Amber Ruffin to Host New York WGA Awards

Writer/comedian Amber Ruffin will bring the funny when she hosts the New York WGA Awards ceremony.

Ruffin is best known for her work on Late Night with Seth Meyers, where she often appears the skits Amber Says What? and Jokes Seth Can’t Tell.

“I’m so excited to host the 2018 Writers Guild Awards,” said Ruffin.

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Amber Ruffin, Seth Meyers and Jenny Hagel during Jokes Seth Can’t Tell on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Source: Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls

Ruffin, who also writes for Comedy Central’s Detroiters and narrates the network’s Drunk History, has the sitcom Going Dutch in development at NBC. The show is produced by Meyers and Lorne Michaels.

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 awards, honoring writing in film, television, new media, video games, news, radio, promotional and graphic animation, will be held Feb. 11 at the Edison Ballroom in New York.

Agents of SHIELD and Happy star Patton Oswalt has been announced as the host for the Los Angeles ceremony, which is also Feb. 11, at the Beverly Hilton.

Source: Deadline

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