Matt Ruby

Comedian – Filmmaker – Creator and Producer of Vooza

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I'm a standup comedian and the creator of Vooza, a video comic strip about the tech world (aka "The Spinal Tap of startups"). I've been featured on MTV's Girl Code,, The Huffington Post, NY Magazine, Time Out NY ("Joke of the Year" nominee), ComedySmack (Winner of Best Web Short of the Year), Splitsider, Gawker, and lots of other places. I've also appeared across the country at comedy venues and festivals including SXSW, Bridgetown, NY Comedy Contest, SF Comedy Contest, Boston Comedy Festival, and the New Orleans Comedy and Arts Festival. Sandpaper Suit is the name of my comedy blog. It was nominated for Best Comedy Website by The ECNY awards. (Get info about my non-comedy stuff at my personal site.)

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I'm a co-producer of Hot Soup, a standup show in NYC. Past guests include Louis CK, Aziz Ansari, Sarah Silverman, Jim Gaffigan, and more. Also, Mark Normand and I cohost We're All Friends Here, a comedy chat show with boundary issues that's a podcast too. View my upcoming shows.

Standup Videos

About Vooza

I'm the creator, producer, and star of Vooza, a video comic strip about the startup world. We've made over 100 episodes which have been viewed millions of times. Mashable called it "The Spinal Tap of startups" and Forbes Magazine called it “viral video done right” and “comedic genius.” Vooza has also been mentioned in the New York Times, Vice, and Wired (more press).

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Vooza Episodes


I was featured on MTV's Girl Code (season 4, episode 10).




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