the reason I zeroed in on Sam Bee — I don’t have the experience/personal context to speak to the main thesis of your article, except to agree with your points. I’ve only ever been a straight cis white atheist.
but I do know something about comedy. Sam Bee does not deserve to be lumped with racists & homophobes, even facetiously. she along with Michelle Wolf, Bill Maher, Trevor Noah, Jon Stewart, Larry the Cable Guy etc., are among the greatest champions of equality in our time. because comedy is the great equalizer. comedy is the mode of communication that fights fiercely for free speech, and says no one gets a free pass, regardless of status, influence, race, gender or orientation