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In Studio: Saturday Night Live’s Seth Meyers

Interview by Joanna Krajewski, Daniel Verhille, and Kendall McCabe
Photos by Max Johnson

SNL head writer and cast member Seth Meyers graced the stage of the IMU Main Lounge for the fall’s first installment of the UI Lecture Series on Wednesday August 22, 2012. After about an hour long stand-up set that covered everything from college futons (a true crime against humanity) to economic unrest in Europe, Meyers stopped by the KRUI Studios for an exclusive interview with staff from KRUI and the Daily Iowan. Throughout the course of the interview, he also took questions submitted by KRUI listeners.

Seth Meyers will return to New York this fall to begin his eleventh season as an SNL cast member and his sixth season as both head writer and “Weekend Update” anchor.

A graduate of Northwestern University, he got his start at the ImprovOlympic before moving on to the Boom Chicago Theater in Amsterdam, Holland. His acclaimed show “Pick-ups and Hiccups” with partner Jill Benjamin toured Europe and eventually caught the eye of “SNL.”

Most recently, Meyers returned to host the 2011 ESPY Awards on ESPN and headlined the 2011 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner to rave reviews.

Listen to the full interview here: