By Justin Soto, Lifestyle Editor
Boston University’s Programming Council is planning a weekend full of fun with their annual inter-school pageant, Mr. and Mrs. BU on Thursday March 21 and Seth Meyer’s comedy show on Friday March 22. Since I am a huge fan of Saturday Night Live, I was thrilled to hear that Seth Meyers would be coming to perform on campus. As current head writer of the NBC show SNL and the host of its parody segment Weekend Update, he is an icon for comedy fans around the country.
Meyers got his improv comedy start as a member of the Northwestern University sketch group called Mee-Ow. He continued his career at ImprovOlympic with the group Preponderate as well as overseas as a cast member of Boom Chicago. Meyers joined the SNL team in 2001 and in 2005 he was promoted to writing supervisor. Once Tina Fey left the SNL show, Meyers became head writer for the 2006-2007 season. When Amy Poehler left the show in the 2008-2009 season he started anchoring Weekend Update alone. These experiences landed him a film role alongside in the 2004 film called See This Movie as well as the 2008 film Journey to the Center of the Earth alongside Brendan Fraser and Anita Briem. He has continued acting in films along with his job at SNL.
He is performing in multiple places in March including a stop at BU on March 22, Treasure Island Resort and Casino in Welch, Minn. on the March 23 and the University of Central Florida Arena in Orlando, Fla. on March 25. He seems to attract young audiences who enjoy his sarcasm and improv talents. I hope that fellow BU students will enjoy his comedy performance as much as I will.
His experiences include satire, political satire, news satire, improv and sketch comedy. These varying expressions of comedy awaken the senses of an audience member, especially with his witty tone and quirky smirk when presenting the news on SNL. BU students should be delighted to watch him perform this Friday, hopefully setting the pace for a great weekend.