It's been six months since Seth Meyers left the Weekend Update desk at SNL to sit behind the desk at Late Night. Unlike Jimmy Fallon or Jimmy Kimmel, Meyers doesn't do the comedy bits that go viral. What he is doing is getting good guests and getting good interviews out of them, and so far the job hasn't proved to be boring. "It’s not boring! But it is a better job for the place I am in my life," he tells Vulture. "I mean technically it’s more boring than SNL, but it’s great for a 40-year-old man who’s married and also wants to get home before, you know, one in the morning." Meyers, who hosts the Emmys next Monday, also says that "it's incredibly weird" watching SNL as an ordinary TV viewer, especially as he'd forgotten "there are so many commercials."
Meyers seems a dab hand at the interview game, and knows when to shut up. Although he still thinks the opening monologue needs to be great - it "puts you in a good mood for the rest of it" - he knows that the mark of "a really good episode is also dependent on were there good guests? Did you get something out of them? I always want my guests to score. If you have a guest who’s a comedian and they want you to set them up for things, then you have to just set them up for things and get out of the way and don’t put punch lines on their punch lines."
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