Need to chill out and laugh? Watch The Amber Ruffin Show on Peacock.
Extra! After we wrote and filed this story, Variety reported that NBC, owner of Peacock, would try airing a few episodes of The Amber Ruffin Show on NBC proper in the 1:30 am slots.
The wording of the story isn’t the clearest, but it seems like the original Amber Ruffin episodes that debut on Friday, February 26 and Friday, March 5, 2021 will also air at 1:30 am. Technically speaking, that’s early on Saturday morning, but most people would consider that rull late on Friday night.
Anyway. When we at OTYCD saw Ruffin’s tweet about NBC’s scheduling move, we reshuffled our publication schedule to let y’all know about it. If you can stay up late tonight and a week from tonight and watch The Amber Ruffin Show at 1:30 am, please do!
Original story text follows:
We at OTYCD keep telling you about the importance of making self-care part of your activism. Aside from suggesting you watch and support Jon Oliver and Last Week Tonight, and offering a few book recommendations, we haven’t given you specifics on ways you can relax.
Ok, we have one for you. Please watch The Amber Ruffin Show on the Peacock video-streaming service.
Amber Ruffin rose to prominence on Late Night with Seth Meyers and films her eponymous show in the Seth Meyers studio at 30 Rockefeller Center. Ruffin is funny as hell and has mastered the inherently tricky art of talking about social justice and combatting racism while still making jokes that work.
The Amber Ruffin Show debuted in September 2020. It appears weekly, and each episode is about 30 minutes long. New eps tend to go live on Fridays or Saturdays.
Here’s a few Amber Ruffin clips we loved.
The Election Has Amber Feeling Catatonic:
Why We Need a White History Month:
Some good news: Peacock has picked up The Amber Ruffin Show for at least ten more episodes in 2021.
Obvious fact that we’ll point out anyway: If The Amber Ruffin Show‘s going to earn more episode orders, more people have to watch it, share clips from the show, and enthuse about it on social media.
So hey! Please watch The Amber Ruffin Show. It’s an utter delight AND it has real substance woven into the jokes.
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