In case you missed last night’s Late Night, Seth Meyers decided to try a new approach with his opening monologue. Rather than deliver jokes in the traditional standup format like Jimmy Fallon, Conan O’Brien, James Corden, and Jimmy Kimmel, Meyers mixed things up by delivering the monologue from behind the Late Show desk, Weekend Update-style. “I’ve always, obviously, been comfortable behind a desk. It seemed like it was time to give it a shot,” Meyers told The New York Times. “I want to be able to have the fun of commenting on jokes that don’t land the way everyone thought they would. On Weekend Update, you’re telling 10 or 12 jokes a week and it stings a little bit more when one clunks. But here, when you’re telling so many more, it becomes part of the delight — the ones that go off the rails.” Meyers told NYT that the initial plan was to give the sit-down monologue a two-week test run, but it’s now likely that he will stick with it from now on.
Watch Seth’s monologue from last night’s show below: