Aziz Ansari appeared on The Late Show this week and traded a few jokes with Stephen Colbert about the lack of diversity on TV. They were enjoying that both hail from South Carolina when Aziz pointed out that Colbert is the first late night host from that state, and he pointed out something else very important:
Stephen's the first late night host from South Carolina. And the bajillionth white guy.
Truth! Stephen acknowledged that and the fact that this is obviously an issue that's highly important to Aziz. The endless parade of white men in late night has been a point of controversy in entertainment, especially as shows have recently been passed to new hosts. They then joked that Aziz's conversation with Stephen technically made this an episode of TV that's 50% non-white.
The bright side, of course, is that the mistake Aziz points out on Stephen's note card could get a white guy fired. You can always count on Colbert to circle back on a joke and stick the landing.