Must-see morning clip: Watch Seth Meyers and David Remnick judge New Yorker cartoons

Just one twist: They evaluated live reenactments

By Prachi Gupta
March 19, 2014 5:25PM (UTC)
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"Late Night" host Seth Meyers invited New Yorker editor David Remnick to the set to shed some light on one the magazine's most iconic, guarded features: its cartoons. Getting a cartoon into the New Yorker is quite challenging, but Remnick makes it sounds simple: It just has to "be funny"!

Meyers then introduced the Late Night Players, who reenacted live cartoons from the New Yorker. Somehow, the witty one-liners didn't have the same impact when performed ... or maybe that was because Remnick was there to explain the punch lines.


Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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