Seth Meyers has announced that he will be leaving Saturday Night Live after two shows and also revealed that Amy Poehler will be his first guest for his Late Night show on NBC.
Meyers made these announcements on Jan. 19 at the Television Critics Association (TCA). The comedian-actor, who hosted the Weekend Update segment of SNL, said that he would be only sticking around for two more episodes of the variety show.
"I'm one of the few SNL cast members who managed to parlay my acting ability into being a writer," Meyers said of his time working on the show.
His last day on SNL would be Feb. 1 and the 40-year-old said that the idea of leaving was "heartbreaking."
Late Night with Seth Meyers will premiere on Feb. 24 and it seems like Meyers, who is also the head-writer for Weekend Update, needed some time off as handling both gigs was demanding on his schedule.
"I mostly just think it's too hard to try to do two of these things at the same time...The SNL schedule is insane, and it's probably a little insane that I've stayed as long as I have," Meyers told The Wrap.
He went onto express his grief at having to cut ties with the late night variety show:
"I love it so much, I really have tried to get every last bit out of it. It would have been depressing not to be here for these last three shows."
Meyers' current co-host for Weekend Update, Cecily Strong, will be taking over the news desk for now. The actor suggested that she might get someone else on board to help out with the news desk duties.
"Cecily comes from that Chicago ensemble world and ... she loves playing off of someone, so I wouldn't be surprised to see her with someone else," he said.
Watch a clip of Seth Meyers hosting Weekend Update: