SNL’s breakout star Seth Meyers has just been named the new host of Late Night, RumorFix has confirmed.
The “Weekend Update” host will take over the show when Jimmy Fallon moves to the Tonight Show in February 2014. Lorne Michaels, the executive producer of SNL, will also executive produce the new show that will originate from 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York.
“We think Seth is one of the brightest, most insightful comedy writers and performers of his generation,” NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt said in a statement. “His years at SNL’s ‘Weekend Update’ desk, not to mention being head writer of the show for many seasons, helped him hone a topical brand of comedy that is perfect for the ‘Late Night’ franchise.”
Michaels added his congratulations saying, “Since 1982, there have been three ‘Late Night’ hosts starting with David Letterman, and Seth couldn’t be in better company.”
Seth said, “12:30 on NBC has long been incredible real estate. I hope I can do it justice.”