MEET ELLE CLAY
Writer / Humorist
Elle Clay is the person who puts other people on. Store opening? She's there. New mixtape drop? She's there. Issue release? Yup, she's there.
Elle believes in people and in the same way, and if not more, when the time comes for people to champion her efforts, they’re there to put her in the spotlight. Not to mention her list of friends are NYC All Stars, Vashtie, Kai of Sincerely Tommy, the list goes on.
When I first met Elle, I knew her as the people’s person, but not ever recollecting what she did. Then she told me she was a writer. I said what kind of writing? “Comedy.” Which 100% makes sense when you meet Elle. Quick wit and real talk always.
Last year she dropped a comedy mixtape entitled "306 LIVE." And it's not only her friends who think she's funny. Picking up press on The Fader and gracing the stage at The Upright Citizen's Brigade and The People's Improv Theater, other's think she's pretty funny too. But more than funny, she's found a way to talk about the things like the challenges of being a woman and her first experience with racism in a way that's personal, but empathetic, smart and real.
This week, she's dropping her premier track for her next tape. In true Elle Clay fashion, get ready to put on the person who puts everyone else on.