Seth Meyers on His Emmys Host Potential: ‘I Hope Jimmy Keeps Doing It’

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Seth Meyers on His Emmys Host Potential: ‘I Hope Jimmy Keeps Doing It’

As Seth Meyers hikes the mile markers of Jimmy Fallon’s career path – from “Saturday Night Live” to “Late Night” there’s one hosting gig he’s hoping to avoid: The Emmys 2014 on NBC.

“I hope Jimmy (Fallon) keeps doing it, so I don’t have to,” Meyers told TheWrap during a celebration for his Gotham Magazine cover in New York Monday night.

Fallon hosted the last NBC Emmys telecast, in 2010.  Meyers is due.

As Meyers takes over “Late Night” from his “Weekend Update” predecessor next February (on the same night that Fallon begins his “Tonight Show” run) he would seem to be a default choice to push forward. His hosting resume already includes two spins on the Nokia stage as the ESPYs host and making President Obama crack up at the retroactively historic pre-Bin Laden raid White House Correspondents Dinner.

SNL rookies Kyle Mooney and Beck Bennett flank “Weekend Update” co-anchor Cecily Strong and sample host Ciroc’s cocktails at Meyers’ party.

Even if he can keep the spotlight pointed at big-brother Fallon next August, an early pivot to shield NBC’s successful “Sunday Night Football,” Meyers could still be on the clock for another choice weekend: The 2014 Super Bowl in New York.

“We always do, we always do,” Meyers responded when asked if  SNL will do a Super Bowl-eve live show this year when the big game is in New York — a rich opportunity for celebrity cameos.

“It’s NBC’s call,” he acknowledged while floating in and out of a VIP room, grabbing tuna tartare and hanging with castmates inside the Sanctuary Hotel in the shadow of Times Square.

SNL’s Nasim Pedrad and Kate McKinnon, “Orange is the New Black’s” Diane Guerrero and Alysia Reiner are looking for trouble.

With a rainstorm pelting Manhattan on Monday night, Gotham moved the party from the rooftop space to the lobby’s ultra lounge, where security had to keep the crowd moving. (A parade of Maseratis delivered dry SNL’ers to the party).

“You’ll see him inside,” guards yelled at snap-happy guests, prodding them to unclog the hallway.

“He’s been on our radar for a while,” added Catherine Sabino, Gotham’s editor-in chief, who snagged Amy Poehler to interview Meyers in this month’s pages.

Meyers still got the cover of the men’s issue that separately highlight’s “New York’s 100 Most Eligible Bachelors,” despite his Labor Day weekend wedding to Alixe Ashe (above left, with Olivia Munn at the party).

One honor avoided. One to go.

Merry Pop-In

Dick Van Dyke greets Chris Noth and Beth Behrs at former Paramount/MGM Chairman Frank Mancuso’s house in Beverly Hills Saturday night. Behrs nabbed one of Louis XIII ‘s 100 year-old cognac flutes after the intimate dinner for the “Chairman’s Circle” of the Geffen Playhouse.

Mongrel Makeovers

Meanwhile, Lori Loughlin and Bailee Madison did not fear makeup smudges at the American Humane Association’s Hero Dog Awards October 5. Before the show airs on Hallmark Channel on October 30, Loughlin debuts a Hallmark movie that has already gone through the back door. It is now a pilot for a forthcoming  series.

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