There are three contenders competing for Regis Philbin’s spot on Kelly Ripa’s talk show, LIVE With Kelly. The competing hosts are former football star Michael Strahan, singer Josh Groban, and Saturday Night Live‘s Seth Meyers. These names are the final competitors for the position, with a single victor to be declared co-host this September.
Next Monday, Meyers will begin a five day trial host period. Showbiz411 reports it’s the first full week day co-hosting period since last winter, when Neil Patrick Harris co-hosted. Supposedly if Meyers beats out Strahan and Groban he will continue to host Weekend Update on SNL although he may have to resign as head writer of the show.
Meyers may be the candidate best suited for the gig because of his own hosting and writing credentials, against Strahan and Groban (save for Groban’s serious comedy chops). Though this is big news for Meyers since he doesn’t do too much outside of SNL (besides a smattering of stand-up performances), it seems like co-hosting with Kelly could be a bit of a loose fit for him. Meyers’ snark and edgier brand of humor will obviously need to be toned down for daytime television. Regardless, the exposure will be good for him and we’re eager to watch him next week.
Do you think Meyers would be a good fit for LIVE With Kelly?