The Amber Ruffin Show: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
The Amber Ruffin Show

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Episodes

Air date: Sep 25, 2020

Amber discusses fresh celebrity rumors, creates a White Forgiveness Clock, and shares blunt truths.

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Air date: Oct 2, 2020

Amber unpacks President Donald Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis and later ferrets out a trespasser in the studio.

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Air date: Oct 9, 2020

Amber riffs on current events with sharp wit and charm.

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Air date: Oct 23, 2020

Amber takes to the stage to riff on the unusualness that is the Internet, goes on a shopping spree, and later discusses the latest news.

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Air date: Oct 30, 2020

Amber gets playful with a board game and screens a four-year-old viral video. Later, a spooky song about Halloween ghouls.

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Air date: Nov 6, 2020

Amber offers her take on the results of the 2020 presidential election, later debuting a new song about the election.

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Air date: Nov 13, 2020

Amber offers her condolences to President Donald Trump in the wake of the 2020 election result.

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Air date: Nov 20, 2020

Amber participates in a game show and sings about the stress of the president's actions.

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Air date: Dec 11, 2020

Amber debuts her idea for a game show and performs a song about the 2020 presidential election fallout.

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Air date: Dec 18, 2020

Amber celebrates the holiday season as guest Darius de Haas entertains with an original tune.

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Critic Reviews for The Amber Ruffin Show Season 1

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

If Amber Ruffin has a superpower, it's turning insightful observations about race and society into unexpectedly fun and funny comedy bits.

Oct 5, 2020 | Full Review…

Transcribing these details fails to capture Ruffin's delivery or the singular chemistry that makes her a delightful guide through the trauma of everyday racism, two terms that would typically be at odds with each other.

Oct 12, 2020 | Full Review…

Playful humor, sly commentary in groundbreaking talk show.

Oct 19, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The show's more than good enough, as is, for a bigger audience, but then the network would probably change what it is in hopes of connecting to that audience. It's a dilemma.

Oct 5, 2020 | Full Review…

I cannot recommend The Amber Ruffin Show enough. It is genuinely good for your health.

Oct 5, 2020 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Amber Ruffin is goofy when she needs to be, serious when she has to be, and can go from one to the other pretty smoothly. It's a skill that not many have.

Oct 5, 2020 | Full Review…

I found Amber Ruffin's debut episode to be a true breath of fresh air. While the mechanics may not be breaking the mold, Ruffin herself is. I am truly in awe of how comfortable and hilarious she is in her debut.

Oct 5, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Amber Ruffin Show: Season 1

  • Feb 20, 2021
    This show is unwatchable. The jokes are BAD, just predictable and unoriginal. I'm very far left leaning, politically, and this show clearly wants to be edgy, touching on real social issues; the flat humor and Koffin's bizzare delivery, if anything, detract from social progress.
  • Feb 19, 2021
    It's way better than Lilly Singh's talk show, I'll tell you that! Love Amber's serious takes on issues such as racism, but also love her silly musical numbers. A great balance. Special mention to her sidekick and her suits. I can sense Conan vibes whenever she breaks into song or improvises a bit and hope that continues.
  • Feb 13, 2021
    I just don't understand how anyone finds this show funny or entertaining. I love Seth Meyers show. He's witty and entertaining. Even Samantha Bee I find funny. Amber on the other hand is just childish, unimaginative, and just NOT funny —HARD PASS
  • Jan 30, 2021
    I have loved Amber Ruffin since I first saw her on Drunk History and Seth Meyers. I'm so glad she has her own weekly show to spill some tea in the funniest, most musical way possible. Her songs are the best and have such a glorious sarcastic bite. I hope she gets renewed in perpetuity.
  • Dec 03, 2020
    Easily my favorite late night show. When other hosts (Oliver, Meyers, Noah, Kimmel, Conan) cover all the dark things going on in the world I laugh, but then head to bed full of weltschmerz. Somehow when Ruffin covers those same terrible things, her energy means that by then end I feel happier and more optimistic. It's like having that fun best friend cheering you up after a rotten day. Doesn't fix the things, but feels better knowing you're not in it alone.
  • Nov 24, 2020
    Upbeat, hilarious show with strong messages. It's just the kind of good energy we need to get through this year!
  • Nov 21, 2020
    She's adorable and could really become popular if it weren't for her bad jokes and perpetual racist "humor". She's just continuing the problem by being a part of it.
  • Nov 18, 2020
    This show covers tough news with humor. The sketches, monologues, and songs are fun and the dynamic between Amber and Terrick is excellent. I don't think it was made for the folks giving negative reviews, if ya know what I mean.
  • Oct 31, 2020
    I've adored Amber's segments on Late Night with Seth Meyers, and I'm thrilled she has her own show. Love her!
  • Oct 31, 2020
    Extremely funny and smart

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