Hey. I’m Matt Ruby (firstname.lastname@example.org), a Brooklyn-based standup comedian. I also write and make funny videos (including the video comic strip Vooza). This is Sandpaper Suit, a comedy blog I started in 2006. It's a how-the-sausage-gets-made look at doing comedy and where I post videos, jokes, and podcasts. Check out MattRubyComedy.com for a bio and show calendar.
Vooza: Huffington Post calls it "the most hilarious tech startup spoof EVER." Produced, written by, and starring Matt Ruby. More episodes.
Made With Love: CNN calls it "a fictional cooking show where the couple's relationship is crumbling just like the cookies." Also featured at Huffington Post, NY Magazine, and TruTV. Starring Matt Ruby and Brooke Van Poppelen.
Amish Cop Hasidic Cop: Two NYC detectives — one's Amish and one's Hasidic — lose their partners and are forced to work together to catch a bank robber. Starring Matt Ruby and Mark Normand.
Turns out that US Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan introduced a bill in 1993 to the Senate that would have levied a 10,000% tax on hollow-point bullets. The bill would have raised the price from $20 a box to $2,000.
Six years later, Chris Rock offered up a similar idea in this classic bit: