Harry Connick Jr.

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Harry Connick Jr. says Bourbon Street still has the same amount of vomit per brick after Hurricane Katrina. (5:57)

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,

EVERYBODY.

MY GUEST TONIGHT HAS SOLD 25

MILLION ALBUMS WHICH IS 25

MILLION MORE THAN THE MUSIC

INDUSTRY SOLD LAST YEAR.

PLEASE WELCOME HARRY CONNICK,

JR.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

GOOD TO SEE YOU.

HAVEN'T SEEN YOU SINCE THE

GRAMMYS LAST YEAR.

DID YOU WIN LAST YEAR?

>> I DID NOT.

>> Stephen: I DID.

[LAUGHTER]

KIND OF OF MAKES US EVEN.

I'M UP ON YOU.

>> A LITTLE BIT.

>> Stephen: YOU HAVE GRAMMIES?

>> THREE.

>> Stephen: ANY EMMYS?

>> I DO.

>> Stephen: A PEABODY?

>> I DO NOT.

>> Stephen: I WON AGAIN.

IT'S NOT A CONTEST JUST WANTED

TO GET THAT OUT THERE.

NICE TO SEE YOU AGAIN.

YOU ARE HERALDED AS THE GREAT

MODERNç INTERPRETER OF THE

CLASSIC AMERICAN SONGBOOK, THE

STANDARDS AS THEY CALL THEM.

YOU HAVE YOUR ORIGINAL STUFF BUT

EVERYONE WANTS TO MAKE YOU HIT

THE CLASSICS.

LET'S MAKE THIS A CLASSIC

INTERVIEW, ALL RIGHT?

I'LL ASK YOU STANDARD QUESTIONS.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR?

>> I THINK IT'S BLACK.

>> Stephen: WHOA.

>> YEAH.

[LAUGHTER]

>> Stephen: THAT IS A CLASSIC

ANSWER.

[LAUGHTER]

LET'S TALK ABOUT YOUR PROJECT

HERE.

YOU HAVE A DVD AND A CD COMING

OUT CALLED HARRY CONNICK, JR.,

IN CONCERT ON BROADWAY BROADCAST

TONIGHT ON PBS, CORRECT?

>> YES.

>> Stephen: SO TONIGHT YOU

MEAN TOMORROW OR TONIGHT EARLIER

BECAUSE THIS IS AT 11:00 --

11:30?

>> IT'S PROBABLY COMPETITION FOR

THIS SHOW.

PEOPLE HAVE TO MAKE AN IMPORTANT

DECISION.

>> Stephen: THAT'S TOUGH.

TWO SHOWS WITH HARRY CONNICK,

ONLY ONE OF WHICH HAS ME THOUGH.

[LAUGHTER]

>> I'LL BE TUNING INTO THIS ONE.

>> Stephen: ME, TOO.

[LAUGHTER]

YOU ALSO ARE A FAMOUS RESIDENT

OF NEW ORLEANS, ALL RIGHT?

AM I SAYING THAT CORRECTLY?

>> YOU ARE SAYING IT FINE.

I JUST DON'T LIVE THERE ANYMORE.

I WAS A RESIDENT OF NEW ORLEANS.

>> Stephen: WHERE DO YOU LIVE?

>> I LIVE IN CONNECTICUT NOW.

>> Stephen: ALSO A BREEDING

GROUND FOR GREAT JAZZ.

OR INSURANCE ONE OF TWO.

I GET JAZZ AND INSURANCE MIXED

UP A LOT.

CAN I ASK A QUESTION ABOUT JAZZ?

>> SURE.

>> Stephen: WHY WHEN I LISTEN

DO I SOMETIMES FEEL LIME IKE

DROWNING IN NOTES.

IT'S OVER MY HEAD.

>> IT'S OVER MY HEAD, TOO, TO BE

HONEST WITH YOU.

>> Stephen: ARE YOU NOT A JAZZ

MAN?

>> JASMINE?

>> Stephen: IN NEW ORLEANS THE

END OF EVERY WORLD FELL OFF.

>> I GUESS YOU COULD CONSIDER ME

A JASMINE.

>> Stephen: LOVELY SMELL.

>> IT IS.

>> Stephen: YOU DON'T LIVE IN

NEW ORLEANS ANYMORE.

>> I DON'T.

>> Stephen: YOU STILL HAVE

WORKED HARD ON TRYING TO GET NEW

ORLEANS BACK ON ITS FEET AFTER

KATRINA.

FIVE AND A HALF YEARS NOW.

WHAT IS THE PROJECT YOU WORK ON

NOW?

>> NEW ORLEANS MUSICIANS

VILLAGE, 80 HOUSES WE BUILT

ALONG WITH HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

AND NOW WE HAVE A CENTER FOR THEv:

ARTS CALLED THE ELLIS MAR SALIS

CENTER FOR MUSIC.

>> Stephen: IS THAT WHAT YOU

DO?

PEOPLE THINK NEW ORLEANS WHAT

THEY TALK TO YOU, RIGHT?

>> I'M PRETTY ASSOCIATED WITH

NEW ORLEANS.

I WAS BORN AND RAISED THERE.

A LOT OF MUSIC I PLAY IS FROM

THERE.

>> Stephen: YOU FIRST GOT ON

STAGE WHEN YOU WERE NINE, RIGHT?

>> EARLIER THAN THAT.

MY DAD WAS AT D.A. AT THE NEW

ORLEANS.

AT THE OPENING OF CAMPAIGN

HEADQUARTERS WHEN I WAS FIVE I

PLAYED THE STAR SPANGLED DANKER

STEEJ YOUR FATHER WAS A DISTRICT

ATTORNEY AND YET HE WAS

VIOLATING CHILD LABOR LAWS.

[LAUGHTER]

THAT'S A COMPLEX STORY.

>> VERY COMPLEX.

ANYTHING GOES DOWN THERE IN NEW

ORLEANS.

>> Stephen: GETS SHORTER EVERY

DAY.

[LAUGHTER]

HOW IS NEW ORLEANS DOING NOW?

HAS IT BEEN HIT BY A METEOR OR

ANYTHING?

HAD A ROUGH FEW YEARS YOU HAVE

TO ADMIT?

>> A PRETTY ROUGH FEW YEARS.

WE'RE HAPPY ABOUT THE PROGRESS

ITS MADE.

PROUD OF OUR FOOTBALL TEAM.

THEY MADE IT TO THE

CHAMPIONSHIP.

NEW ORLEANS SON THE MEND.

>> Stephen: A WEEK FROM

YESTERDAY IS MARDI GRAS.

>> CORRECT.

ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT A WEEK

FROM YESTERDAY EVENING OR --

[LAUGHTER]

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

YOU ARE AND LAWSUIT -- YOU ARE

ABSOLUTELY RIGHT.

NEXT TUESDAY IS MARDI GRAS.

ARE YOU GOING TO BE THERE?

>>LY NOT UNFORTUNATELY.

>> Stephen: YOU HAVE A CREW

THOUGH?

>> WE HAVE A PARADE THAT ROLLS

EVERY MONDAY NIGHT.

IT'S EXCITING.

IF ANYBODY HAS NEVER BEEN THERE

IT'S FUN.TúRETURNED TO PREKATRINA LEVELS

IS THERE THE SAME AMOUNT OF

VOMIT PER --

>> A LOT GOT WASH ADD WAY IN THE

FLOOD BUT.

>> Stephen: IT'S A RENEWABLE

RESOURCE UNLIKE THE OIL.

[LAUGHTER]

HOW MANY BEADS IS IT GOING TO

TAKE FOR ME TO SEE YOUR TITS?

[LAUGHTER]

AND IS THAT IN THE SPECIAL?

[LAUGHTER]

>> HOW DO YOU SPELL ZERO?

[LAUGHTER]

MR. MAN.

STAOFRPBLGTS HARRY CONNICK.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOIN US.

HARRY JOHNIC, -- HARRY CONNICK,

JR.

THE SPECIAL IS HARRY

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