No. I think it shows a lack of professionalism, which granted may be exacerbated by the fact as gaboman says, that he might be using the drinking to prop up his drinking drugging stories. Either way…meh. I think my brain thinks he’s being disingenuous. My gut says he’s probably a jerk irl. Dave vapes, but what does he vape? I recall Robin Williams’ cocaine fueld HBO special in the 1980s. Wow…what a mess that guy was…but funnnnnnny.
As for offending my nationalistic sensibilities, I guess you are talking about his gun rant? Again…meh. Bill Burr’s take on guns in America is far funnier, which is the point of stand up, yeah? So, before I overthink this, JJ goes for shock humor, calling his kid a c8nt for effect for example. It’s low hanging fruit.
I was watching a talky news show on TYT the other day and one of the heads was saying a female comedian had decided to not tell any more jokes. And that was her show…just spouting off a la John Stewart in the day. I like my news to be newsy and my stand up to funny. I’m funny that way. Same reason I give Sam B’s show a wide pass no matter how many times her commercial says she’s the funniest thing on TV. Not while Wicked Tuna lives, she’s not.
That said, I am willing to give Michelle Wolf a go for the sake of fairness to the art form. The dust from the Correspondant’s Dinner has settled. lol