Matt Ruby on Finding Joy Performing Standup Comedy

In Chapter 1 of 18 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, standup comedian Matt Ruby answers "Why Do You Consider Stand-Up Comedy to Be the Best Thing in the World?"  He is drawn to the shaman-like, truth telling aspect that is rooted in a raw, subjective environment.  Further, he finds great reward standing on stage making people laugh. 

Matt Ruby is a standup comedian based in New York City.  He co-produces the weekly show "Hot Soup", co-hosts the monthly show "We're All Friends Here", and manages a comedy blog "Sandpaper Suit".  Ruby graduated from Northwestern University.