Amber and Her Sister Wrote a Book on Their Crazy Experiences with Racism | The Amber Ruffin Show

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As you all know, Amber hosts her own show. And she’s also a writer for the show, “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” And then recently, she thought to herself, “I’m not busy enough!” So, she wrote a book with her big sister Lacey, and it’s called, “You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey: Crazy Stories About Racism.” Lacey lives in Omaha, Nebraska, where they both grew up, and people are always saying very crazy racist things to her. So, they wrote them all down, and put them in this book. And guess what? Lacey is here in the studio tonight to talk about it!
Show Synopsis: Amber showcases her signature smart-and-silly take on the news of the week, responding to it all with a charming, late-night mix of seriousness, nonsense and evening gowns.


  1. The Amber Ruffin Show

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    • Betsy Laughlin

      Betsy Laughlin

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      You were born to be a star, Amber! You are incredible-your show, your style, your brand is so unique💕

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      Click, Sip, HaaHaaaah!!! 🍸🍹🤣😂🤣

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      @RIXRADvidz p

    • Brennen Steele

      Brennen Steele

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      I already subscribed & watched this video before I read this comment....lol I love this show soooo much!!💜💜💜💜

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      khakhashi Sam

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      Looking sharp Amber! Keep it classy! 😍♥️

  2. Vapid culture

    Vapid culture

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    She is cashed in on her trauma. It's a shame she had that much.

  3. Marc J

    Marc J

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    The fact that this started since Lacey was a child is the sad part ... But the book is so Hilarious - it’s a “Laugh at my Pain” moment

  4. XivaBliss


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    I will never forget the white guy deciding to talk about how great slavery was on our overnight shift that the white female manager even took off her mic because he would not stop for hours. Did he get in trouble, nope just me pulled in after my shift to ask if I was okay. Funny part is that is the tamest racists thing to happen in my life.

  5. Marzipan Pig

    Marzipan Pig

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    I've been listening to the audiobook, and I can't imagine a better way to read this book. There's so much giggling, and even a little singing! It's somehow hilarious and horrifying and thought-provoking and sweet, all at once. Hooray, Amber & Lacey!! I love this book.

  6. Magnolia DeVore

    Magnolia DeVore

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    Amber exudes little sister energy

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    Amber being giddy and adorable and Lacey trying to suppress cracking up at her little sister was the best 🥰

  8. Edward J.

    Edward J.

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    Lacey story about the security guard at JCPenny is so crazy but funny!!

  9. Marlon Washington

    Marlon Washington

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    thought they were twins

  10. Jessica Larusch

    Jessica Larusch

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    I read your book in one sitting and now I want to know your entire family

  11. Edward Bryant

    Edward Bryant

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    That was so funny.

  12. snack shack

    snack shack

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    You two are so funny. The 'i am Lacy' so relatable. I like care bears! Lol

  13. Rowynne Crowley

    Rowynne Crowley

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    In fact, I will subscribe. Because you don't have a twitter (apparently) and I wanted to tell you that I loathe female talk show hosts. They just bug me. But your show is the exception. Consistently funny so far. And better than Seth.

  14. Gordi Augustin

    Gordi Augustin

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    I can watch them vibe all stinking day...

  15. Darrel Zero

    Darrel Zero

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    Love your work.

  16. Dreadboi87


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    I need this show in my life, cause I talk just like this lol, but like a dude lol

  17. Inconviently Honest

    Inconviently Honest

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    Both are beautiful and extremely intelligent.

  18. Harlan Dale Absher II

    Harlan Dale Absher II

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    LOL white people am I right?

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  20. Susan OConnor

    Susan OConnor

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    Officially got notification that my library bought a copy too!!!! Yay Amber and Lacey!

  21. Undercover Hat

    Undercover Hat

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    I heard them in an interview on CBC radio today. Apparently, someone told Lacey that she looked just like Will Smith. Seriously? When I saw her here, I did not think of Will Smith. :D

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    Maybe a pamphlet, not a book.

  23. Mathy Don

    Mathy Don

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    when old people don't realize they're being horrible racists, that's the most hilarious

  24. Mathy Don

    Mathy Don

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    Amber's sister is about 5-10% cuter visually, but Amber's voice is 137% cuter than her sisters so I think that's a net win for Amber

  25. Gator Dragon

    Gator Dragon

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    I bought your book, I finished it today. I love it, your mother is awesome.

  26. Dollie


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    I am definitely getting this book without a doubt! The question is in which format? The hardcover book or the audio version or both 🤷🏾‍♀️

  27. Shining Light

    Shining Light

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    I downloaded the book through Audible. It is hilarious!

  28. quame70


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    Beautiful ladys

  29. Lynette Dent Tripplett

    Lynette Dent Tripplett

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    I was so excited about Amber that I told a neighbor the wrong name. I told her to check out (wait for it) Amy Griffin Show!!! Am am sorry and hurt. Am writing this comment after searching for you. Forgive me.

  30. Lelo MS Sunshine

    Lelo MS Sunshine

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    This was all the way wholesome.

  31. Alisdair Archibald

    Alisdair Archibald

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    Amber I love you. I’m checking out the book.

  32. ian connell

    ian connell

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    No link to the book in the description??? I'm just going to have to go search it up, I guess!

  33. Richard Toler

    Richard Toler

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    You and your sister are beautiful.

  34. Brian W

    Brian W

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    Two very beautiful women. Harriet Tubman? Really???

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    Magi Muggle

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    Thank you! Maybe HR should read this book too.

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    Amber and Lacey look like the Debbie Allen and Phylicia Rashad of Comedy!!

  37. happy tobalive

    happy tobalive

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    Thank you Amber for your joyous Personality! It is what America needs Now.😁😃🙂 So sorry that You and your sister had To experience racism.😡 The greatest gift one can give another Is the gift of laughter.😉

  38. Jean-Marie Boucherit

    Jean-Marie Boucherit

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    Two lovely persons

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    Lol, she always had issues with her coworkers, it means she is difficult.

  40. Womynxx


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    Amber and her sister are absolutely delightful!!!

  41. Güero Nopalero

    Güero Nopalero

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    I gave this a try, i luv her on seth meyers, but all her...... too much. Sorry amber😬

  42. john vicente

    john vicente

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    I in Love w/ Lacy _Amber"s cool.

  43. Dominique Johnson

    Dominique Johnson

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    Shout out Omaha, NE...I knew it was something cool about you.

  44. S Miller

    S Miller

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    I’ve got lots of stories! Laughing makes it cathartic but in the moment, I feel nauseated and disappointed.

  45. Kenneth Frawley

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    Love it! Log all that madness. Well done, ladies!

  46. Jules Bedeau

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    Are these Nebraska accents?

  47. TFTony


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    When I read Amber had a sister, I was like WHAAAAT!?

  48. Tuxedo in the forest

    Tuxedo in the forest

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    I love sister chemistry. Can't wait till your book arrives😄

  49. Howard Sung

    Howard Sung

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    If I could spend one day with any person in history it would be Amber Ruffin!

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    “That’s uncomfortably accurate, I don’t care for this anymore.” 😍🦄🦄💗

  51. Andrea Knights

    Andrea Knights

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    Beautiful, clever, strong sisters

  52. Clare Conway

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    Binders of racists. Just binders-full.

  53. Brian G

    Brian G

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    Amber is awesome!

  54. John Orosz

    John Orosz

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    Lacey is clearly the serious sister - but not that serious because she's a Ruffin. I need her to come back on the show.

  55. Adam Green

    Adam Green

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    subscribed! so glad the lady from that other show got her own show … there's still hope for humanity … : )

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    Whoever did the set design, lighting, and wardrobe hit this one out of the ballpark. Super sophisticated and beautiful. Seems an appropriate setting for Amber’s razor wit. Edit: having now watched the whole video, full respect to 2 articulate, professional, hilarious, elegant women. I really enjoyed you both.

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    Harriot Tubman? LOL

  58. KM3W


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    I love that outfit!

  59. Keith Ashford

    Keith Ashford

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    Wow 😂😂😂

  60. Shirlene Wright

    Shirlene Wright

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    This book was hilarious! And so many other things, but also very hilarious! Thank You 😂

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  62. Sabrina Harvey

    Sabrina Harvey

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    My goodness you guys sound so similar. I like how you take the harsh and unbearable things and make them amusing.

  63. Denise Hays

    Denise Hays

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    I just found out about this wonderful woman. I subscribed immediately. She is my hero in all this nonsense. I’ve been crying all day during the impeachment. My tears dried up when I came across her video for the first time. ❤️

  64. Peter CMS

    Peter CMS

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    We need more Lacey.

  65. Jodie Keenan

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    I downloaded the audio book just a few hours ago and I am so hooked! I'm really hoping it'll change me for the better. And something else I cannot believe is how funny it is despite the gravity of the subject matter.

  66. Jerry Stawnichy

    Jerry Stawnichy

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    2 very smart and funny young ladies. Also very beautiful.

  67. Lissa Loa

    Lissa Loa

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    Love Lacy’s hair. P. S. I’m getting the book today. Best of everything to you ladies!

  68. MadriFilmArt


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    I Love Lacey!! Can't wait to read their book.

  69. Patrick Massonne

    Patrick Massonne

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    Omaha huh, I'll bet that book's longer than War and Peace.

    • diva doll

      diva doll

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      Now this made me chuckle.

  70. Saffiya S

    Saffiya S

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    Its double le crazy how much u and ur sister look alike!

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    Niva w

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    documentation is key for us

  72. Carin M. Bonifacino

    Carin M. Bonifacino

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    Just bought the book! Thanks for putting Lacey's stories out there.

  73. Channa Taylor

    Channa Taylor

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    Just ordered this book!!!

  74. John Rubinstein Mijares

    John Rubinstein Mijares

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    Okay I'm convinced, I ordered it. 20 bucks for hardcover on Amazon!

  75. Mary Bast

    Mary Bast

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    Lacey, I think it's badass that you kept all that documentation, for one, and two, Amber (and Lacey), I will most definitely be reading your book! P.S. I thought your alternate title was hilarious. :D

  76. Roger Benjamin

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    Amber makes my heart sing, although she is a bit too young at 42. But Lacey, wow. Een mooie zus. OK Amber you still remind me of the most beautiful woman in the world (whose name is Lola Falana) But Lacey, wow.

  77. golden olevia

    golden olevia

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    I got your book on audible and I’m definitely reading 📖

  78. Krnabrny Dziobak

    Krnabrny Dziobak

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    The only thing better than Amber is Amber squared!!!

  79. David Steving

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    I am really enjoying your show. I can't wait to introduce my daughter to it when she is older for inspiration. Both you and your sister are incredible and I thank you for your your strength and perseverance. It is a pleasure to watch and I look forward for more content. Thank you.

  80. Juliette Robinson

    Juliette Robinson

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    How cute are Amber and her sister?! 🤗

  81. lach131313


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    How does one purchase these glasses?

  82. Steven Blamy

    Steven Blamy

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    I need to buy your book

  83. iam tenrose

    iam tenrose

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    I love you Amber

  84. Pippin Schupbach

    Pippin Schupbach

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    Ah, I love you guys! I haven't seen my sister in two years thanks to covid!

  85. Rebecca


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    I love that you have your own show! I've always enjoyed your writing, so glad you're in front of the camera now

  86. Hannah


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    Your voice intonations are just the same and it absurd how charming it is.

  87. Klara Stern

    Klara Stern

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    Thank you for the sunshine you provide my heart

  88. Indie G.

    Indie G.

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    Lacey is stunning!

  89. Loïc P

    Loïc P

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    That was a shameless plug and I am 100% here for it ! Gotta read that book 😀😀😀

  90. madboyreadynow28


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    I want this show. I want both of them together.

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  92. Mo Cuishle

    Mo Cuishle

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    Amber’s laugh gives me so much joy!

  93. Mark Stevens

    Mark Stevens

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    They funny and phine!😉

  94. BreeTHEbest


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    I want this book!! They obliviously have a great relationship and I love it💕

  95. fitzroy dyer

    fitzroy dyer

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    These two are so funny🤣🤣

  96. katie mills

    katie mills

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    2 beautiful afro queens🌺💖💗

  97. Nola Chick

    Nola Chick

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    Amber and her sister have the same voice and mannerisms. I know...they're sisters...but still. haha

  98. Melodi Thomas

    Melodi Thomas

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    I cannot stop laughing at how they have a familial inflection when they speak. It's so adorable!

  99. Camille Atkinson

    Camille Atkinson

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    Are you accepting applications for more sisters? I'm returning mine.

  100. Jeffery Duke

    Jeffery Duke

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    Fans want to know more about your 'My Little Pony' collection :)