Making the transition from Saturday Night to Late Night, Seth Meyers will follow in the footsteps of his friend Jimmy Fallon moving from the comedy sketch show to his own late night hosting gig. He succeeds not only Fallon, but famous hosts like David Letterman and Conan O’Brian as well.
One of the most beloved parts of Saturday Night Live is always the weekend update. Meyers says that his new show will have elements drawn from that segment of his old show. Overall, they want to try something new; something that hasn’t really been done before. Not only celebrities, but politicians, authors, and athletes will grace the couches as well. One of his first guests is Vice President Joe Biden (along side his famous funny friend Amy Poehler). We might even get blasts from the past like Stefon, played by Bill Hader, a character created for the Weekend Update segment, and a personal favorite of mine.
After twelve years on SNL, nine of which he was a writer, Meyers is more than capable of handling the pressures of Late Night. Jimmy Fallon is doing a wonderful job in still making us laugh during the Tonight Show and NBC is not disappointing.
Hopefully Meyers will do the same. We’re confident that he will. Late Night with Seth Meyers premiers on NBC tonight at 12:35am.