Over the past year or so, Seth Meyers has taken NBC’s “Late Night” on some type of agoraphobic road show. Driven from NBC Studio 8G by the global pandemic that forced the entire world to huddle, isolated in their homes, Meyers and the crew at “Late Night,” like so many late-night talk shows, endeavored to keep on keeping on, come hell or no haircuts.
And so the show went on. At the start, “Late Night” went on a sort of walkabout in Meyers’ home, recording in a hallway, a garage, his in-laws’ basement, and his attic. If nothing else, they captured the clawing-the-walls cabin fever that afflicted so many people while sheltering-in-place.
Now, Meyers and friends are back in the studio after their long, strange, largely stationary trip, but “Late Night” without its studio audience is