In Chapter 2 of 19 in his 2012 Capture Your Flag interview, standup comedian Matt Ruby answers "Where Has Your Family Been Most Supportive in Your Career Development?" Ruby found support in his Mom, an artist and arts supporter, who encouraged him to perform. He also finds family comfort with leaving each other alone a positive in fostering his imagination and creativity. Matt Ruby is a standup comedian and comedy writer based in New York City. He produces a video comic strip at Vooza.com, 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.