About Matt Ruby

I’m Matt Ruby. I'm a New York City standup comedian and this is my comedy blog Sandpaper Suit. Here, I post 1) about the art of standup (how the comedy sausage gets made, if you will) and 2) funny stuff — jokes, videos, etc. You can email me at matt@mruby.com for bookings or anything else.

Some stuff I've done:

  1. Regular commentator on the MTV show "FNMTV"

  2. Performer at SXSW Festival in Austin, TX, NY Comedy Contest, Boston Comedy Festival, and the New Orleans Comedy and Arts Festival

  3. Winner of Best Web Short of the Year by ComedySmack for "White Collar Comedy with Mortimer the Steel Baron"

  4. Nominee for Time Out NY magazine's Joke of the Year

  5. Cohost of "We’re All Friends Here," a live comedy talkshow broadcast on Breakthru Radio

  6. Coproducer of Hot Soup, a weekly standup showcase in the East Village

  7. Featured in Think Tank, a web comedy series

  8. Featured in "I Need Laughs: One week in the trenches of the New York underground comedy scene"

  9. Author of the comedy blog Sandpaper Suit, a favorite of comedians for its behind the scenes look at doing standup

  10. Performs at venues all over NYC and around the country

Here's a clip of me performing:

Some photos:

From "Think Tank."


Time Out NY.

Comedians at SXSW 2009
Featured comedians at SXSW 2009 (I'm on the far right). From L to R (approx): Janeane Garofalo, Josh Fadem, Charlie Sotelo, Marc Maron, Todd Barry, Matt Braunger, Eugene Mirman, Scott Aukerman, Michelle Biloon, Natasha Leggero, Andy Kindler, Chris Fairbanks, Matt Ruby.

Venues performed at:

Stand Up NY (New York, NY)
Comix (New York, NY)
Caroline’s (New York, NY)
Comedy Village (New York, NY)
UCB (New York, NY)
Rififi (New York, NY)
Comedy Death Ray (Los Angeles, CA)
What's Up Tiger Lily? (Los Angeles, CA)
The Josh and Josh Show (Los Angeles, CA)
Comedy Store La Jolla (San Diego, CA)
Comedy Studio (Boston, MA)
Nick’s Comedy Stop (Boston, MA)
ImprovBoston (Boston, MA)
Hard Rock Café (Boston, MA)
Arlington Drafthouse (Arlington, VA)
Zanies (Chicago, IL)
Lincoln Lodge (Chicago, IL)
Beat Kitchen (Chicago, IL)
Schubas (Chicago, IL)
The Velveeta Room (Austin, TX)
Coldtowne Theater (Austin, TX)
La Nuit Theater (New Orleans, LA)
Topaz (Washington, DC)
Shubin Theater (Philadelphia, PA)
Khyber (Philadelphia, PA)

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