Tuesday, February 20, 2024

NC comedian Fortune Feimster coming to Wilson Center

Tickets to Fortune Feimster’s standup show at Wilson Center go on sale this Friday to the general public. (Courtesy photo)

WILMINGTON — The queen of ice-cream dancing and Southern impressions will be making her Port City debut next spring.

Fortune Feimster is bringing her standup to Cape Fear Community College’s Wilson Center on March 15, 2024. Tickets start at $29.65 and go on sale to the general public Friday.

Feimster, originally from Belmont, North Carolina, uses comedy to delve into her life, such as discussing her proclivity for dining at Chili’s and having birthday parties at Hooters.

“My entire family liked eating at Hooters,” she said in her 2020 special, “Sweet and Salty,” filmed in Charlotte. “My mom liked Hooters cause you could buy a wheelbarrow of wings for $4. She’s like, ‘Everybody’s rich at Hooters.'”

Feimster got her comedic break as a writer and panelist on “Chelsea Lately.” She also appeared on the Hulu series “The Mindy Project” and has had a recurring role on Showtime’s “The L Word: Generation Q.” Over the summer, she appeared in “Fubar” with Arnold Schwarzenegger.

She’s released a 2022 standup special for Comedy Central and she talks about revealing being a lesbian to her family at age 25.

“When I finally decided to come out, it was really scary, especially telling your dad,” she said. “Because your dad is your dad. I mean, he was who taught you how to play softball — which, like, the gayest sport there is. In fact, some people call it a gateway sport.”

In 2023 “Fortune Feimster: Good Fortune” was also released on Netflix.

Presale tickets to go on sale Wednesday, Oct. 25, 10 a.m. They open to the general public at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 27. Learn more here.


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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