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.

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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 pgupta@salon.com.

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