Sat, Oct 15, 8:00 pm 

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Stand-up comedian, writer, and actor, Fortune Feimster is a triple threat and a force to be reckoned with. Come and experience the hilarious and one-of-a-kind comic as she makes her debut appearance on the Jorgensen stage with “Hey Y’all."

Feimster’s first one-hour special, Sweet and Salty, is currently streaming on Netflix and was nominated for Best Comedy Special for the Critics’ Choice Awards. Prior to her one-hour special, Netflix released Feimster’s half-hour special in 2018 as part of The Standups, which received rave reviews. You've probably also seen her on late night TV segments with Conan and Late Night with Seth Meyers, as well as her half hour comedy special on Comedy Central. 

Beginning her career in Los Angeles as a member of the prestigious Groundlings Sunday Company, Feimster first became known as a writer and panelist on E's hit show Chelsea Lately. Since then, she has starred as a series regular on Hulu’s The Mindy Project and NBC’s Champions. She has also had multiple guest appearances on TV shows including Ru Paul's Drag Race, Dear White People, Drunk History, Claws, 2 Broke Girls, Workaholics, Glee, Idiotsitter, Tales of the City, The L Word: Generation Q, Life in Pieces, and @Midnight. In film, you can catch Feimster in Office Christmas Party, Social Animals, Father of the Year, and Yes Day. You may recognize her voice from TV, in the roles of Evelyn on The Simpsons, Brenda on Fox's Bless the Harts, and Ava on Cartoon Network's Summer Camp. She was a series regular on Netflix's The Afterparty, where she acted as a co-host alongside David Spade and London Hughes on a weekly comedy panel show where comedians discuss Netflix’s hottest content. 

Since 2019, Feimster can also be heard every morning on the daily Netflix Radio show What a Joke with Papa and Fortune on Sirius XM, where she and co-host Tom Papa hang out with fellow comedians, interview celebrities and cover everything from their personal lives to trending topics. She also hosts the weekly podcast Sincerely Fortune with her wife, Jax, where they discuss a new topic every week. Most recently, you can catch her playing Pam on NBC’s Kenan or Pinky on Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar. 

Decider hailed her presence as “positively inspirational.”

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