You don't get anywhere in comedy for being perfect. You get somewhere by recognizing you're not perfect, and set about putting all those imperfections under the comedy microscope. Run them through the ol' comedy lab.
What does that mean?
It means you begin to break down life's hurts, embarrassments, weirdness, to little scenes that can be talked about and/or relived in short emotional performance bursts. The goal being to gain laughter as you release tension on each sharing.
What's to be afraid of?