Bill Hader tells Seth Meyers why Stefon made him laugh and why LeBron James is funny (VIDEO).

Bill Hader Explains Why Playing Stefon Made Him Laugh and Why LeBron James Is Funny

Bill Hader Explains Why Playing Stefon Made Him Laugh and Why LeBron James Is Funny

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Sept. 16 2014 10:52 AM

Bill Hader Explains Why Playing Stefon Made Him Laugh and Why LeBron James Is Funny

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Bill Hader and Seth Meyers enjoyed several seasons together on Saturday Night Live, most memorably sharing the stage when Hader played Stefon opposite Meyers as the “Weekend Update” host. On Late Night Monday, they revisited those years, and Hader explained why he could never get through the sketch without laughing.

He also marveled at the comedy chops of LeBron James, who plays himself—or, rather, a version of himself who happens to be the best friend of a character played by Bill Hader—in the upcoming Trainwreck, which was written by and stars Amy Schumer and was directed by Judd Apatow. That movie, which has a fairly jaw-dropping cast, is scheduled for release in summer 2015.

David Haglund is the literary editor of NewYorker.com.