If you're constructing Dick jokes because those get yuks you might be a comic but you're not an ARTIST. If those dick jokes are who you are as an individual well then I guess it's your ART?
This comes from a household that has an MFA from RISD in photography living in it, a melding of art and craft if ever there was one.
I know the difference between just getting an EZ laugh and telling something that is important to me on stage or something that reflects who I am as a person. There's a crafty aspect to getting the words right to make an impact and the art part is that it's funny to me or I hate it and have to make the rage into a joke. Talking about the "craft" doesn't bother me, and I learn from my betters and peers all the time. Watching the people I respect make notes constantly about what amuses them in the moment has made me more aware of the need to get those fleeting thoughts down, that "craft" skill informs my stage "art".
I don't care if you like me, that's for the afters part when I'm drinking and goofing around.
Stand-up is one of the few experiences in life that is unique and ephemeral, like sex or a good meal it's a combo of figuring out what you like, how you like it and getting comfortable with the mix and then doing it whenever you can.
What I'm trying to say is I fuck my food.