Why Standup Comedians Need a Short and Long Game - Matt Ruby

In Chapter 18 of 18 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, standup comedian Matt Ruby answers "Why is It Important Standup Comedians Develop Both a Short Game and a Long Game?"  Ruby notes how the two approaches differ.  Short games get comedians into festivals, contests, and late night programs.  It is essential standup comedians have a short game, however does not necessarily mean they are great comedians. 

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.