The Amber Ruffin Show: March 26, 2021
March 26, 2021 7:31 PM - Season 1, Episode 21 - Subscribe

A funny late night TV show exists and entirely too few people are watching. You say you want better representation and here is a black woman as transcendently silly as Conan, as cutting and issue-focused as John Oliver, and you still don't watch. And you say that's because she's on Peacock? Okay... fair hit.

In this week's episode, in addition to riffing on the week's news, Amber finds time to do a very silly Cinnamon Toast Crunch/shrimp bit, take the piss out of news outlets too chickenshit to call a hate crime a hate crime, do a deep dive on the filibuster, stage an interpretative dance about the vaccine, do a spring cleaning on bad ideas and problematic phrases, and sing you a lullaby about how it's okay to eat an entire cake.
posted by DirtyOldTown (8 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
I adore Amber Ruffin! Her show was on NBC proper two weeks in a row but my DVR only picked it up once for some unknown reason.
posted by 41swans at 11:06 PM on March 26


I didn't get a chance to watch last night's episode yet, but have watched every other episode so far. Absolutely my favorite thing on TV right now. Amber and Tarik's rapport is incredible.

I hope "entirely too few people are watching" doesn't mean it's in danger of going away? I know they've only gotten limited episode orders so far but now it's renewed through September which is a great start.
posted by tjgrathwell at 9:41 AM on March 27


It's gotten two renewals, technically speaking! And two weeks on actual network in the middle of the night! That's already doing a lot better than I expected.

Anyway, I adore Amber Ruffin and I'm glad she's doing double duty (i.e. hasn't quit Seth Meyers) so she doesn't disappear like Michelle Wolf did if this doesn't work out, sigh.
posted by jenfullmoon at 10:18 AM on March 27


Okay, on to talking about the actual episode: Love her talking about the filibuster. "We can't get 60 to vote against lynching."

She does such a mix of serious and silly, like turning vaccination into a dance number.
posted by jenfullmoon at 10:42 AM on March 27


She's the biggest "hit" on Peacock, I think, so she's doing well. But so few people watch Peacock. Hopefully that will change, as she deserves an audience.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 11:38 AM on March 27


(The biggest hit original, that is. I think she's got the best consistent viewership of shows made for Peacock. Their actual most watched shows are reruns of The Office and whatnot.)
posted by DirtyOldTown at 11:55 AM on March 27


Follow Amber on IG for clips of the show. And I recommend listening her book if possible, because her line readings add so much.
posted by roger ackroyd at 12:29 PM on March 28


I've been watching her on youtube, she's adorable and hilarious and I love her!
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 11:42 PM on March 29


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