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Sunday, January 21 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
An Afternoon with Amber Ruffin: An SF Sketchfest Tribute

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SF Sketchfest is thrilled to host an afternoon Tribute conversation with the acclaimed Amber Ruffin live in person with moderator Zainab Johnson!

Emmy, Tony, and WGA Award nominee Amber Ruffin is an NYC-based actress, singer, voice artist, event host, comedian, writer/performer for NBC’s "Late Night with Seth Meyers" and host of NBC’s "The Amber Ruffin Show." She trained in sketch comedy and improvisation at The Second City Chicago Mainstage and Boom Chicago in Amsterdam. Her fellow Boom Chicago alumni include Jason Sudeikis, Seth Meyers, and Jordan Peele (whom she has starred alongside with in Comedy Central’s "Key & Peele"). Shortly after, Amber joined "Late Night", becoming the first African American female to write for a late-night network talk show in the U.S. In addition, she was a writer/performer for the 2018 and 2019 Golden Globe Awards, 2022 Tony Awards and has written for the Emmy-nominated series "A Black Lady Sketch Show." Her voice work can be heard on such titles as Netflix’s "Big Mouth" and Apple’s "Central Park" as well as the purple M&M in their commercials. Aside from The Amber Ruffin Show, Amber frequently travels the country hosting various events that include the 2023 PFLAG 50th Anniversary Gala, 2022 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and 2022 Neiman Marcus’ White Elephant holiday luncheon, 2022 Inc. Magazine 5000 Conference Gala, and the 2022 EBONY Power 100 Gala. She and her sister Lacey co-host "The Current" podcast. Amber also co-wrote the Tony-winning musical "Some Like it Hot," (produced by Mariah Carey) which is currently running on Broadway and "The Wiz" revival (produced by Common), which is currently touring and will launch on Broadway next year. See some more of Amber’s performing clips below:

Amber’s "Late Night" Sketches: ($45 Preferred Front Row Seating, $40 Preferred Premium Seating, $35 General Admission, 18+)

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Zainab Johnson

Zainab Johnson is a stand-up comedian, actor and writer from Harlem, NY who was recently hailed by Variety as being a Top 10 Comic To Watch. Zainab’s comedy is based on her unique point-of-view, which was shaped growing up as one of thirteen siblings in a Muslim family. Zainab can... Read More →
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Amber Ruffin

Emmy, Tony, and WGA Award nominee Amber Ruffin is an NYC-based actress, singer, voice artist, event host, comedian, writer/performer for NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and host of NBC’s “The Amber Ruffin Show.” She trained in sketch comedy and improvisation at The Second City Chicago Mainstage and Boom Chicago in Amsterdam. Her fellow Boom Chicago alumni include Jason Sudeikis, Seth Meyers, and Jordan Peele (whom she has starred alongside with in Comedy Central’s “Key & Peele”). Shortly... Read More →



Sunday January 21, 2024 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133