On Friday’s episode of “The Jennifer Hudson Show,” Jennifer interviewed the host of “The Amber Ruffin Show” and brought up rumors that Amber is going to replace “The Daily Show” presenter Trevor Noah. Last month, Trevor announced he will depart the show after seven years.
“I’m so for this!” Jenn said about the murmurs.
In response, Amber expressed gratitude that “people think of me for that position.”
“The hour after [‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’] came available. I was like, ‘Maybe we could have a show,’” she recalled.
“We wrote it up, did not get that slot. Forgot that we even tried and then a year later, they were like, ‘A [streaming service] called Peacock is coming to life. Do you want to [have] a late-night show?’ Absolutely.”
However, the comedian “absolutely super did not” ever think this would happen.
“I don’t think I’ve ever dreamed big enough,” she admitted to Jennifer. “I didn’t think I’d get mainstage at [comedy club] Second City Chicago. I didn’t think I’d ever be a paid performer.”