Boston, MA- Seth Meyers set to perform at Wilbur Theatre on April 28th, 2012 at 7:00pm
Before SNL, Meyers got his improv comedy start as a member of the Northwestern University improv sketch group Mee-Ow. He continued his career at ImprovOlympic with the group Preponderate as well as overseas as a cast member of Boom Chicago, an English language improv troupe based in Amsterdam.
Meyers joined the SNL cast in 2001. In 2005, he was promoted to writing supervisor and in January 2006 he became co-head writer, sharing the role with Tina Fey and Andrew Steele. In 2004, he auditioned to co-anchor “Weekend Update” with Fey, but lost out to Amy Poehler. With Fey’s departure, Meyers became head writer for the 2006–2007 season and also took on the role of Weekend Update co-anchor with Amy Poehler. Since Poehler left the show during the 2008–2009 season, Meyers has anchored solo. Meyers is currently the longest tenured Saturday Night Live cast member, having been a member since Season 27.
On SNL, Meyers has impersonated such figures as John Kerry, Michael Caine, Anderson Cooper, Carrot Top, Prince Charles, Ryan Seacrest, Sean Penn, Brian Williams, Donald Trump, Jr., Tom Cruise, and Kevin Federline. His recurring characters include Zach Ricky, host of the kids’ hidden camera show “Pranksters”; Nerod, the receptionist in the recurring sketch “Appalachian Emergency Room”; David Zinger, a scientist who often insults his fellow workers; Dan Needler, half of a married couple “that should be divorced,” (opposite Amy Poehler) and Boston Powers (one of the comedians in the “Original Kings of Catchphrase Comedy” series).
Outside of SNL Meyers has appeared with Brendan Fraser in the 2008 3D film Journey to the Center of the Earth. Meyers is currently writing and will star in a movie called Key Party. He also starred in the 2004 comedy See This Movie with John Cho. Meyers has hosted the Webby Awards twice, in 2008 and 2009. Meyers also hosted the 2010 and 2011 ESPY Awards on ESPN. In 2011, Seth Meyers was the keynote speaker at the White House Correspondents Association Dinner on April 30.
The Wilbur and Bill Blumenreich present Seth Meyers
April 28th, 2012 at 7:00pm
The Wilbur Theatre is located at 246 Tremont St. in Boston’s Historic Theatre District
For more information about the Wilbur and other great events visit http://thewilbur.com
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