Ben Stiller Talks New EP With His High School Band, Performing With the Beastie Boys: Watch


Ben Stiller hopped into the wayback machine on The Late Show on Thursday night time (Nov. 15) to speak about his 2008 efficiency with the Beastie Boys at a Rock the Vote live performance and the unlikely reboot of his long-lost teenage punk band.

The 52-year-old comic and actor defined that in a set of Beastie Boys live shows in Ohio a decade in the past, he got here on stage dressed as member Ad-Rock in the course of the rapper's "Root Down" verse. “It was probably the most nervous I’ve ever been in my life,” mentioned Stiller. “First of all, the Beastie Boys -- you realize, they’re iconic -- after which to be on stage and to need to do a verse, after which be in entrance of individuals and carry out…loopy, like a bizarre dream.”

His transient time on stage with the legendary rap trio wasn't his first expertise performing music, although. Back in highschool, Stiller performed drums in a band known as Capital Punishment. "We by no means really performed in entrance of individuals," defined Stiller, "We performed as soon as, however we recorded an album."

He instructed Colbert that the guitarist had turn out to be a professor of Czech literature on the University of London and the bassist secured a job because the chief choose of the Arizona State Court of Appeals.

"Wow," joked The Late Show host, "You’ve achieved nothing in comparison with these males."

Despite having full careers, Stiller and his bandmates just lately reunited to document an EP, This Is Capital Punishment, quickly after the impartial label Capture Tracks reissued the quartet's authentic album. The band’s new launch, restricted to 1,500 bodily copies, drops on Nov. 23. Stiller additionally mentioned his upcoming Showtime restricted collection, Escape at Dannemora, an eight-part miniseries chronicling the real-life, headline-grabbing jail escape from the Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York in 2015. 

Check out Stiller's Late Show chat under.