Michelle Alexis Newman’s Open Mic project combines two of my favorite things, Art & comedy. Here is a breakdown of the project in the Michelle’s own words:
“This is an ongoing project, inspired by the process it takes to create a joke. The Open Mic is a series of photographic portraits of Seattle based male comedians combined with one of their “best/worst” jokes.Open mic at a comedy club is a venue for comedians to step on to the stage and try out new material in front of an audience.
It is open to beginners and seasoned performers and unlike other visual and performing artists, who can hideaway while they develop their skills, the art of making someone laugh can only be practiced and developed in an utterly public arena. So whether there is a triumph or a train wreck, the audience is witness to all. ”