I'm finally caught up! I didn't expect everything to be so staged, gives it a feeling of authenticity. When I first heard about the show, I imagined him trying to do some One camera, cinematic type of thing. It really is a treat to be exposed to such a current atmosphere in this theater setting. It's a show that needs to be dissected before you form any final opinion on it. Like, Alan Alda is a hateable old grunt of a character, but we still want to get a further grasp on where he's coming from. It'll be interesting when Louie goes into his backstory later on. Steve Buscemi is obviously the most likable person there, somehow managing to play a more pathetic character than Seymour from 'Ghost World'. And being such a podcast fan, I love his inclusion of lesser known New York comics like Kurt Metzger, Nick Dipaolo, and Mark Normand!! You guys might not know, but they're responsible for some of the most 'edgy' racial comedy out there right now. As digger said, the tone of the show is like a warm blanket. I just want to live in it! I wish I'd never heard about it until the first season was over so I could just watch them all at once!