Step 1. Do a poem at a open mic comedy night.
Step 2. Do NOT get angry when they don't care about your poem.
Step 3. Accept that good poets that are funny are not as good as good comedians that are funny.
Step 4. Remember - Poetry IS entertainment whatever way you look at it.
Step 5. Nothing will toughen you up more than a bombing at a gig.
Step 5.1 Poetry audiences usually clap.. even when your shit... they are great with tolerance but hard to trust ;-)