Seth Meyers Ready to 'Do Crazy Stuff' as "Late Night" Host
(NEW YORK) -- Seth Meyers is just one month away from taking over as the new host of NBC’s Late Night from Jimmy Fallon.
Meyers will tape his show at NBC's studios in New York -- the same location where he's been filming Saturday Night Live -- and tells Time magazine he's currently splitting his time between his old gig at SNL and his new one.
"I'll go upstairs and start writing on something. Then I'll pop down...and look at the next pass of those [comedy] bits," Meyers tells Time. "Then I'll spend the night sleeping upstairs. Then I'll wake up and come down here. It's like having two families. I feel like Ray Liotta at the end of Goodfellas, with the helicopter following me."
The 40-year-old says he's working hard to carve out his own comedy routine as the new host of Late Night.
"I like that everyone before me has established this as a place to try things out. It's 12:35 at night. You can do crazy stuff," Meyers told the magazine.
Viewers should expect major changes, according to Time. Meyers and former host Fallon reportedly couldn't be any more different. While Fallon made music a centerpiece in his late night show -- even hiring The Roots as his house band -- Meyers isn't even sure he'll have a band. He's reportedly more into politics and sports.
"The defining thing with him is his intelligence and curiosity," SNL and Late Night executive producer Lorne Michaels told Time.
Meyers will begin his run as host of Late Night with Seth Meyers on Feb. 24. Fallon will take over the Tonight Show from Jay Leno.
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