How Repetition Shapes Stand-Up Comedy Style - Matt Ruby

In Chapter 9 of 14 in his 2009 Capture Your Flag interview, stand-up comedian Matt Ruby discusses style.  Understanding the tools - structuring a joke, playing an instrument, painting a picture - gets an artist admission into the profession, but generating and editing ideas through repetition is what shapes style. This style, which comedians, including Mitch Hedberg and Louis Black, call finding your voice, develops gradually, often taking years, even decades, to assemble.