Matt Ruby on Finding Inspiration by Interviewing Peers

In Chapter 10 of 18 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, standup comedian Matt Ruby answers "Where Have You Found Inspiration Interviewing Others on Your Podcast?"  By interviewing comedians offstage on his "Sandpaper Suit" podcast, Ruby connects with artists in a more personal way.  These experiences motivate him to take a more direct and personal approach to his standup comedy work. 

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.