NBC 'Late Night' host Seth Meyers is coming to Detroit for hunger benefit

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Seth Meyers during the "Late Night With Seth Meyers" monologue on Nov. 23, 2021.
Seth Meyers during the "Late Night With Seth Meyers" monologue on Nov. 23, 2021.

Seth Meyers can take a closer look at Detroit soon.

The host of NBC's "Late Night" will perform April 29 at the Fox Theatre at Forgotten Harvest's 29th annual Comedy Night benefit.

Meyers will mark a big anniversary next week when "Late Night" celebrates its 40th anniversary. Original host David Letterman, who debuted the show Feb. 1, 1982, will be his special guest.

A "Saturday Night Live" alum and former "Weekend Update" anchor on that show, Meyers took over "Late Night" in 2014. He's made his imprint on the time slot with his politically relevant 'A Closer Look" segments and has branched out as an executive producer of "A.P. Bio" and "The Amber Ruffin Show" on Peacock, Hulu's "The Awesomes" and IFC's "Documentary Now!".

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday and range from $35 to $175. The event will raise funds for Forgotten Harvest's efforts to fight hunger and food waste by saving more than 52 million pounds of surplus food (last year's amount) from grocery stores and markets, restaurants, farms and more.

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Forgotten Harvest's distribution network helps more than 180 agencies in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

For more on the benefit and tickets, go to the Comedy Night page at ForgottenHarvest.org.

Contact Detroit Free Press pop culture critic at jhinds@freepress.com.

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