I did "real" standup for a year. I liked it, but it got difficult time-wise and stress-wise.
This was my first time on a stage after a long break. And I was so nervous leading up to it, even though most of the people watching were friends and gracious kind people. Afterwards, my 11-year-old said, "This is more fun than your old way, because you don't have to go to some old dark bar to do comedy."
I still can't decide whether I agree or disagree. I mean, probably I could've used a drink.
And yet, it was interesting to have kids and a husband with me beforehand that understood I was nervous and prayed for me before and during it.