About This Episode
Seth Meyers hosts the Emmy® Awards Monday, August 25, but you can listen to Neil deGrasse Tyson’s interview with the host of Late Night this Sunday, August 24. The two talk about whether there is a science to comedy, and what makes good comedy, especially political comedy. Find out how tough it is to follow President Barak Obama’s “opening act” at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Seth talks about his first night on Saturday Night Live – which happened to be the Season 27 opener just days after 9/11. He also reminisces about his 12 seasons on SNL, including what it really means to be the head writer, and the infamous Sarah Palin skits with Tina Fey, some featuring Palin herself. The two hosts discuss science, math, hosting Late Night, Venn diagrams and “This Week in Numbers,” as well as Seth’s role as a time-stopping super hero on The Awesomes. Plus, you’ll find out how to make an airport TSA officer smile. (Hint: it involves either an Emmy… or a meteorite.)
NOTE: All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: A Conversation with Seth Meyers.