Matt Ruby on What Entrepreneurs and Standup Comedians Have in Common

Matt Ruby on What Entrepreneurs and Standup Comedians Have in Common

In Chapter 9 of 18 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, standup comedian Matt Ruby answers “What Do Entrepreneurs and Standup Comedians Have in Common?” He shares how he gets connected to Peter Sims, author of “Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries.” Ruby finds parallels between entrepreneur and standup life in the idea or product testing and editing through the feedback process. Ruby is a standup comedian based in New York City. He co-produces the weekly show “Hot Soup”, co-hosts the monthly show “We’re All Friends Here”, and manages a comedy blog “Sandpaper Suit”. Ruby graduated from Northwestern University.

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What makes things funny | Peter McGraw | TEDxBoulder

What makes things funny | Peter McGraw | TEDxBoulder

Pete McGraw is a leading researcher at the Humor Research Lab at the University of Colorado, Boulder. In this talk he not only discusses what is funny, but what makes something funny as well.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each year in Oxford, UK. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their …

Comedians Make Fun Of Trump’s Epic Press Conference Tirade

Comedians Make Fun Of Trump’s Epic Press Conference Tirade

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