Seth Meyers Roasts Matt Lauer After 'Today' Show Ousting: 'Now We Know Why Kathie Lee and Hoda Drink'

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Seth Meyers is the latest late-night personality to crack a few jokes at Matt Lauer's expense. 

On Thursday's Late Night, the 43-year-old host addressed the sexual harassment allegations against Lauer that led to his termination from the Today show. "We learned why Kathie Lee [Gifford] and Hoda [Kotb] drink," Meyers quipped, calling out the co-hosts of the final hour of Today, who often showcase wine and spirits during their segment. 

Meyers also acknowledged reports that Lauer had a button under his desk at work that would allow him to remotely lock his office door. Showing a photoshopped image of Lauer sitting on a couch in a garage, he mused, "This is cool, his new office does too."

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Not letting it go, Meyers also had a message for "anyone who works in the button-installing business."

"Nobody wants a button under their desk for a non-evil reason," he joked. "No one has ever said, 'I need a button under my desk that will release kittens for when my interns are feeling blue."

In a report by Variety, Lauer was said to have played the game "F**k, Marry, Kill" with his co-workers, of which Meyers quipped, "I don’t know who you said you’d marry in those conversations, but I do know you killed your career and f**ked yourself."

As for the allegation that Lauer gave a female colleague a sex toy, Meyers proclaimed, "As a general rule, if you’re giving someone a dildo at work, you’re the dildo at work."

Meyers wasn't the only NBC late-night host to roast Lauer. On Wednesday night, Jimmy Fallon made jokes about the 59-year-old newsman on the Tonight Show, while also referencing the fact that Charlie Rose was ousted from CBS after he too was accused of sexual misconduct.

"So if you were wondering about where in the world is Matt Lauer," Fallon began, "he's probably at a bar with Charlie Rose."

As of Friday, Lauer had completely removed himself from all social media, though he was spotted out in East Hampton, New York, where his family resides. An eyewitness told ET that the TV personality appeared “sad and sheepish” and “did not look happy” as he exited his vehicle to briefly meet with criminal attorney Eddie Burke Jr.

It was the first time Lauer had been seen out since the allegations were made public.


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