In April, it was announced that Jimmy Fallon would be taking over hosting duties on “The Tonight Show” after Jay Leno vacates in 2014. Now, it has been announced that Fallon’s successor is going to be Seth Meyers! They couldn’t have picked a better, more suitable guy for the job.
NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt said, “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.”
Lorne Michaels said, “Since 1982, there have been three Late Night hosts starting with David Letterman, and Seth couldn’t be in better company.”
Seth joked, “I only have to work for Lorne for five more years before I pay him back for the time I totaled his car. 12:30 on NBC has long been incredible real estate. I hope I can do it justice.”
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