Q&A with Seth Meyers
The SNL star on champagne, meatballs and the new love in his life at Cycle for Survival.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 | Liz Miersch
"Saturday Night Live" funny man Seth Meyers may tell jokes for a living, but he's serious about raising money for cancer in honor of his good friend Jennifer Goodman Linn. Sunday marked the third year Meyers helped emcee Cycle for Survival — the spin-a-thon-style event that raises money (almost 8 million dollars this year!) for rare cancers. We sat down with him just minutes before he jumped on the bike at Equinox Graybar in New York City.
Favorite thing about Cycle for Survival:
Everyone you meet has a very inspiring story about how cancer affected their life, but they didn’t let it get them down. That’s pretty much the greatest part about it.
I’m a runner, so I like to try to do five miles about four days per week, and then I lift weights about three days per week. Even if I’m not working out there, I sometimes stop at Equinox Greenwich Ave. for a juice in the morning. It’s very good.
I guess ... meatballs? If I see meatballs on a menu, I just can’t stay away from them.
What we’d be surprised to find his fridge:
Well, here’s the thing: I have been lucky enough to have been gifted a lot of champagne. I hate champagne, but I also can’t throw champagne away, so if you came over it looks like I’m always about to have a wrap party.
Best insider tip from a nutritionist:
That you should try to eat every four hours — as opposed to skipping a bunch of meals.
His SNL eating habits:
Saturday's a bad day. It’s the only day of the week when I eat deli egg sandwiches — that’s a really good vice — like the salty egg and cheese roll that I have every Saturday morning. That gets me through for like two hours until I eat something else disgusting. It’s a stressful day.
My puppy, Frisbee, an Italian Greyhound.
What he’s totally over:
Instant reactions to celebrities passing away on Twitter.
I went to Zihuatanejo in Mexico, which is the place that Andy goes in the end of The Shawshank Redemption. It was great.