Serious Comedy Talk
March 7, 2023

Episode 143: Matt Ruby

Episode 143: Matt Ruby

Matt Ruby is a comedian, writer, and filmmaker from New York City. His comedy has been filmed by Comedy Central, MTV, NBC/Seeso, and FOX. He hosts the podcast Kind of a Lot with Matt Ruby. 

In his latest special, Substance, he performs 4 sets on 4 nights, 1 high, 1 drunk, 1 sober, and 1 on shrooms. His previous special, Feels Like Matt Ruby (“funny" according to the NY Times) is also available on YouTube. His two albums, Feels Like Matt Ruby and Hot Flashes, are in regular rotation on Sirius and went top 10 on the iTunes Comedy charts. He's also been featured on CNN, The Huffington Post, New York magazine, Time Out, and many more.

Misguided Meditation is his one-man show about mindfulness, psychedelics, therapy, and death. He's a regular at the legendary Comedy Cellar and co-produces Hot Soup there (Tuesdays), one of NYC’s longest running independently produced comedy shows, and Good Eggs (Wednesdays) at NY Comedy Club.

He’s also a writer-for-hire, co-author of the NY Times bestseller REWORK, and former frontman of the indie rock band Plastics Hi-Fi.

Matt & I Talked About:

-     His newsletter called “Rubesletter” available on Substack

-     The idea behind his special “Substance” available on YouTube

-     Overthinking your set vs being in the moment

-     How he was drawn to stand-up comedy after moving to New York

Check out Matt’s website here:

Check Matt’s great special “Substance” Here:

Here’s my latest blog “Easy Passive Income For Comedians & Other People Who Need Money”

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