I don't want to be the next Jeff. I have even discussed this with him. He agreed that if I am happy being the best regional performer I can be, then go for it.
I too got in vent to make people laugh. My personal goal is to offset some the negative entertainment out there and offer good clean comedy for all ages.
I have my wife (30 years now) so don't need to meet any girls.
Will I ever be rich? Probably not, but I love what I do. That being said, I do expect to be able to earn a good living out of this, so yes to a degree I do perform for the money. I am a full time professional entertainer and proud of it.
With what some families or event bookers offer at time, however, they seem to think it is still the 1950's, but that's a subject for another thread.