If you go on the Internet or anything, you ever see a meme of yourself as a Harry Potter meme, and you go like, "That's pretty funny?"
I think, like, maybe, a couple over the years.
But nothing that I can immediately remember.
- I thought you -- - I don't seek them out.
I thought it would be funny if I showed you a couple just so you could see.
Yeah, I feel like I should ... I should be educated.
Yeah. Here you go, yeah.
Tell me you like them or not.
This guy here is ...
This is Hairy Pugger. I mean, it's ...
We're starting off, you know, slow.
I mean that's ... What's not to like?
- That's great. -That's great? It's cute.
- Solid pun, cute dog, - Yeah.
If you're having Quidditch problems, I'll feel bad for you, son.
I got 99 problems, but a snitch ain't one.
- That's a good one. -That's pretty good.
That's what ...
You know, what's cool about that stuff is that, like, I never, as a kid, and you're just insecure at that age.
I never felt cool at any point playing that character.
And sort of these things go like, "No, that was -- People thought that was pretty cool.
Of course, it was cool. Absolutely. Yes.
This one is one of my favorites.
It says, "Ron, hold on! Are those shoes on sale?"
Ron, hold up.
That was ... That was what ...
That was the actually the dialogue.
I, the actor, was thinking.
Yeah, absolutely. Actual dialogue.
And this one here is...
"Thinking about all them school loans, wondering if your wizardry degree is gonna work out."
This is a deep thought.
You know what that actually is, though?
- Is that you in deep thought? -No, that's me like --
That's me, like, years ago, out for lunch or something, realizing that there was a paparazzi to my right and being like, "Ugh. Like, what do I do?"
Yeah, that's my deep thinking face.
My last one I want to show you is actually a video.
And this was just everywhere the other day.
It's called "Hermione Dancing."
I think this was at a Comic-Con or something.
But check this out. I think this is funny.
I mean, that's...
-That is great. - That's ...
I don't ... that ...
We need to remake the films as a musical.
- We need more of that. - Yeah.
Pal, I'm excited to see you back on Broadway ...
"The Lifespan of a Fact."
- Yeah. - This is a brand-new play.
Why don't you tell us about this?
Yeah. So, as you can see, it's myself, Bobby Cannavale, and Cherry Jones.
We play ...
Well, I play a fact checker that is sent to check an article written by an author, played by Bobby.
And this author is not used to being held to kind of journalistic standards of integrity ... of accuracy.
So he's kind of ...
I just go in and make his life hell for a few days.
And Cherry's character is our editor, who kind of has to, like, make the decision whether or not to publish the article in the end and sort of keep us from killing each other.
- But it's a comedy. - It's comedy.
I should say that as well.
And the other thing I will say, because it will get me to see any play, is it's one act straight through.
Oh, I love that.
- Yeah. - Oh, I love that.
- Yeah, no. I'm... Yeah.
But how are you gonna do this and still be into football?
'Cause Sunday is a big day for Broadway.
Yeah, me and Bobby have been talking about this.
'Cause he's in fantasy leagues, too.
And we're just ... We got two shows on a Sunday.
-Yeah. -And, you know, that's when all the games are, so it's just going to be --
I have two exits in the play.
Like, if you come and see the play, forget that I said this, but I'll be ...
There's basically, like, a little cupboard that I go into at one point in the play.
I have, like, five minutes in there.
I will have my phone or something in there.
- You'll be checking scores? -Yeah, yeah, yeah.
- I'll be coming out, saying -- -You'll be in the cupboard.
You'll be like...
- "Awesome! Oh, my God." - Yeah.
It will be like, "Thank you, Jordan Howard."
There will be stuff like that going on.
But no, it's ... Yeah, it's really ...
- I won't lie ... - Do you get in the thing ...
Do you ever do a play and get distracted or something like that and you forget a cue or a line or...
I'm pretty ... I'm generally ...
Like, the fear of screwing up keeps me concentrating.
But I've definitely had ... There are moments ...
When you're in a bigger show with a bigger cast, as well, and there's, like, stuff going on on-stage, you can kind of drift off and look at the audience or see ...
Well, 'cause you can't really see beyond the third row.
But there will occasionally be people up front that really grab your attention.
- Really? - Yeah.
My favorite guy was a guy ... not, obviously, on this play ... but I did "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead" last year in London.
It's like ... It's a long play.
- It's, you know, sort ... -Yeah.
It's fun, but it's complex.
And this guy just, like, came into the first act, sat down.
My scene partner, Josh, was doing most of the talking.
So I was just able to watch this guy come in, sit down with his rucksack in the front row, put it down, rummage around in it for a second, produce a foot-long wrapped in tin foil ... proceed to unwrap half of it, go to town.
So, like, the first two scenes, just eating this massive thing.
- He's eating a giant hot dog. - Eating a giant hot dog.
And then, like, as soon as he was done, put the stuff away and went to sleep... for the rest of the act.
-Totally worth the ticket price. -Yeah, but that's the thing.
He came back for the second act and seemed to have a great time.
He got up and stood at the end and clapped.
He's like, "I'm coming back. This is the best ...
-"Yeah, I got food." -"Dinner."
- Yeah, it was ... -Took a nap.
No, it was ... But that's the thing.
Normally, you can like ...
You can end up getting mildly irritated with guys like that in the audience.
But actually, that time, we were just like ...
I love this guy.
You don't care at all that you're at a play.
No, not all.
This one, you don't have time to bring dinner and a nap.