When Seth Meyers joined the cast of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE back in 2001, he didn’t really become a household name. He didn’t have any specific sketch or character he was known for, that is until 2005. In 2005 the future LATE NIGHT host became the co-anchor to one of the most memorable Weekend Update teams in SNL history. Meyers and long time pal Amy Poehler took the Update desk with power and confidence, and their performance as the news-spouting duo took America by storm.
Meyers didn’t just make the move behind the desk, he also made the move behind the scenes, Meyers became SNL’s head writer in 2006. Writing a majority of SNL’s Presidential sketches, the most notable being the cold open where Tina Fey portrays Sarah Palin and Amy Poehler as Hilary Clinton, where Fey says the quotable line “I can see Russia from my house.” [Read more…]