Jerry Seinfeld doesn’t care about diversity in comedy, a fact that he expounded this week during a Buzzfeed interview on CBS This Morning. “It really pisses me off,” he said about the question. “People think [comedy] is the census or something, it’s gotta represent the actual pie chart of America. Who cares?”
Well, actually, a lot of people do, and they have for decades. Comedians like Richard Pryor, Dave Chappelle and Margaret Cho have found big audiences by focusing their comedic routines on race in America. And it works. But don’t tell that to Seinfeld, because he’s obviously not listening.