Interview with Matt Ruby at The New York Comedy Club
Written by Joseph Santiago
We sat down with the talented stand up comedian Matt Ruby right before his show at the New York Comedy Club.
What do you wish someone had told you about show business before you entered it?
Where do you get your material?
What happens if they don’t laugh?
How often do you perform comedy per week?
What are you favorite comedy clubs that you perform at?
How often do you write jokes?
When did you feel like you were a pro comedian?
How did you know you wanted to be a comedian or did it just happen?
Who would you say are your influences in the comedy world?
What is one of your more embarrassing memories from childhood?
What are the most important rules you live by?
What was your favorite book as a kid, and what does that say about you?
What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
Given your feelings about the state of our culture, how do you avoid despair?
What three things would you take with you to a deserted island?
Do you have any quotes that you live your life by or think of often?”
How to handle hecklers from the stage?
“What advice would you give your younger self?”
What most important lesson you learned in comedy?
Advice to your younger self just starting in comedy career?
How long do you spend developing new material?
What’s your drink of choice?
Greatest cartoon of all time?
Who are your favorite comedians to watch?
Do you have any heckler stories?
Let’s say you could live the life of any animal in the wilderness for one day: What would it be?
So the stereotype of comedians being horribly depressed and neurotic is true?
Do you ever get tired of being a comedian?
So at the end of your day, what’s your ultimate goal?
What would you say troubles you the most about the world today?
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