Mandy Patinkin has some thoughts on the world, fear and humanity.
Mandy Patinkin really knows what he’s talking about :)
wow man… yes.
wow, you can tell how passionate and intelligent he is about what they converse about.
–while Fallon would just crack a joke and laugh at 1:02, Colbert keeps it real
Wow, the played Mc Yogi for the entrance
If only more of the people of this country were as rational. Thank you for giving such a sincere and rationalized speech.
Too few people in America like Patinkin.
i wish i could thump this video up multiple times because that was Brilliant
Authentic person in show business detected.
System failure. I repeat, system failure.
I guess Stephen kind of has to, but Many was very passionate and wanted to talk about politics and the refugees while Stephen was trying really hard to steer it back to his acting and Homeland.
Wow, great interview. This is why everyone loves and respects Colbert more than any other tv show host.
I was not expecting that. Wow.
I hate that Colbert is getting low numbers just because he isn’t afraid to have meaningful discussions about issues that actually matter.
that made my day. trust in humanity restored
Okay!! If only it was all that easy!!
I love Mandy. What an awesome human being.
This makes me want to shelter Syrian refugees in my home. Nah not really lol!
Another pipedreamer hippy old fart….. that’s all I see here.
It’s this kinda John Lennon fantasy world thinking that leads to more problems then good.
ISIS fighters fight because of western imperialism. It’s essentially a liberation movement driven by religion.
Yea, that is bizzare to think about, but that is what some leaders of Islam are doing.
So to stop ISIS, well maybe we don’t have to. Maybe we just don’t have to help in Middle East at all. Let the Arabs deal with their own mess and refugees. Cause at the end of the day they caused the mess, by deciding to pick up guns and kill each other.
Bravo well said :)
Take this lesson from Santa everyone!
I… don’t know but Mandy reminds me of Robin Williams especially at 6:50. Feels 🙁
Very intriguing interview nonetheless. I now have newfound respect and admiration for Mandy Patinkin, an actor I who was previously unknown to me.
Other hosts would interupt, redirect to something funny and forcefully change subject. Here Colbert was all silent letting him speak freely words of wisdom that comes from direct heart experience.
Great meaningful discussion like these better America and the humanity as a whole.
These are some important messages right there.
Mandy in this interview comes across as a hardened Santa Claus. It’s like he spent so much time travelling around the world giving gifts but got exasperated at humanity’s propensity for violence
Good man :)
When I was watching this on TV tonight, you could tell in Mandy’s eyes how passionate he was getting about this. He almost looked like he was going to cry but wow, what an amazing interview with two intelligent men
Mandy, god isn’t even god evidently.
When actors think they know stuff.
Mandy Patinkin is a goddamn national treasure!
Please get this man in the JRE
like like like like like like
Well that escalated quickly…
This guy just dropped a truth bomb right into the establishment’s asshole in a fashion worthy of Noam Chomsky’s endorsement. I wish he kept going further into his “who’s the good guy, who’s the bad guy” rant so that he left no doubt of what he was referring to, which is the fact that we, the people of the allegedly more civilized and freer world, are no better than the terrorists that we so deeply abhor. And how could we be better really, when we, as taxpayers have funded and continue to fund all the wars and irrational invasions that have brought unending misery to all these parts of the world? How could we be better when we consciously, and almost routinely elect representatives that continue to do the things that we precisely condemn the “bad guys” for doing? But someone of Stephen’s mind set will say “Oh but these terrorists, they are savages, they kill innocent people for political gain.” Right, cause we, the good guys, we’d never do something like that. When Obama allows an army of hell fire sky robots to massacre thousands and thousands of innocent people he’s not doing it for political gain, he’s doing it for the “right” reasons, to defend the “right” ideals. When our military generals order the targeted airstrike on a hospital full of doctors without borders and injured patients just because that hospital cared for everyone without discriminating based on political affiliation, they’re not doing it because they actually want to kill innocent people, they’re doing it because it’s a necessary measure we must take to protect our ideals. And that’s the most fucked up part about this: that when these assholes who represent us try to justify their psychopathic actions to us, when they try to brush off the barbaric killings that they do as just “another casualty of war”, we instinctively believe them and fool ourselves into thinking that they only did it for “good reasons” cause we are good guys, and they represent us, so they too must be good guys. Godamm this world is messed up
What an incredible interview. Thank you Mandy. You are a good man.
So much respect for the courage to speak his mind. Also, props to Colbert for letting this happen on TV.
this coming from Mr. Huxley, who stole Elmo’s blanket because he said so. all joking aside, it’s nice to hear someone to talk about some humility because every time i turn to any outlet, there’s always something bad happening, from shootings to climate problems.
It feels strange and sad, watching all the grown-ups from my youth turn into grey old men and women. Patinkin remains One of the Good Ones
He made me cry! I love him, very smart man.
“…humanity is a good thing when it is exercised. I ask people to exercise their humanity, more than they’ve ever imagined. Use your imagination on how you can make the world a better place.” – Mandy Patinkin
Wow, he must’ve really toned down his personality to play Jason Gideon
HOmeland is my favorite. I even put it slightly above Game of Thrones. oh and i love Saul.
I like Colbert because he isn’t afraid to raise a counterpoint, and even when he agrees he knows what many people will take issue with, so he asks a question that’s answer silences detractors.
One of the most enlightening interviews with a ‘celebrity’ on a TV talk show I’ve ever watched.
Colbert stopped Mandy from exposing the HATE MONGER!
Mandy for president
Exercise your humanity by giving up the idea that you need to be ruled by any authoritarian who gives themselves some imaginary power. Without government there would be a chance for liberty, justice and peace. With government there is only slavery, oppression and murder.
Look like vince ruso
Wow that was powerful. It’s all too easy to let fear win, but listen to this man, let HUMANITY win
How is it possible that these interviews keep blowing me away? Damn you, Colbert, haven’t you heard of inconsistency?
Its absolutely crazy how much stigma there is for refugees. A lot of North Americans are refugees of a sort. My family were refugees when they first came here 100 years ago, not Syrian but Ukrainian. These aren’t animals, they are people just like you and I.
The laugh at the end is priceless.
Beautifully and passionately said!
Humanity is the most powerful weapon in the arsenal. Then it’s nukes
most inspirational thing I’ve seen in a ling time!!
Mandy Patinkin is one of the people I wish Stephen could do a full hour-long interview with. That would be so rewarding.
Stephen Fry as well, would be so good on this show.
This was awesome!!!
More of this please
best interview EVER!
A man most well known for his portrayal of a son consumed with the revenge of his father, preaches peace on earth and good will toward all. That says something.
this is why Colbert has the best late show. he’s so well rounded.
Well, I live in Europe and I honestly say the refugees make it hard to “exercise our humanity” towards them. They have a tendency to disobey the regulations in my country which has led to quite a bit of anarchy here. We respect human life, we mean to help them, but they want us to help in other ways, faster ways than we are able. It’s like they expect to get a job and a car immediately when they enter the country and don’t understand that bureaucracy sadly takes time. And then they go vary. They get unsatisfied and then they start to break the rules since our rules don’t fit their expectations, even though they are meant to serve them.
Mandy , I don’t know who this guy is but I love him.
I have been waiting so long for someone to say something about humanity for a long time since Charlie Chaplin said it in 1940
Oh wow that’s awesomely not Saul Berenson-like.
No no it’s not the conversations that’s lowering the numbers. It’s just that his show isn’t packed with enough substance and things that display culture and humanity. In my opinion the current late night one man talk shows are lazy because it’s just one guy talking. Just because this single man focus happened to work for Johnny Carson doesnt mean the format is a good thing to keep for every joe that comes along. What he’s using is a theatre, a place of worship for arts and music. He thinks it would be better if the show was chill like with letterman but it should be the opposite. Late night shows were about a cool man but that’s not what colbert has been about. He should take the chill in betweeen bits and shove as much art and music and acts and dancing he could into it, whether it be upstart musicians or artists or training dancers that are worth the time, or great accomplished musicians, use avant avant garde break dancers to do his skits. Fill up all the skits with substance with the money he has. That’s what the biggest show on TV should be. A front to back circus like display of everything Colbert thinks is Classy. Traditional talk shows have always had just a blank stage with the band and the cool guy and shit but that’s not what the new generation likes anymore. We respect the work of Stephen Colbert. This show should be past being just pure display of manly ego. It should be our door to the world, like Neil Patrick Harris’s openings are for the theatre. It should be a full out show.
San Bernardino jihadi and friend plotted campus and freeway jihad attacksIslamic Terrorist are insane…. And we MUST protect ourselves…. Mandy the bottom line Islamic Terrorist want to KILL JEWS…. That’s you…. Take Middle Eastern Christians Not Islamic Terrorist.
his entrance music sounded like the zlatan ibrahimovic song
My name is Inigo Montoya…
Mandy has played a lot of majorly serious, amazingly dramatic roles over the years. But to this day, my first reaction every time I see him or hear his name, is always, “Hallo! My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”
thanks Colbert for having meaningful interviews that actually matter
wo, Patinkin’s head explodes on late night.
I love this man’s passion
Well said George Carlin/ Santa Clause, well freaking said.
Mandy, was talking about Meliorism–That by means of education one will improve the state of the world. However, he still bypassed the logic of Stephen’s rebuttal with regard to the misuse of freewill. Does he think education alone makes a person morally upright? If that were so, no doctors would be concerned about kick-backs from drug companies or see fit to falsify their research. Does Mandy not realize that peoples both average & powerful have been trying (and failing) to effect the world in just such a way for millennia? What was Einstein’s basic definition of “Insanity”, again?
Mandy also mentioned the widespread [acknowledged] fear that was felt regarding atomic bombs when he was younger. Those bombs were not ordered, created, tested, or used by uneducated people. Individuals need to ask themselves & honestly consider; is it an overwhelming sense of “humanity” that has removed the fear? Or, is it media-induced apathy to the danger that exists on an even greater scale?
For all you know, it could simply be that the fear amongst those in control has shifted because they know they’re no longer exclusive in their possession of that technology. Mutually Assured Destruction can be quite the motivator!
Love what he had to say here. I feel like I’ve had this conversation with myself in the shower many times; we all need to work towards the day these ideas become reality.
I love the way Mandy Patinkin thinks and I love Stephen Colbert as well.
This was amazing!
Mandy Patinkin is a good man!
Mandy is such a heart. One of the greatest people in the business ever :)
Thank you, Mandy Patinkin, for speaking the passionate truth. God bless and protect you!
Jimmy Fallon suck balls. Stephen Colbert is better.
if Mandy came to the “actual journalistic” news shows and made such heated statement, the blonde bimbos and air-head news anchors would only attack him back with nonsense replies defending the war-mongers; since all they care about is the shape of chocolate produced by Reese for Christmas and not the actual issues we are facing now.
the reality of journalism
God bless him.
Very respectful and important interview. Really enjoyed hearing Patinkin speak, and this is perhaps the truth- that Colbert is the only show he could have spoken on without getting interrupted. I do have to note though- the show Homeland perpetuates and reinforces some stereotypes against the Muslim world, which can be harmful in swaying views for the worst. While Patinkin’s views are obviously different than his show, that is something he still needs to keep in mind.
Why is he dressed like Steve Jobs?
The Good vs Evil paradigm is for Hollywood and Fox News.
Rea life is far more complex and sophisticated.
Uncle Mandy’s got quite a speech there, I like it’s message! LOVE!
Also he could play one MEAN SANTA! :D
This was awesome. So passionate and serious about something so important. It’s refreshing to see.
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