Whitney Cummings : A Comedian You Should Know
The ‘Comedian You Should Know’ series highlights funny people performing in San Francisco. Whitney Cummings is both hilarious and full of swagger. I first saw her perform at Shoreline in a lineup that consisted of comedy heavy weights like Louis CK and Jim Gaffigan. And she killed it, it’s not often you see someone in stilettos makes you laugh that hard, it’s a pretty deadly combination. She had that +20,000 crowd on the edges of there seats. This coming August 20th-22nd she’ll have everyone at Cobbs Comedy Club on the edge of there seats. She was also nice enough to answer a few of our questions…enjoy
When was your first set, and how did it go?
It was a disaster but also amazing. I told a story about a terrible date and it felt so good to hear people laugh at it and relate. however i do believe i peed a little.
Did you ever have a crazy night in San Francisco?
not really. im very low key and when i tour i go to bed and sleep all day. i love san fran though and i would love to go out and party with a tech nerd some time with his hard drive.
Did you ever bomb on stage, what happened?
all comics have bombed countless times and still do on certain new jokes, we just know how to handle it now. bombing is good-its like going to the gym and working a new muscle.
The ‘I Love You’ cover art shows you with your guts are falling out…its’ super gnarly…what’s that about?
I wanted to do a visual representation of what it looks like when i love someone. i’m the queen of giving too much and getting too codependent, which is where a lot of my stand up comes from so i wanted to take it to the extreme, which is sort of a stand up’s job. i loved that cover. we had to rent a real cadaver and cut it open. whats more LOL than that?
What’s your favorite romantic comedy?
Do you have a favorite 1 liner?
Dan Mintz has excellent ones. “you know what would be really confusing? if you were performing and abortion and someone ran in and yelled “abort! abort!”
What’s your favorite joke in your set right now?
Theyre like children you dont have favorites! but the stuff about Tinder really cracks me up because its just the truth, not even me making jokes.
Who’s a performer you’re embarrassed to like?
I have no capacity for embarrassment. but i am shameless about laughing at Mall Cop 1.
Your Top 5 Comedians of all time?
This is an impossible question but for me personally: George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Roseanne Barr, Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Burr.
there are so many!
Check Whitneys site for tour info.
Check Cobb’sComedyClub to see her live in SF August 20th-22nd