This guy's comment is pretty bang on
Paul_Kaufman_Linklater20 May 2019
Can we all agree on one thing - LA stand up comedy is extremely overrated. We are now in a time when podcasting has allowed personalities to call themselves comedians, despite not particularly being funny people. There are thousands of people that will pay to see Schaub do stand up, and it's only because of the podcast world where people just like to see personalities talk live. While Schaub will get hate for this special, it isn't just him. Joe Rogan is one of the most popular comedians in America, yet many would agree that despite have a great podcast, he isn't actually funny. On podcasts and social media, Chris D'elia is one of the funniest people in the world. His stand-up is just okay, and yet he is selling out theaters regularly. Kevin Hart and all of his cliched, hack material has somehow become the worlds richest comic. Strange times.
Stand up comedy is one of the hardest things to get right, and very few people are able to do it well. Schaub does not deserve any more hate than the plethora of other Netflix and HBO specials that are just as unwatchable. At least he has an excuse that he is only three years in.
If you are new to stand up comedy and don't want to waste time scouring through hours of undeserved specials to find funny material, I would recommend checking out Doug Stanhope, Colin Quinn, Louis CK, Patrice O'Neal, Dom Irerra, Dylan Moran and even Ricky Gervais. While others like Bill Burr and Dave Chapelle are not my personal cup of tea, I can at least see why they are so popular.