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.