The Amber Ruffin Show talks Capitol Riot, Caitlyn Jenner, and more

Amber Ruffin (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/Peacock)
Amber Ruffin (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/Peacock) /

The Amber Ruffin Show returned last night for an all-new episode for her loyal viewers.

In last night’s episode, Ruffin starts off with her monologue which includes the host cracking jokes about topics such Joe Biden, cigars, and mammoth bones in Florida. A story about White House staffers being fired over marijuana use prompts Ruffin and her sidekick, Tarik Davis, to ask each other if they’ve ever smoked marijuana in an crime interrogation-esque bit.

She continues the monologue by talking about the upcoming Black Panther sequel, a bottle of French wine found on the International Space Station being put up for auction, and more. Ruffin also uses her musical skills to expand upon more news she doesn’t want to discuss such as those who get the COVID-19 vaccine might still be susceptible to catching the virus and Republican politician Tim Scott saying that “America is not a racist country”.

Watch the full video of the monologue below:

Amber Ruffin addresses the Capitol riot in How Did We Get Here?

"The largest organized group at the Capitol Riot on January 6th was a group called the ‘Proud Boys’ which sounds like a brand of underpants for boys who have just been potty trained, but it’s not."

In her recurring segment, “How Did We Get Here?”, Ruffin take the opportunity to talk more in-depth about the impact that the Capitol riot had on America. Ruffin discusses how the leaders of the “Proud Boys” organization have been able to circumvent getting arrested for the crimes they’ve committed prior to the riot. Ruffin also talks about how other right-wing extremist groups who attended the riot spoke about their plans over the internet.  Ruffin’s delivery of this information in this week’s segment brings an even deeper dive into the ramifications of how much more work has to be done in order to have the country be more educated in understanding the threat of domestic extremism.

Watch the full segment below:

In a segment titled “That’s What Yo’ Ass Gets”, Ruffin examines the current landscape of cancel culture as it relates to current news including a Virginia police officer getting fired after donating to Kyle Rittenhouse. Ruffin dives deeper into the news previously mentioned about a New York man was arrested after bragging about attending the Capitol Riot on the dating app, Bumble. Ruffin also discusses former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams being asked to list provisions that she deemed to be racist in a Senate judiciary committee hearing.

Watch the full video of the segment below:

Afterwards, and in the final sketch of the night, Davis heads a new segment called “Your Mom’s Take” in which Ruffin appears as a surrogate mother who shares her own take on what’s happening in current events. Davis reads off different headlines as Ruffin responds with a “motherly” response to news such as U.S. Men’s Soccer team failing to qualify for the Olympics, Caitlyn Jenner announcing her run for California governor, what women want in a man, and why Ellen DeGeneres is currently living with actress Courteney Cox. Davis and Ruffin end the segment by continuing to role-play as mother and son in such a relatable way.

Watch the full segment below:

At the end of the episode, Saturday Night Live cast member Aidy Bryant appears on screen to close out the show. Bryant decides to do so by presenting an acrostic poem entitled “Amber” in which “the letters are the words but the letters are the poem”. Ruffin continues her run on Peacock with another great episode with extremely relevant topics and fun-filled segments for all of her loyal viewers to enjoy.

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You can watch The Amber Ruffin Show when episodes premiere on NBC’s Peacock website and app Fridays at 9:00 P.M. EST.