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Seth Meyers Writer Amber Ruffin Reviews Black Panther

If there’s one thing that Seth Meyers is known for, it’s giving his amazing writers a chance to shine onstage. On a recent episode of his show, Meyers gave his writer Amber Ruffin the floor to talk about the hit sensation Black Panther. It’s not surprising to see how Ruffin would be so excited to talk about the movie. After all, Black Panther has been seen as a trailblazing film—and Ruffin is a trailblazer in her own right.

As the first black female writer for a late-night show in the U.S., Ruffin possesses a unique voice—and she’s also very funny. Hailing from Omaha, Nebraska, Ruffin started working on Meyers’ show about four years ago. And her review of the mega-hit movie was definitely entertaining. Stepping on stage, Ruffin surprised Seth by saying that she was not a fan of the film—because she had acted in the film and been cut from it. The interview then cuts to a scene of Ruffin in full Wakandan dress. However, it quickly becomes obvious that the scene is a hilarious spoof. Ruffin complains about her rhinoceros while giving attitude to one of the elders in the council. She even pitches the idea of a water park to Chadwick Boseman’s character.

However, at the end of the interview, Ruffin admits that she loves the movie and has seen it four times. “Wakanda Forever!” she smiles as she exits the stage.

Seth Meyers and His Family Link Up to Tell Old Stories

With some comedians, their talent comes out of thin air. With Seth Meyers, it is very obvious that he hails from a funny family. Recently, Seth’s parents and brother sat down to chat with him on his TV show. Somehow, the fantastic foursome got around to telling a tale about Josh’s pet rabbit from when he was little. Named Petey, the rabbit was a big part of Josh’s life. Unfortunately, one day, Petey was discovered in a state of “rigor mortis,” as the senior Mr. Meyers explained it, hilariously imitating the doomed rabbit’s position. However, it was what happened next that makes this a classic Meyers family story.

In fact, it turns out that everyone in the Meyers family is uncomfortable around dead things—everyone, that is, aside from Seth. The nine-year-old was promptly tasked with the responsibility of burying Petey. During a freezing cold New England winter day, he went outside and created a funeral for the pet. Not only did he put down a headstone for her to soothe his grieving brother, but he also informed the family that the rabbit’s body had been placed in an area that would not be walked over by others. However, as he revealed on his show, there were certain inaccuracies about the rabbit funeral that would only come to light during a family dinner just a few years ago.