About The Rubesletter

Rude. Honest. Funny. Smart. In this weekly newsletter, NYC comedian/writer Matt Ruby dives deep on comedy, tech, politics, art, spirituality, pop culture, and more. If you enjoy nuanced takes, don't get offended easily, & hate BS, sign up. New issues every Tuesday.

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About Matt Ruby: I’m a standup comedian, the creator of Vooza, and co-host of the Hell & Wellness podcast.

Contact me via email at mattruby@hey.com.

About the Rubesletter: Musings from a standup comedian and startup veteran. Topics include comedy, tech, politics, wellness, pop culture, and more. Sign up to get a weekly fix in your inbox.

Social media: Find me on Twitter (@mattruby) or Instagram (@rubymatt).

My latest standup special is free on YouTube. And you can stream my standup albums “Feels Like Matt Ruby” and “Hot Flashes” too.