A few things I hope I convey in the Comedy Dojo about comedy.
...comedy is hard. It's pursued in earnest by special people. It is an acquired obsession. ;) You must have the talent for it and the right attitude in order to have even a chance of doing it well. Only about 1 in 5 comics out there right now are performing it even in a passable way.
...comedy must be done in your own way. Though I possess skills, experience and some even say a knack for putting myself in others shoes, I still insist you thrash through stand up comedy on a personal path.