17 Signs Seth Meyers Was Destined For Late Night

This is destiny! Here are just a few reasons why Seth is ready to take over the Late Night desk on February 24.

1. For starters, he has that wide-eyed, humble spirit we love to stay up watching.

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Sound familiar?

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2. He has a knack for turning yawns into laughs.

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As a child, Seth watched political debates so that he could understand the Late Night punchlines. America needs him.

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3. He’s comfortable conversing with important, stylish people…

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Like Devils in Prada.

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4. …and important, tall people…

Like Dunking Deutschmans.

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5. …important, difficult people…


Like child stars.

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6. …and important, important people.

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In 2011, Seth hosted the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. You know, just a little something that, oh, we don’t know — SINBAD HAS DONE.

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7. He’s well educated. He graduated from Northwestern just like fellow funny anchor Stephen Colbert.


That’s (sort of / kind of) Ivy League smart!

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8. As a die-hard Red Sox fan living in NYC, he’s proven that he has a strong backbone.

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And a floppy arm.

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9. He has experience handling writer personalities.

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Seth’s nine-year tenure as SNL head writer is comparable only to SNL institution James Downey.

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10. He has an Emmy for Outstanding Music and Lyrics.

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But don’t be confused. Emmy is the award you get for TV stuff. Seth won for writing JT’s SNL musical monologue.

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11. His friends have worked late hours for years so it makes sense with their “gettin’ drinks” schedule.

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In fact, he’s admitted that he would struggle with an early-morning gig.

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12. He’s cultured and fashionable.

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“It’s a long way to go to prove you’re wearing a clean pair of underwear,” says Seth of his look for the Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards.

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13. He’s a positive role model.

I don't think David Brooks is cool for smoking weed. I think he's cool for the fresh use of "Been there, done that."

— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers)
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14. He has Josh.

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If Seth is ever sick, his brother will be there for us.

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15. He has those teeth.

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And a passion for flossing.

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16. He has fans who REALLY expect things from him…


Seth tells The Bucknellian, “Once, somebody in a store asked me how they knew me, and I said Saturday Night Live and they said, ‘That’s not good enough.’”

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17. …and, most notably, this has been a long time coming. At 40-years-old, Seth will be the oldest Late Night host ever.

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That, folks, is called “experience.”

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Seth’s time has finally come! Catch his Late Night premiere Monday, Feb 24 on NBC.

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