Produced on December 28, 1973, in Bedford, New Hampshire, Seth Meyers worked as a global performer before getting a spot on Saturday Night Live in 2001. He finally became the show’s head writer and an anchorman for the popular “Weekend Update” news section.
The fledgling performer attended Northwestern University, graduating in 1996. He later aligned himself with all the ImprovOlympic Theatre and made an international move along with his brother Josh. They lived in Amsterdam, Holland to get a time and there worked using the site Boom Chicago.
A touring artist, Seth Meyers eventually got the attention of the Saturday Night Live team. He successfully auditioned for show producer Lorne Michaels, joining the cast in 2001. Using a more subtle on air style than some of his peers, Meyers managed to concentrate on composing for the show while giving impersonations like that of 2004 presidential nominee John Kerry or various Hollywood celebrities.
By 2006, Meyers was named one of SNL’s head writers, joining Tina Fey and Andrew Steele. Upon Poehler leaving the show in 2008, Meyers became sole anchorman. He’s also credited with co writing the content for Fey’s SNL return along with her much lauded parodies of 2008 vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin.
Meyers has won three Writers Guild of America awards. By 2012, he was nominated for eight Emmy Awards for his SNL work, winning a 2011 Emmy for his lyrical contributions to a Justin Timberlake melody.
The writer and comedian has made feature film appearances too, including American Dreamz (2006), Spring Breakdown (2008), New Year’s Eve (2011) and I Do Not Know How She Does It (2011), in which he costarred with Sarah Jessica Parker.
Meyers, who’s an avid comic book reader, got the chance to act as a guest writer for Marvel Comics’ Spider Man character, with a one-shot special issue printed in 2009. The next year he hosted the ESPY Awards on ESPN. As a denizen of the West Village, he’s also continued to contract his improv muscles in a friendly, low key surroundings in the Upright Citizens Brigade in nearby Chelsea.
Brother Josh is now a famous TV comedic performer at the same time, with characters on MADtv and That ’70s Show.
“But I must draw on my background in improvisational comedy and sketch comedy and stand-up comedy and make an effort to locate some combination of this.”
Meyers averaged 2.7 million audience during his introduction week, giving him the second best Late Night standings in seven years, according to thewrap.com.