During the Sunday edition of TODAY, host Willie Geist talked to Bill Hader about his impressions Dateline correspondent Keith Morrison that started in a 2011 Saturday Night Live sketch. Hader shared with Geist that he’s been a big fan Morrison’s for a very long time and the impression of the veteran newsman came out of his devotion to the show.
Geist then brought Hader over to Dateline and told him that Morrison was doing some voiceover work in the California studio, but they could watch him as he worked. A few seconds later, however, Morrison showed up in the doorway of the New York office where Hader’s interview was taking place. Hader was absolutely was beside himself as he giddily met his idol for the first time.
Watch Bill Hader meet his idol, Dateline’s Keith Morrison, for the 1st time.
ICYMI on #SundayTODAY: We set up a surprise meeting between BILL HADER and the subject of one of his most famous "SNL" impressions, @DatelineNBC correspondent KEITH MORRISON. Here's the extended cut of Bill's unbridled glee. https://t.co/eFeq13cXo5
— Willie Geist (@WillieGeist) June 3, 2019
Imagine, one: I get to call what I do “work”
And two: the funniest man around also turns out to be the nicest. https://t.co/0LiS2W02lb
— Keith Morrison (@dateline_keith) June 2, 2019
Here’s a couple of the impressions that Hader has done of Morrison in the past.