Saturday Night Live funnyman Seth Meyers is featured in this Sunday’s issue of PARADE Magazine. In his interview he dishes about the funniest people in politics, how he’s not funniest person in his family, and his take on President Obama’s cameo on SNL.
Check out some of the highlights below:
On Obama’s Saturday Night Live appearance before he was elected President: “He was great, incredibly charismatic, really nice and fast and funny. We had a sketch where he came into a costume party wearing a Barack Obama mask, and when he took it off he was the actual Barack Obama. I said, ‘If the mask is hard to get off, we’ll think of something else.’ And he said, ‘I think you’ll find I can take off a Halloween mask.’ I remember thinking you probably don’t get to this point without knowing how to do that.”
On writing jokes: “If you write jokes too far in advance, they tend to go stale or you lose interest. You don’t get into committed relationships with jokes, you become very promiscuous and you want to see what other jokes are out there.”
On others in his family being funny too: “Everybody in the family thinks my dad is the funniest. My mother has laughed at everything he’s ever said, which taught my brother and me, at a very young age, that you can punch above your weight if you’re funny. It’s a nice thing that God gave women that one blind spot.”