I was in a live comedy troupe last week, it was a blast! If you have anything resembling talent, or were in skits and plays in school, may I heartily recommend you try it again.
Not many of us are shooting for Stratford, (Shakespeare country) but many of us can make a crowd laugh, and have some fun ourselves. I usually have a point I am trying to make when I speak, but pure comedy was a refreshing. The audience had a good time as well!