SNL Writer SETH MEYERS To Perform Stand-Up Comedy Show

On 28 March 2013

SNL Writer SETH MEYERS To Perform Stand-Up Comedy Show

The comedian and actor Seth Meyers is set to perform stand-up comedy at SU. SNL cast member Seth will act in Goldstein Auditorium on Wednesday for University Union’s “An Evening of Comedy with Seth Meyers.”

It’s true that SNL made him famous and it couldn't be any other way if he wasn't hilarious. Anchoring “Weekend Update” is a segment for which Meyers is most widely recognized.

It is a parody-style news segment in which the 39-year-old New Yorker re-hashes the week’s news with one-liners and ironic quips.

Meyers has worked on the show alongside other familiar, famous entertainers like Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. He helped the duo co-write the famous series of Sarah Palin sketches.

Many people watch SNL show because Meyers is in it. O’Brien, for example, said “Meyers is the brain behind the SNL jokes. I think that’s the only reason I watch now”.  

O’Brien said she has never seen Meyers perform live before, which is why she hopes to sit in the front row for his performance. 

Before SNL, Meyers got his improv comedy start as a member of the Northwestern University improv sketch group Mee-Ow. He continued his career as a cast member of Boom Chicago, an improv troupe based in Amsterdam, where his brother was also a cast member.

He joined SNL cast in 2011 and was promoted to writing supervisor. In 2006 he became head writer for the whole year season. 

Meyers supported and picketed during the 2007–08 Writers Guild of America strike. When interviewed he said, "We all know how lucky we are to have the jobs we have. We're not asking for much. You have to change the rules because people are watching TV in a different way."

The evening comedy with Seth Mayers opens door at 7 p.m. 

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