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Seth Meyers does 'Jokes Seth Can't Tell' segment

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Some jokes just don’t quite work when told by a 42-year-old white guy who looks like Seth Meyers — something the actual Seth Meyers understands fully. But where there’s a will, there’s a way, so the Late Night host enlisted two of his writers, Amber Ruffin and Jenny Hagel, for another round of the segment called “Jokes Seth Can’t Tell” on Wednesday.

After the first three jokes — about Lauryn Hill’s recent tardiness, a lesbian kiss in a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Janet Jackson’s pregnancy — Meyers turned to Ruffin to confirm, “No regrets?” She had none.

Midway through, the two ladies teamed up on the host with a quip about Serena Williams’ “sick” body. “I could’ve told that joke,” Meyers insisted.

“But would you have?” Ruffin asked. “You don’t think her body is sick. I’ve seen how skinny your wife is.”

“My wife is so white, she took that as a compliment,” Meyers retorted.

Watch the clip below.