The problem with standup comedy.
It's either taken too seriously or not seriously at all.
Every joke that's taken too seriously is a missed opportunity to connect.
Every time we omit play from the way we learn is a missed opportunity to connect.
We can't control how an audience assumes intent.
They can't control how we're going to deliver our material.
In a learning environment where two parties are fighting for control, the performer and the audience, the ultimate winner is the story of the night. What happened? What did we learn about the performer? What did we learn about others?
Simply. What did you learn? And what now?
When the lights come on, the mic turns off and the audience heads home -- reality leaves you with the same question.