I am privileged to be able to see a LOT of new comics, some young some older. It doesn't really matter the age they all make the same mistakes and then have similar breakthroughs. And unfortunately in some cases similar breakdowns.
There's always the one person that is trying desperately to be a standup but for the most part I can tell it might not happen. For them I admire the courage they are displaying and I try to help them as much as possible.
As a coach I don't feel I'm wasting my time because if nothing else I'm helping somebody have the time of their lives and that is worth something on the karma scale.