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Posted Thursday 1/17/19 at 1:18PM EST
Frankie Shaw discusses her SMILF misconduct controversy with Seth Meyers
Source: Entertainment Weekly
“I went from making short films in my basement to running a crew of over 215 people and there are a lot of lessons along the way," Shaw said on Late Night, echoing earlier comments on the Today show. "I’m right now thinking of a better structure for communication and how to delegate more and have a team around me and thinking about how everyone can feel seen and heard, essentially.” Meyers responded: “I hope all networks take this as an opportunity to be like, ‘Oh, we have to make sure that people who are in charge understand that responsibility."
Posted Wednesday 1/16/19 at 2:04PM EST
D'Arcy Carden says she "truly lost my mind" for her showcase Good Place episode
Carden recalled her experience to Seth Meyers: “I had two months to sort of peep on my friends and creepily watch them, and honestly, it might have been easier if I didn’t know I had to do it — if Mike Schur, the creator, had just told me the week before, ‘By the way, you have to do an impression of all these people,’” she said. ALSO: Ted Danson shows Jimmy Kimmel that he's finally mastered the Floss Dance.
Posted Thursday 1/10/19 at 1:34PM EST
Andy Samberg reveals 18 jokes that didn't make the Golden Globes telecast
Samberg revealed the 18 jokes on Late Night with Seth Meyers, including one written by Meyers himself.
Posted Wednesday 1/09/19 at 9:32PM EST
Megyn Kelly and Donald Trump Jr. call out Seth Meyers' Late Night Twitter account joke during President Trump's Oval Office speech
"Is this Oval Office: SVU?" tweeted the Late Night account. Kelly responded: "I’m sure that’s hysterical to the families of the murder victims the president just discussed," while Trump Jr. called the tweet "such a disgrace." Fox News' Greg Gutfeld also weighed in, tweeting: "just wondering if there was anything less funny than seth meyers - turns out, it's his twitter feed."
Posted Friday 12/21/18 at 1:58PM EST
Miley Cyrus turns the problematic "Santa Baby" into a feminist anthem on The Tonight Show
Cyrus updated the 1953 Christmas hit for 2018 with the help of Mark Ronson and Jimmy Fallon. ALSO: Seth Meyers fixes "Baby, It's Cold Outside."
Posted Thursday 12/20/18 at 3:02PM EST
Rachel Brosnahan on being impersonated on SNL: “Even If it had been terrible, I feel like I still would’ve been thrilled"
Source: Just Jared
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star tells Seth Meyers she was abroad last weekend when Cecily Strong impersonated her Amazon character for an Oscars host sketch. Brosnahan says she received numerous text messages when she woke up the next morning.
Posted Tuesday 12/11/18 at 10:14PM EST
Authors have found a home on Trevor Noah and Seth Meyers' late-night shows
Source: The New York Times
Novelists and other book authors used to have The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Charlie Rose, The Tavis Smiley Show and The Colbert Report as book-friendly late-night destinations. But Stewart retired and Colbert moved to CBS, where he mostly welcomes celebrity authors. Meanwhile, Charlie Rose and Tavis Smiley were taken down by sexual harassment scandals. That leaves Trevor Noah's Daily Show and Late Night with Seth Meyers as the primary options for authors to promote their new books. “I’ve tried to build upon the legacy I’ve inherited from Jon by trying to find more diverse voices, and trying to find more writers who may not be the best-selling writers who we were already interviewing,” Noah says of hosting authors on The Daily Show. Meyers adds: "As much as I love having Stephen King or Jonathan Franzen or George Saunders, we also saw it as an opportunity to have diverse writers and writers who are publishing their first or second novel, because this will probably mean more for them than people who are already established."
Posted Thursday 11/08/18 at 2:22AM EST
Late-night TV's live election coverage was remarkably similar
Source: The Ringer
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah all went live on election night to react to the midterms, while Jimmy Fallon and James Corden opted to sit the night out since their shows are less politically oriented. "Across different networks, time slots, and sensibilities, the late-night hosts who covered the 2018 midterm election still seemed like they were working from an identical playbook," says Alison Herman. "To start, there were the self-aware jokes about how wrong things could go. Then, there were the gags: about stress drinking, about cable news conventions, about Ted Cruz. As the results solidified enough to offset fears of false confidence, there was cautious optimism. And finally, as the news slowed to a trickle, the broadcasts pivoted into just another episode of a regular talk show." ALSO: Late-night beat TV News as its own game on election night.
Posted Monday 11/05/18 at 9:44PM EST
Seth Meyers blasts NBC for airing "racist" Trump campaign caravan ad
Source: The Daily Beast
The Late Night host took his network to task for showing the Trump midterms commercial during Sunday Night Football. “Any network should have seen it for what it was and turned it down right away, but unfortunately, not every one did," Meyers said on Monday's Late Night. He added: “You couldn’t find anything else to fill thirty seconds of ad time during a game between the Patriots and the Packers? I mean, hell, just give us a livestream of Tom Brady on the sidelines in that giant coat!”
Posted Monday 11/05/18 at 9:44PM EST
Seth Meyers plans to basically wing it with his live Late Night election night broadcast
Source: Vanity Fair
Tuesday will mark the first time Late Night has gone live for election night. Meyers did live shows for the presidential conventions in 2016. “The difference between a convention and an election night is conventions don’t end with a new reality as much as elections do," he says. ALSO: Stephen Colbert is already freaking out over the election results on the eve of the midterms.
Posted Thursday 11/01/18 at 12:44PM EDT
Late Night's Amber Ruffin threatens to kill a kitten if you don't vote in the midterms
“I’m begging you on behalf of Liberty,” she said on Late Night with Seth Meyers. "If you don’t vote, I’ll f*cking kill this kitten.” After Meyers Meyers gasped in horror, she told him: “Somebody’s gotta do something, this election is too important!”
Posted Friday 10/26/18 at 7:07PM EDT
David Cross: I think Arrested Development is done after Season 5
Netflix dropped the first half of Season 5 last May amid controversy over Jeffrey Tambor's on-set behavior towards co-star Jessica Walter and a disastrous New York Times interview with Walter and the male cast members. Cross said this week on the Late Night with Seth Meyers Podcast that “at the beginning of the new year they’ll show the next eight (from Season 5), as I understand it," but he doubts there will be another season. “I’ve learned to say ‘never say never,’ but I can’t see it happening again, I think for a number of reasons,” said Cross.
Posted Wednesday 10/24/18 at 10:24AM EDT
Seth Meyers enlists Late Night's Amber Ruffin to explain why Megyn Kelly's blackface comments were racist
Source: The Mary Sue
“Megyn said, ‘I don’t know how blackface is racist on Halloween,'" said Ruffin. “It’s not racist on Halloween. It’s racist every day,” she explains. “There is no magical day where you can wear blackface with no repercussions—unless all your friends are white, and I’m guessing all of Megyn Kelly’s friends are white.” She added: “How are you gonna have a bunch of white people sit together and figure out what’s racist? White people don’t get to decide what’s racist. If I punch you, I don’t decide if it hurts or not—you do. And it won’t because I’m not punching no white lady because I don’t want to go to jail.”
Posted Wednesday 10/10/18 at 4:00PM EDT
Late Night with Seth Meyers will go live on on midterm election night
Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show will be pre-empted on election night, so Meyers' lead-in will be news coverage of the midterms. Meyers will be joined on Nov. 6 by MSNBC's Chris Hayes. Writer Amber Ruffin will also do a live version of her regular segment, “Amber Says What." ALSO: Watch Seth Meyers' SNL promo.
Posted Wednesday 10/03/18 at 3:29AM EDT
Seth Meyers admits Trump has "helped" his show, while a Hillary Clinton presidency wouldn't have given as much material
In a Variety profile, the Late Night host talks about wanting to book Rihanna (“I really want to have Rihanna on my show") and how the Trump presidency has affected his comedy output. “I think Donald Trump running for president changed the show, because it helped us,” he says. “If, all of a sudden, we just woke up one morning and Trump was president, I don’t think we would’ve been ready for it. But because his campaign was a perfect reflection of what his presidency was going to be, we had gotten in shape.” He considers the alternative, adding: “Like, no matter what your politics are, I don’t think that Hillary Clinton would’ve given us this much to go through every day.”