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Amber Ruffin Kicks Down The Door To The Late Night Club With Her Own Show | Essence

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Amber Ruffin Kicks Down The Door To The Late Night Club With Her Own Show | Essence

Get ready to laugh: The comedy vet premieres ‘The Amber Ruffin Show’ on Peacock

Cori Murray, Essence

When the clock strikes 9 pm EST tonight, late night talk show’s diversity will increase 100 percent thanks to Amber Ruffin.

Since 2014, she’s been providing extremely funny and equally smart skits on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers, where she was the first Black woman to write for a late-night network talk show. On September 25, Ruffin steps into another first as she becomes the first Black woman to launch a talk show, The Amber Ruffin Show, on the new streaming service, Peacock. (The show will be paired in Peacock’s late-night block alongside Larry Wilmore’s talker WILMORE.)


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Peacock (streaming service)

Peacock is an American over-the-top subscription video on demand streaming service owned and operated by the Television and Streaming division of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast. Named after the logo of NBC, the service launched on July 15, 2020. Early availability for Xfinity Flex customers began on April 15, 2020, with X1 customers receiving the preview by May 1. As of September 2020, Peacock has over 15 million signups.

On January 14, 2019, NBCUniversal announced that it would launch an over-the-top streaming service in 2020, and at the same time announced a reorganization created NBCUniversal Direct-to-Consumer and Digital Enterprises under chairman Bonnie Hammer. NBCUniversal announced the name “Peacock” and April 2020 availability on September 17, 2019. The announcement also included new original programming, NBCU property reboots, and that NBC series The Office and Parks and Recreation would be taken off from rival streaming services NetflixHulu, and Prime Video. The series would join the service once their exclusive streaming rights to rival streaming services expire, with Parks and Recreation joining in October 2020 and The Office joining in January 2021.

Source – Peacock (streaming service) (Updated: 25 September 2020) Wikipedia. Available at (Accessed: 26 September 2020)