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Seth Meyers Opens Up About Late Night, Saturday Night Live, and Being the New Jon Stewart

When I was asked if there were any comedians I’d be interested in interviewing at this year’s New York Comic Con, Seth Meyers was the obvious choice. Not only have I interviewed him twice before — once as a look back at his first six months at Late Night, and once about doing a sit-down monologue — and got on famously with him, but also I felt Meyers’s late-night show was in a very interesting place. Vulture wrote about the show’s drive to cover politics more back in June, but, over the course of the last couple months especially, the show has been producing arguably the sharpest political commentary in late night. Where his peers have played nice to make sure they get the guests, Meyers has been unabashedly biased and cutting, garnering multiple comparisons to Jon Stewart. Meyers also recently wrapped the first season of Documentary Now, which felt like one of the great artistic achievements of his career, and was about to start a third season of the delightful Awesomes. The conversation happened on October 9, but you can now watch the whole thing below in full Technicolor! Enjoy.

Seth Meyers Discusses SNL, Late Night, Trump