Amber Ruffin explains the difference between her NBC pilot presentation and a pilot
The Late Night writer, who is collaborating with Seth Meyers and Lorne Michaels on comedy pilot Village Gazette, says that NBC really ordered "half a pilot." Ruffin adds: "It’ll be ten minutes long. It’s a very regular thing that happens. But it just truly makes me laugh. Because they chose six shows, and with each show they chose, we thought Well, it’s not us. It’s not us. And then once they chose six — and we knew they were going to choose six — we thought, That’s the sixth one. It’s not us. Too bad, so sad. Let’s start thinking about next year. Then we got a call that we were getting picked up to pilot, but a pilot presentation. So it makes this very cool underdog vibe that we all kind of feel. Honestly, I think it’s pretty neat."
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