How Standup Comedian Creates and Refines Material - Matt Ruby

In Chapter 17 of 18 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, standup comedian Matt Ruby answers "How Do You Choose Whether to Refine Existing Material or Develop New Material?"  Performing regularly in New York amongst very competitive peers, Ruby finds incentive to actively evolve his portfolio while improving his delivery.  He does note, however, that this has its limits.  He finds slowly growing comedy pieces allows him to expand them into a larger block of material.   

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.