In Chapter 13 of 18 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, standup comedian Matt Ruby "How Is Gaining Standup Comedy Experience Affecting Your Approach to Who You Want to Be on Stage?" Ruby notes how he is going through a metamorphosis, evolving his act and performance. He begins by thinking about his audience and what he can do to create more memorable experiences. The process leads him to a deep introspective analysis of what makes his work meaningful and how he can improve.
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.