Late-Night Hosts Offer Their Support for Seth Meyers


Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Craig Ferguson all had words of encouragement for the "Late Night" host before he made his debut.

They may be competing for viewers in the tight ratings race, but the late-night hosts were full of positive encouragement for Seth Meyers.

Before the former Saturday Night Live castmember made his debut at the helm of Late Night, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Craig Ferguson all had good luck messages for the newcomer.

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The Tonight Show host Fallon started Monday's show by referring to Meyers' inevitable nerves. "I felt the same way last week," he said, adding: "He'll do great!"

Sharing the love, Meyers thanked his predecessor Fallon when he took the hot seat for the first time -- and even penned him a famous "Thank you note."

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Earlier in the day, Fallon encouraged his viewers -- which topped 11 million last week -- to stick around for his former SNL co-star.


Craig Ferguson also has some hilarious words for Meyers, tweeting:

It wasn't just the late-night stars who were excited about Seth's debut, as Hollywood expressed their anticipation over his first show. Steve Martin wrote:

ESPN's Bill Simmons made sure to offer double congratulations to Meyers and Kimmel, who aired his 2,000th episode on Monday.

Even Katie Couric cheered Seth on: