Amber Ruffin is getting her own show.
Some might be familiar with Ruffin from appearing on “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” where’s she’s also a writer.
The Nebraska native’s show will be on NBC’s new streaming platform Peacock, and it’ll be called “The Amber Ruffin Show.”
It’s being described as “A late-night show with just the good parts — the comedy,” according to Vulture, and it’ll surround Ruffin’s “smart-and-silly take on the week.” Meyers and Mike Shoemaker will produce it.
Ruffin also had a deal with NBC in 2017 when the network gave her a pilot for a series called “Going Dutch.” It surrounded Ruffin’s real-life account of moving overseas and returning with a boyfriend who’s Dutch. The series wasn’t picked up, however.
The 40-year-old also writes for the Comedy Central show “Detroiters,” as well as HBO’s “A Black Lady Sketch Show” and narrates for “Drunk History,” also on Comedy Central.
She also auditioned for “Saturday Night Live” back in the day but wasn’t selected to be a part of the cast. But that audition led to Ruffin writing for Meyers, who called her two days later and offered her a job.
“We auditioned for SNL and there was LaKendra Tookes, she got hired as a writer; Leslie Jones, at first she got hired as a writer; Sasheer Zamata, she got hired as an actor. And Amber Ruffin, who got hired as nothing,” she told NPR about that audition.
“I assumed he was calling to say ‘I’m sorry you didn’t get SNL.’ It never occurred to me that he had a late night show and that he would want me to write on it,” added Ruffin.
A premiere date for “The Amber Ruffin” show hasn’t been announced yet, but Peacock is supposed to launch in April 2020.