Tag Archives: Amber Ruffin

Jax Media Accepts Variety’s Creative Leadership Award at New Leaders Cocktail Party

This year’s Variety New Leaders event, presented by City National Bank, honored innovative visionaries in entertainment. The cocktail party was hosted on a chilly Thursday night in Lower Manhattan’s Jimmy Rooftop Bar at the James Hotel. Patrick McCarthy, senior VP and head of marketing for City National Bank, kicked off the event highlighting the new […]

‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’ Writers on Trump Era Political Comedy, Creating a Network of Support

Political comedy isn’t easy in the Trump era. For “Late Night With Seth Meyers” writers, the process to come up with nightly jokes is already intense — or as Ally Hord describes it, “a masterclass in failure” — but the unpredictability of the Trump administration has exacerbated it tenfold. “Since Trump became president, he breaks […]

NBC Orders Comedy Pilot Presentation from ‘Late Night’ Writer Amber Ruffin

“Village Gazette,” a comedy from “Late Night With Seth Meyers” writer Amber Ruffin, has scored a pilot presentation order from NBC. Ruffin will star in, write and executive produce the single-camera comedy. She plays the fluff piece-loving editor of the Benson Village Gazette, covering her idyllic hometown. But “when the newspaper owners hire a reporter […]