Fortune Feimster Returns To Minneapolis With “Live Laugh Love”
Fortune Feimster is one of us. And, she will make you laugh – guaranteed!
The comedy star will make her tour stop at the State Theatre in Minneapolis on Saturday, October 14. The show starts at 7:00 PM. It is part of Feimster’s “Live Laugh Love” tour crisscrossing North America right now.
Feimster had a few very successful tours prior to this current one. On this tour, Feimster explained that she will be performing “all brand new material. Anything that anyone has seen on one of those specials, that material lives on those platforms.”
“But this is a whole new act,” said Feimster. “I’m talking even more about my mom and the journeys of her getting older, and just our dynamic, and me getting older. And I talk more about my marriage and our situation as far as how we handle life together. And I pick up where ‘Good Fortune’ left off, and I start right away with my honeymoon and get into that. And this show’s really fun and silly. I’m really having a good time with it. It’s interactive. I’m talking to the audience, I’m asking them questions, they’re telling me things. It’s a real just fun, good time.”
For those of you who may have never heard of Feimster, she has a simple way to introduce herself: “I tour all over the country. I’m from the South. I’m from North Carolina. And I talk a lot about my family, my mom. I talk about my wife. And I think I’m known for my silliness and positivity, and just trying to put out good vibes into the world.”
That, in a nutshell, is who Feimster is – a purveyor of good vibes. And, she’s funny.
Not to mention, Feimster loves performing in Minneapolis. “I’ve been performing there since the very early parts of my career,” she explained. “I started at the club out there. And it’s just a great comedy city. I feel like people there really get comedy, they appreciate comedy, they’re good audiences. So, it’s a stop on every tour that I genuinely really look forward to.”
There’s more to Feimster’s love for our audiences — she actually gets us. “I feel that Midwest mentality is very similar to the Southern mentality,” Feimster explained. “They love a casserole. Love a hot dish, which my people do too. We love a casserole. Now, I love tater tots, and y’all take it one step further by putting it in your casserole. And, so I often talk about hot dish. I even had someone bring me that at a show once.”
“But,” Feimster continued, “Minneapolis has a very special place in my heart, too, because I performed at the Pride on the night it was announced that marriage equality had been passed. So, it’s a night that will always stick with me, because that was such a historic moment in my community’s lives. It really changed everything for us. And I got to celebrate that with the good folks in Minneapolis.”
How does Feimster set the tone for us having a good time? Comedy is an art unto itself, and she loves the process in creating a show for us to laugh and enjoy. It is because Femister is a writer, and, as she explained, Feimster “usually has to sit down on my computer and write it all out. I like to know where I’m going. And throughout the year as life goes, if something funny happened, or I think of a story, or a childhood memory comes to light, I’ll write it in my phone. And then at some point, I’ll sit down. I try to have office hours when I can at home and I’ll look at those notes, and then I just start writing.”
This process of creating comedy ends up being a puzzle where everything will eventually fits. Feimster said that she’s “just constantly moving and constantly adjusting. And then the more you do it, the better it gets. And practice makes perfect, that kind of thing. But no joke is ever truly finished. Even when you film a special, you can think of a tag two months later. It’s an ever-evolving creative process, but a fun one. And it’s cool to be able to have these stories evolve as you go city to city on these tours.”
In the end, as Feimster explained, it is “just part of the process. But for me, I try to work from a place of talking about my life, talking about what’s going on. That’s my structure of where I start and then build off of there. Where am I at this current place in my life? And let me share that with people. But at the end of the day, I consider myself a storyteller. So, I come from a place of telling stories and not as much these set up punchline jokes.”
When it is all said and done, Feimster hopes you are ready for a good night of stories and laughter. “I hope people get tickets, because that show will sell out. It’s doing really well, and those tickets won’t be available that much longer. And I definitely hope people will come, and we’re going to have such a good time.” As of this writing, there are only a few good seats left.
That’s a guarantee you can bring to the State Theatre in Minneapolis on October 14!
Saturday, October 14, 7:00PM
State Theatre, Minneapolis