Filmed and Directed by Liam Le Guillou for Refinery29 In Association with Maybelline New York

Making people laugh for a living is one tall order, but comedian Laura Grey has all the credentials to prove that her comedic pursuits were right on the money. Not only was Grey a cast member at The Second City in Chicago (where Steve Carell, Tina Fey, and many others found their start), she's also a performer and improv teacher at Upright Citizens Brigade in New York, which of course boasts alumni like Amy Poehler and Aubrey Plaza. Talk about good company.

Watch above as Grey divulges her industry insights and shares how she's made her mark in NYC's comedy scene.