I've watched a smattering of Netflix productions of stand-up comedians from the last five years and I'm confused: Why are they using corded microphones on stage?
I'm almost certain it's not for technical reasons, since other stage performers have been using cordless microphones – including unobtrusive lavalier and headset mics – and for decades.
I can imagine that for stand-up comedians the microphone may feel like or actually serve as a prop. But is the cord a prop? (The fact that I find it so conspicuous makes me think it is actually getting in their way as they pace the stage, dragging it and trying not to step on it or tangle it.)