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Amber Ruffin Speaks About Being 'The First Black Female Anything'

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Second City's Amber Ruffin. The irresistibly titled new revue, 'Between Barack and a Hard Place,' is winning the improv institution its best reviews in years and out-of-control ticket sales. (Photo by Heather Stone/Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images) | Chicago Tribune via Getty Images

When Amber Ruffin was first hired to write for Late Night with Seth Meyers, Jezebel reported that she was the first black woman to write for a network late night show ever. That was news to Ruffin: as she told WNYC's Arun Venugopal this week, it never occurred to her that she'd be "the first black female anything."

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