Matt Ruby on Finding Meaningful Work Expressing Yourself on Stage

In Chapter 13 of 19 in his 2012 Capture Your Flag interview, standup comedian Matt Ruby answers "What Makes Your Work Meaningful?"  Referencing what he shared in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview, Ruby defines meaningful work starting with the truth telling and story telling elements.  He adds that, at a deeper level, being able express himself on stage gives him a pulpit to share.  He follows up that moment of expression by reflecting on what he has done and learning from the experience.  Ruby talks about the flow state he is able to enter working the room. 

Matt Ruby is a standup comedian and comedy writer 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.