Another Black Woman Is Coming To Late Night
If you’re a fan or have seen “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” perhaps you’ve seen Amber Ruffin. And if you haven’t seen her, you know her work. Now, according to Vulture, Ruffin is getting the chance to showcase some of her brilliance on her own stage.
Ruffin, a writer and performer on “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” is getting her own program called “The Amber Ruffin Show.”
The series will air on NBC’s new streaming platform Peacock.
According to a press release from the network, the show is “a late-night show with just the good parts — the comedy.”
It’s said to show off Ruffin’s “signature smart-and-silly take on the week.” Meyers and Mike Shoemaker are listed as executive producers. Jenny Hagel, Ruffin’s collaborator on the Meyers show is credited as a writer.
This is not the first project Ruffin has been working on at NBC. In 2017, the network put the pilot for a comedy series titled “Going Dutch” into development. It was based on Ruffin’s own experiences of moving abroad to escape an overbearing family only to return home with a Dutch boyfriend. But ultimately they didn’t order the series. Before then, she had a show about a 1980s sibling singing group who was trying to get by in present times.
Earlier this year, the network ordered a comedy from Ruffin and Meyers called “The Village Gazette,” in which Ruffin would star as a journalist who only cares about fluff pieces.
Hopefully this show will pan out.
“The Amber Ruffin Show” doesn’t have a premiere date yet but Peacock is set to launch in April.