They’ve played ”the couple that should be divorced,” but now they’re stuck sitting next to each other for an entire TV season. Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels has tapped Seth Meyers to join Amy Poehler in anchoring Saturday Night Live‘s ”Weekend Update,” filling the void left by Tina Fey.
Meyers — who’s also taking Fey’s spot as a head writer on the show — feels like the gig was tailor-made for him. ”I’m one of the few people in show business who wanted a job where I had to wear a tie,” he says. ”My goal is to be a slightly less handsome Brian Williams.” While the new gig means no more sketches, he’s happy to be spending time catching up on the (real) news. ”Have you heard about the Middle East?” he laughs. ”Man, that place is nuts.”