A five minute stand up comedy routine is jam packed with over 20 punch lines. This means there is the opportunity to bomb ( or succeed) 20 times in as little as five minutes.
A typical joke is simply a set up and punch line. After the delivery of the punch line, it is intended for the audience to laugh.
As a humorous motivational speaker friend of mine likes to say, In the often cruel world of comedy, if people don't laugh after the punchline, the joke fails.
One of the most powerful life lessons anyone can learn is to deal with rejection. Imagine the freedom to go about your day able to roll with rejection. Instead of taking it personally, rejection or the criticism that comes with it can be used to transform a person instead of defeating them.
More subtle nuainsances like abundant confidence would also result. To survive and thrive despite repeated rejection would build a strength of character that shows resilience.
Comedy also develops timing. A good joke is spoiled by improper timing. Waiting too long, or delivering too soon will throw off the beat and rhythmn of a comedy routine. Like in life they say timing is everything, such is comedy.
A humorous motivational speaker I love to watch for fabulous timing is Brian Regan, Check him out