Bill Hader Bringing Stefon to ‘Late Night’
Proving theirs is a love that will never die, Seth Meyers said his “Weekend Update” pal Stefon – played by Bill Hader – will return when the former Saturday Night Live member takes over Late Night, Vulture reports.
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“Bill and I spoke during my last SNL, and we do think he’ll turn up eventually,” Meyers said on Watch What Happens Live. Just the other week, the two were reunited as Meyers bid farewell to the SNL – a moment as magical (and totally weird) as their wedding last year.
Meyers went on to add that Stefon might not be the only SNL character visit him on Late Night, saying how great it will be to have the actors “just a few floors below.” Though he did add that producer Lorne Michaels cautioned him about having too many of them on the show.
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Meyers recently spoke to Rolling Stone about taking over the Late Night, noting the monologues and jokes wouldn’t be so much of a challenge as conducting real interviews, a big change from his “conversations” with Stefon or Bobby Moynihan’s Drunk Uncle. “With almost no exceptions, I’ve had a good sense of what Stefon’s going to say next,” Meyers said. “And the first time a conversation is not going well, I can’t use my go-to move at a dinner party, where I say, ‘I need to get another drink.’
Still, the new host seems confident and excited – and has the full support of Michaels, who praised him as a generous performer. “There have been people who’ve done ‘Update’ where every time someone else does great, they die a little bit. Whereas Seth is truly happy when others succeed. You can see it in his face.”
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Late Night with Seth Meyers kicks off on February 24th with a stacked schedule of first week guests that includes Kanye West, Vice President Joe Biden, Amy Poehler, Brad Paisley, Lena Dunham, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart.