BY CANDY PARKER
2014 is shaping up to be the best year ever for comedian Fortune Feimster. It appears the stars are aligning for the “Last Comic Standing” semi-finalist and “Chelsea Lately” writer and roundtable regular.
Earlier this year, Comedy Central named Feimster as one of the 15 comedians selected for a 30-minute special on the network in 2014, a career milestone for any comedian. And this fall Feimster is set to star in Fox’s “Cabot College,” a sitcom from executive producer Tina Fey. Feimster has been cast as Becca, a lesbian sophomore majoring in sports and parties at an all-women’s college that has just begun admitting male students.
Meanwhile, Feimster continues to tour as a stand-up comedian, bringing her down-home country charm and southern-inspired hilarity to comedy stages across the country.
“I would say my career is in a very good place,” said Feimster in a recent interview with SFGate. “I’m in a place of a lot of hope for what’s next. I see something great, but I’m not quite there.”
Well, Fortune, your dreams have been realized as Lesbian.com has tapped you for your very own Fast 5 interview. Congratulations!
1. What celebrity would render you totally star struck if you were to meet him/her?
I would be incredibly star struck if I met Beyonce. I love her so freakin’ much. She can do no wrong in my book.
2. Do you have a hidden talent? Do tell!
I am secretly really good at country line dancing and two-stepping. If you see me in a gay country western bar, I’m probably twirling somebody around the dance floor.
3. Lady Gaga or Madonna?
Madonna (Editor’s Note: We don’t know whether or not Fortune’s answer would have changed, but we’ll note that she completed her Fast 5 before Madonna’s “gay” kale controversy.)
4. What would be your best piece of relationship advice?
I think it’s important to find someone who doesn’t fight mean. It’s inevitable that you are going to have a few bumps in the road every now and then so you never want to feel like the person you’re with is going to handle it in a way that is purposefully hurtful.
5. What’s the last movie you went to the theater to see?
I went to see “Rio 2” with my friend and her kid. I’m pretty gangsta like that.
You can catch Fortune on stage May 9-10 at the Stress Factory in Brunswick, New Jersey; May 16-17 at The Improv in Tempe, Arizona; and on a mid-west run through Indiana, Michigan and Ohio on June 19, 20 and 21, respectively.