In Chapter 11 of 18 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, standup comedian Matt Ruby answers "What Interests You Most About the Arc of a Standup Comedy Career?" Ruby notes how comedians get more interesting with age and experience. Experience and time allow a comedian not only to build a set but also to build a brand. Over time, it becomes less about being an anonymous name in a large room to being the featured performer in a fan-filled room.
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.