Comedian SETH MEYERS is hoping for a speedy resolution to the ongoing writers' strike - because picketing is harder than writing for Saturday Night Live. The 33-year-old, who is head writer for the comedy show, has been joining his Writers Guild of America union members on the picket lines in Manhattan, New York, every day since the walk-out over royalties disrupted production on the long-running programme last month (05Nov07). He tells the New York Post's gossip column PageSix, "The hours are earlier. I'm out here every day." Meyers described American TV network ABC's firing of a large chunk of the production team on the sketch show as "really unfortunate".