Video: Seth Meyers Clarifies His SNL End Date

Last week, Saturday Night Live boss Lorne Michaels raised eyebrows when he floated the possibility of Seth Meyers continuing on as Weekend Update co-host (alongside rookie anchor Cecily Strong) after he takes over as Late Night emcee in late February.

Among those taken aback: Meyers himself!

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“It’s really nice when Lorne [drops] hints in the New York Times,” Meyers sarcastically admitted to me Sunday on the Emmy red carpet.

He then proceeded to clarify his SNL departure timetable, while also previewing the big week ahead for his new Update cohort. Strong.

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  1. Seth should leave SNL to host Late Night in 2014 if rumors are swirling about him pulling double duty on both shows. I’m looking forward to see him and Cecily Strong co-anchoring Weekend Update when Season 39 begins this Saturday and if there’s a 100% chance that Seth is indeed leaving, SNL should be looking for a permanent new co-anchor job to work with Ms. Strong. Beck Bennett and Kate McKinnon are my potential candidates.

    • DL says:

      You’re right on the money! Either Bennett or McKinnon would be grand. Bennett has that great deadpan delivery and perfect news anchor voice that’s excellent for Update.

      On the other hand, I’m greatly enamored with the idea of a return to the Fey/Poehler glory days with two outstanding, hilarious women riffing off each other and holding down the segment.

      I’d be thrilled with either one.

  2. no says:

    Amy Poehler was terribly unfunny on Weekend Update.
    Why would you want those “glory days” back?