You want your baby to be noticed, adored, fawned over and respected. Don't just put them in a potato sack and send them out into the stage that is the world. Give 'em a fighting chance to make that first impression with an opening gag! When they're hosting an awards show, they'll love you for it.
Whoa, whoa, whoa! Just because YOU don't like them doesn't mean their bad! C'mon, remember your innocent days, when "Jingle Bells/Batman Smells" was as cutting edge as Louis C.K.? Jokes for little kids are a whole different thing than the latest David Cross album. Let 'em work their way up to the alternative comics, okay?