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What to Expect When Seth Meyers Takes Over Late Night

Seth Meyers, Time Magazine

When Seth Meyers takes over Late Night from Jimmy Fallon on Feb. 24, don't expect the same song and dance — literally.

Fallon's most popular Late Night sketches include the recurring "History of Rap," "History of Dance" and unconventional music covers segments, but Meyers wants to do something new. "I like that everyone before me has established this as a place to try things out," he told Time (as reported by Us Weekly). "It's 12:35 at night. You can do crazy stuff."

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Saturday Night Live to Add African-American Female to Cast By January

Kerry Washington

Saturday Night Live is hoping to add an African-American female to the cast as soon as January, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The NBC sketch comedy show recently held two showcases... read more

SNL's Nasim Pedrad, Elliott Gould and More Join Fox's Mulaney

Nasim Pedrad

Nasim Pedrad, Elliot Gould, Seaton Smith and Zack Pearlman have joined the cast of Fox's multi-camera comedy Mulaney, TVGuide.com has learned.

Based on the life of... read more

SNL Alum Maya Rudolph to Debut Variety Show After Olympics

Maya Rudolph

Maya Rudolph is finally getting the proper spotlight for her talents. The Saturday Night Live vet will headline her own prime-time variety show, Deadline reports. read more

Meet Saturday Night Live's New "Weekend Update" Anchor Cecily Strong

Cecily Strong

When Cecily Strong sat in Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update" anchor chair for the first time this fall, she had only one goal in mind: Don't cry. "I'm a crybaby, so I express every emotion with tears," says the Springfield, Illinois, native. "But they would've been happy tears — I would've been bawling because I was so excited."

You can't blame her for being psyched. In only her second season on SNL, she's been promoted from lowly featured player to heir to the throne coanchor Seth Meyers will vacate when he leaves to host NBC's Late Night early next year. "Cecily's had a meteoric rise, as opposed to my molasses-like one," quips Meyers.

It's almost literally a dream come true for Strong, who... read more

Kenan Thompson Blames SNL's Diversity Issue on Lack of Talented Black Comediennes

Kenan Thompson

When Saturday Night Live announced this season's six new cast members, many were shocked to see that the sketch comedy show  would be devoid of a black female cast member for the sixth year in a row.

In a world where we have a black First Lady and pop culture is defined by Scandal, Rihanna, Oprah, Nicki Minaj and Beyonce, this is... read more

Sarah Silverman, Topher Grace and Patti Lupone Join HBO's Lorne Michaels Pilot

Topher Grace, Patti LuPone, Sarah Silverman

Sarah SilvermanTopher Grace and Patti Lupone are set to star in HBO's Lorne Michaels comedy pilot People in New Jersey.

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Fox Orders Ensemble Comedy From John Mulaney and Lorne Michaels

John Mulaney

Fox has given a series order to Mulaney, a new ensemble comedy from comedian John Mulaney and Saturday Night Live showrunner Lorne Michaels.

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Saturday Night Live's Cecily Strong to Co-Anchor "Weekend Update" with Seth Meyers

Cecily Strong, Seth Meyers

Cecily Strong will join Seth Meyers as the co-anchor of "Weekend Update" when Saturday Night Livereturns for its 39th season later this month, the New York Times reports.

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Saturday Night Live's Seth Meyers Marries Alexi Ashe

Alexi Ashe and Seth Meyers

Weekend update: Seth Meyers married his longtime girlfriend, Alexi Ashe, on Sunday, People reports.

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