Late-night newcomer Seth Meyers is sure to be getting a lot of hosting advice as he gears up to replace Jimmy Fallon on NBC’s Late Night, and David Letterman was more than happy to be one of the first hosts to give him a few tricks of the trade.
When Meyers dropped by CBS’ Late Show on Oct. 8, Letterman, who hosted Late Night from ’82 to ’93, offered him the best advice he could think of: Change the name of the show.
“You think we should change it back to The Tomorrow Show?” Meyers asks.
“Why not?” a very persistant Letterman says. “Why not Today Show, Tonight, Tomorrow? That’s the perfect trilogy, really. I’m giving this to you free! I’m putting a nail in my own coffin here!”
Meyers expertly pulls out a reason why he can’t change the name: “I wish we talked yesterday. We just printed the mugs.”
Meyers will take over Late Night on Feb. 24, 2014 after current host Jimmy Fallon leaves the show to take over The Tonight Show for Jay Leno.
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