Jesse Eisenberg Shows Off His Most Elaborate Halloween Costume


-I wanted to wish you
a happy belated birthday. -Thank you so much.
-Yeah. -Four days late,
but nonetheless. Thank you.
-Uh, it was this past weekend? -Yeah, it was.
Yeah, it happened. -Do you enjoy birthdays, or… -No, no, no.
-No, you don’t. -I don’t enjoy mine. -No.
-No, no, no. I enjoy other people’s
birthdays, which happens every day, but I don’t enjoy
my own birthday. -No.
-No. -You never did, even as a kid?
-Never did. No, when I was a kid, I hated it
even more than I do now because, as a kid,
I just remember, like, the pressure of having
a birthday party — which I never had — because I was too nervous
about who I would choose — which friend I would choose
to sit next to me, and I didn’t want to have to be in the position of ranking
my friends like that, so I just opted
to never have a birthday party. -Oh, my gosh.
-I was so nervous to hurt somebody’s feelings.
-But what about family? Did family — Did you have
parties with family? -No, I sequestered myself
in the room and said, “I don’t want to have to choose which one of you
I like the most.” I think they knew, but I didn’t want to have
to explicitly say it. [ Laughter ] -But we talked once. You said your mom
was a clown at kids parties. -This is the great irony
of my life. My mom was was a bir– The shoemaker’s son
goes shoeless. The birthday party clown’s kid
goes birthday-less. -Did she never entertained
at your parties? -No, she didn’t entertain,
you know, because of nepotism, but, um… [ Laughter ] So, she would — one time —
I did have one birthday party — she used to barter
with the local magician. She said, “Okay, if you do
my son’s birthday party, I’ll perform at your kid’s
birthday party.” And so I had one birthday party, and, luckily, you don’t have
to choose where anybody sits ’cause it’s a magic —
you know, it’s a magic show, so you all just sit in a clump,
so that’s easy. But, you know,
because it was my birthday, he chose me to be,
like, his sexy assistant. You know what I mean?
I had to come up and be sawed in half
or pull the thing out of the hat or whatever
they’re doing, and, um — and I hated that, too,
because then, you know, you’re getting
the attention for that, and then my friends know I’m
better than them on that day. -Yeah, yeah, no, yeah, yeah, no,
yeah, no, you don’t want that. You don’t want that at all. But, now,
Halloween is coming up, and I can just assume
you don’t appreciate that. -Also didn’t like that holiday.
-No, no, no, no, probably not. What would you do on Halloween? Would you, uh —
-Halloween, I just — -Just didn’t like the idea
of getting candy, or… -I hated the idea of getting
candy. I hated the idea
of trick-or-treating. I always just
thought it was, like, the least-efficient way
to get food, you know? You know, there were hunters,
you know, thousands and thousands of years got food more quickly than I did
going door to door getting, you know, fun-sized
Snickers bars. It’s just — I didn’t like doing it, and, um,
you know, I’m a manic person, so that kind of thing — this plotting thing
of going door to door to get something
that’s tiny is just… -Well, I asked you
to see if you can… -Yeah. -I asked you if you could give
us a photo or have your — ask your mom for a photo of you in one of your
Halloween costumes. -That’s right.
I asked my mom. I said, “I’m going
on the Jimmy Fallon show.” She loves you, by the way. I don’t know if
you’ve ever been told that somebody’s
mother loves you, but my mom loves you.
-Oh, thank you. I love that. -I imagine that’s like —
you must — you love that. Um, anyway.
-I love hearing that. -“Suburban woman
in New Jersey loves me?” But anyway…
-She came back. She gave us a photo of
one of your Halloween costumes. Can you explain —
uh, what are you dressed as? What is that?
-Yeah. -It doesn’t look like
much of a, uh, costume. -Also, the van should tell you everything you need to know
about my childhood. But, yes, I guess this was my
most elaborate Halloween costume according to my mother,
which is, like, a Dickensian hat and a — a de-threaded
basketball, I guess. You know, what is the basketball where it no longer
has the dots on it? That’s the one I had.
But, um, yeah. -That was your —
-…no grip. -That was your costume.
-That was my costume. -Pretty good.
-Yeah. -Probably no one else at school
was dressed like that. -No. No, no, no.
-No. You’re the only one. -Yeah, but, after tonight,
who knows? -It could catch on.
-Yeah. -Uh, I love your acting, but I also love your —
your writing, as well. You write very funny —
I’ve seen stories in New Yorker. -Yeah, thanks a lot. -They’re great.
-Oh, yeah, right. -Explain this.
What is this — this book? -Yes, this is a book that I’m just part
of a compilation of, including Nate Dern, one of your great writers here
is in it. Probably everybody who’s ever
written in the language or maybe even a different
language is in this book, ’cause it’s so huge. Yeah, if you can see it
on the side. -It’s a big book.
-Yeah, it’s biblical proportion. -Yeah, it’s a big book.
I-I-I have a book out, too. Let me see it.
-This is it here. “Baby” — Jimmy Fallon.
Yeah. [ Cheers and applause ] -Could we —
just out of curiosity, could we — could we —
could we compare font size? -Yeah, we can compare font size.
-Yeah. -Something tells me — Something tells me
yours is gonna… Yeah, here, so, small,
kind of modest 10-point. What do you have? These are “Baby”…
-Yeah, yeah, yeah. I figure for babies it’s good.
-Yeah. No zoom-in necessary.
-No, no, no. You don’t need — You can see it from far away. -Right, so, this is McSweeney’s.
This is started by — -I love McSweeney’s.
-And, uh, yeah, it’s all the best comedy writers
write for this, and, uh, it’s a wonderful book. Probably written by
1,000 environmentalists but wasting so much paper.
-Yeah. -You can buy it ironically. It’s a good book
if you like funny. -Yeah.
-Check it out.

100 thoughts on “Jesse Eisenberg Shows Off His Most Elaborate Halloween Costume

  1. I never thought i'd say it but honestly although both suck, Fallon is 100x more tolerable than Jimmy Kimmel these days. Dudes become such a beta cuck sjw and acts fake as shit trying to act like "The Man Show" wasn't the start of his career. All he does it push his political agenda into his show and is so toxic to his guests. Atleast Fallons just plain annoying but i can't say i actually hate the guy he just overdoes the reactions/high energy.

  2. I can’t stand this guy. He’s a fucking clown and comes across as one of the most arrogant and biggest pieces of shit I’ve ever seen.

  3. This man acts like an overachiever genius mad scientist whom also have an excellent command of English and is never truly stressed out about anything

  4. My phone just started auto-playing this and I thought, “Oh this must be from when he was doing press for Cafe Society” because it legit seems like he’s doing a Woody Allen impression. Then I noticed the comments were 5 days old. Love Jesse Eisenberg. He needs to find the right horror vehicle. Zombieland was fun, but I’m talking tonally horrorific. Cursed wasn’t enough and The Double was a bit too much. Something like The Art of Self Defense, but that goes all the way. He’d also be great in something like Knives Out. Looking forward to seeing Vivarium.

  5. jesse, i love you man. growing up in EB wasn't easy, i know. is your mom still in east brunswick? i met her at dairy queen one time, (remember there used to be a dairy queen?!)

  6. Eisenberg has such an ordinary looking life and all evidence points to him being a lame but somehow I still want him to read me a story before bed

  7. This guy was a perfect Lex Luthor 😌 the cockiness the presence like he’s smarter than you and probably is….by the way that’s why he was cast as Luthor

  8. If the audience is a random indicator of the general populous, 90% of Americans do not understand the definition of 'nepotism'… Given that a random % of the audience will always be foreigners, 90% may be a modest guess… 🤣🤣🤣

  9. I don't know why , in my mind i feel jesse is fitted to Joker character to be honest . i always wondering what happen if Jesse playing Joker in another joker series .

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