New Orleans native and actor Anthony Mackie plugged his hometown on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” last week, calling New Orleans “the best city in the world.”
Mackie, who still lives in New Orleans, was on the show to promote his new movie, “Captain America: Civil War.” As soon as he walked on stage, he gave a shout out to Jon Batiste, another New Orleans native who serves as bandleader for “The Late Show.”
“We went to the same high school and same college,” Mackie told Colbert. “504, baby!”
Colbert said that Mackie and Batiste share the same positive attitude, which he said “must be a New Orleans thing.”
“New Orleans is the best city in the world,” Mackie said, explaining that he moved to New York but eventually had to move back to New Orleans.
So what does New Orleans have on the rest of the world, Colbert asked?
“There’s a duality in New Orleans that you can’t find anywhere else in the world,” Mackie said. “It’s the only place where you can get great food at a gas station and then go and get a great meal from Emeril Lagasse in the same city.”
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