Saturday Night Live’s Seth Meyers is NBC’s new late-night host!
The comedian will take over the empty seat left by Jimmy Fallon, once Jimmy is set to take over for Jay Leno on The Tonight Show. The takeover will happen next year.
“We think Seth is one of the brightest, most insightful comedy writers and performers of his generation,” said NBC entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt. “His years at SNL‘s Weekend Update desk, not to mention being head writer of the show for many seasons, helped him hone a topical brand of comedy that is perfect for the Late Night franchise.”
“I only have to work for Lorne for five more years before I pay him back for the time I totaled his car,” Meyers said, “12:30 on NBC has long been incredible real estate. I hope I can do it justice.”
Last fall the Emmy-winning Meyers returned for his 12th season on SNL, eighth season as head writer and seventh season as Weekend Update anchor.
So with Last Call recently renewed, that means NBC’s new late-night lineup will go as follows: Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers, Carson Daly.
What do you think of NBC’s choice?