Fortune Feimster, the loveable Southern comic with great hair and an ever better personality, moved to Los Angeles in 2003 to pursue comedy after graduating Summa Cum Laude from Peace College in North Carolina. But first she made a pit stop into Sevilla, Spain for a year where she taught English, studied Spanish, and backpacked all over Western Europe. Even in a place where people spoke a different language, Fortune was able to tap into the universal gift of laughter.
Upon arriving to L.A., Fortune became a columnist for Beck/Smith Hollywood and wrote for such outlets as the Creators Syndicate, netscape.com, and the NY Daily News. Having studied acting in college, she decided to take an improv class for fun, but soon a budding comedian was born!
She has since taken the Los Angeles comedy scene by storm and is now making her TV debut on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” Not only is Fortune becoming known for her unique style of storytelling in standup, but she is also a highly accomplished sketch comedian and improv artist – all of which make her live shows unlike any other.
Fortune is a regular at the Hollywood Improv and the World Famous Comedy Store, and is a member of the prestigious Groundlings Sunday Company, which boasts such alumni as Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, and Lisa Kudrow. She is also a regular contributor to AfterEllen.com. In her spare time, she performs with the sketch comedy and improv groups Gas Money, RDJRJR, and Honorable Discharge – all of whom have performed in various national comedy festivals over the last few years.
While Fortune has already made tremendous strides in a short period of time, there’s no doubt this is only the beginning of what’s to come!