That guy I don't care how staged these are or aren't. They are always hilarious.
CIWB People used to think Chris Chan was staged. The lesson from that is that we should never underestimate how weird people with autism can be.
Nominal Autism combined with wine-snobbery and being a foodie.
It's the insufferable trifecta.
cognitivedissonance Shlansky seems to be high functioning, BUT, and this is important, I think it's been emphasized that he's unquestioningly loyal to Conan, obsequious to an absurd degree, and actively inoffensive within the entertainment industry. He is less an autist and more a sociopath.
*internet pipe in internet mouth, puffing internet smoke*
magnesium As long as we're armchairing a diagnosis, I'd like to throw covert narcissism/son of a narcissist out there. Many narcissists are socially withdrawn and mistaken for introverts.
What I find really unpleasant about this guy, is he's demonstrating how my own inability to make eye contact without thinking about it is probably really unsettling for everyone else.