How Success Shapes Standup Comedy Career Growth - Matt Ruby

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.