Seth Meyers

Active - 2005 - 2020  |   Born - Dec 28, 1973 in Bedford, New Hampshire, United States  |   Genres - Comedy

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Comedian Seth Myers began honing his comedy skills doing improv at Northwestern University. He would further his craft at Chicago's ImprovOlympic, and eventually joined the cast and writing staff of Saturday Night Live in 2001. Myers excelled at SNL, moving up the ladder to writing supervisor in 2005 and to co-head writer in 2006, sharing duties with Tina Fey. Myers would also become known for his hosting duties on Weekend Update, which he took over when Fey left the show. By 2013, Myers was given his own late night talk show, Late Night, in the timeslot vacated by Jimmy Fallon when Fallon took over hosting duties on The Tonight Show.

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  • Got his start at Chicago's famous ImprovOlympic Theatre (now called iO Chicago) after graduating from Northwestern. Lived in Amsterdam with his brother, Josh, where both worked as part of an improv troupe called Boom Chicago. Joined cast of Saturday Night Live in 2001; in 2006, moved up to head writer and co-anchor of Weekend Update with Amy Poehler. Co-wrote 2008 presidential election parody sketches for SNL, with particular focus on VP candidate Sarah Palin. Directed the seven-episode online short series The Line.