Matt Ruby on How Confidence Can Make You More Creative

In Chapter 9 of 19 in his 2012 Capture Your Flag interview, standup comedian Matt Ruby answers "How Is Your Creative Toolbox Changing?"  Ruby speaks to the instinctual skills he uses to twist jokes on stage and take the audience on a journey.  For Ruby, the confidence that comes with having more control on stage allows him to ultimately perform at higher levels for his audience. 

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