Back to basics. I'm a fan of a good foundation. That's what basics are for the most part. They're especially needed in stand up comedy. Knowledge of the basics are the seeds and the roots of writing, perhaps even more so for stand up. And of course roots and seeds can be under appreciated because for awhile they remain unseen. The pace of our society is to work fast and get results. My thinking is that basics ARE a fast way to results.
In stand up comedy you are required to build an act, which means you should be constantly seeking ways to build and expand your knowledge of the art of writing jokes that can make people laugh.