Seth Meyers expects to see Harvey Weinstein skewered on 'SNL'
“Saturday Night Live” took on heavy fire for its decision not to mock disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, but “Late Night” host Seth Meyers, who was on the popular NBC skit show from 2001 to 2014, defends the program’s choice. He also thinks Weinstein’s time will come sooner than later.
“I know from doing that show, I guarantee they tried stuff,” Meyers told us at PaleyFest NY in Midtown. “I think it’s very possible that the audience wasn’t ready to laugh at what was a really dark story.”
The New York Times had broken a huge expose that Thursday chronicling decades of alleged sexual misconduct by Weinstein. Variety.com reported that there were two references to Weinstein in rehearsal, but they fell flat with an “SNL” dress rehearsal audience and were cut from the live broadcast.
“I think given time, it’s going to be hard not to believe that they’re not going to address it,” Meyers said of his former colleagues.
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He also thinks that Weinstein’s fall from grace, along with pervs like Bill Cosby and Roger Ailes finally getting their comeuppance, is reason to smile.
“When you see people like that topple, it’s hard not to be a little bit hopeful for change,” he said.