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Late Night with Seth Meyers: An Overview

Learn a little bit about 'Late Night,' from Letterman to Meyers

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Comedian Seth Meyers

Comedian Seth Meyers

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Title: Late Night with Seth Meyers

Host: Seth Meyers

Previous Hosts:

House Band: Fred Armisen and the 8G Band

Past Bands:

  • The Roots – 2009 to 2014
  • Max Weinberg and the Max Weinberg Seven – 1993 to 2009
  • The World’s Most Dangerous Band with Paul Shaffer – 1982 to 1993

Format: One-hour, monologue, comedy sketches and celebrity guests

Broadcast information: NBC, weeknights, 12:35 a.m. to 1:35 a.m. ET

Tapes: Weekdays, originating from Studio 6B in Rockefeller Center, New York City.

Premiere Date for Meyers: Feb. 24, 2014

Overview:

Late Night with Seth Meyers follows the standard late-night talk show format, infused with comedy sketches, unique characters and celebrity interviews. 

Meyers, a former featured performer and head writer on NBC’s Saturday Night Live, best known for anchoring Weekend Update, was announced as the new host of Late Night on May 12, 2013. He succeeds Jimmy Fallon, who moved down an hour to host The Tonight Show on Feb 17, 2014. Tonight Show host Jay Leno retired - for the second time - from the show on Feb 6, 2014.

Meyers selected fellow SNL cast member Fred Armisen as his band leader and band curator. Armisen is joined by Seth Jabour and Syd Butler, from Les Savy Fav, Eli Janney from Girls Against Boys and Kimberly Thompson, a member of Beyonce’s touring band.

Guests on his first episode include fellow Weekend Update anchor and alum, Amy Poehler. SNL creator Lorne Michaels executive produces Late Night.

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