Dave Dispenses Sage Advice to New ‘Late Night’ Man Meyers: Watch

by | October 10, 2013 at 11:08 AM | Late Night, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Late Show with David Letterman, TV News

Seth Meyers got some advice on how to host a late-night show from David Letterman earlier this week on "Late Show" (Photo: CBS)

By Tony Maglio

Who better for Seth Meyers to get late-night hosting advice from than David Letterman, the man who launched the show Meyers is poised to take over this coming winter?

Earlier this week on Letterman’s CBS “Late Show,” Meyers told Dave he intends to retain the “Late Night” show title, though Letterman had a better suggestion: Rename the show what it was once called, “The Tomorrow Show.”

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That was the name the show had when it was hosted by the late Tom Snyder in the years before Letterman launched “Late Night” in the same time period in 1982.

Meyers quickly quipped, “I wish we talked like, yesterday — we just printed the mugs!”

When Paul Shaffer backed up his boss, telling the longtime “Saturday Night Live” head writer to send his mugs back, Meyers joked, “I don’t know who your mug guy is, but ours is really difficult!”

Watch Dave’s entire interview with Seth Meyers from Tuesday’s “Late Show” right here:

Meyers takes over “Late Night” on Feb. 24.