000 wrote:But did I tell you about the lawyer who was driving along one day and he saw people on the side of the road eating grass?
I'm not quite sure what to say, but it seems to me that there must be a discord between your character and the stories you tell, that makes people uncertain on how to interpret the contrast.
If you have a friend whose knowledge you trust, bring him along to your next gig, and ask him to make honest notes. That might provide some clues.
Other than that - try personalize the stories so you become the leading character in them, instead of referring to unknown characters. Also, let it show in your choice of material (Torn and restored contract etc.)