Seth Meyers is officially checking out of Studio 8H!
The longtime Saturday Night Live
cast member and former head writer will be leaving the NBC comedy series during their 39th
TVLine’s Michael Ausiello
was able to grab Seth Meyers at Sunday’s Emmy Awards, where Meyers told the longtime entertainment reporter that he would be joined by co-anchor Cecily Strong during his final stint at the “Weekend Update”
When asked if the new duo had done run-throughs, Meyers stated: “No! We are really great at SNL.
We wait until the last minute and we will show her the ropes as we are doing it.”
Meyers had nothing but nice comments to say about his incoming co-anchor: “She was such a natural on her first season and she was a really great choice.”
As Meyers enters his final season on SNL,
he felt very nostalgic about the final days.
“Certainly last season as well, with Bill [Hader], Jason [Sudeikis] and Fred [Armisen] all leaving, you get very nostalgic when people who were there for their first show, and all of a sudden they are gone,” said Meyers. “It seems like a good season to be my last. I’m very happy that I’m doing the first half and at least work with these new people a little bit. They are all pretty exceptional.”
Meyers will leave the show to take over for Jimmy Fallon on Late Night
while Fallon will be taking over the Tonight Show.
He will be making his debut at the Late Night
desk in 2014.