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Posted Friday 9/21/18 at 1:26PM EDT
Seth Meyers turns over Late Night to Kelly Clarkson to give her talk show interview experience
Source: E! Online
Meyers and Clarkson swapped seats to prepare for her upcoming syndicated daytime talk show on NBC stations.
Posted Wednesday 9/19/18 at 10:06PM EDT
NBC buys homeowner's association comedy from producer Seth Meyers, starring his brother Josh Meyers
The Exceptional is set to star MADtv alum Josh Meyers as the unexpected president of a homeowner's association board at a Los Angeles condo complex. Meyers' character "has to leave his self-obsessed bubble and engage with his neighbors, finding himself knee deep not only in the issues of the building but also the personal problems of the condo’s diverse residents — an endeavor that offers both hilarious challenges and surprising benefits."
Posted Saturday 8/11/18 at 4:53AM EDT
Seth Meyers discusses putting his writers on TV and shying away from politicians as guests as the Midterms approach
Segments like "Jokes Seth Can't Tell" are a "total carryover from SNL. It took us awhile to figure out the best way to present those voices and I think for writers who hadn’t been on television before to figure out the best way to present themselves," says Meyers. "But that was always the goal.” As for cutting back on politicians as guests, the Late Night host says: “Talking about politics is more fun than talking to actual politicians. The problem I found is, especially during elections, I feel like people really stick to their script and what’s poll-tested. The worst thing they could take away from it is some kind of gaffe that sticks to them. To be honest right now, a sitting senator would be more interesting to me than somebody who’s running for something. But even then, I just haven’t been able to crack how to make it not Meet the Press. They know exactly where to bring their hand down on the table and exactly when to put their hand on your shoulder. And so you feel a little bit like a prop.”
Posted Thursday 8/09/18 at 2:00PM EDT
Seth Meyers discussed with MSNBC's Chris Hayes the Late Night writer who ties them together
Writer Sal Gentile is the person chiefly responsible for Meyers' "Closer Look" segments, having previously worked as a producer on Hayes' MSNBC show . As Late Night producer Mike Shoemaker explains, "30 Rock full circle: @salgentile trains with @chrislhayes then he writes Closer Looks for @sethmeyers who goes on @allinwithchris to talk about @salgentile. It’s like how corruption works except the opposite."
Posted Thursday 7/26/18 at 10:37PM EDT
ABC News' 20/20 to devote another hour to the Thailand Cave Rescue
Friday's show will offer new details about the successful rescue effort, including interviews with the two British divers who were part of the team that helped bring the boys back alive. ALSO: Amy Poehler tells Seth Meyers she's obsessed with the Thailand Cave Rescue story.
Posted Wednesday 7/25/18 at 11:01PM EDT
Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers reunite for "Really!?!" segment
The former SNL star "Weekend Update" co-anchors reteamed on Late Night to resurrect their signature bit in taking on former FBI director James Comey.
Posted Friday 7/13/18 at 11:36PM EDT
Why do the Emmys keep snubbing Late Night with Seth Meyers?
Source: Vanity Fair
Meyers' late-night talk show only earned one nomination this year, for writing. But it has never been nominated in the outstanding variety talk show category. "Late Night’s absence from the nominee list feels wholly unjust," says Laura Bradley. "Of all the comedians currently putting America to bed with humor, Meyers has been one of the most consistently insightful and funny. Like any show, Late Night took a little time to find its footing following its debut four years ago—but soon enough, Meyers emerged as perhaps the one true successor to Jon Stewart at a time when such bold, insightful voices were scarce in the genre." Plus, she adds, Meyers is on the most vocal consistently vocal male comedians in the wake of the #MeToo movement, who has handed his mic over to his female writers.
Posted Thursday 7/12/18 at 12:16PM EDT
Netflix ends HBO's 17-year streak of Emmy nomination dominance, Game of Thrones tops all shows
Source: The New York Times
This is the first time in 18 years that HBO has failed to lead all nominations, with Netflix earning 112 Emmy nominations to HBO's 108. The streaming service has been gradually growing with 34 nominations in 2015, 54 in 2016 and 91 last year. Game of Thrones led all shows with 22 Emmy nominations. Saturday Night Live and Westworld tied for second with 21 nominations each, followed by The Handmaid's Tale (20), The Assassination of Gianni Versace (18) and Atlanta (16). Game of Thrones, which wasn't eligible last year, will battle it out with last year's winner, The Handmaid's Tale. Meanwhile, the best actress in a comedy series will be up for grabs for the first time since 2011 since Julia Louis-Dreyfus wasn't eligible as Veep was on hiatus. Black-ish's Tracee Ellis-Ross, Insecure's Issa Rae and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel's Rachel Brosnahan are among the contenders in the best comedy actress category.
- Read the complete list of Emmy nominations
- Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers were snubbed, while Stephen Colbert and James Corden were nominated (The Tonight Show wasn't nominated for best variety talk series a second year in a row)
- Roseanne, Modern Family and Will & Grace were snubbed for best comedy, Killing Eve was snubbed for best drama
- Roseanne did earn two Emmy nominations, including one for Laurie Metcalf
- "It worked": Megan Amram's An Emmy for Megan was nominated for an Emmy in short form comedy or drama series category
- Acting snubs: Kit Harington, John Goodman, Emilia Clarke, Kyle McLachlan, Alison Brie and Freddie Highmore
- The late Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown earned six Emmy nominations
- Amy Sedaris, Sarah Silverman and Tracey Ullman to take on SNL in outstanding variety sketch category
- Game of Thrones' Peter Dinklage becomes the most-nominated drama series supporting actor in Emmy history
- The Daily Show with Trevor Noah earned its first nomination for best variety talk series
- Killing Eve's Sandra Oh becomes the first person of Asian descent to be nominated for best actress in a drama
- Samantha Bee's C-word controversy didn't stop Full Frontal from getting nominated for best variety talk series
- The best Emmy nomination reactions: Lin-Manuel Miranda is "Pretty, pretty, pretty grateful" to be nominated for Curb Your Enthusiasm
- Twin Peaks: The Return was snubbed in the major categories, but it did receive nine nominations
- Modern Family ends streak after eight-straight nominations for best comedy: “It was a hell of a run," says co-creator Steve Levitan
- Chrissy Teigen: If John Legend wins for Jesus Christ Superstar Live, "he will complete his EGOT and my spike tv award will probably be moved"
- Viola Davis was snubbed for Hot to Get Away with Murder, but she was nominated for playing the same character on Scandal
- This Is Us fans aren't happy with Mandy Moore's snub
- Kenan Thompson was finally nominated for his SNL acting ability, joining Leslie Jones, Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon and Alec Baldwin
- Breaking down Game of Thrones' 22 nominations: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau scores his first nod
- Real Time with Bill Maher was snubbed for the first time since 2004 -- was Maher hurt by N-word and featuring right-wing trolls?
- These actors earned nominations for multiple show: Jane Lynch, Donald Glover, Alex Borstein, Jeff Daniels and Sterling K. Brown
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Posted Saturday 7/07/18 at 10:36AM EDT
Seth Meyers visits Michelle Wolf on Netflix's The Break
Meyers and former Late Night writer Wolf taped a segment in which they complained about the World Cup and each other.
Posted Thursday 6/07/18 at 12:59AM EDT
Samantha Bee strikes a defiant tone in apologizing on Full Frontal for her C-word controversy
Bee addressed the brouhaha over calling Ivanka Trump a "feckless c*nt" at the top of her TBS show Wednesday night, saying she's used the C-word many times on her show because she's "hoping to reclaim it. This time I used it as an insult. I crossed the line, I regret it and I do apologize for that." She added: "The problem is, that many women have heard that word at the worst moments of thelr lives. A lot of them don’t want that word reclaimed. They want it gone. And, I don’t blame them. I don’t want to inflict more pain on them. I want this show to be challenging and I want it to be honest, but I never intended it to hurt anyone, except Ted Cruz. Many men were also offended by my use of the word. I do not care about that." Bee said she hates that the C-word overshadowed her message about immigrants in detention being separated from their children. "I should have known that a potty-mouthed insult would be inherently more interesting to them than juvenile immigration policy," she said, adding: "I’m really sorry that I said that word. But, you know what? Civility is just nice words, maybe we should all worry little bit more about the niceness of our actions."
- Bee also introduced four stoic men in suits as "our mandatory censors who will be with us from now on"
- Seth Meyers weighs in on Bee's C-word controversy: "I think anybody who said things like that, there would have been a reaction. We love reacting."
Posted Thursday 5/31/18 at 9:13PM EDT
Late Night with Seth Meyers writers tout the benefit of having a diverse staff
Writer/performer Amber Ruffin says "it's just impractical today" to have an all-white writing staff. Fellow writer/performer Jenny Hagel adds: “If you have 14 identical people in a writer’s room you’re going to get 14 identical jokes off that headline. But if you have people with all different backgrounds, different ages, different genders, ethnicities, people are going to see a different way into that story or have a different reaction. So I think you just get a wider variety of jokes.”
Posted Tuesday 5/29/18 at 12:43PM EDT
Inside Seth Meyers' Late Night writers' room
Source: The Washington Post
The Washington Post spent a day with Meyers and his staff as they crafted everything from a "Closer Look" to jokes about the Trump presidency. “We do want to just make jokes about what’s happening on any given day,” says Meyers. “And he just happens to be the thing that’s happening on every given day.”
Posted Thursday 5/24/18 at 2:03PM EDT
David Letterman "gifts" Seth Meyers a tick
Source: Just Jared
“I got something for you, buddy,” said Letterman, before pulling out a Ziplock bag and giving his Late Night successor a tick.
Posted Thursday 5/24/18 at 4:10AM EDT
David Letterman to Seth Meyers: "Your show is nothing like my show"
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Letterman, returning to the Late Night show that he hosted from 1982 to 1993, told Meyers: "My show was lumpy and viscous. And your show is crisp and smart and contemporary." When Meyers asked Dave if he'd be covering Trump if he still had a daily show, Letterman said: "I tell you, after watching the opening of your show, there would be no point in doing it, because you have it covered."
Posted Monday 5/14/18 at 12:29PM EDT
At NBC Upfronts, Seth Meyers jokes about reviving The Cosby Show, the Matt Lauer scandal and the Peacock's Chicago obsession
The Late Night host -- who was joined on stage by Andy Samberg -- also mocked the late Friday pickup of Brooklyn Nine-Nine: “I have to say, for NBC this upfronts week got off to a dramatic start when NBC picked up Brooklyn Nine-Nine after Fox canceled it," he said. "Yeah, fantastic news for a great show. But it still feels a little bit like NBC is Fox’s deadbeat friend. ‘Hey, uh, you gonna finish that? Can I have it?'”