2:18pm PT by Kate Stanhope
'Late Night With Seth Meyers' Heads to Washington for Week of Shows
Late Night With Seth Meyers is hitting the road.
The NBC late-night program will broadcast next week's four new shows from Washington, it was announced Tuesday.
For the week of Oct. 10-13, Late Night will tape at the Warner Theatre in the nation's capital. The guests will include a mix of politicians and newsmakers (Vice President Joe Biden, Dr. Jill Biden, CNN's Jake Tapper, Sen. Al Franken and Secretary of Defense Ash Carter) as well as celebrities including Kevin Hart, Lena Dunham, John Mulaney, Nick Kroll and country music star Sturgill Simpson. Other special guests will soon be announced.
This marks the first time Late Night has traveled outside of its longtime home at Studio 8G In New York City since Meyers took the reins. However, it's a fairly common tradition among other late-night hosts, such as Jimmy Kimmel, who has made several weeklong pilgrimages to his native Brooklyn, and Jimmy Fallon, who has filmed The Tonight Show on location in Hollywood as well as Florida in recent years. Late Show host Stephen Colbert recently traveled to Cleveland and Philadelphia for the Republican National Convention and the Democratic National Convention, respectively.
Meyers' trek to D.C. coincides with the final weeks of the presidential election. The late-night host, previously known for his news and political coverage as "Weekend Update" anchor on Saturday Night Live, has taken advantage of the run-up to the election several times this year. In July, he went live after the final nights of the RNC and DNC, respectively. He most recently taped live following the first presidential debate between candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Meyers' Washington stint kicks off the day after the second presidential debate on Sunday, Oct. 9.
Late Night With Seth Meyers airs weeknights at 12:35 a.m. ET/PT on NBC.