Seth Meyers Talks SNL in Gotham's Men Issue

Posted Monday September 30, 2013 9:47 PM GMT

He's getting ready to say goodbye to the cast of "Saturday Night Live," and now Seth Meyers shares his true feelings about leaving the show in Gotham magazine's Men's Issue.

While enjoying some quality time with his former co-star Amy Poehler, the 39-year-old actor/comedian chatted about his final episodes and his stand up performance for President Barack Obama.

Check out a few highlights from Mr. Meyers' interview below. For more, be sure to visit Gotham!

On leaving "SNL":
"It’s hard to wrap my head around the idea of leaving a place where I’ve lived and breathed for so long. I’d love to go out the Poehler way, which is to just have my water break, drop the mic, and be, like, I’m out of here. Not available to me. I’ll leave fairly quietly because I’ll be back on the network in two weeks."

On watching "SNL":
"I cannot imagine watching as a pure fan again. Because as you know, the greatest joy of working at this show is the Wednesday roundtable, when you get to see all these great people and what their ideas were in any given week and what ones make it to the show. It’s the most wonderful weekly journey that only people who work here get to see."

On Obama's reaction to his performance:
"There are two terrible parts about following him. He’s a great stand-up and tells great jokes. He’s also the president, so you’re like, wow. Then he doesn’t close with a joke; he closes by telling everybody to think about our men and women serving overseas. If you did that at a comedy club, you’d be like 'You’ve can’t close with that because I have to go up right after you and tell jokes.' But you can’t say that to the president."

Photo Credit: Williams and Hirakawa for Gotham

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