STG Announces Upcoming Events: Seth Meyers and More
Seth Meyers returns for his tenth season on "Saturday Night Live," his fifth season as head writer, and his fifth season as anchor of "Weekend Update." Before focusing his attention solely on "Update," Meyers was a regular player in sketches, performing numerous characters and impressions, most notably, an uncanny portrayal of Senator John Kerry for the show's satire of the 2004 Presidential election. A graduate of Northwestern University, he studied and performed at ImprovOlympic (where many SNL cast members and writers got their start) before moving on to the Boom Chicago Theater in Amsterdam, Holland. His acclaimed show "Pick-ups and Hiccups" with partner Jill Benjamin toured Europe and eventually caught the eye of "SNL." Most recently, Meyers hosted the 2010 ESPY Awards on ESPN. Meyers currently resides in New York. His birthday is December 28.
Venue: The Moore (All Ages / Bar w/ ID)
In a career first, iconic and Grammy-winning rock band YES will perform three of their classic albums in their entirety, all in one concert: 1971's THE YES ALBUM, 1972's Close to The Edge, and 1977's Going For The One. Yes are an English rock band who achieved worldwide success with their progressive, art, and symphonic style of rock music. Regarded as one of the pioneers of the progressive genre, Yes are known for their lengthy songs, mystical lyrics, elaborate album art, and live stage sets. No fewer than 18 musicians have been a part of the band's line-up, with its current form comprising singer Jon Davison, bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White, and keyboardist Geoff Downes.
"If Steven Wright, Mos Def and Dave Chappelle had a baby, that would be disgusting, but it would sound like Hannibal Buress. The funniest young comic I've seen in years." - Chris Rock. Chicago-bred New York-based stand-up comedian Hannibal Buress established himself as a master of "comedic jokes related to personal stories, current events, the streets, and even food" (yes, someone actually wrote and published that line) in ANIMAL FURNACE, his COMEDY CENTRAL original one-hour stand-up special that premiered May 20. Hannibal Buress has appeared on THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, LATE NIGHT WITH Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH Craig Ferguson, CONAN and numerous other late night TV shows. He has also made prime time appearances on LOUIE and 30 ROCK, and is the co-host of the Adult Swim series THE ERIC ANDRE SHOW. Buress has previously worked on the writing staffs of 30 ROCK and SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, and released his debut album, MY NAME IS HANNIBAL, in 2010 on Stand Up! Records. Though perpetually touring, Buress considers New York City, where he hosts a weekly Sunday comedy night at Brooklyn's Knitting Factory, to be his place of residence. He lives with zero pets and an XBOX 360, and has a cable package with the Starz network but never watches it.