NBC Shares Our Ms. Fortune

When NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” premieres tonight (6/7), readers will have the chance to see this column’s own Emily-Fortune Feimster – just Fortune Feimster onstage – doing her comedic thing.

Talented as she is as an interviewer and writer, the North Carolina-born funny lady’s heart is understandably in her burgeoning performing career.  She has said goodbye to Beck/Smith Hollywood after contributing for six years.  She’s been performing full-time, with L.A.’s The Groundlings sketch comedy company, regularly doing stand-up at The Comedy Store, and elsewhere.  We miss her, but we’re happy, proud and cheering her on!