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Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series

Head Writer: Jenny Hagel

Writing Supervised by Demi Adejuyigbe

Written by Ashley Nicole Black, Michael Harriot, Shantira Jackson, Ian Morgan, Dewayne Perkins, Amber Ruffin

THE AMBER RUFFIN SHOW showcases Amber’s signature smart and silly take on the week's news. No matter what's happening in the world, Amber responds to it with a charming mix of seriousness, nonsense, and evening gowns. THE AMBER RUFFIN SHOW is a topical late-night show with just the good parts – the comedy.

Amber Ruffin, Jenny Hagel, Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker serve as executive producers. The series is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, and Sethmaker Shoemeyers Productions.

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“…a uniquely electrifying brand of humor.”
- Time

“…sharp, offbeat and extremely funny.”
- Variety

WGA Nominee for Comedy/Variety Sketch Series

"All Hail Amber Ruffin"
- Vulture

“Amber Ruffin's bold, unapologetic comedy is redefining late night – and we are here for it” 

- NBC News

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Amber Ruffin

Amber Ruffin is a writer, executive producer, and host of the WGA Award nominated series THE AMBER RUFFIN SHOW on Peacock. She is also an Emmy and WGA Award nominated writer and performer for NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers."

Ruffin was the first African American female to write for a late-night network talk show in the U.S. She wrote and performed on Comedy Central’s “Detroiters” and was a regular narrator on the cabler’s “Drunk History.” Ruffin was previously a performer at Boom Chicago in Amsterdam, the iO Theater and the Second City in Chicago. In addition, she was a writer/performer for the 2018 and 2019 Golden Globe Awards and has written for the series "A Black Lady Sketch Show."

Ruffin is a New York Times bestselling author, along with her sister Lacey Lamar, of "You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey: Crazy Stories of Racism," published by Grand Central Publishing. Recently, Ruffin was named to the 2021 TIME100 Next List, TIME’s list of the next 100 most influential people in the world.

All Episodes

The Amber Ruffin Show Episode 1

Episode 1
Sept 22, 2020
Amber fact-checks Trump and tells obvious truths.

The Amber Ruffin Show Episode 2

Episode 2
Oct 2, 2020
Trump’s health and a review of colossal failures.

The Amber Ruffin Show Episode 3

Episode 3
Oct 9, 2020
Amber discusses the VP Debate and Trump's finances.

The Amber Ruffin Show Episode 4

Episode 4
Oct 23, 2020
Amber spends $750 and sings about the internet.

The Amber Ruffin Show Episode 5

Episode 5
Oct 30, 2020
Amber plays a board game and sings about monsters.

The Amber Ruffin Show Episode 6

Episode 6
Nov 6, 2020
Amber discusses the presidential election results.

Sketch Highlights

The Amber Ruffin Show White History Month Sketch

Why We Need A White History Month

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Kamala Harris’ Name Isn’t That Hard to Pronounce

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I’ve Got $20 More Than the President