Feelings are emotions in immediate action.
Comedy IS emotional, your audience is in an immediate state and craves emotion.
Reporting/reciting is too often void of emotions.
Boycott the reporting/reciting of your material.
The audience will find it boring if you don't, and there's one thing an audience cannot forgive you for... being boring.
So how do you keep from being boring? Feel your material, live it while you recant it.
Use tone, character, body language and the correct words.