Tig Notaro and Fortune Feimster at State Theatre on June 22
MINNEAPOLIS (May 17, 2017) – Twin Cities Pride today announced the 2017 Pride Presents comedians Tig Notaro with special guest Fortune Feimster.
Twin Cities Pride is excited to announce their lineup for Pride Presents! Well-known comedian Tig Notaro with special guest Fortune Feimster will be performing on Thursday, June 22 at the State Theatre. Tig Notaro is a comedian, actor and writer originally from Mississippi, who Rolling Stone named one of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time. Tig writes, produces and stars in the semi-autobiographical Amazon series, One Mississippi. Fortune Feimster, who first made a name for herself as a performer and writer on Chelsea Lately, has quickly risen to new heights having sold an autobiographical TV pilot with Tina Fey and is now in a recurring role as Nurse Collette on The Mindy Project. Join us in welcoming these two hilarious women to the stage and help kick off Pride weekend!
“We’re thrilled to be able to bring these talented acts to the Twin Cities for Pride this year,” said Dot Belstler, Twin Cities Pride executive director. “As the largest free Pride celebration in the country, we’re grateful to our sponsors and individual donors for helping make these events possible.”
Pride Presents: Tig Notaro with special guest Fortune Feimster
Where: State Theatre
When: Thursday, June 22, 8:00 pm
How to Buy: Tickets start at $30 | Tickets on sale May 19 at 1:00 pm at Ticketmaster
For media inquiries, please contact Twin Cities Pride External Relations Manager Amy Brockman at email@example.comTwo or office 612-255-3260 ext. 313 or cell 612-750-5682.
About Tig Notaro
Tig Notaro is a comedian, actor and writer originally from Mississippi, who Rolling Stone named one of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time. Tig writes, produces and stars in the semi-autobiographical Amazon series, One Mississippi. Season 1 yielded several nominations including – WGA, GLAAD and The Critic’s Choice Awards. Tig was also nominated for an Emmy as well as a Grammy for her 2016 HBO special Boyish Girl Interrupted, a GLAAD Award nomination for the Netflix Original Documentary Tig, and her memoir I’m Just a Person is a New York Times Bestseller.
In 2013, Tig was nominated for a Grammy Award for her sophomore release, Live, which sold over 100,000 units in just six weeks. Live is a stand-up set delivered just days after Tig was diagnosed with invasive bilateral breast cancer, of which she is now in remission. Tig remains a favorite on late night talk shows, public radio, tours around the world regularly and most recently sold out Carnegie Hall. In her time off, Tig enjoys bird watching with her wife Stephanie, their twin sons and cat Fluff, at home in Los Angeles.
About Fortune Feimster
Fortune Feimster, who first made a name for herself as a performer and writer on “Chelsea Lately,” has quickly risen to new heights having sold an autobiographical TV pilot with Tina Fey and is now in a recurring role as Nurse Collette on “The Mindy Project.” Fortune first made her TV debut in 2010 on “Last Comic Standing” where she finished as a semi-finalist. Since then, Variety named her one of their “Top 10 Comics to Watch” in 2014. She’s appeared on “Glee,” “Two Broke Girls,” “Workaholics,” “Drunk History,” “@Midnight,” and “Conan.” She’s also had a recurring role on Fox’s “Mulaney” and E’s “After Lately.” When not acting, Fortune is headlining standup comedy clubs all over the country. You can catch her half-hour comedy special on Comedy Central or check her out live!
Other 2017 Pride Dates
- June 8 – Grand Marshal Reception and Art Show Opening, Radisson RED
- June 11 – Equality March for Unity and Pride, Minnesota State Capitol
- June 14 – Pride Family Event: A Year with Toad and Frog, Children’s Theatre Company
- June 15 – Third Thursday: Pride, Minneapolis Institute of Arts
- June 16 – Official Pride Kick-Off Party with Sunrise Banks, Sunrise Banks Headquarters
- June 17 – Pride Night at the Lynx, Xcel Energy Center
- June 18 – Pride Family Picnic, Como Park Pavilion
- June 22 – Pride Presents: Tig Notaro with special guest Fortune Feimster, State Theatre
- June 22 & June 24-25 – Pirates of Penzance by One Voice Mixed Chorus, Raspberry Island in St. Paul
- June 23 – The Pride Beer Dabbler, Loring Park
- June 23 – Pride Night at the Saints
- June 24 – Pride in Concert: En Vogue & Brian Justin Crum, Loring Park
- June 24-25 – The Pride Festival with 4 free stages of Entertainment, Loring Park
- June 25 – Rainbow Run 5K, Boom Island Park
- June 25 – Ashley Rukes GLBT Pride Parade, Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis
More event information and details are available at www.tcpride.org.
About Twin Cities Pride
Twin Cities Pride is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, with a mission to “Create experiences that bring the greater GLBT community together to commemorate our diverse heritage, foster inclusion, educate and create awareness of issues, and celebrate achievements in equality.” To achieve this, we create events that are open and inviting to everyone in the community, providing a safe environment in which individuals feel free to celebrate their relationships.