Matt Ruby on Adapting Standup Comedy Writing to Screenwriting

In Chapter 14 of 19 in his 2012 Capture Your Flag interview, standup comedian Matt Ruby shares how the transferable comedy skills Ruby sees as most relevant are writing skills. He shares how character writing is very different between stage and script. Screenwriting allows for more non-verbal character setup whereas standup comedy character development is personal and mainly verbal. He Matt Ruby is a standup comedian nd comedy writer based in New York City.