Paul Rudd Is Just a Connector Who Loves Basketball

Paul Rudd Is Just a Connector Who Loves Basketball


>>James: WOW, WOW.>>WAS’ UP?>>James: I MEAN WE’VE HAD
SOME PEOPLE MILK SOME ENTRANCES IN THEIR TIME BUT THAT MIGHT, WE
MIGHT HAVE TO GO TO BREAK NOW, RIGHT, ROB, HOW ARE WE LOOKING
ON TIME. THAT WAS QUITE AN ENTRANCE,
BOYS, FROM THE PAIR OF YOU, WELL DONE.>>THANK YOU.>>I FELL LIKE WE WERE RUNNING
FOR OFFICE.>>AND HAD TO SHAKE HANDS AN
KISS BABIES. AND I RAN INTO MY HIGH SCHOOL
PRINCIPAL, NO, I’M JOKING.>>James: NOW HASAN, THIS IS
YOUR FIRST TIME HERE. WE ARE HUGE FANS.>>YEAH, THANK YOU
(APPLAUSE).>>James: HERE IS WHAT I WILL
SAY, I AM A FAN PROFESSIONALLY, AND PERSONALLY.>>THANK YOU.>>James: I WILL SAY THAT
ABOUT EVERYONE. NO, I MEAN.>>NO, NO, NO.>>James: NOW BIG NEWS, BIG
NEWS HASAN, YOU HAVE RECENTLY HIT A MILLION FOLLOWERS ON
INSTAGRAM.>>YES.>>James: TALK ME THROUGH, IS
THIS A BIG DEAL?>>I THOUGHT IT WAS A BIG DEAL. I TALK TO PIED DA, I WAS LIKE
DAD– I LET NOW IT WAS REALK I DIDN’T BUY ANY– IT WAS AN
AUTHENTIC MILLION. AND HE WAS LIKE THAT’S 13
MILLION SHORT OF– .>>HE SAY HUGE HOLLYWOOD STAR. LIKE HE WOULD BE BY THIS
POPULATION STANDARD WOULD BE LIKE 14 MILLION TIMES MORE
POPULAR THAN HIM. JUST BECAUSE OF INDIA, THE INDIA
FACTOR.>>NOT JUST BECAUSE OF INDIA.>>James: BY I MEAN THAT IS
NOT THE ONLY BIG MAN WE ARE TALKING ABOUT ON THE HUGE, PAUL
RUDD, YOUR NAME WAS RECENTLY USED IN “THE NEW YORK TIMES”
CROSS WORD PUZZLE. AND THIS IS A BIG DEAL. PAUSE PLAWS.>>THAT’S RIGHT.>>James: THIS MEANT A LOT TO
YOU. THIS MEANT A LOT TO YOU, RIGHT?>>I AM A CROSS WORD ENTHUSIAST.>>James: UH-HUH.>>I MADE “THE NEW YORK TIMES”
CROSS WORD AND IT WAS, IT WAS INCREDIBLE. I MEAN I WAS REALLY– .>>James: HOW DID YOU FIND
OUT. DID YOU FIND OUT AS YOU WERE
DOING IT?>>THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN THE MOST
EXCITING WAY. SOMEBODY GAVE PE A HEADS UP, I
AM LIKE OH, I’M GETTING THE PUZZLE TODAY.>>IT WOULD HAVE BEEN GREAT HAD
YOU DONE IT AND GOT IT WRONG, JUDD.>>SO YEAH, IT WAS REALLY
EXCITING. AND I HAVE SINCE DONE OTHER
PUZZLES AND I HAVE BEEN IN THEM NOW MORE THAN ONCE.>>James: REALLY?>>BUT I REALIZED IT’S
BECAUSE– .>>James: THAT IS WHEN HE HAS
MADE IT.>>NO, NO, IT HAS NOTHING TO DO
WITH MAKING IT IT IS JUST RUDD IS A CONNECTOR. IF YOU DO A LOT OF CROSS WORD
PUZZLES YOU KIND YOKO ONO COMES UP A LOT. OR IRO– THE ARCHITECT, RUDD,
YOU NEED THE DOUBLE DS, I DIDN’T– .>>James: ELMER FUD, YOUR
ASHLEY JUDD, APATOW, THAT IS IT, I WAS STILL EXCITED.>>James: AS YOU SHOULD BE.>>BUT I PUT IT IN PERSPECTIVE.>>YEAH.>>James: I STILL THINK IT’S
HUGE.>>THANK YOU, THANK YOU. PAUSE PLAWS Z.>>James: NOW YOU BOTH, YOU
BOTH HAVE SOMETHING IN COMMON. YOU BOTH SHARE FAILED LOOP
DREAMS. NEITHER OF YOU WERE GOOD ENOUGH
TO GET ON YOUR BASKETBALL TEAMS.>>AND YOU ARE A BIG BASKETBALL
FAN.>>James: BAS BET– BASKETBALL
WASN’T A BIG THING WHERE I GREW UP.>>IT WAS EVERYTHING WHERE I
GREW UP. I TRIED OUT EVERY YEAR, GOT CUT
EF REJEE YZ WHAT AGE ARE WE TALKING.>>THE YEARS THAT MATTER THE
MOST, 15, 16, AND 17. I’M SITTING NEXT TO PAUL RUDD. IT DOESN’T MATTER. I WISH I COULD HAVE HAD THE– .>>James: HOW DO YOU FIND OUT
BEING ON THE TEAM.>>THEY DID IT THE OLD SCHOOL
QUAI WAY, YOU GO TO THE VARSITY COACHES ROOM WHERE HE TEACHES. AND AT 7:00 MT MORNING, THE LIST
IS UP. YOU GO UP IN FRONT OF ALL OF
YOUR FRIENDS AND SEE IF YOU MADE THE LIST.>>WOW.>>YEAH.>>YOU ARE LOOKING FOR MINHAJ.>>James: HOW CLOSE WERE YOU
TO GETTING ON. DO YOU THINK YOU EVEN REMOTELY
GOT CLOSE.>>I WAS 139 AM NOW LOOK, HE MAY
HAVE BEEN TELLING ME THAT MY SENIOR YEAR, THIS SAY 12 MAN.>>HOW MANY PEOPLE TRIED OUT.>>14.>>YEAH.>>IT’S TOUGH MAN.>>James: WHAT HAPPENED WITH
YOU.>>I DIDN’T EVEN TRY OUT BECAUSE
I KNEW I WOULDN’T EVEN MAKE IT. BUT I SO DESPERATELY WANTED TO
BE A PART OF IT ALL. THAT IS WHAT IT IS ABOUT, THE
CAMARADERIE.>>SO I JOINED MY HIGH SCHOOL
TEAM AS THE MANAGER. YOU GUYS CAN’T LAUGH AT THAT,
TE MANAGER.>>NO, THEY CAN LAUGH AT IT.>>YOU GET TO, YOU WEAR THE
SHIRT AND TIE GAME DAY SO YOU LOOK LIKE ARE YOU PART OF THE
TEAM, THE ILLUSION IS PART OF IT. NUMBER TWO, DEPENDING ON
PRACTICE SITUATIONS YOU MAY GET TO PRACTICE.>>YEAH.>>YOU GET THAT, AN IF YOU ARE
LUCKY THEY WILL SOMETIMES USE THE JENGY BAD VERSION. UNIFORM FROM THE YEAR BEFORE BUT
YOU STILL GET A UNI.>>James: YOU STILL GET A
UNIFORM.>>NOT AT MY SCHOOL AM BUT WE
DID GET, WE HAD DRESS UP ON GAME DAYS AND IT WAS ALWAYS THE MOST
EXCITING THING WHEN WE WOULD GO TO A DIFFERENT SCHOOL AND YOU
GET OFF THE BUS AND YOU SEE ALL THE STUDENTS FROM THE OTHER
SCHOOL THERE WOULD ALWAYS BE SOME GIRLS AN I WOULD ALWAYS
THINK, THEY THINK I’M ON THE TEAM THAT IS THE STATUS, AND
THEN ONE TIME I BROKE MY FINGER, AND MY HAND WAS IN A SPLINT.>>WOW.>>I WAS SO PSYCHED. BECAUSE I WOULD SIT ON THE
SIDELINE AND PEOPLE WOULD THINK OH, HE CAN’T PLAY. PLACE
(APPLAUSE)

100 thoughts on “Paul Rudd Is Just a Connector Who Loves Basketball”

  1. I'm actually surprised by the synergy both Paul Rudd and Hasan had on this show. While it wasn't a sort of match made in heaven sorta thing, it surprisingly kinda worked.

  2. Watch the views blow up on this video, change the title to "Shah Rukh Khan is 14 million times more popular than Ant-man!", NO KIDDIN.. :p

  3. Paul rudd is absolutely hands down unequivocally without a doubt 1 of the most amazing, kind , genuine human beings on earth.

  4. I'm happy that Paul Rudd now knows of Shah Rukh Khan. If there's an interview with both of them or they meet somehow, I'm gonna go insane.

  5. Can these two have a buddy cop movie? Hasan the street-wise, aware, jaded person of color joining the force due to extraneous circumstances, and Paul the well-meaning but ignorant all-american joining the force to "give back to America."

    Give me a check Hollywood

  6. That guy is talking all over Paul Rudd. Dude, calm down!! Youve already been asked, let other people talk.

    Oh well, let me go back to the Conan interview where Rudd had more of something to say.

  7. Okay I know I'm gonna get abused by my fellow Indians, but I'm gonna watch Paul Rudd over SRK any given day cuz dude was in FRIENDS!

  8. Hasan is wearing the same suit from the Fallon interview
    WE LOVE a MAN WHO DOESNT WASTE MONEY ON SUITS AND PAYS HIS GRAPHICS TEAM FOR PA Well <3

  9. So its usually the host who interrupts while the guest talks but then there is hasan interrupting co guest . Man, i laughed soo hard cos i was confused 😂

  10. I haven’t even started watching the video yet but I already know that Paul Rudd & Hasan Minhaj is the pair that I never knew I needed. Everyone say thank you James 👌

  11. There are a lot of humble or grounded stars.
    But I am genuinly convinced Paul Rudd just doesn't care that he's a superstar. I wish i was this centered in myself ^.^

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