In Chapter 18 of 18 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, standup comedian Matt Ruby answers "Why is It Important Standup Comedians Develop Both a Short Game and a Long Game?" Ruby notes how the two approaches differ. Short games get comedians into festivals, contests, and late night programs. It is essential standup comedians have a short game, however does not necessarily mean they are great comedians. Ruby is a standup comedian based in New York City.