Wizbang Pop called it right here! Wizbang Pop told you that Seth Meyers was the frontrunner to replace Jimmy Fallon as host of LATE NIGHT. And today, NBC made it official. Seth Meyers not only hosts the Weekend Update portion of SNL, but is also an important writer at SNL as well. He brings enough skills to the table that NBC felt confident that he could be handed his own daily show and succeed.
Meyers has a whole different comedy style than Jimmy Fallon, who is a master impressionist, singer, musician as well as comic. But, Meyers has an intellectual yet slightly goofy style about his comedy which is impressive. NBC probably did as well as they possibly could here, by naming Seth Meyers to lead the LATE NIGHT hosting gig.
Jimmy Fallon long seemed like one of the best secret weapons over at NBC. His boyish good looks as well as comic genius made him quickly take on a near superstar status for NBC and made quickly seem like the best heir apparent for the network to trust with the coveted TONIGHT SHOW helm.