It doesn’t always come across in my self-loathing or self-congratulatory writing, but I can be a pretty funny guy. However, my humor comes from either conversation or reference. I can make my coworkers laugh by imitating an executive or make friends laugh by relaying stories that we all experienced. But I could never make a room full of strangers laugh on demand. Stand-up comedy is an incredible skill, one I’ve never even pretended to have.