Millikin University's Kirkland Fine Arts Center is pleased to welcome Saturday Night Live (SNL) star Seth Meyers for its biennial Goodheart Event on Tuesday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Seth Meyers recently returned for his 11th season as an SNL cast member and his sixth season as both head writer and "Weekend Update" anchor.
As the sole "Weekend Update" anchor, Meyers charms audiences as he lampoons top news stories and entertains fan favorite guests including the outlandish and über trendy correspondent "Stefon" as well as the perpetually ill-prepared singing duo "Garth and Kat." Before focusing his attention solely on "Update," Meyers was a regular player in sketches, performing numerous characters.
A graduate of Northwestern University, he studied and performed at ImprovOlympic (where many SNL cast members and writers got their start) before moving on to the Boom Chicago Theater in Amsterdam, Holland. His acclaimed show "Pick-ups and Hiccups" with partner Jill Benjamin toured Europe and eventually caught the eye of SNL.
Most recently, Meyers returned to host the 2011 ESPY Awards on ESPN and headlined the 2011 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner to rave reviews.
Meyers was born in Evanston, Ill., and was raised in Manchester, N.H. and suburb Bedford, N.H., and graduated from Manchester High School West. Meyers currently resides in New York City.
Support for the Goodheart Event comes from a 1997 gift from Peggy Madden and her late husband Bill, both emeritus trustees, in memory of Peggy's father, the late William R. Goodheart. Mr. Goodheart founded the Music Corporation of America (MCA) in the late 1920s and headed their New York City offices for nearly 20 years. During his career, he discovered and promoted some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. The Goodheart events periodically bring popular performers with wide current appeal to the Millikin University campus. Former performers include Jay Leno, Howie Mandel, Tap Dogs, Bill Cosby, STOMP, David Spade, Wayne Brady, and Mo'Nique.
Tickets are $25 and go on sale to the general public on Thursday, March 14 and can be purchased through the Kirkland Fine Arts Center Box Office, by phone at 217.424.6318 or online at www.kirklandfinearts.com
. Box Office hours are Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. A $2.50 fee will be charged for credit card purchases. This is a per transaction fee, not per ticket, and applies to online and Box Office orders.
For more information on Kirkland Fine Arts Center, please visit www.kirklandfinearts.com