Can you take a joke and laugh about yourself? Ie, I'm of Irish heritage - my father is Irish. The whole world knows all the Irish jokes that are out there. And I really don't give a toss! I laugh at them too!
I'm not a "tough" guy, and people crack jokes about that too at times. I laugh it off and play up to it. Same goes for being involved in theatre.
What about yourself? Are you blonde? Gay? Different race? Can you take a joke about those things or do you take everything seriously?