All the excitement of Jimmy Fallon moving to The Tonight Show has finally clamed down, which left people asking, “Who will host Late Night next?” We can now bring you that answer, Seth Meyers. That’s right, it has been officially announced that Meyers will be succeeding Jimmy Fallon as the host of Late Night.
The New York Times caught up with the Meyers, “Each chapter of my life has sort of been spent enjoying each of the guys who had the job. Letterman was sort of my first introduction to late-night television. And Conan was all through college and post college years. Jimmy, obviously, I think, does it as well as anyone could ever do it.” Seth spoke on the past of Late Night. The Times was also able to catch SNL creator, Lorne Michaels for a word about Seth taking over, “I think he radiates intelligence. He has a background as a performer and a writer. And because I think he doesn’t like to copy anyone, I think he will find a way to make the show different and distinct and not a mirror of The Tonight Show.
And there you have it, Late Night With Seth Meyers. Be sure to tune in, its going to be great.
- This weekend was the White House Correspondents Dinner. Here’s Conan’s speech. [The Daily conversation]
- And here’s Barrack Obama telling some jokes. [The Daily Conversation]
- Remember the 90′s MTV prank show Buzzkill? That show was great and just kinda disappeared, here’s the story. [The Awl]
- Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig, and Ben Affleck are hosting the last three episodes of Saturday Night Live. [Spltisider]
- Possible Dodgeball sequel? [Hollywood Reporter]
- The 10 best times SNL cast members cracked up. [Buzzfeed]
- Have you read Larry David’s op-ed in the NY Times about terrorism? [The NY Times]
- Amy Poehler, 1934 Cosmo girl. [Warming Glow]
When TIME Magazine released its list of 100 most influential people including comedians. Well just the other day many of the people on the list were rallied for a dinner in which Jimmy Kimmel, flanked by his future competition handled the toast with the upmost respect in that take a shot at someone in the room then take a shot of his own. Boom! If he wasn’t a bit tipsy before his speech, he’s clearly going to be there in the very near future, downing about 5 drinks in 4 minutes.
While on topic, doesn’t watching this clip make you excited about the upcoming competition between Kimmel and Fallon? Watching two dudes who are clearly friends and respect each other could make for some interesting late night hijinks beyond tossing barbs at each other.
- If you can’t find your computer’s pointer, this site can help. [Pointer Pointer]
- A look at the lady who takes the pictures of the guest on Saturday Night Live. [Uproxx]
- It appears Joe Rogan has himself come Google glasses. [Instagram]
- MTV has renewed Nikki & Sara Live. [Hollywood Reporter]
- George Lopez has a new show that’s coming to FX. [Huffington Post]
- A good write-up of Marc Maron before his new TV show premiere. [LA Times]
- Matt Braunger/Johnny Pemberton’s Funny Or Die tour starts tomorrow. [Twitter]
- Conan O’Brien held a writers reunion from The Simpsons. [Team Coco]
The TIME 100, a list from TIME Magazine that features the 100 most influential people in the world was announced today and it actually featured a few comedians and writers.
Selected by other artists, TIME called Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Mindy Kaling, and Lena Dunham some of the most influential artists working today.
“He’s a brilliant comedian. A talented musician. A spot-on impersonator. Jimmy has redefined and recharged late-night television with a genuine excitement and energy that gets under your skin,” TIME said of Jimmy Fallon. Can’t argue with that as Fallon is poised to takeover The Tonight Show in 2014.
“He can interview a major star and be impressed and still cut the star down to human size with the deftness of a brain surgeon. He is the stand-up guy that young male viewers want as their pal late at night. He projects it because he is it,” TIME raved of Jimmy Kimmel.
“Lena’s power lies largely in her self-awareness and wit. Like all great comics, she has a joke ready to deflect any jeer,” TIME wrote of Girls creator, writer, and star Lena Dunham. Read the rest of this entry
With so many things in the air circling The Tonight Show, it’s nice to finally have some confirmation on one thing; The Roots will be there with Fallon. The band’s drummer and perhaps largest profiled member, ?uestlove officially confirmed it recently saying, “The Tonight Show is coming to New York, It’s coming to us.” When asked if The Roots were staying with Fallon, ?uestlove answered firmly “Yeah, we’re staying.”
Well the rumors are true and it’s now official. Jimmy Fallon will replace Jay Leno as the host of The Tonight Show in Spring 2014. NBC confirmed the rumors via press release today.
Said Leno: “Congratulations Jimmy. I hope you’re as lucky as me and hold on to the job until you’re the old guy. If you need me, I’ll be at the garage.”
Said Fallon: “I’m really excited to host a show that starts today instead of tomorrow.” Read the rest of this entry