The only reason they're mostly white is because comics of color had fewer opportunities in their heyday. And that was the fault of the studio system and the old power structure of Hollywood, not the artists.Originally Posted by getreal
The Friars Club members are comedians, one and all, and the only thing one must do to gain their respect is BE FUNNY. And achieving that without "going blue" gets even more respect since that's how they all had to work. They didn't have the freedom to use profanity the way today's comics do, so they tend to get offended by it and consider it a cheap laugh.