I find the characters plain, boring, and were almost like placeholders.
Therefore, I changed the male protagonist John completely. He is now a bit dorky, freaky, nerdy, and is the clown of workplace. Little do people know that he had a very dark childhood with his own insecurities - that he only shares with his beloved girlfriend Bridgette.
And here is where the comical elements come in. Genetically modified frogs.
So that's what I want this story to be. Having ups and down, comedic and dramatic.