FIRST LOOK - Seth Meyers Featured on Cover of Time's 2014 'The Year Ahead'

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In its second annual guide to the year ahead, TIME outlines what you'll Need to Know for 2014 in politics, economics, foreign policy, technology, entertainment and more. The cover features upcoming NBC Late Night host Seth Meyers and BWW has a first look at the cover shot which was photographed for TIME by Marco Grob!

TIME's James Poniewozik says about Meyers and the future of Late Night: "Don't expect Meyers to sing. Like a groom planning a wedding, he doesn't yet even know if he'll have a DJ or a band. His interests are politics, sports, current events.

He wrote much of Tina Fey's blistering Sarah Palin material in 2008, SNL's high-water mark of cultural pull in the past decade. He's a cerebral and incisive stand-up who can cut sharp with a nice guy's smile.... Since Late Night will be in the same city as the higher-profile Tonight, [Producer Mike] Shoemaker and Meyers talk about making a virtue of being lower on the booking chain, getting more authors, politicians and explainers. And building off Meyers' SNL work, expect more sketches, with staffers playing recurring characters."

Meyers tells TIME: "I like that everyone before me has established this as a place to try things out. It's 12:35 at night. You can do crazy stuff."

Amy Poehler tells TIME: "[Seth] enjoys bringing the best out of people. Maybe it's his improv training, but he really knows how to make other people look good."

Photo credit: Marco Grob




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