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In an interview with Zaptoit.com, 'SNL's' Seth Meyers talks about getting ready for his final 'Weekend Update' segment which will air this Saturday, February 1. The funnyman will conclude his eight seasons on the NBC sketch comedy series to take over the reins of 'Late Night' from fellow SNL alum Jimmy Fallon.
"It's hard to Believe I would have a better send-off than Stefon's wedding last year," says Meyers of his co-star's "city correspondent" character who ran off to marry Anderson Cooper.
Meyers insists he has "no regrets" as far as a sketch he wishes he had or had not done on the show, and of his final appearance he jokes, "There is more planning who gets my nice office upstairs."
Meyers will take his seat behind the Late Night desk beginning Monday, Feb. 24th. He admits he is emotional about leaving SNL, but hints that there is a good chance this Saturday will not be the last time he graces the stage of the show. "There's always a chance for a cameo," Meyers says. "I don't know yet. With all things 'SNL,' if you think too much or say anything on Monday or Tuesday, it's a jinx."
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"Saturday Night Live," NBC's Emmy Award-winning late-night comedy showcase, enters its 39th season in September for another year of laughs, surprises and great performances.
Since its inception in 1975, "SNL" has launched the careers of many of the brightest comedy performers of their generation. As The New York Times noted on the occasion of the show's Emmy-winning 25th Anniversary special in 1999, "in Defiance of both time and show business convention, 'SNL' is still the most pervasive influence on the art of comedy in contemporary culture." At the close of the century, "Saturday Night Live" placed seventh on Entertainment Weekly's list of the Top 100 Entertainers of the past fifty years.