Seth Meyers Opens Cold for ‘Late Night’

Feb 25, 2014 at 12:02 pm |
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Seth Meyers opened his debut show (Feb. 24) hosting ‘Late Night’ with a cold open, writing a ‘Thank You Note’ to predecessor Jimmy Fallon.

The former SNL star decided to start with a comedic opening promising to use the show to only bring more ‘original’ content from that point forward.

“Thank you, Jimmy Fallon, for taking over the Tonight Show at 11:30, so I could take over Late Night at 12:30,” Meyers wrote. “I promise to treat it with respect and dignity, and to only use it to do completely original comedy pieces . . . starting now.”

Meyers kept it simple and officially opened the show with a monologue, poking fun at not straying too far from the sidewalk “I’m gonna shake stuff up and open this thing with a monologue!”

Seth Meyers Debuts Late Night

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Amy Poehler, Meyers former SNL costar was the first guest and gave praise, in her own way, to the new host saying, “You are going to do such a wonderful job..I have watched you for 13 years pretend to listen to people.”

Vice-President Joe Biden then joined the couch, much to Amy Poehler’s glee, who even tried to sit on his lap as she thinks he is a “gorgeous charm monster”.

Keeping it safe might have landed him on his feet for his first show, but will this style mean success from here out?  What do you think of his debut and will you tune in again tonight?

Seth Meyers opened his debut show (Feb. 24) hosting ‘Late Night’ with a cold open, writing a ‘Thank You Note’ to predecessor Jimmy Fallon.