Last month, it was announced that Jimmy Fallon would be replacing Jay Leno on NBC’s “Tonight Show” beginning in 2014. Now taking his Monday through Friday 12:35 am spot will be “Saturday Night Live” head writer and “Weekend Update” host, Seth Meyers.
Meyers, who will be starting his show along with Fallon during NBC’s coverage of the Winter Olympics in Russia next February, will continue to be on “SNL” until the fall season is over in January.
Executive producer of “Late Night,” the “Tonight Show,” and “SNL” Lorne Michaels said the decision to choose Meyers was unanimous and that “Because I think he doesn’t like to copy anyone, I think he will find a way to make the show different and distinct.”
Meyers will be following the likes of past hosts David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, and of course, Jimmy Fallon.
“Each chapter of my life has sort of been spent enjoying each of the guys who had the job,” he said.
We have no doubt Meyers will keep the laughter rolling and the “Late Night” legacy alive.