I didn't say I thought Laz was comfortable. Absolutely the contrary -- I know he wasn't! It takes great effort to speak when not fluent. Heck, for some of us it takes great effort to speak AT ALL in high-pressure situations (like national TV)!
I just see it all the time -- people feeling very uncomfortable when having to listen to someone with a speech impediment, so they beg no one will ask questions where they'll have to speak more than necessary. And that's what makes me sad.