ET FIRST: Seth Meyers Reacts to 'Late Night' Gig
May 13, 2013
After the weekend announcement that Seth Meyers will be succeeding Jimmy Fallon as the next host of NBC's Late Night, ET's Brooke Anderson caught up with the Saturday Night Live veteran to get his thoughts on the new hosting gig.
"It's really exciting, it's beyond my wildest dreams," Meyers, 39, said while attending NBC's Upfront Presentation in New York. "To be able to do something like this and have a whole show with my name on it -- I'm just excited to start putting it together."
When asked whether he had actively campaigned for the job, Meyers said he was too focused on his Weekend Update duties. "The great thing about working at SNL is that you don't really look past Saturday, so I was never really focused on it, and now that it's happening, it's just very exciting."
He also joked that he had an advantage in landing his late-night gig, since his SNL boss Lorne Michaels is also the producer of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. "I tried to stay in Lorne's vision for the last month... If I felt like he was thinking about somebody else, I would just try to stand in his way."