The Kennedy Center

Rachel Feinstein



Biography

A nationally touring comedian and actress, D.C. area native Rachel Feinstein is known for her ability to morph into any ethnicity and even cross gender to skewer issues of race, class, and pop culture. Huffington Post called her, “The only comedian we've seen who can go from embodying her grandmother in one breath and a predatory guy on the street in the next and be equally convincing at both.” Rachel grew up outside Washington DC, in the mean streets of Bethesda, MD, the daughter of a civil rights lawyer and a blues musician, giving her a keen eye for the absurd and unjust. She developed her hilarious, character-driven style by opening for her father's blues band as a kid and doing impressions of various loud and jarring relatives. Rachel was a finalist on Season 7 of Last Comic Standing, she was featured on Russell Simmons Presents Stand-Up at the El Rey, and she has had her own half hour special, Comedy Central Presents: Rachel Feinstein.

Watch Past Performances

Video 1/8/2015: Comedy at the Kennedy Center: Rachel Feinstein

A nationally touring comedian and actress, D.C. area native Rachel Feinstein is known for her ability to morph into any ethnicity and even cross genders to skewer issues of race, class, and pop culture. Rachel was a finalist on Season 7 of Last Comic Standing, she was featured on Russell Simmons Presents Stand-Up at the El Rey, and she has had her own half hour special, Comedy Central Presents: Rachel Feinstein. NYC-based comic Anthony DeVito opens. This program contains mature themes and strong language. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to 2 tickets per person.

Rachel Feinstein