Amber Ruffin, a writer and on-air personality on NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” has been recruited to host the 70th annual Writers Guild Awards ceremony on Feb. 11 at the Edison Ballroom in New York.
“I’m so excited to host the 2018 Writers Guild Awards,” said Ruffin, who writes and appears in the “Late Night” segments, “Amber Says What?” and “Jokes Seth Can’t Tell.” “If you’re looking for hard-hitting satire on sexual assault allegations, Russia and the Republican tax plan — too bad! This is gonna be all hugs and rainbows! (The hugs will be consensual.)”
Ruffin also is a writer for Comedy Central’s “Detroiters” and a narrator on the cable channel’s “Drunk History.”
As previously reported, NBC is developing Ruffin’s semi-autobiographical sitcom “Going Dutch,” executive produced by Seth Meyers, Lorne Michaels, Andrew Singer and Mike Shoemaker. The project explores what happens when a woman who moves abroad to escape her overbearing family and the responsibility of the family business returns home with her Dutch boyfriend.
The 2018 WGA Awards honor outstanding writing in film, television, new media, video games, news, radio, promotional and graphic animation categories.
The Los Angeles ceremony will be held at the Beverly Hilton.
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