Seth Meyers doesn’t take over Jimmy Fallon’s seat at Late Night until February 24th, but the show is already gaining buzz with the announcement that Fred Armisen, Meyers frequent cohort at SNL, as the Band Leader for “Late Night with Seth Meyers”. Here’s the statement released by NBC.
Reunited and it feels so good! Seth’s former SNL castmate Fred Armisen will be pulling band leader duties on Late Night, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Watch him take on a drum-off with Questlove and check out a photo of Seth with the new band below!
And here’s a shot of the new photo featuring Seth, Fred, and the 8G band.
This allows Meyers to tap Armisen’s characters and play more of the straight role in the comedy pieces. That’s the formula that worked so well for Meyers at SNL. Here’s a classic example of Armisen on Weekend Update. This is political comedian Nicholas Fehn and Seth Meyers.
This is bad news for Prince, former New York Governor Patterson, and any other media figure in Armisen’s bag of tricks.