DJ Spazzy Dad -
The rotten Tomatoes reviews are interesting. There are a few 4 star reviews that talk about how hard he has worked to get to a special, and the rest are 1/2 stars, that are really harsh. One in particular went: "I am a Holocaust survivor, and this special is the worst thing I've ever been through."
The other stand out comment was "i thought it was some make a wish shit"
Now to be as fair as anyone can be, each comment is subjective analysis, but by an objective measure you can look at the empirical statistical evidence and say that the vast majority of people do not find him funny.
You can also look at the people that rate him highly and that they are calling him "Big Brown", which is some inside term, and so his friends or people that otherwise like him, as it is a term of endearment (apparently).
It is also true that the internet has a lot of haters who like to be heard. But from where did this opportunity to hate arise? Probably being hateable.
"B. Shaubs success still speaks for itself." I have said this before and am well aware that not everyone understands it as equally critical as it can be assumed to be praise. Do you really think that he is successful, or do you think that he is experiencing some temporary symptoms of success that are artificial in nature, or maybe something else?
There are probably some other factors that should be taken into consideration in an earnest effort of fairness, like no one is more critical of a homeboy than the hometown. We all know the guy as an MMA fighter who did okay, but now compare him to Richard Pryor and the like, which is a measure set up for failure.
Not only do I wish him well, but I also wish him to be commonly thought of as funny, not because of my wish for him, but that he makes most people laugh.