"Tell me about your balls."

By Lauren Huff
December 31, 2020 at 09:00 AM EST
Credit: NBC

Have you ever wondered where the ball from the New Year's Eve ball drop in Times Square comes from?

In a cheeky new promo for NBC's New Year's Eve 2021 With Carson Daly, Amber Ruffin (Late Night With Seth Meyers and The Amber Ruffin Show) seeks to answer just that. In the facetious video, below, the comedian makes a special visit to Bill Bell's (The Soprano's Vincent Pastore) ball farm upstate to pick out the perfect ball to bust... errr.... drop. Along the way, she sees balls of all shapes and sizes and has puns galore to boot, before ultimately settling on a winner.

Ruffin joins co-hosts Carson Daly and Stephen "tWitch" Boss, DJ and co-executive producer of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, for the New Year's Eve special live from the heart of New York City's Times Square.

The broadcast will also feature performances from across the country by AJR, Busta Rhymes featuring Anderson .Paak, Chloe x Halle, CNCO, Jason Derulo, Goo Goo Dolls, Kylie Minogue, Pentatonix, Bebe Rexha featuring Doja Cat, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, and Sting featuring Shirazee.

NBC’s New Year’s Eve 2021 will air Thursday, Dec. 31 from 10-11 p.m., will break for local news and return for the final countdown to the iconic ball drop from 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET/PT.

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