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As a privileged straight white male, some jokes sound bad coming from Seth Meyers' mouth, but from his writers, they're fine.

One of the (hundreds of) cons of late night hosts being primarily straight, white, and cis male is that audiences are missing out on a variety of jokes that simply cannot be delivered from such privileged mouths at the risk of sounding horrifically insensitive.

Yesterday, Late Night gave two of its writers Amber Ruffin and Jenny Hagel a chance to perform jokes the staff had written that would not work coming from Seth, but coming from them, pack a good punch. Watch the segment, aptly titled “Jokes Seth Can’t Tell,” below. And Seth, um, be careful. You’re on thin ice, buddy.

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