Instagram Filters: Seth shares some comical filters for the photo-sharing app Instagram.
Couple Things: Seth shares his opinion in the format of a "couple things," regarding a surprising or shocking news story.
Extreme Dog Shaming: Seth claims that his research team has searched the Internet to find dogs who are guilty of terrible actions (to which the dogs "confess" in doctored photographs). One example, from the March 8, 2014, episode has a dog confessing, "I ate the mailman." Another example, from April, 2014: A dachshund admits, "I provided the State Department with false talking points on Benghazi." Later in the segment, Meyers's own dog confesses, "I wanted Neil Patrick Harris to host the Emmys again." (Harris hosted the Emmy Award ceremonies in 2013; Meyers is slated to host them in August, 2014.)
Fake or Florida?: A mini-game show in which Seth reads news synopses to three audience contestants, who must decide whether these headlines have been invented by Seth's staff or describe actual incidents in Florida. Seth's alleged assistant, "Cassandra," a comically inept hostess of sorts (writer/comedian Michelle Wolf), tries to keep the camera riveted on her rather than helping the game to progress.
Second Chance Theatre: Seth welcomes back a former Saturday Night Live cast member who performs a sketch that was once written for the show but never saw the light of day after dress rehearsal. These sketches tend to be ones written during Seth's tenure as head writer of SNL that he loved and regrets not having made it further. The guest performs the sketch with the assistance of past and present SNL cast members such as Fred Armisen and they are all introduced by Seth in a manner reminiscent of Masterpiece Theatre.
Back In My Day: Following a story of a recent Technological advancement Seth dons a Mr. Rodgers style cardigan and waxes nostalgia of the "good ol' days" which in reality, is only a few years ago
The show has received mixed reviews. The Hollywood Reporter's Tim Goodman referred to Meyers' monologue as "staccato and hit and miss — sounding more like his "Weekend Update" bits rather than a real monologue." On the other hand, USA Today's Robert Bianco felt Meyers was "shifting the show to suit his talents," making the show stronger and more traditional than Fallon's.
Reviewing the debut week, The A.V. Club gave a B grade: The show begins with, "essentially, a carbon copy of Meyers' Weekend Update / 'what's in the news' jokes, presented as a stand-up monologue to open the show... More than anything, Meyers was arguably hired because he's such a pro at delivering quippy one-liners about dumb people in Florida... Meyers will settle in to the formulaic parts of this job quickly enough — he's a pro, and it shows... There are other features, however, that offer more than a glimmer of hope. Fred Armisen is a surprising choice as bandleader, but he brings unequaled improv chops to the table, and his little banter with Seth every night has already proven one of the more reliably funny bits. Integrating him as much as possible is certainly a smart idea... Late Night With Seth Meyers is also promising to feature panel segments with fictional characters, something that's less prominent on late-night TV these days and definitely needs to come back in force."
A month later, Jeff Jensen of Entertainment Weekly gave the program a B+ and wrote, "In his first week, the very smart, very smiley former Saturday Night Live head writer gave stiff monologue, which was basically his Weekend Update newsreader shtick, delivered in his shouty, wiseassy, talk-to-the-camera manner, but standing up; he improved the more he connected with the studio audience. He rolls when sitting down. Meyers seems capable of creating chemistry and having quality chats with anyone, from riding the wild waves of Kanye West to spinning a funny anecdote with pal Brad Paisley about accidentally stealing a Porsche."