I always felt like I was my show’s own warmup comedian until I sat down.
Seth Meyers spent the holiday break visiting his in-laws in Albuquerque, playing with his 21-month-old son Ashe (“One of the great things about him is he barely ever brings up the Trump administration,” Meyers says, “because, for him, it’s almost entirely trucks”) and celebrating his 44th birthday in pretty much the same manner as he commemorated his 43rd.
“My wife and I go away to a hotel, binge watch a television show, get a nice dinner and go to bed,” Meyers explains, adding that “Alias Grace” was this year’s series of choice. “As a 44-year-old man, that seems perfectly fine.”
Meyers returned to work this week but not to hosting “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” He and his writing staff flew to Los Angeles, where Meyers will be hosting the Golden Globes on Sunday evening. It’s not the first time Meyers has holed up at the Beverly Hilton in early January. He worked on the writing team the three years that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted the ceremony this decade. But it’s his first go-around as host, a gig he’s happy to take.