"Every joke has a victim," explains comedian Phil Palisoul. "It's called a punch line, after all. Someone's going to get it. Throughout my whole act, I victimize myself." Wallowing in feelings of inadequacy, he pokes fun at the fact that he's not more handsome, smarter or stronger than he is. "You need to be all those things just to keep pace," he says. "It's just not enough to be a regular guy." There is one advantage to being the underdog on stage, though.