Seth Meyers to give commencement address at Northwestern

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 02: Seth Meyers, host of Late Night with Seth Meyers speaks onstage at the American Magazine Media Conference at Grand Hyatt New York on February 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Time Inc)

EVANSTON, Ill. — Comedian Seth Meyers will deliver the commencement address at Northwestern University this Friday.

The host of NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” will also receive an honorary degree.

Meyers began performing improv comedy as a student at Northwestern, where he was part of the Mee-Ow troupe.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in radio, television and film from Northwestern’s School of Communication.

Meyers joined the cast of “Saturday Night Live” in 2001. He has hosted NBC’s “Late Night” since February 2014.

Friday’s commencement is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. at Ryan Field.