MY PARENTS WERE LIKE DO THAT, DO THAT.

THERE WAS A BRIEF PERIOD WHERE I LEARNED TO PLAY SOME SONGS ON THE UKULELE.

I'M NOT GOOD AT TUNING IT SO IT'S A PROBLEM.

>> Jon: I ALWAYS ASSUMED IT'S NOT AN INSTRUMENT JUST SOMETHING PEOPLE DO WHAT THEY ARE TRYING

TO BE FUNNY.

>> FAIR ENOUGH.

FAIR ENOUGH.

[LAUGHTER]

>> Jon: SO THIS WILL IS "COMMUNITY" IS NOW.

WHEN IS "MADMEN" BACK.

>> YES IT'S BACK APRIL --

>> Jon: YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED -- IS THAT A SECRET.

>> NO, THEY ANNOUNCED THE DATE BUT I FORGOT TO LOOK AT IT.

>> Jon: IT'S APRIL --

>> APRIL SOMETHING.

LOOK IT UP.

>> Jon: YOUR BAND'S NEXT PERFORMANCE IS.

>> WE'LL WE'LL BE OUT HERE YOU

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