I’ve noticed that since the clampdown, late night talk shows (Seth, Stephen, and the Jimmies) are more willing to put their writers on the air as performers. As a show producer, you know they’re funny and you don’t need to go through the trouble of auditioning actors during a pandemic.
“Late Night with Seth Meyers” writer and stand-up comedian Jeff Wright has been appearing by Zoom and in-person for months, commenting on politics and culture. This week, the clip getting passed around is Jeff as personification of all the COVID-19 vaccines interviewing for the gig.
Here’s Jeff from earlier this month, on-set for “The Amber Ruffin Show,” filling in for announcer/sidekick Tarik Davis. By the way, “The Amber Ruffin Show” just got renewed on Peacock through September.
Jeff’s also got 2.4 million followers on TikTok where he first started doing videos where he’s everyone in the conversation.
I just wanted superpowers too 😅 #Fyp