It has been offcially announced that once Jimmy Fallon takes over for Jay Leno on The Tonight Show that Seth Meyers will replace Fallon on Late Night.
It was long rumored that Seth would get the gig. Both he and Fallon shared/share a simular role on Saturday Night Live as the Weekend Update anchors.
NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt said in a statement:
“We think Seth is one of the brightest, most insightful comedy writers and performers of his generation, 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 Night’ franchise.”
“I only have to work for Lorne for five more years before I pay him back for the time I totaled his car.”
What do you think of the choice selection? Will you watch Late Night with Seth at the helm?