Never mind the future, look at the past. When did you last laugh out loud at a comedian?
Looking at the current output on TV, short of going to Drama channel and watching Last of the Summer Wine, Porridge, Open All Hours, Waiting For God etc, you're going to struggle to find anything remotely humorous.
Tommy Cooper, like many of his time, threw these sort of lines in all over his act. Funny line yse. Award winning - no.
What's particularly bad about the pound coin effort is it's not even original.
Remotely, sitting in your living room or reading about on-line or in the paper, gags or sketches are seldom as funny as actually being at the live event and being carried along by the atmosphere and laughter of others.
I expect a little alcohol also helps and the intention of enjoying the evening.
I agree also. My favourite comedian , or comedienne , was Victoria Wood who wrote, acted and was brilliant all round . Her song : "Let's do it " is funny whenever I hear it and her asking Paul Daniel's wife : "Tell me, Debbie, what first attracted you to millionaire Paul Daniels"? Was a classic. Sadly missed.