Late Night With Seth Myers Debut: O Set, Where Art Thou?

20140226-125554.jpgPicture Credit: NBC/Seth Meyers

Do we have to take up a collection to purchase a better set design for Late Night With Seth Myers?

Have you had a peek this week? For those of you who have lives beyond a remote control, Late Night With Seth Myers had its debut Monday evening. The show looks promising but the set? How shall I put it?

Okay, I will jump right in. The set is a nightmare in every way imaginable. Used furniture – or so it seems, plain backdrop, sideway entrance for the guests, rollaway chairs for the guests so they can tip over and fall. It’s madness!

Did NBC blow their budget on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon? What gives, NBC honchos? If you need an extra couch, I have one in my basement. Truly! It’s all yours! It’ll cost ya, though, because it belonged to my parents and is an heirloom. On second thought…

It must be very difficult to create an inspiring show in such dismal surroundings. It’s as if everyone gave up before the show started.

Seth Myers, although a little stiff at the onset – and who wouldn’t be – showed incredible promise and looked immensely at ease during the interview portion of the show.

Of course, it helped that Saturday Night Live alumnus, Amy Poehler, was his first guest. The repartee between them was hilarious and, most important, genuine.

Then Vice President Joe Biden stopped by for a visit and a more incongruous trio I could not imagine. And yet, it worked! Amy, Vice President Joe Biden and Seth had a grand old time.

If their aim was to put a silly grin on my face, it worked! Kudos Team Seth! And a special shout -out to Fred Armisen and his band. Great sound!

The show ended with a passionate performance by A Great Big World. Man, that lead singer can sing!

So, NBC, let us know if we need to start a collection here or something. Or else, dig a little deeper and fix up this Set Design fiasco. There must be a “Sets Are Us” store in New York or something resembling this kind of store.

Wait – here’s an idea! Why not use Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night furniture. Or, better yet, auction it off on Ebay and make some money for a new one for Seth Meyers!

What do you think all? Did that hot mess of a set design drive you crazy or is it just me? What did you think of the show?

Comments are now open for business!!

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Rosanne (Giallonardo) Simunovic began her musical career in Timmins, Ontario. She studied piano with Anne Pizzale and later, at an advanced level, with Soeur Anita Vaugeois (Sister Cecile of Les Soeurs De L’Assomption in Timmins). Her vocal and accompaniment skills were nurtured by her aunt, the late Dorothea Mascioli. When Rosanne graduated from O’Gorman High School, she moved on to the University of Toronto where she continued her piano and vocal studies while attaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was hired as a piano accompanist for several musical companies, most notably, the National Ballet Of Canada. She presently holds an A.R.C.T. Teacher’s Diploma in Voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Rosanne has studied choral conducting with numerous well known Canadian Conductors, including Wayne Riddell of Montreal, Quebec and the internationally renowned Dr. Elmer Iseler. She has been a founding member of numerous community-based arts organizations: the Timmins Arts Council, later known as Arts & Culture Timmins, the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, and, the Timmins Youth Singers…as well as the TYS Alumnus choir, the Timmins Concert Singers. In 1987, she was also selected to be the conductor of the Timmins Board Of Education Choir, comprised of talented students from Grades 5 to 8. In 1988, she was elected to the Board Of Directors of the Ontario Choral Federation (now known as Choirs Ontario), where she served as Chair of the Festivals Committee for six consecutive seasons. In 1996, in honour of the Ontario Choral Federation’s 25th Anniversary, Rosanne was selected as one of 25 recipients of the OCF’s Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the choral art. The ceremony was presided by Lieutenant Governor, Hal Jackman. In November 1997, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Rotary Club Of Timmins to receive the prestigious Paul Harris Award for her years of dedication to the artistic development of young musical talent in Timmins. In August of 2002, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Board Of Directors of Choirs Ontario to serve as Conductor of both the Provincial Junior and Teen Choir Camps, now renamed in honour of the Camp Benefactors, Don and Lillian Wright. In November 2002, Rosanne was the one of the recipients of the Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, honouring her work in the development of the arts in Timmins. Under Rosanne Simunovic’s direction, the Timmins Youth Singers and the Timmins Concert Singers have been featured in numerous choral festivals and performing opportunities outside of Timmins. In 1985, they were selected to partici

5 Responses to “Late Night With Seth Myers Debut: O Set, Where Art Thou?”

  1. Rosanne! I totally agree with your assessment of the set! I blurted out the same thoughts when the show started! “How come there’s no set?” I like your EBay idea. May I suggest Jay Leno’s used goods also?


  2. Suncatcher -my husband and I were killing ourselves laughing! It was like it was a spoof of a talk show! Yes, Jay Leno’s set would fetch big bucks. Good call!


  3. The roll out chairs were the best! And that small pedestal stage for the interview segments.


  4. i happened to tape last night’s show. for some reason it only recorded the last half. but wow, i totally see what you are talking about. i wonder if this is just temporary? or a joke?


  5. I went looking on the internet to see if it was just me or if the set was a bore…glad I wasn’t alone.


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