Ugh. I didn't take this "any way" dave. This is just my response to your question. You asked, I responded. Don't be testy.
BTW.. the name of the series is High Maintenance.

I don't find any of these characters any more unusual than...say... Seinfeld.
So when you ask "are there people really like that"?
..I am perplexed at what "like that" means?

"If it turns out that President Barack Obama can make a deal with the most intransigent, hard-line, unreasonable, totalitarian mullahs in the world but not with Republicans? Maybe he’s not the problem."