Seth Meyers is currently the host of Late Night with Seth Meyers on NBC. He was previously head writer and a longtime cast member on Saturday Night Live, as well as the host of Weekend Update. He lives in New York City.
On a very special new episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, two men who straddle the worlds of comedy and politics – Senator Al Franken and Late Night‘s Seth Meyers – sit down for a conversation timed to the publication of Franken’s new book, Al Franken, Giant of the Senate. In a talk organized through NYC’s legendary Strand Bookstore, the two friends and Saturday Night Live alums discuss Franken’s transition from comedy to politics (including the “dehumorizing” process), our current president’s sense of humor (or lack), Franken’s take on both Republican adversaries Ted Cruz and Lindsay Graham, SNL memories of George Harrison and the “Fart Doctor” sketch, and much, much more. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at talkhouse.com/film. Subscribe now on iTunes or Stitcher to stay in the loop about future Talkhouse Podcasts.
The music featured in the podcast is as follows:
1. Intro / outro underscore: “Plastic Man vs. the Giant Red Phase of the Sun” – Iced Ink
Episode recorded by the Strand, mixed by Mark Yoshizumi and produced by Talkhouse Podcast producer Elia Einhorn.