The 37-year-old New Hampshire native joined SNL during its 2001 season and later became both head writer and 'Weekend Update' anchor when Tina Fey left the show five years later.
Saturday Night Live has often received fluctuating critical and fan approval over the course of its 35-year history, but Meyers contended that viewer disapproval is often rooted in the audience's long-term connection to SNL.
"I think people have ownership of the show, like it's a part of your family and you're allowed to lay into it. You would never want to trade that for not having passionate fans," Meyers told The Hollywood Reporter. "My favourite thing is meeting people who say they hate the show, but they 'haven't watched it in 30 years'. That irrational, tough-love hatred - that's the greatest thing."
Meyers went on to reveal that his favourite episode from last season was former cast member Dana Carvey's fourth hosting stint in February, which featured a cameo from Carvey's Wayne's World co-star Mike Myers.
"When Dana Carvey came back and we did Wayne's World - it was fascinating to see how the audience reacted," he added. "And this year, Bill Hader's character Stefan got the same reaction. You could see people grabbing the person next to them like, 'Oh, my God, we're at Saturday Night Live on a night when Stefan is here!'"
The 'Weekend Update' anchor also recently suggested that he's impressed by frequent SNL host Justin Timberlake's comedic talent.
I Don't Know How She Does It, in which Meyers co-stars with Sarah Jessica Parker, is released on September 16 in the US and the UK.
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Watch Mike Myers and Dana Carvey's Wayne's World revival below (US only):