A new Sam turned up on the late-night scene this week.
Mayfield native and comedian Samantha Ruddy is the newest digital producer for late-night talk and news satire show, “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.”
Previously, Ruddy (who now lives in Brooklyn, New York) was a warm-up comic for the show. While she’ll still occasionally hype up the crowd, Ruddy announced on Twitter she would be starting her new job Sept. 23.
— Samantha Ruddy (@samlymatters) September 22, 2019
“Had a lot of fun in Boston,” the comedian tweeted. “It was my last weekend as a full-time road dog! I start working as a Digital Producer at Full Frontal with Samantha Bee tomorrow.”
Before she performed a set on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” last year, Ruddy was named one of Brooklyn Magazine’s “Brooklyn’s 50 Funniest People,” has written for College Humor and Reductress, appeared in videos for College Humor, and headlined clubs and performed on numerous shows. The Holy Cross High School grad got her first taste of performing comedy as a young teenager in the Electric City, under the direction of NEPA native, comedian and actor Chris Barnes at Comedy Dojo improvisational comedy school at Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple.
Touring the country doing stand-up will take a backseat for a while, she wrote on Twitter, but Ruddy will record her first album on Oct. 11 at Good Good Comedy Theatre, 215 N 11th St, Philadelphia, at 8:30 and 10 p.m. Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased at goodgoodcomedy.com.
“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” airs on Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m. on TBS.
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