Comedians love to test an audience by pushing the envelope. Push hard and, if you get a good laugh, push even harder. Keep pushing as you test the crowd to see how far you can go without completely alienating people.
Like it or not, if you're a writer, there's no escaping the writer's life. There's no "Get out of jail free" card when it comes to the feelings, obsessions and worries that accompany any writer's efforts.