Seth Meyers didn’t get Tom Cruise to serve as his second Late Night gig like he wanted, but he did score a guest who’s used to playing second fiddle — the Vice President of the United States Joe Biden.
The VP, Saturday Night Live alum Amy Poehler and rapper Kanye West will welcome Seth Meyers to his new gig as Late Night host. He succeeds Jimmy Fallon who will take over the reins on the Tonight Show.
Seth will serve as NBC Late Night's fourth host after Jimmy, Conan O'Brien and David Letterman. (Nikki Nelson/WENN)
Much like Tina Fey did for Jimmy during his Late Night debut in 2009, Amy will help her good friend and former Weekend Update co-host kick off his show on Feb. 24.
Amy accepted Seth’s offer to be his first guest back in October when the Parks & Rec star interviewed Seth for Gotham.
“Yes, dude, of course. Are you kidding? I’m going to come on your show and never leave; I’ll hide under your desk,” Amy told him.
Goodbye and hello: Amy returned to SNL for Seth's final episode. (Supplied by WENN)
He joked at the time he wanted to ask Tom to guest second just so someone would have to ask him, “Would you like to be Seth Meyers’ second guest?”
Kanye West, who famously dissed Saturday Night Live and the whole cast (which included Seth) on his 2010 hit Power, will appear on Late Night’s second night. The rapper has returned to SNL multiple times since the dispute.
Others welcoming Seth to his new job include Brad Paisley (Feb. 26), Lena Dunham (Feb. 27) and Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart (Feb. 28).
Here’s the full line-up for the first week:
Monday, Feb. 24: Amy Poehler, Vice President Joe Biden, and musical guest A Great Big World
Tuesday, Feb. 25: Kanye West, author Robyn Doolittle
Wednesday, Feb. 26: Kelly Ripa, Brad Paisley, and musical guest Brad Paisley.
Thursday, Feb. 27: Lena Dunham, Anthony Mackie, and musical guest John Mayer Trio.
Friday, Feb. 28: Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart, Sophia Bush, and Michael Che.