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Seth Meyers Shares the Story of His Son's Birth & It's Freaking Hilarious

Seth Myers shares hilarious birth story

Ladies and gents, you haven't heard a funny labor and delivery story until you've lent this guy your ear. Comedian and late-night host Seth Meyers's birth story is so freaking hilarious, it will have you crying over the craziness that ensued -- and shedding a few tears of joy over the birth of his son, Ashe Olsen.

The former SNL alum couldn't help but share the whole experience on his show, Late Night With Seth Meyers, and it was nothing short of pure comedy. (Can he get an Emmy nomination for this?)

The series of laughable events -- though likely not funny at the time -- all began on Easter Sunday. Seth and his expectant wife, Alexi Ashe, were going through the motions of a regular day, expect for a pesky "back pain" that kept bugging Alexi every 10 to 12 minutes. Like most first-time parents, Seth and his wife were clueless about contractions and thought nothing of it ... until the pains kept coming back. Eventually, a lightbulb went off in their head that it was probably go time.  

"Once we realized that's what it was [intensifying contractions], I downloaded an app, a contractions app, because I'm on top of it," Seth told his Late Night audience.

(Seriously, guy, you get bonus points for downloading an app, haha. Brilliant.)

With time passing, contractions getting more intense, and Alexi's water breaking (yeah, that's always a sign to hit the road), the expectant parents called up an Uber and were on their way to the hospital.

... And this, folks, is where it gets good.

Obviously, you have to feel for poor Alexi. She's going through the motions of labor and likely in a ton of pain -- which is no laughing matter. What is kinda funny, however, is how Seth describes the Uber ride to the hospital, which would otherwise sound like a scary  Lifetime movie if they didn't live in New York City.

As Seth says:

My wife was on her knees in the back seat holding onto me. We had to roll the window down because she was getting car sick, and she was just screaming out an open window. Only in New York City can you drive that way and not have people say, 'That woman is being abducted.'

She would be screaming while we were stopped. People were just crossing the street and my wife was screaming out the window, 'I don't like this!'


I can totally picture walking down the street in New York and watching some random lady -- who I had no idea was in labor -- screaming out a car window. I, too, likely wouldn't think anything was wrong, as you see tons of craziness in the Big Apple. (Maybe she was practicing for an upcoming role. Maybe she was experiencing one of the worst first dates known to man. See, there are tons of reasons why a person could be screaming out a car window in New York City that wouldn't make you bat an eye.)

Once Seth and Alexi arrived at the hospital, you would think all would be normal, right? Wrong. Much to their surprise, the staff were all wearing bunny ears (remember, it was Easter), which only adds to the humor of this story. Hopefully it made the experience as enjoyable as it could get given the circumstances. (Probably not, though.)

Baby Meyers came quickly, seeing as Mom was fully dilated when she arrived (yay for unmedicated births -- sike, they aren't glamorous), and Seth had a front row seat to see all the action. While most dads might admit they don't want to be that up close and personal, Seth says he "couldn't take his eyes off" what was happening -- and describes birth as "pulling baby dolls through keyholes." (Hmm, I never thought about it that way.)

Seth, you are a brave man, sir. My husband saw all of the business during the birth of our first son and still feels scarred by it. (He forgot to move closer to me, so the doctor had him hold one of my legs.) At least you can laugh about it.

I just love Seth's story, and am glad Mom and baby are okay. Everything, from the Uber, to the hollering at pedestrians while driving down the street, to the hospital staff wearing bunny ears makes this birth story so unique ... and funny. And the meaning behind the name of Seth's son is also a sweet tribute for this family to cherish. (Ashe is wife Alexi's maiden name, and Olsen is the maiden name of Seth's mom. Aww.)

Even though this birth story didn't go according to plan (what birth really does?), it makes for an unforgettable experience you can share with your son Ashe and his kids.


Image via Late Night with Seth Meyers/YouTube

Originally on The Stir


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