Don Reed is a nationally renowned comedian - maybe you've caught him during his warm-up act on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He started his career doing stand up, performing around the country with comedians like Chris Rock, Robert Townsend, and Damon Wayans. But, he says, when it came to getting big gigs like they did, he never made the cut. The feedback was always the same says Reed, "I'm too white."
Reed isn't white though, he's black. Talent agents thought his act wasn't black enough.