Performance at Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley
Since 2003 Seth Meyers has been a full time cast member of sketch comedy show, Saturday Night Live, a popular late night programme broadcast on America’s NBC channel. In 2006 he was promoted to weekend co-anchor, eventually becoming the sole anchor, and is crrentlyin his sixth season as head writer. Most recently Seth headlined the 2011 White House Correspondences’ Association Dinner.
Meyers’ experience in getting his viewers to throw their heads back with unabashed and uncontrollable laughter was evident in his stand-up show at UC Berkeley on Tuesday night (02/21). His acute perceptiveness of human behaviour and an ability to turn something simple into something completely hilarious made him a hit with all who were in his audience; this enjoyment was indisputable due to the multiple rounds of emphatic applause that followed his ingenious punch lines. The honesty and blunt sarcasm of his jokes accompanied by flawless comedic timing made for a terrific performance and most certainly gained him a copious amount of new fans. I would include myself in that category (I have only ever seen one SNL sketch in full as, being from the UK, it hasn’t been a very prominent show on my television radar). However, after this experience, that will definitely change.
It would be fantastic for Seth Meyers to continue with live stand-up, as well as with his career as SNL’s longest running cast member. If he ever comes to a city near you, it is strongly recommended that you attend his show- hilarity from start to finish.