An Evening with Seth Meyers from SNL!
A benefit show for The Jewish Federation of New Mexico
Saturday Night Live's” Seth Meyers brings his stand-up comedy straight from the "Weekend Update" anchor desk to the KiMo Theatre stage. Meyers has just been tapped to replace Jimmy Fallon as the host of NBC’s “Late Night” starting next February, when Fallon takes over from Jay Leno as host of “The Tonight Show.” Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, said that Meyers is a “perfect” fit for the job as “one of the brightest, most insightful comedy writers and performers of his generation.” Meyers is in his twelfth season on “Saturday Night Live” as a cast member and in his sixth season as both head writer and “Weekend Update” anchor. As the sole anchor in this segment, the comedian charms audiences as he lampoons top news stories and hosts SNL fan favorite guests, including the outlandish and über-trendy correspondent “Stefon” (Bill Hader), as well as the perpetually ill-prepared singing duo “Garth and Kat” (Fred Armisen and Kristen Wiig). Before focusing his attention solely on “Update,” Meyers was a regular sketch player, impersonating such well-known public figures as John Kerry, Michael Caine, Anderson Cooper, Prince Charles, NBC newsman Brian Williams and Donald Trump, Jr. During the Season 29 episode hosted by Lindsay Lohan, he did an impression of Ron Weasley in a parody of “Harry Potter”. His recurring characters included Nerod, the receptionist in the sketch, “Appalachian Emergency Room,” and Dan Needler, half of a married couple “that should be divorced” (opposite Amy Poehler). Receiving well-deserved national recognition in recent years, in 2011 Meyers won the Emmy® for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for SNL guest host Justin Timberlake’s musical monologue. He was nominated in same category in 2012 for creating the tuneful solo for host Jason Segel. He has also garnered five additional Emmy® nominations for his work as a writer on SNL and for the 2011 special, “The Real Women of SNL”. Meyers headlined the 2011 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner to rave reviews and has twice hosted ESPN’s ESPY Awards broadcast.
Date & Time
- June 16, 2013
- 7:00PM - 8:30PM