Congrats to Amber Ruffin and her crew at The Amber Ruffin Show!
The 20th weekly Friday night episode airs tonight, and NBCUniversal announced today that Ruffin’s run on Peacock will continue at least for another six months into September 2021.
Ruffin tapes Fridays in the same studio as Late Night with Seth Meyers, where Ruffin also works/performs, on Late Night’s day off. It premieres Friday nights on Peacock, and received a two-week trial run on regular old-school NBC earlier this month in the late-late slot.
The Amber Ruffin Show premiered on Sept. 25, 2020, so this renewal means her first season will last one calendar year.
“Amber Ruffin’s unique brand of comedy and effervescent personality allow her to shine on Peacock week after week,” said Katie Hockmeyer, Executive Vice President, Late Night Programming, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “Each episode raises the bar with a variety of sketch material that is both culturally relevant and hilarious. We are so fortunate to have Amber at the forefront as Peacock paves the way for late-night in the streaming space.”
The Amber Ruffin Show includes sidekick/announcer Tarik Davis, multiple appearances by fellow Late Night writer Jeff Wright, and a writing staff led by Jenny Hagel with Demi Adejuyigbe, Shantira Jackson, Dewayne Perkins, Ian Morgan, Ashley Nicole Black, and Michael Harriot.