Seth Meyers has a bigger “Late Night” debut than Jimmy Fallon

02.25.14 4 years ago

Seth Meyers has a bigger “Late Night” debut than Jimmy Fallon
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“At times,” says Darren Franich, “the premiere of ‘Late Night’ felt dangerously like the TV equivalent of ‘It”s Pat’ or ‘A Night at the Roxbury,’ an ‘SNL’ sketch decontextualized into some awkward uncanny valley between What It Was and What It Wants To Be. Meyers was still yelling like a fake newscaster, not talking like a real host.” PLUS: Seth’s monologue should be called “Weekend Upright,” it was a “not embarrassing” debut, Amy Poehler pretty much co-hosted the 2nd half of the show, was there a Stefon tribute on Seth”s desk?, Seth had a strong debut – playful and self-possessed, “Late Night” is in good hands once again, Seth showed a lot of promise, Seth had the most self-assured late-night debut in memory, and those chairs look ugly and uncomfortable and Seth”s desk looks too tiny and useless.

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