Many sensitive issues are easy to talk about by humorists. Comparing this to other entertainers and comedians, they talk about things however they like and pleases them. For an example, humorists are easily motivated to talk about topics because they’re effortlessly trusted by the public. People like Jimmy Kimmel are a perfect example of this. He can talk about sensitive topics as well as glorifying them more than to be intended. He recently talked about Trumpcare and the benefits of it, and quite frankly, it was taken seriously coming from a late night show host.
Viewers see them as a friendly face, even bias, but also easily portrayed as people who have the ability to say whatever comes to mind to start a conversation going in our society.