Anna Kendrick Geeks Out And Sings With Stephen

  • Published on Mar 11, 2016
  • Star of Pitch Perfects I and II, Anna Kendrick joins Stephen to talk Lord Of The Rings and sing a showtune... so basically his favorite things.
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  • Alex Lao
    Alex Lao 2 days ago

    Wonderful, indeed

  • kotetsu131
    kotetsu131 2 days ago

    Nice Bach rendition Jon :)

  • Erik Hägglund
    Erik Hägglund 3 days ago

    True talent, both of them.

  • yew 2oob
    yew 2oob 6 days ago

    Just as Frodo's sword turns blue when Orc's appear, so too do my balls turn blue and penis hard when Anna Kendrick's voice I hear.

  • hanscombe72
    hanscombe72 7 days ago

    My boss loves Sondheim.
    It makes me want eat cyanide, fire a Walther in my mouth and be crushed between a train and it the platform just as it pulls in. So when the train arrives your corpse is spun violently along the platform.
    That’s how I feel when I hear anything by Sondheim.

  • Tristan Möller
    Tristan Möller 7 days ago

    So why is she appearing on everyone’s show now?

  • Mike Smith
    Mike Smith 8 days ago

    damn! just like that, she put many of today's top artists to shame.

  • Matthew Boyce
    Matthew Boyce 9 days ago

    She might be the most beautiful woman on the planet.

  • oof
    oof 11 days ago

    That face at 0:52 is just like, 'not enjoy him in that way'.

  • Micheal Taylor
    Micheal Taylor 11 days ago

    When you're a genius, a performance like that is your gift to an audience!!

  • Rem Ram
    Rem Ram 14 days ago

    7:54-7:57 it seemed like she forgot the lyrics and tried to remember it hahahahhaa

  • disorganizer86
    disorganizer86 24 days ago

    Well, we knew that he wasnt gonna keep up with Anna Kendrick, but man, did Stephen do a great job here.

  • Njörun Ránsdóttir
    Njörun Ránsdóttir 27 days ago

    “If you’re a theater nerd you’re kind of a pedant-“ 😂🤣 that joke went over a lot of people’s heads. She’s so witty!

  • Honey V
    Honey V 28 days ago

    Anna Kendrick and Kristen Bell needs to be the next Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

  • earendil0888
    earendil0888 Month ago

    These two constantly talk over each other like best friends. I love it 👫

  • Brent
    Brent Month ago

    First of all Anna, is super adorable, second of all she has amazing blue eyes, third that red dress looked amazing on her.

  • Kimberly Nkere
    Kimberly Nkere Month ago

    SpiderMan 3 !

  • HereIgoAgain
    HereIgoAgain Month ago

    ❤ Anna is so professional!

  • Sarah Hand
    Sarah Hand Month ago

    I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve watched them sing together and it makes my heart happy every time 😂💗

  • Gracias 진영
    Gracias 진영 Month ago

    Anna is so delightful jsdjsdjd i love her personality

  • LittleNavajo
    LittleNavajo Month ago

    Nice, I didn’t know that he sings! 👍🏽👍🏽

  • revasai
    revasai Month ago

    Now that's music to one's ears

  • Ray Campbell
    Ray Campbell Month ago

    I love her, she's cute as a bug!!!

  • Disha Mukherjee
    Disha Mukherjee 2 months ago

    It's seriously WONDERFUL 😍😍

  • JohnSmith M
    JohnSmith M 2 months ago

    lol ...she's a carpet muncher!

  • Tamishra Biswas
    Tamishra Biswas 2 months ago +1

    Is no one going to mention how gorgeous that dress looked on her? 😍💕

  • Nimmy Wren
    Nimmy Wren 2 months ago

    So classy, my god!

  • Nancy Jacobs
    Nancy Jacobs 2 months ago

    Is Stephen falling in love? Wow

  • tra ffic
    tra ffic 2 months ago

    Too beautiful

  • lucy girl
    lucy girl 2 months ago

    She'd make a great witch...

  • Nathan Beale
    Nathan Beale 2 months ago

    I love how you could see Anna's nervousness drop away when she was singing, and you could see her heart, soul, and true self just shining through her eyes

  • Luis Lopez
    Luis Lopez 2 months ago

    I almost fainted , how Lovely

  • Hasan Kisaboyun
    Hasan Kisaboyun 2 months ago

    She's cute

  • John Geis
    John Geis 3 months ago

    That was Awesome

  • Amanda Christy
    Amanda Christy 3 months ago

    Damn it! I ended up watching this again lmao

  • Maryann Koretoff
    Maryann Koretoff 3 months ago

    Theatre kids United!

  • big kahuna burger
    big kahuna burger 3 months ago

    Stephen Colbert so fun to watch

  • tornadocupcake
    tornadocupcake 3 months ago

    So my dog...started to howl in tune with this song. In his sleep lol. He must really like, he hasn't ever done this before. Lol.

  • Middle-Earth Lore
    Middle-Earth Lore 3 months ago

    Toby Maggie is secretly sitting in the audience miming the song

  • A. Julieta Mickshaw
    A. Julieta Mickshaw 3 months ago

    They're awesome.. ❤️

  • Malika Saha
    Malika Saha 3 months ago

    I feel like sometimes they just want the audience to stop cheering and just shut up😂

  • Malika Saha
    Malika Saha 3 months ago

    Anna kendrick should sing and make songs. She has a beautiful voice😄

  • Jarid Williams
    Jarid Williams 3 months ago

    damn that was cute

  • Scott Crosby
    Scott Crosby 3 months ago

    My man parts feel funny...

  • Diane
    Diane 4 months ago


  • graeme galloway
    graeme galloway 4 months ago

    lord of the rings fam for life

  • felicity79
    felicity79 4 months ago

    They are so freakn cute!!!

  • Timothy Von Varella
    Timothy Von Varella 4 months ago

    So why wasn't she belle in beauty and the beast instead of the Harry Potter girl. She sings far superior.

  • Samantha Bennett
    Samantha Bennett 4 months ago

    Her voice is perfect for this.

  • smileanywy
    smileanywy 4 months ago

    Strait up Awesomeness! Luv seeing this side of you!

  • Brian Klock
    Brian Klock 4 months ago +1

    07:00 Just listened to this again after almost an entire year ... and it's so lovely to the ears! Love it

  • Disha Mukherjee
    Disha Mukherjee 4 months ago

    This two people are wonderful 😊

  • Cosette B.
    Cosette B. 4 months ago

    She reminds me of Kristen Bell

  • Nick12391
    Nick12391 4 months ago

    Am I the only one disappointed they didn't sing "Home is Behind"?

  • KyliaSkydancer
    KyliaSkydancer 4 months ago

    It is unfair how much chemistry these two have.

  • Noraine Janica Santos
    Noraine Janica Santos 5 months ago

    She looks incredible in red. I must say.

  • Bacon Hattybee
    Bacon Hattybee 5 months ago

    I know that song due to my MANY watches of Spider-Man 3

  • Nathan Vander Eecken
    Nathan Vander Eecken 5 months ago

    you know how couples do a "freebie list" or "hall pass list"? Anna Kendrick is my entire list. Stephen does get an honorable mention, but I'm straight, so.. ah well..

  • Shanine Mushonga
    Shanine Mushonga 5 months ago

    Love you Anna Kendrick, wish to meet you in person cz u r my idol.

  • bisgurlll
    bisgurlll 5 months ago +1

    ...and that night he slept on the floor

  • Rick Soden
    Rick Soden 5 months ago

    cobert in glee club in high shcool, now it all makes sense

  • Victor Ortega
    Victor Ortega 5 months ago


  • k. arias
    k. arias 5 months ago

    she’s the most beautiful geek ❤️

  • mtrotter2
    mtrotter2 5 months ago +1

    Just wow...

  • Devin
    Devin 5 months ago

    This interview just made me love Anna Kendrick more. She's so funny and down to earth.

  • BishopTurtle
    BishopTurtle 5 months ago

    Wife goals

  • LakeTerror 180
    LakeTerror 180 5 months ago

    They looked so cute in the thumbnail😝😝😝😝

  • Spencer Smith
    Spencer Smith 6 months ago

    Anna Kendrick is charming in so many ways. And that voice of hers could melt butter!

  • xxx ooo
    xxx ooo 6 months ago

    I got a butterflies in my stomach when they started sing...

  • safeinmyheart1
    safeinmyheart1 6 months ago +2

    When is their album coming out? DANG.

  • MrsWilliamTheBloody
    MrsWilliamTheBloody 6 months ago +1

    Colbert is literally my dream man.

  • Austin Zappas
    Austin Zappas 6 months ago

    That was wonderful.

  • Mr. Kamer
    Mr. Kamer 6 months ago

    I literally just clapped in my chair after the musical number - fantastic! As a teacher and having taught glee club and musical theatre, this makes my heart sing :)

  • Gregory Miller
    Gregory Miller 6 months ago

    Anna kendrick Is such a cool person

  • lonetiger1000
    lonetiger1000 6 months ago

    Love Sam's character in the Lord of the Rings, but Frodo was the true hero. He was the only one kind and gentle enough to carry that burden for so long...and in the end it destroys so much beauty within him and shortens his life. Sam's character was there to show true men cannot accomplish greatness without a Sam to support them. We need Sams...but without the pair all would have been lost.

  • SilverSoul
    SilverSoul 6 months ago

    8:12 aaaaaand I’m in love

  • H B
    H B 6 months ago

    She’s such a skilled vocalist

  • chelsi irvine
    chelsi irvine 6 months ago

    she was into the woods right?

  • JAMS's Nana
    JAMS's Nana 6 months ago +1

    *smacking the crap out of that like button* Nobody writes or sings like that any more. All I hear is "I Like Big Butts" or "She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy." Jeeze

  • Curtis Lee
    Curtis Lee 6 months ago

    I discovered this gem looking for music videos to watch, and the singing at the end made me think of mary poppins and her male friend from the mary poppins movie lol

  • Lex Nuss
    Lex Nuss 6 months ago

    Bored of the rings.

  • Shawn McLaughlin
    Shawn McLaughlin 6 months ago

    It's nice to have a talk show host who does not insert himself into the musical life of every singer who comes on the show.

  • Nicholas Bean
    Nicholas Bean 7 months ago +1

    Anna Kendrick is a goddamned national treasure

  • Jim Maneri
    Jim Maneri 7 months ago +1

    John Batiste is on fire. Go to 7:18 to hear John Batiste play “They Say it’s Wonderful” as well as anyone in friggin jazz piano history. And there’s been plenty of jazz piano history on that tune. Like over 80 years. Apparently John has studied and absorbed ALL of it. He turned that room into deep hotness instantly. And the changes with their homage to McCoy Tyner’s from the John Coltrane/Johnny Hartman album. And how he guides and frames the singers, and leads the emotion of the lyrics with harmony; and how he pushes and pulls with time but there’s never a question to anyone, especially the singers, where we all are. I mean this accompanying performance is as good as I can think of. Bill Evans/ Tony Bennett album good. And with headphones the piano is wonderfully clear. Man, I gotta transcribe that. Batiste, what a badass.

  • RCaIabraro
    RCaIabraro 7 months ago

    What can you say about these two...

  • Robert Few
    Robert Few 7 months ago

    Sooo freakin’ hot

  • Lorenzo Miranda
    Lorenzo Miranda 7 months ago


  • kaiiids815
    kaiiids815 7 months ago

    How come broccoli rob is acting like he’s not part of an acapella legend?

  • Ava Rai
    Ava Rai 7 months ago

    Oh my Gwadddd..... What did I hear... My ears has died and gone to music heaven

  • Mari of the Shire
    Mari of the Shire 7 months ago

    That song was fucking magical

  • contrafax
    contrafax 7 months ago

    She is so smart, so talented and I just want to use her and I feel horrible about cuz she is soooo young. Damn those hips.

  • Bjørn Larsen
    Bjørn Larsen 7 months ago

    I really like how natural she is. The way she babbles and make faces. Very expressive and lovely. Also how she loves to sing and that voice. Damn.

  • bassbonebobf
    bassbonebobf 7 months ago

    Band playing Bach's two-part invention in F major when she enters FTW.

  • I can do it m
    I can do it m 7 months ago

    She speaks English very well

  • Wired Weird
    Wired Weird 7 months ago

    In your wildest dreams could you ever imagine David Letterman duetting like that with Anna Kendrick . . .

  • PT H
    PT H 7 months ago

    She is awesome..!

  • Errique Young
    Errique Young 7 months ago

    I like her

  • Heriberto Nieves
    Heriberto Nieves 7 months ago

    they get along pretty well!

  • solpan
    solpan 7 months ago

    I. Love. Her.

  • Judith Backoff
    Judith Backoff 7 months ago