Seth Meyers Has a Newfound Appreciation for Pockets

NPRFreshAirLogoThe Web headline for today’s NPR Fresh Air interview with Seth Meyers is a good example of click-baiting with integrity. Because listening to the conversation titled “Seth Meyers’ Late Night Challenge: What To Do With His Hands?” does indeed address and answer one of the first bits of self-conscious business for the incoming talk show host:

“The trickiest part of this job the first week was just figuring out what to do with my hands. I think one of the great discoveries I made at the show was the memory of pockets. I was like, ‘OK, I can put one of these away.'”

“I as a person in conversation tend to use my hands a great deal and I think my first couple of monologues I looked like someone on a desert island trying to signal for a passing plane.”

Meyers also talks with Gross about his unique reaction on the Sunday following his White House Correspondents Dinner hosting to the breaking news that Osama bin Laden had been assassinated. And below, for your further enjoyment, is a Late Night Web extra highlighting some of the host’s favorite mementos as he made the move away from his SNL office. The items include a New York Times crossword puzzle and a framed picture of a young Martha Stewart.

@hollywoodspin Richard Horgan is co-editor of Fishbowl.