Not a dumb question.
Comedy/acting needed to work out for me because I have nothing to fall back on. I have no college degree. I have no useful skills. I also have worked hard and figuring out what I think is funny and how I’m funny.
Comedy is a ton of work. Do the work and you can’t fail! But you will bomb and do shitty shows. I’ve done tons of things/characters/bits that are bad and shit. But those failures will make you want to get up and do it again. I had an improv teacher (Shannon O’Neill whom I doubt remembers even saying this) say that I needed to do some bad scenes and bad shows to grow and not be afraid to fail.
So go out and do your comedy and if you fuck up good! learn from it and move on. Good luck!