Out comedian Michele Balan talks about how her life and times have changed

By : Lauren Lee
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Michele Balan was the last lesbian comedian left standing on “Last Comic Standing” in 2006, and has appeared on “Where are they Now?,” “Comics Unleashed” and “The Joy Behar Show.” Life has been constant travel for the self-described “bi-comical” entertainer, as for the past seven years, she has been consistently packing, unpacking and repacking some more for comedy shows on popular cruise ships.

Balan said that every time she was about to quit comedy, something came her way. She worked temporary and bartending jobs and had to overcome many financial and cultural obstacles to get to where she is now. She says she feels lucky to be working every week and making a living doing something she has a passion for, whether that’s performing on cruise ships or for LGBTQ audiences in comedy clubs.

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Comedian Fortune Feimster brings her Southern charm to Polk Pride

By : Jeremy Williams
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Fortune Feimster has been a comical force of nature since first appearing on NBC’s Last Comic Standing in 2010. The North Carolina native has been a member of the legendary comedy troupe The Groundlings; a writer and performer on Chelsea Handler’s groundbreaking late night talk show, Chelsea Lately; and has guest-starred on hit TV shows like 2 Broke Girls, Glee and Life in Pieces.

In Mindy Kaling’s hit Hulu series The Mindy Project, Feimster guest starred as the loveable nurse Colette, and was so loveable that Kaling turned Colette into a permanent character on the show.

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Parliament House Gay Days® Sunday with ESTELLE & BETTY WHO

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Sunday – June 5 – Two huge concerts! Chart toppers BETTY WHO & ESTELLE invade the Main Stage! Hilarious comedian BRAD LOEKLE (Fashion Police, Last Comic Standing) takes to the stage 8pm (tickets http://www.phouse.ticketleap.com). Footlight Players take to the stage at 7pm, 10pm & 12am. DJ Brianna spins in the courtyard and DJ Scott Robert heats up the Main Room. Tickets only are $25 in advance. $75 VIP includes Meet & Greet with BOTH ARTISTS!

Purchase at http://www.phousegaydays.eventbrite.com.