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'Late Night' Writer Amber Ruffin: Key and Peele Are "Destroying Black Stereotype Character Humor"

"Key and Peele have done more for black America than anyone would be willing to give them credit for. They forced the people who see black people as less than to see them as equal. … They are destroying black stereotype character humor."

- Late Night with Seth Meyers writer Amber Ruffin in a new interview with WNYC on race and comedy.

Amber Ruffin, Andrew Law, and Michelle Wolf Joining 'Late Night with Seth Meyers' Writing Staff

In the wake of SNL's recent hiring of LaKendra Tookes and Leslie Jones as writers, Late Night with Seth Meyers has also added a black female writer to its staff with Amber Ruffin, the Chicago Tribune reports. Ruffin has appeared on Key and Peele, is a graduate of iO and Second City, former performer at Amsterdam's Boom Chicago (where Meyers also did a stint), and is currently part of the video sketch comedy troupe RobotDown. She auditioned for SNL during its diversity push back in early December and was reportedly a finalist for the gig before losing out to UCB's Sasheer Zamata. She will [...]