Seth Meyers is thanking his Saturday Night Live pal Jimmy Fallon for helping pave the way for him to transition into late night TV.

The current Weekend Update-er stopped by the Today show this morning where he chatted about departing SNL to take over Fallon's Late Night when Fallon moves to the Tonight Show next year.

"I think I owe a debt of gratitude to Jimmy for having gone from Update to Late Night and having shown it's a nice progression, so I'm very happy to be doing it,'' Meyers said.

"I think if you sit at that Update desk, you learn how to talk about topical stories, and certainly with the guests you learn to talk to crazy people," Meyers continued. "Although when you do late night, they're real crazy people as opposed to Bill Hader pretending to be one."

When asked if hosting his own late night show has been a long time dream of his, Meyers smiled, "It's weird because my dream was SNL, so I'm one of those unfortunate people that now I'm just playing out the string. I had my dream come true. I was just trying to find a job that had health insurance until the end of it."

Meyers says if SNL fans are lucky, we may see Fallon pop up on Late Night and vice versa with the Tonight Show. He said, "I think if we can figure out that, how to get back and forth, it would be fun to cameo."

  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share

We and our partners use cookies on this site to improve our service, perform analytics, personalize advertising, measure advertising performance, and remember website preferences. By using the site, you consent to these cookies. For more information on cookies including how to manage your consent visit our Cookie Policy.