Aidin Vaziri | Seth Meyers has more reason than ever to smirk. After five seasons of skewering politicians and celebrities as the dapper host of “Saturday Night Live’s” “Weekend Update” segment, the comedian and “SNL” head writer delivered a knockout performance at last month’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner in front of many of his marks, taking particular delight in hamstringing Donald Trump and his fancied presidential campaign.
Q: I want to personally thank you for taking Trump out of the presidential race.
A: I always get thanked for taking Trump and Palin out, but I don’t think I have much to do with them. The one thing about the White House Correspondents’ dinner I didn’t know was he was going to be in the audience – so I think it was less the jokes and more the reaction shots. I was very happy about that.
Q: As a comedian, are you a little disappointed his campaign is over already?
A: I’m certainly disappointed. But I think I personally maximized it for comedic effect. Just going into the dinner we could have told a thousand jokes about Donald Trump.