I am a full time stand up comedian working exclusively from my home. Every time I begin my routine my entire family will stand up and leave. It probably hurts them to laugh so hard so I understand. All in all I'd say I'm quite a success and make it a point to screen which major talk shows and comedy clubs that I feel would be wise to commit to. I've been a comedian for many years but I still haven't found anything funny to say yet but it's a process.