I know there are many aspects of American life that require artificially boosting someone’s standing in order to rectify inequalities due to historical circumstances, but comedy is not one of them. As a stand-up myself, I can tell you that if you are different than everyone else, which could mean non-white, or transsexual, etc., and you are funny, then you will rise quicker than everyone else. Different is marketable. Seinfeld is spot on here. Race, gender, none of it matters. Funny is all that matters in comedy. If the person on tv sucks, white, black, brown, or green, I’m not watching.