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A Look at the Debut Episode of 'Late Night with Seth Meyers'

After a long wait, Late Night with Seth Meyers finally premiered after Fallon's Tonight Show last night with guests Amy Poehler and Vice President Joe Biden and musical guest A Great Big World. While there was definitely a bit of first-episode nerves apparent throughout the episode, Meyers brought the charm he's known for having on Weekend Update, and Poehler broke the ice as his very first guest interview. Above, watch Meyers deliver his first Late Night monologue, then click through to check out some other highlights from the episode, including Poehler and Biden's interviews as well as the very Fallon-esque cold open.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Had Lunch with Joe Biden

Veeps collided on Friday, when the real Vice President, Joe Biden, and the fake Vice President, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, met for lunch at the White House. Louis-Dreyfus, who plays VP Selina Meyer on HBO's Veep, surprised Biden by sitting down at his desk when she showed up for their pre-arranged lunch. "He thought he'd just ask my advice on some various briefs he had to deal with," Louis-Dreyfus said in an audio clip posted to the White House's website, "And I was happy to give him my advice which he paid no attention to whatsoever, which is why he's such a wise vice president."

Biden being a good sport about Veep is [...]

Joe Biden Is Coming to 'Parks and Recreation'

Joe Biden (who is still the Vice President of the United States for those not keeping up) is cameoing in next week's episode of Parks and Recreation (airing Nov. 15), Entertainment Weekly reports. Biden has been the object of Leslie's Knope's sexual desires for years now (she once revealed that her perfect man would have "the brains of George Clooney and the body of Joe Biden"). The Parks crew got Biden to film the scene when they were in Washington, D.C., shooting the season premiere (which featured cameos from John McCain and other politicians who aren't as exciting as Biden).

Parks and Rec boss Michael Schur told EW [...]

Joe Biden's Feelings Are Hurt by 'Veep'

Poor VP Joe Biden and his lackeys aren't fans of HBO's new show Veep, which centers on a fictional version of his office. A staffer of his had this to say about it: "It would have been more watercooler conversation-inspiring if it had been funnier. The show gets the D.C. personalities right, but it has what's funny about the VP all wrong. A senator would come to him. Not the other way around. That the VP paradoxically has enormous power and no power — is treated like the president but isn't. But they missed that." Perhaps they should pitch a rival VP-based comedy to Showtime? The more the merrier, [...]

Joe Biden Coming to The Colbert Report Next Wednesday

Comedy Central Insider reports: "Catch it September 8 when [Joe Biden] helps Stephen Colbert kick off his two-day-long salute to America's fighting men and women. This will be Stephen's first-ever interview with a sitting vice president, so don't miss it for something stupid." Apparently, Wednesday and Thursday's shows will have all servicepeople in the audience. A big get for Colbert!

Amy Poehler, Kanye West, Joe Biden, and More Will Be Seth Meyers's First Guests

Late Night with Seth Meyers is premiering on NBC on Monday, February 24th, and the show just announced the list of guests for its first week. Here's the full list:

Mon., Feb. 24: Amy Poehler, Vice President Joe Biden and musical guest A Great Big World.

Tues., Feb. 25: Kanye West and author Robyn Doolittle (Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story).

Wed., Feb. 26: Kelly Ripa, Brad Paisley and musical guest Brad Paisley.

Thurs., Feb. 27: Lena Dunham, Anthony Mackie and musical guest John Mayer Trio.

Fri., Feb. 28: Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart, Sophia Bush and comedian Michael Che.

Meyers said a year ago that he wanted his former "Weekend Update" co-anchor [...]

'The Onion' Is Publishing a Joe Biden Autobiography Because It Would Be Irresponsible Not To

Some of the best stuff The Onion has published in recent years has been their stories about VP Joe Biden, depicting him as a sleazy party animal as experienced with martial arts as he is with vomiting, and now the satirical news outlet is publishing an autobiography written by their demented version of Joe Biden. The President of Vice: The Autobiography of Joe Biden will be released via Amazon's Kindle Singles store on Friday, and "Joe Biden" will be holding court with a Reddit AMA ("ask me anything") session on Friday at 3PM EST. The Onion's Joe Biden is really becoming a multi-platform hit, with a book [...]

'The Onion's Joe Biden Beats Paul Ryan and the Real Biden at the Debate

Beloved Onion character "Vice President Joe Biden" live-tweeted real-life person Joe Biden and real-life Republican Paul Ryan's big debate last night, and the results were pretty glorious. The Onion also covered the debate last night, with a series of stories about "Joe Biden" and his debate behavior, which involved vomiting onstage, having his rowdy friends removed from the debate hall by security, and made out with Janna Ryan in front of a slew of spectators, concluding the whole thing in a surprisingly heartfelt speech:

"'Over the years I have been made an object of mockery and ridicule. I have seen pictures of me in the most humiliating [...]

Joe Biden on The Onion's Pieces on Him: "I think it's hilarious."

Joe Biden, along with pretty much everybody else, loves The Onion's take on him: "I saw the one of me washing a Trans-Am automobile in the driveway shirtless with tattoos all over myself and out there. By the way, I have a Corvette– a '67 Corvette– not a Trans-Am. Most people refer to me who know me, and even in the press, of being a little bit square. And now, I'm the philanderer. I think it's hilarious, the stuff they do on me."

The Best of 'SNL' Season 38

It snuck up on us, didn't it? The end of SNL Season 38 brought along with it key staff changes, among them the upcoming departure of head writer Seth Meyers and the immediate departures of cast members Bill Hader, Fred Armisen, and (unofficially) Jason Sudeikis. Few people have shaped SNL over the past 8 years more than these men — Meyers with his leadership in the writers room and charm as Weekend Update host, and Hader, Armisen and Sudeikis as the cast's workhorses and loadbearing performers. Indeed, many pegged Season 38 as a "transitional year" in the wake of Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg leaving the show a year ago, [...]

Finally, Amy Poehler and David Letterman Kiss

Amy Poehler appeared on Letterman last night and told a fun story about how she tried to plant a kiss on Joe Biden when she met him, just for the hell of it, which prompts Letterman to go in for an awkward kiss with her (with some urging from Poehler). This has been a long time coming.

Hit the jump for the rest of Letterman's Amy Poehler interview, in which she talks about how her son asked her if she ever had a penis and the iPhone app she uses to play a Santa scam on her kids.

'The Onion' Character Joe Biden Will Be Live-Tweeting the VP Debate Tonight

Beloved fictional character Joe Biden, made famous via a series of sleazebag news stories on The Onion, will be live-tweeting the Vice Presidential Debate tonight via The Onion's Twitter account, @OnionPolitics. The action begins at 8pm EDT/7pm CDT, right along with the start of the real Joe Biden's one-on-one with GOP contender Paul Ryan. The debate will presumably conclude with The Onion's Joe Biden plowing his Trans Am into the debate hall and running onstage shirtless to take down Ryan and the real Biden with his martial arts skills and seduce moderator Martha Raddatz.

Joe Biden, Professional Ladykiller and Boozehound

My favorite part of the new piece the New York Times did on The Onion's amazing series of pieces on VP Biden as some sort of boozin' ladyhound is when they tried to get in touch with Biden for a comment: But Mr. Biden’s office said it was not aware of anyone on the vice president’s staff who might have contacted The Onion to pass along his approval. A spokesman for Mr. Biden, Jay Carney, said the vice president was unavailable to be interviewed about his portrayal in The Onion.

“Let me get this straight: You want to interview the vice president about stories about him in The [...]