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I Need to Go to This Fake George Clooney Party

How long have I’ve been saying I want to go to one of Clooney’s parties? Years, that’s how long. It’s the only dream I have left. To hang out with George at one of his fancy parties and become best friend bachelors forever and ever and ever. I’m going to Italy in 6 days and one of my stops just so happens to be Lake Como. The same Lake Como where Clooney has a house. Not even the Italian Guard (?) can stop me now. Although this invitation is fake, Clooney ABSOLUTELY has pool parties with just his famous friends and the 30 hottest women on the planet. I know it for a fact. That’s just how he rolls. Game. Set. Clooney.

– Ryan

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Josh McCown, Welcome to the BAY!

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Ok, so he’s no Blaine Gabbert, but I think the Bucs got the second best free agent QB out there. Pair this hot handed QB with an underrated OT (Collins), a young talented corner (Verner), and 2 beasts on the d-line (McDonald and Johnson) you’ve got a recipe for success. Lovie Smith and Jason Licht are raping, plundering, and pillaging like pirates tend to do. They are taking no prisoners and spending that sweet cap space faster than you can say “fuck Greg Schiano”. Nobody is safe from these two. Not nobody. Not nohow. 31 teams in the NFL think they have a shot at free agency when reality is everyone wants a spot on the hottest team since my 2013 mens league softball team. Keep a lookout in your rearview mirror. Lovie is coming to town, and he’s out for blood.

-Matt

PS- Revis, Joseph, Penn: Thank you for your time (short and long) in Tampa. Too bad you had to get released the year before we win the Superbowl.

Badass of the Week: Seth Meyers {@sethmeyers}

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I know what your all thinking: Ryan your so handsome and smart and thoughtful, but is Seth Meyers really a badass? Well that all depends on how you define the word. Let me make the case and then you can decide.

Seth Meyers has been in comedy his whole life. He started off as a member of the improv group Here Comes Treble (just kidding) at Northwestern and just completed his first week as host of Late Night with Seth Meyers. While those individual accomplishments alone may not qualify him to be badass, what happened in between definitely does.

Meyers cut his teeth as an improv comic, and eventually joined the greatest sketch comedy group in the world, Saturday Night Live, in 2001. Meyers never caught on as a full blown sketch comic, but his talent, comedic writing, was always on full display. Meyers eventually stopped appearing in sketches and became one of the head writers in 2006; that same year he became co anchor of SNL’s cornerstone segment, Weekend Update. Meyers and Amy Poehler were two of the best anchors on Weekend Update, as they mixed their remarkable chemistry and witty banter to create a must see segment every week. When Poehler left the show in 2008, Meyers stayed on as the lone anchor and continued his head writing duties. He left the show last month, after co anchoring Update with newcomer Cecily Strong for all of this season. During his SNL tenure, Meyers won three Writers Guild of America awards and was nominated for eight Emmys, including a win in 2011.

Meyers next adventure started this week, as he took over for Jimmy Fallon as host of Late Night. Though we’ve only had a week of material to judge him on, its clear Meyers strengths will be his interviews. Unlike Fallon, he doesn’t mind playing the straight man, leaving his guests to embrace the spotlight, something I’m sure most celebrities will have no problem doing.

Is Seth Meyers a badass? You bet your sweet ass he is. He’s made a living out of making other people laugh, whether it be on stage or through his writing. I salute you, Seth Meyers. Here’s to the next chapter.

– Ryan

 

Kanye West Looked As Snug as a Pig in a Blanket on Late Night With Seth Meyers

This is all the proof you need to know that Seth Meyers is going to be a great Late Night host. He may not have the charisma of Jimmy Fallon or the chin of Jay Leno, but the guy can conduct an interview with just about anyone. Did you see his interview with Amy Poehler Monday night? Not only was it funny, but the style of the interview reminded me of a conversation that me and my friends have all the time. Granted Poehler and Meyers are best friends and have great chemistry, but the conversation was so casual and entertaining to watch. It didn’t feel like you were watching a host interview a guest, it felt like you had the inside scoop on two friends shooting the breeze.

Back to Kanye. Have you ever seen Kanye look this comfortable on a talk show set? Ever? I have to give almost all of the credit to Seth Meyers here. He has the ability to make anyone who comes on set, whether it be his best friend or a famously bad interviewer, feel comfortable. Talking about being a dad, showing old SNL sketches; this is easily my favorite Kanye interview of all time. He’s never seemed like “just another guy” to me, but this interview is helping to change that perception. He’s still bat shit crazy, but it’s nice to see this side of him. The only thing left to do is for the Late Night YouTube page to put up his musical performance from last night. Neeeeeed it.

– Ryan

I Want to Hang This Picture on My Wall and Stare At It Forever

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Just Seth Meyers and the greatest basketball player of all time chatting it up. I wonder what they talked about? Probably about how Dirk is going to be a guest on Late Night every day until the end of time and how they can’t wait to listen to ‘Endless Love’ like all best friends do at one point or another. My beautiful boys all grown up.

– Ryan

Seth Meyers Farewell ‘Weekend Update’ Was Perfect and I’ve Been Crying for 48 Straight Hours

Nice to see Seth’s friends come back for his farewell episode. The Weekend Update desk will never be the same, but sometimes peacocks have to spread their feathers and fly away. We’ll see how it works out on March 1st when Colin Jost takes over.

– Ryan

Jimmy Fallon Officially Passed the Late Night Pickle To Seth Meyers Last Night

The pickle torch is one of the weirdest traditions in history, but it’s still cool seeing Jimmy Fallon start to hand over the reigns to Sethy poo. Meyers takes over on February 24th, and there has been a lot of speculation on which format he will adapt. Meyers thrives in the straight broadcast news format of Weekend Update, while Fallon’s late night is usually music heavy due to his broad skill set. Now that the pickle has officially been passed, the only thing left to do is enjoy the Late Night ride that Meyers and Fallon are going to put us on. Here’s to hoping its epic.

– Ryan

…And This is Why Seth Meyers is the Man

And the look on Seth Meyers' face when he took the stage:

Genuine delight for his friend and former SNL co-star Andy Samberg, who won his first Emmy last night. Hit the music!

– Ryan

H/T Buzzfeed

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