There’s a category of idea you can’t really express without over-expressing. Without sounding like you’re completely overthinking it. There’ll be a core of truth and true feeling but the idea will be so abstract, and expressing it will require a tone of such extreme seriousness, that the idea becomes, for most people, irresistibly easy to poke fun at and dismiss. One unhappy result is that the people who want to express such ideas very often do it in this kind of bowing, apologetic way that robs it of even the small impact it might have had. So that’s no good.
But if you express the ideas in or as comedy, you can keep the idea and the feeling and the serious tone intact, and just blithely sail by the apologies and the apron-wringing. The sense that you don’t take yourself entirely seriously can take people off their guard, can undercut the abstraction just enough that the core of the idea gets through without everyone feeling like they have to dismiss you for being a ponce who sits around thinking about things.
It’s sometimes much easier to take an idea seriously when you can laugh at it.