Seth Meyers’ Genius Family Hour

There’s no doubt that within the realm of late night network talk shows that launched in New York in 2014, Jimmy Fallon ruled the ratings and viral buzz roosts. However, at the close of the year, we wanted to shine the spotlight on one of the standout highlights from Fallon’s follow-on pal Seth Meyers.

Meyers has proved to be a very solid and engaged interviewer. He tends to start a too few many of his questions with, “Now, you….” But that’s a minor quibble.

On the celebrity front, one of our favorite Meyers Year One interviews involved Martin Short. And on the truly inspired front, nothing really rivaled the Meyers’ Thanksgiving week show featuring his younger brother Josh (or as Seth’s assistant Cassandra referred to him on air, “Cute Seth”), mom Hilary and dad Lawrence.

During the episode, the family clan also answered viewers’ social media questions about Seth and took part in the Seth-hosted quiz show How Well Do You Know Your Meyers? The best compliment we can pay Meyers for this hour is that it reminded us of the spirit of Ernie Kovacs.

Previously on FishbowlNY:
Savannah Guthrie Helps Seth Meyers Prepare for ‘Worst Guests’
Seth Meyers Has a Newfound Appreciation for Pockets
Twitter Paved the Way for Three Seth Meyers Comedy Writers

@hollywoodspin Richard Horgan is co-editor of Fishbowl.