Seth Adam Meyers was first spotted during an improv-troupe show (in Chicago), after which he was selected as cast-member of the late night live sketch comedy and variety show ‘Saturday Night Live SNL’ (2001). That same year, he also appeared on an episode of the sitcom ‘Spin City.’
Meyers was writer as well as portrayed various characters on SNL. He was made the ‘writing supervisor’ in 2005, co-head writer in 2006, and then head-writer of the show (2006-2007).
From 2006, Meyers, along with Amy Poehler, began co-hosting ‘Weekend Update,’ the satirical fictional news sketch-part of SNL. After Poehler left the show, he appeared as the single anchor from 2008 to 2013, and then co-host with Cecily Strong till he moved on to his own show in 2014.
Meyers earned a name on SNL as creator of several popular sketch characters and as impersonator of many well-known personalities. A number of his sketches, including ‘Abe Lincoln,’ ‘Girls,’ and sketches during the 2008 Presidential elections fetched critical praise. During his tenure on SNL, besides numerous nominations, Meyers received several awards, including ‘Peabody Awards,’ awards by ‘Writer’s Guild of America,’ and ‘Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics.’
In 2014, Meyers began hosting the late night news satire talk-show ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ (2014-present) which again brought him accolades, including ‘Critics Choice Television Award for Best Talk Show.’ He has also earned praise as host of several awards functions such as ‘ESPY Awards,’ ‘Golden Globe Awards,’ ‘Primetime Emmy Awards,’ among others.
Meyers made his big-screen debut with a starring role in the comedy film ‘See This Movie’ (2004), followed by short films ‘Maestro,’ and ‘Thunder Road’ (2004). He has appeared in several other movies as well, including ‘American Dreamz’ (2006), the sci-fi action-adventure ‘Journey to the Center of the Earth’ (2008), and comedy-films ‘Spring Breakdown’ (2009), ‘I Don’t Know How She Does It’ (2011), and ‘New Year’s Eve’ (2011).
Meyers appeared in a few TV-series, such as ‘The Mindy Project,’ ‘The Office,’ ‘Portlandia,’ ‘Lady Dynamite,’ ‘This is Us’ and more. He was creator, writer, executive-producer of the adult animated comedy streaming-series ‘The Awesomes’ (2013-2015), and co-creator, writer, executive-producer of the mockumentary TV-series ‘Documentary Now!’ (2015-present).