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From the monologues to his guest interactions, it's staged, artificial and monotone. Utterly dreadful. As a place holder for the 12:35 timeslot, I guess that makes him a perfect fit? (high pitched inflection mixed with confusion)
His segments, namely the 'Ya Burnt' segments are not purposeful. It seems as though this is an attempt at a catch-phrase. While seeing past SNL cast members on the show can be entertaining, the awkward interview with Maya Rudolph was more of a plea than anything else to get her to impersonate Rachel Dolezal. The timing and nature of the interview didn't welcome the impersonation as Seth might have hoped. It was just unnatural.
There are comedians in existence who execute 'smart-comedy' masterfully. Seth isn't one of them.
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