Head writer of "SNL" and "Weekend Update" anchor in an evening of standup comedy
Seth Myers, the star of "Saturday Night Live's" "Weekend Update," comes to UB Center for the Arts for a rare night of standup at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25. Tickets are $35.
As head writer for "SNL," Meyers has helped shape some of the best comedy of the last 10 years and recently delivered a memorable keynote at this year's White House Correspondents Dinner.
The New Hampshire-born Meyers graduated from Northwestern University and soon joined the improv/sketch comedy group Boom Chicago, which performed in Chicago, London, Amsterdam, Edinburgh and Singapore. Meyers also performed with Chicago's Improv Olympic, which has been used as a springboard by many other "SNL" cast members and writers.
During a performance at the Chicago Improv Festival, he caught the eye of "SNL" producers and was soon hired as a featured player. In addition to contributing to numerous sketches, Meyers appears in the recurring "Jarret's Room" sketch as DJ Jonathan Feinstein as well as co-hosting the Irish talk show "Top O' The Morning" as William Fitzpatrick, opposite Jimmy Fallon's Patrick Fitzwilliam. He has also contributed notable impressions of Hugh Grant, Russell Crowe, Tobey Maguire, Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry and NBC News' Stone Phillips and Brian Williams.