Well, Leno’s out, Fallon is in. With that, the people were wondering who would be replacing Fallon, and well I knew it had to be Seth Meyers.
NBC announced last month that Jay Leno will officially drop the Tonight Show to Jimmy Fallon* of Late Night. Today, NBC announced that Seth Meyers would replace Fallon as host of Late Night.
The move is right. I’ve been saying it since Conan had been announced to move up to the Tonight Show. Meyer’s is a real funny guy, and he’s a writer. Currently, Meyers serves as the head writer and anchor of Saturday Night Live and Weekend Update. This makes him perfect for the job.
“We think Seth is one of the brightest, most insightful comedy writers and performers of his generation,” Bob Greenblatt, the chairman of NBC Entertainment, said in a statement. “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 Nightfranchise.”
Meyer’s looks not only optimisitc but humble about his new role. In a statement, he said the following:
“I only have to work for Lorne for five more years before I pay him back for the time I totaled his car,” said Meyers. He continued, “12:30 on NBC has long been incredible real estate. I hope I can do it justice.”
I wish both Fallon and Meyers the best!