Before even considering entering the world of comedy, people need to consider these factors. Please understand that this is not meant to be discouraging. But trust me when I say that this is business reality. Here are some of my top suggestions for breaking into the comedy world, if you decide that you’re cool with everything and still want to do it. The hardest part of being a comedian, although it may seem obvious, is being able to write jokes, be relatable to people you don’t know, and find a way to make them laugh. However, not everyone finds humor in everything. But in general, “funny is funny,” and by their very nature, people relate very well to humor. My point is that the best way to laugh genuinely is to consider the real, everyday events that occur in your life and start from there. I always tell people to start after five minutes. My initial five minutes were awful. I recall joking that in the neighborhood where I grew up, Wonder Woman’s bracelets wouldn’t last very long. When I wrote it, I thought it was the funniest joke ever. But when I did it, there were crickets. It was awful. “Why don’t you talk about that real stuff you always tell me about, the stuff that makes me laugh?” my friend questioned after the show. Why don’t you discuss your friends, family, and all of the situations you run into on a daily basis? After giving it some thought, I saw that he was correct. Since these are the things that are most meaningful to me and are based on my life, I made it my responsibility to concentrate on them.