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Anatomy of a Late-Night Host: A Guide for Seth Meyers

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The late-night shuffle has begun! There's been plenty to report about Jay Leno's last "Tonight Show" and Jimmy Fallon taking over (Monday at midnight, after the Olympics), but we've got some tips for Seth Meyers, the newest guy behind the talk show desk, before he takes over "Late Night" (Feb. 24 at 12:35 a.m. on NBC).

[Related: Seth Meyers' First Week of 'Late Night' Guests Revealed]

Sure, he's delivered the news with comedic views hosting "Weekend Update" for "Saturday Night Live," but a late night hosting gig is more than just telling jokes. It takes personality, some special skills, and heart. 

Our handy infographic pinpoints the most important traits for Seth Meyers to tackle in his transition to late night. We crafted it after the old board game Operation... quite fittingly, it turned out looking more like a late night "If They Mated" photo mash-up instead. See for yourself:

Click on the infographic below to launch a larger image:

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Infographic designed by Jayme Perry


Meyers on "SNL":

"Late Night With Seth Meyers" premieres Feb. 24 at 12:35 a.m. on NBC.

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