'Saturday Night Live' star shines during UTA visit

Posted 11:10pm on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012

ARLINGTON -- "Live from UT Arlington! It's Seth Meyers!"

University of Texas at Arlington President James Spaniolo's introduction of the Saturday Night Live comedian at College Park Center on Monday night didn't just parody the show's famous opening line but came at the end of an inspired video parody of Meyers' Weekend Update segment. It was a clever introduction to an evening of Meyers' comedy that ended up being more consistently funny than the average SNL episode.

Although billed as part of the school's speaker series, the night consisted of Meyers' hour-long standup routine with a few audience questions taken at the end. As expected, much of his humor was politically topical, including how he's against Texas secession ("I wouldn't want to look back on Friday Night Lights as a foreign film") to how absurd it is that the world's economy hinges on Greece with their "yogurt-based economy."

But Meyers, playing to a large crowd that filled the floor and the lower half of the sides, didn't just deal with politics, but moved into more Seinfeld-like territory when he talked about guys not knowing the difference between hand and face towels, or getting into a fight in a bar.

Much like his TV persona, Meyers came off as the affable guy next door, especially during the Q&A. If the questions, mostly about life on SNL, were old hat to him, he didn't let it show.

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