Here's a very nice tribute to Seth Meyers by Mike Ryan on the Huffington Post. As Ryan notes, it's hard to write a "goodbye," when the person will be back so soon with his talk show, but it's still worth it. AMeyers is leaving SNL, where he is head writer, and his legacy goes all the way back to 2001 when Will Ferrell was still on the show. What's so nice to read is the affection that cast members have for him, given the reputation of the show for cut-throat. There's a great generosity that comes through, like when Bill Hader mentions an on-screen hug after his last "Stefon" sketch on Weekend Update, and he reveals that what Meyers said to him was, "Thank you for letting me be a part of that." This from the guy who was head writer.
I've always liked Seth Meyers -- and that's separate from the fact that he's another of those "actors who went to Northwestern." Ryan rightly points out that the best character Seth Meyers plays is Seth Meyers. When he's a guest on talk shows, he comes across as smart, charming and whimsical. Being Seth Meyers.
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And here is Seth Meyers being Seth Meyers. Along with his brother, actor Josh Meyers. Often when appearing on Jimmy Fallon's show, the two brothers would appear to play "The Sibling Game," where they'd try to match stories about about growing up. I can't embed the segment together, but here it is broken down into three videos
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