Seth Meyers, who currently serves as the anchor of NBC's 'Saturday Night Live' Weekend Update, will be leaving that role to take over a new role - that of host of the network's 'Late Night' program after Jimmy Fallon slides over from that to replace Jay Leno as host of 'The Tonight Show'.
This morning Meyers went on 'The Today Show' and praised Fallon for making this move possible.
"I think I owe a debt of gratitude to Jimmy for having gone from having gone from Update to Late Night and shown that it's a nice progression," Meyers said. "So I'm very happy to be doing it. But, I mean, I think if you sit at that Update desk, you learn how to talk about topical stories and certainly with the guests, you learn to talk to crazy people. Although, if you do late night there are real crazy people as opposed to Bill Hader pretending to be one."
While his days at 'SNL' are numbered, this weekend's season finale will not be his farewell.
"I'm nowhere near emotionally ready for Saturday to be my last show -- I wouldn't be able to handle that," he added, saying that he will stick with the program through the fall at least.