"Saturday Night Live's" Seth Meyers brings his stand-up comedy straight from the "Weekend Update" anchor desk to the KiMo Theatre stage on Sunday, June 16th at 7:00 p.m. Proceeds from the event benefit the Jewish Federation of New Mexico.
Meyers has just been tapped to replace Jimmy Fallon as the host of NBC's "Late Night" starting next February, when Fallon takes over from Jay Leno as host of "The Tonight Show." Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, said that Meyers is a "perfect" fit for the job as "one of the brightest, most insightful comedy writers and performers of his generation."
Meyers is in his twelfth season as a cast member on "Saturday Night Live," has been SNL's head writer for the past eight years, and has anchored "Weekend Update" for seven years. Currently the sole anchor in this popular segment, the comedian charms audiences as he lampoons top news stories and hosts SNL fan favorite guests, including the outlandish and uber-trendy correspondent "Stefon" (Bill Hader), as well as the perpetually ill-prepared singing duo "Garth and Kat" (Fred Armisen and Kristen Wiig).
Before focusing his attention solely on "Update," Meyers was a regular sketch player, impersonating such well-known public figures as John Kerry, Michael Caine, Anderson Cooper, Prince Charles, NBC newsman Brian Williams and Donald Trump, Jr. During the Season 29 episode hosted by Lindsay Lohan, he did an impression of Ron Weasley in a parody of "Harry Potter." His recurring characters included Nerod, the receptionist in the sketch, "Appalachian Emergency Room," and Dan Needler, half of a married couple "that should be divorced" (opposite Amy Poehler).
Receiving well-deserved national recognition in recent years, in 2011 Meyers won the Emmy for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for SNL guest host Justin Timberlake's musical monologue. He was nominated in same category in 2012 for creating the tuneful solo for host Jason Segel. He has garnered five additional Emmy nominations for his work as a writer on SNL and for the 2011 special, "The Real Women of SNL". He also headlined the 2011 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner to rave reviews and has twice hosted ESPN's ESPY Awards broadcast.
Tickets are $54.00 each and are available in advance at www.holdmyticket.com.