Meyers, Fallon Discuss Their Future Domination of NBC Late-Night

Seth Meyers (left) with Jimmy Fallon on NBC's "Late Night" on Monday (Photo: NBC)

Seth Meyers paid a visit to his future late-night show Monday night, and he and Jimmy Fallon joked about the fact that they will soon embody late-night television on NBC.

Meyers, 39, will take over NBC’s “Late Night” from Fallon, 38, next February, when Fallon takes over “The Tonight Show” from Jay Leno, 63.

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“February [is] right around the corner,” Fallon said when Meyers sat down on “Late Night.”

“Are you excited about the Olympics?” Fallon asked him.

“Winter Olympics fever! Absolutely!” Meyers answered, referrring to NBC’s coverage of next winter’s Games from Russia.

“As you know — long-time luge enthusiast!” Meyers joked, demonstrating a habit for not speaking in complete sentences. “Big time for me!”

“It’s going to be exciting, dude,” Fallon said.

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“The question I get asked the most about taking the show is people are, like, do you get the Roots? Like they think that I’m just gonna, like, get the Roots!” Meyers said, referring to Fallon’s band (which will likely go with him to “The Tonight Show”). Meyers also revealed a habit of saying “like” every few words — a habit that, like, we hope he’ll break before he takes over this late-night talk show.

“This is fun,” Fallon said. “We’re going to be in the building with you.” Indeed, “The Tonight Show” is moving east from L.A. to take up residence in New York at 30 Rockefeller Plaza.

“We’re gonna have a lot of NBC fun times together,” Fallon said. “Me and you are, like, I mean, we’re late-night now! We’re ‘The Tonight Show’ and ‘Late Night’!”

“We’ll do this for a long time, I hope,” Meyers said.

Meyers, formerly the “Weekend Update” anchor and head writer on “Saturday Night Live,” was announced as Fallon’s replacement on “Late Night” last May. Monday night was his first appearance on the “Fallon” show since the big announcement.

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