Better than 2
I'm really liking this series especially since, from a technical perspective, you're constantly improving.
++I was espeically fond of the hand gestures and the cut away from the audience. Great job adding a much needed tint to the last scene. That's the attention to detail I've come a appreciate from your animations.
- I feel like I'm the only person in the audience--even with the laugh track. Whenever Mike looks at the audience, he's basically just looking directly at me. It'd be nice if his eyes could steadily make eye-contact with other imaginary audience members in the crowd. It'd also be better if you could have him rotate or cut to a new angle every now and then where you can see Mike and the audience at the same time. Maybe even a similar perspective like the one you have now but with the back of people's heads in the foreground.
+Longer is good. I'd still like to see something that covers an array of material. It's really hard to start laughing with only a minute worth or just one topic of a stand up routine.
Overall, I liked it and I thought it was better than #2. However, the symbol recycling irks me a bit and I hope it doesn't become a habit of yours.