Saturday Night Live’ veteran Seth Meyers has officially been named Jimmy Fallon’s replacement of “Late Night.”
NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenbatt announced the news in a statement saying: “We think Seth is one of the brightest, most insightful comedy writers and performers of his generation,” adding Meyers’ 12 seasons on SNL “helped him hone a topical brand of comedy that is perfect for the Late Night franchise.”
Meyers will remain on SNL for the first half of next season. He was Saturday Night Live’s head writer and Weekend Update anchor, but everything will change once Fallon takes over Tonight in late February and Seth would take his seat on ‘Late Night.’
Late Night will reportedly remain based in New York, with Lorne Michaels as executive producer and Mike Shoemaker continuing as day-to-day producer.
When news broke, Meyers joked: “I only have to work for Lorne for five more years before I pay him back for the time I totaled his car,” adding that the “12:30 on NBC has long been incredible real estate. I hope I can do it justice.”
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