The guy isn't that old and I've never found him to be all that hateful. I'll agree that this was a turd. He seems to do better when he is like having a conversation in his routines but this seemed more like a rant.Not usually. This was just a terrible set by a bitter old man who can’t stand being admonished for being hateful. There’s much more evidence though that he’s actually an incredibly talented comic, orator, and storyteller. This set was just a lone turd in a pool of Baby Ruth’s.
Thinking back on the show I can see what he was trying to do with this routine but it falls flat. Make some random jokes, then talk about the lgbtq stuff, and then give a moving performance at the end. Unfortunately his talk on the lgbtq stuff should have been told in such a way to make it so extreme that most normal folks would laugh at it and then get serious about his old friend in order to bring everybody together.