More often than not I find myself admiring or studying new comedy but when I watched Fortune Feimster’s (yes, that’s her real name) new Netflix stand-up special, Sweet & Salty, I was cracking up like I was a little kid again. Feimster is nostalgic, genuine and positive. Her special is a break from all the unavoidable negativity that bombards us from day to day full of goofy, light-weight jokes.
In Sweet & Salty, the North Carolina born and raised Feimster takes us through her coming of age story as an unaware, gay girl in the deep south which is hilarious and (too) relatable. The cherry on top of this sure-fire Sunday funday treat is her incredible coming out story that is so endearing I almost forgot Trump is President for a moment.
Check out Sweet & Salty on Netflix now!
More info on Fortune Feimster from her website: Variety named Fortune one of their “Top 10 Comics to Watch” in 2014, and she has been reaching new heights ever since.
Known as a performer/writer on “Chelsea Lately,” she has gone on to star in “The Mindy Project” for Hulu and “Champions” for NBC. Fortune has a recurring role as “Dougie” on “Life In Pieces” for CBS and many guest appearances including “Dear White People,” “Two Broke Girls,” “Drunk History,” “Workaholics,” “Claws,” and “Glee,” to name a few. She has performed stand-up on “Conan” and “Seth Meyers Show” as well as her own half hour specials on Netflix and Comedy Central. On the film side, you can catch her in “Office Christmas Party” playing the memorable role of “Lonny” the Uber driver as well “Father of the Year” on Netflix and Melissa McCarthy’s “The Happytime Murders.” She’ll also be in the soon to be released action movie, “LIVE.”
In addition to performing, Fortune recently sold a feature film to Amblin, “Bad Cop, Bad Cop,” which she co-wrote and is attached to star. In television, she co-wrote and and sold two comedy pilots to ABC with the latter being produced by Tina Fey.
|by Lizz Kemery
Lizz Kemery is a comedian, actor, writer and true crime aficionado. She studied improv comedy at The Groundlings, The Upright Citizens Brigade and The Free Association. Originally from Philadelphia, she has also performed in Los Angeles, London and finally here in Amsterdam.
She was a reoccurring guest player with London super group – Shoot From The Hip and member of their sister troupe Sweet Nelson – teaching workshops all over the world including places like London and Istanbul.