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Andy Samberg asks Neil deGrasse Tyson questions

And the scientist drops the mic

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James Corden’s interview approach, which places every Late Late Show guest on the couch at once, can often lead to fascinating pairings. On Wednesday night, for instance, Corden had both comedian Andy Samberg and physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson as guests. He allowed Samberg to ask Tyson three questions, and the comedian immediately popped off: “Are we alone in the universe? Is time travel possible? And if you have sex with a robot, does it count as cheating?” 

Tyson joked about the first one (“It may be that aliens have searched the universe for other life and come to Earth and concluded there’s no sign of intelligent life”) but then became unequivocal: “To suggest that we are the only life in the universe would be inexcusably egocentric.”

“Boom!” Samberg shouted, miming a mic drop as the crowd — including bandleader Reggie Watts — gave a standing ovation.

Watch the clip below.