If there is a formula in stand up comedy that I approve of it is this, in all of your thoughts & jokes you must get to the point and then make THAT point funny, repeat. Simple sounding but not so.
You must isolate a topic, (do that for the audience so they can easily follow you) then twist that topic to a near breaking point, then break it to allow the audience a release of laughter.
THEN move on to the next point, even if your next point in on the same theme.
Why? Because stand up is meant to be performed and performance is immediate.