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Saturday, May 5, 2012
Seth Meyers: Eli as good as Peyton

By Ohm Youngmisuk

Eli Manning will make his "Saturday Night Live" debut as host tonight at 11:30 on NBC.

And at least one cast member thinks the New York Giants quarterback is going be really good. In fact, he could be better than big brother Peyton, who hosted the show in 2007.

“He has a really good sense of humor,’’ "SNL" cast member Seth Meyers said of Eli in a video posted on Giants.com. “Obviously we worked with Peyton and I think people know he has a really good sense of humor but Eli’s just as good if not a little bit better.’’

“Part of the fun is just relaxing and realizing this stuff works best when the audience can tell you’re enjoying yourself,” Meyers added. “If they can tell you’re out of your comfort zone and uncomfortable it’s not as much fun as if they can tell you’re out of your comfort zone and you don’t really care.”

Manning admitted he was anxious earlier in the week. But he thinks he will settle down once the audience responds to his skits.

“Hopefully the crowd will laugh,” Manning said in the video. “That’ll be good to kind of get my first laugh. Obviously in a football game it’s kind of nice to get that first completion. I think come Saturday, just getting that first laugh will help relax me.”