Seth Meyers’ Stage Companion Making Solo Career

Amber Ruffin, who joined "Late Night" with Seth Meyers, is now creating a comedy series for NBC.

Back in 2014, Amber Ruffin became the first Black woman to be hired as a staff writer on a network late night talk show when she joined “Late Night” with Seth Meyers. While Ruffin does most of her work on the comedy show behind the scenes, she occasionally joins host Meyers on stage, as in the segment “Jokes Seth Can’t Tell.” 

Ruffin is currently developing an untitled scripted comedy series for NBC with Seth Meyers, about a has-been sibling singing group from the 1980’s that now make ends meet by doing what no musician wants to do – writing jingles and performing their old hits at parties. Ruffin will serve as co-executive producer and Seth Meyers will executive produce with Mike Shoemaker and Andrew Singer.

In an interview with  Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, Ruffin said, “It took me so many years to do what I thought was funny. I spent forever writing what I thought people wanted me to write, doing characters I thought people wanted to see and I was wrong for so long.  Once I started writing to make myself laugh, things were a lot funnier and easier to write.”

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