In Chapter 14 of 18 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, standup comedian Matt Ruby answers "What Have You Learned About Making Better Individual Connections in Crowded Rooms?" Ruby learns how and when to share something personal to create a more universal element to reach his audience. Even if sharing something is not a direct match with the audience, by letting his guard down, he finds common ground with individuals in the audience.
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.