NBC's "Late Night" host and former SNL head writer and cast member Seth Meyers didn't grow up in Pittsburgh, but his dad did. He says his father's pride in the city was something he inherited and one of the reasons he considers Pittsburgh his ancestral home.
Meyers returns to those roots Friday night to play two back-to-back shows at the Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead. He jokes that this is the one stop of his tour where he can correctly pronounce the neighborhood "S'Liberty" to an audience who will understand.
Meyers talked to 90.5 WESA's Kiley Koscinski ahead of his stop about his connection with the city. As a college student, his brother Josh joined him in sleeping outside of what was then Three Rivers Stadium to get playoff tickets — a committment he thought placed him among the biggest Steelers fans in the world. Meyers says he quickly came to question his rank after hearing diehard locals who were also camped out tell endless, hours-long stories about their football heroes.
These days, the Meyers family — including Seth, brother Josh, father Larry and mother Hillary — return to Pittsburgh every year to take in a game at Heinz Field and catch up with relatives.
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He also looks forward to trying new restaurants during those visits.
"We get a little bit more into the new as opposed to falling back on the old, which has been a really exciting thing, especially for my dad to see, you know — sort of the renaissance that the city's had in so far as it's a really good place to eat," he says.
Meyers' early set is sold out, but tickets for the late show are still available. Doors for the late show open at 8:45 p.m.
90.5 WESA's Megan Harris contributed to this report.