He's in a class of his own. He is so skilled that only he can get away with attacking certain subjects, by cutting as brutally as he does. But he looks stilted in this format, a little awkward sat behind a desk, like a rabbit caught in the headlights. Almost as if he's taking direction for the first time. He seems more relaxed when doing stand up, he certainly connects with the audience better.
What perplexes me is that he often states he hates people, and yet comedy connects us, comedy requires empathy. I think it's a more love hate thing. Never the less, he's still top of his class.