Patricia Sheridan of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recently sat down with “Saturday Night Live”s head writer, and Bedford, New Hampshire native Seth Meyers to discuss his work on the long-running NBC show, his family connections to show-business, and what he feels like is his best work.
In the January 4 article for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Meyers, whose younger brother Josh appeared on “MADtv” before it was cancelled, tells Sheridan that he prefers writing material for other people, rather than himself. Though, the “Weekend Update” host writes many jokes for himself since co-anchors Tina Fey and Amy Poehler left for their own primetime sitcoms.
When the Pittsburgh columnist asked the comedian about sports, Meyers said:
“I’ve got to be honest with you, I was never much of a hockey fan. I do root for the Penguins, but there’s no real passion there. I’m a crazy Steelers fan. I grew up in New Hampshire, so I’m actually a Red Sox fan and a Celtics fan. My father was from Pittsburgh and being a Steelers fan was not negotiable. We were not allowed to be Patriots fans. It’s worked out great. Being a Steelers fan is something to be proud of and I’ve been very lucky. And I met Troy Polamalu when he was on Jimmy Fallon. So that was it. I can die in peace.”