I attended a job fair many years ago and couldn’t help overhearing this exchange between a counselor and participant:
“If you could choose to do any job in the world, what would it be?” asked the counselor.
“I would love to be a comedian,” was the reply.
“And what is it,” the counselor asked, “that you feel is preventing you from reaching this goal?”
A pause, and then, “I’m not funny.”