The Amber Ruffin Show is a weekly late-night comedy show hosted by Amber Ruffin and assisted by her friend Tarik Davis. She makes jokes as she covers the news of the week, with a focus on her unique perspective as a black woman. It is in a similar style to shows like Late Night with Seth Meyers, probably because Amber also works for that show as a writer and occasional on-screen talent.
Tropes for the show include:
- Black Comedy: The news is often very depressing but that doesn't stop Amber from joking about it.
- Impossibly Cool Clothes: Amber's fashion sense is top notch, always featuring bold, bright colors and a bowtie.
- It's a Wonderful Plot: Parodied in this sketch, where an angel shows Amber how things would be if Donald Trump had never been born. Everything seems so much better than in real life, with the COVID-19 pandemic not having happened, Zendaya being president and Amber having a studio audience, and Amber and the angel keep waiting for some twist showing how it would actually be worse... which never comes, so they just quit.
- Musical Episode: Amber will take almost any opportunity to break into song, often with Tarik's accompaniment.