I guess I am the old school type throwback comic. I love the joke. I do the joke. I live the joke when I'm telling it, and of course I die by the joke that doesn't work for whatever reason; usually because I've failed it somehow.
I have realism in my show and a small amount of revealing but most times it's just about being funny. I've said before my act is where stupid meets confidence. I rely on stupid being my time machine. I figure at my age I can have nearly 30 to 40 yrs difference in my era and much of the audience I'm in front of.