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On “Live With Kelly,” Seth Meyers Remembered “Sweet” Garry Marshall



Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for WGAw(NEW YORK) — Late Night host Seth Meyers stopped by Live with Kelly Thursday to promote Thursday night’s live segment of his chat show, timed to riff on Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Meyers also took a moment to remember Garry Marshall, who passed away Tuesday from complications of a stroke.

The late director and TV icon not only shared an alma mater with Meyers in Northwestern, but directed the SNL vet in the star-packed movie New Year’s Eve — a project Marshall was apparently not shy about promoting.   

“I remember I was the Grand Marshal at the Northwestern Homecoming Parade a few years ago, and he introduced me,” Meyers recalled to Kelly Ripa and her co-host for the day, Scandal star Tony Goldwyn.

“And it was the year New Year’s Eve was coming out. And he walked out on stage and he was like, ‘This next guy, he’s a good guy, he’s a nice guy, he’s in my new movie that opens November 12,'” Seth said, perfectly imitating Marshall’s distinctive New York delivery. 

“As we passed each other…he leaned in — he’s such a sweet guy, and I assumed he was going to say ‘Congratulations,’ or ‘This is such a big honor,’ and he goes, ‘Make sure you say November 12th. You can’t say it enough!'” 

Late Night with Seth Meyers airs weeknights at 12:37 a.m. Eastern time on NBC.

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