‘Late Night’ debut: Joe Biden and Amy Poehler talk 2016 campaign

Seth Meyers kicked off his run as host of “Late Night” on Monday night, and to generate a little buzz, he brought on his former “Saturday Night Live” and “Weekend Update” colleague Amy Poehler and Vice President Joe Biden.

One of them announced a run for president in 2016.

Poehler and Biden have a flirty history, ever since Biden guest-starred on “Parks and Recration” as the object of Leslie Knope’s affections. During his “Late Night” appearance, Poehler referred to him as a “gorgeous charm monster.” She even sat on his lap.

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But Meyers wants ratings, so the presidential race of 2016 was foremost on his mind. Did Biden, a strongly rumored candidate to run in the next election, have anything he wanted to announce?

“I was planning on making a major announcement tonight,” Biden said. “But I decided tonight’s your night. So I hope you’ll invite me back.”

Poehler, meanwhile, wasn’t ready to let the moment pass her by.

“I’m going to run for president,” she told Meyers when asked of her 2016 plans.


Don’t laugh. Let’s see you try to be the star on a network comedy for seven seasons. Perfect training to run the free world.


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