New York Comic Con: Seth Meyers says he's never stayed up to watch Late Night
If Late Night with Seth Meyers airs past your bedtime, you’re not alone: host Seth Meyers says even he can’t stay up to watch the show on a nightly basis.
Meyers stopped by the EW and Sirius XM suite at New York Comic Con on Saturday to discuss his great many projects (including The Awesomes, Documentary Now, and Late Night), and explained that since leaving Saturday Night Live his sleep patterns have returned to normal. That means watching shows like his own remain difficult.
“I don’t think we’ve been awake when my show has aired once since I started doing it,” Meyers said of him and his wife. “We wake up every morning at 6:45 to start our day. I can’t be up at 12:30 to watch a show that I know all the jokes for. ‘Yeah, nailed it, man. Honey, honey, wake up: a real good one coming up. Solid zinger!'”
Kidding aside, Meyers said that he’s very happy with Late Night after more than a year on the air, despite the challenges inherent with producing a nightly comedy show.
“You don’t have a lot of time to have philosophical discussions about what the best way to approach this piece of comedy is. You have to work very quickly,” Meyers said. “The fact you have to perform every night, you really have to jam things out at a much faster pace. That was the hardest transition [from SNL]. With that said, year and a half into it, we have the system in place where we’re getting out the kind of work I’m happy we’re getting out.”
Watch Meyers discuss why he thinks SNL and Lorne Michaels will always be connected, and hear how Helen Mirren wound up on Documentary Now, in the video above.