So maybe its no joke that comedienne Natalie Gray has found success in both fields.
Gray bills herself as the worlds only abstract expressionist stand-up comedienne and has appeared in both museums and comedy clubs around the world.
Handling a paintbrush may be different than holding a microphone but Gray sees similarities in both art forms because youre dealing from the gut, not the head.
Also, she says both comedy and painting have one foot in reality and the other in surrealism and are mechanisms for dealing with emotional pain.
Gray doesnt paint while doing standup or tell jokes while painting but found a way to combine her talents by designing a line of shoes for Playboy based on the famous bunny ears.
Still, that job wasnt a laughing matter. In her words, I wanted the shoes to have funny names like, The Night He Never Showed Up, but the manufacturers would say, Thats too long. How about if we call them Liz instead?
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