Born: September 4, 1982
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Next Tour Date

Friday | May 24

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2021 I'm Your Girlfriend
2014 I Love You
2010 Whitney Cummings: Money Shot
2009 Emotional Ninja

Specials (and other video)

2022 Whitney Cummings: Jokes
2019 Whitney Cummings: Can I Touch It?
2016 Whitney Cummings: I'm Your Girlfriend
2014 Whitney Cummings: I Love You
2011 Denis Leary and Friends Presents Douchebags and Donuts

Features multiple performers

2010 Just Like Us

Documentary about a comedy tour of the Middle East

2010 Whitney Cummings: Money Shot
2009 The Very Funny Show

Stand-up series that features multiple comedians

2009 Live Nude Comedy
2009 Comedians of Chelsea Lately
2008 Down and Dirty with Jim Norton

Features multiple comedians

Books (by and about)

2017 I'm Fine...And Other Lies


Whitney Cummings is originally from the Georgetown area of Washington, D.C. Her parents divorced when she was five, an event which she says has influenced her feelings about marriage and commitment, as well as her comedy.

Her interest in performing started early and she attended D.C.'s Studio Theater, performing in "serious" works while a teen. She also worked as a runway and catalogue model.

Though she knew she was interested in Hollywood and acting, Whitney Cummings thought getting an education would be important as a backup and as a interesting person. She used the money she earned modeling to attend the University of Pennsylvania and, as a compromise to her acting ambitions, finished her studies in only three years, graduating magna cum laude.

After a brief flirtation with becoming a journalist, Cummings moved to Los Angeles and began to pursue stand up comedy. To improve as a comedian, Cummings would often perform at multiple Los Angeles comedy clubs in one night, working from 6pm to 2am several nights a week. Cummings believes that performing so often speeds up a goal of stand-up: discovering and being who you truly are on stage.

Whitney Cummings both performed on and produced the Showtime Comedy series "Live Nude Comedy!", which featured both comedians and burlesque dancers - a return to an earlier tradition where comedians would perform in places such as strip clubs.

Whitney is a regular panelist on Chelsea Lately. She credits <a href="/comedians/comic/chelsea-handler/">Chelsea Handler</a> with doing a lot to advance female comedians and has appeared on the Comedians of Chelsea Lately stand-up special and tour.

In 2007, in conjunction with the Montreal Just For Laughs festival, Variety named her one of the "Top 10 Comics to Watch." Further honors came in 2008, when Entertainment Weekly featured her as a "Comedy Star of Tomorrow" on their website.

After writing for The Comedy Central Roasts of Flavor Flav and <a href="/comedians/comic/bob-saget/">Bob Saget</a>, Cummings made her debut as a roaster in 2009 with the Roast of <a href="/comedians/comic/joan-rivers/">Joan Rivers</a>.

2009 also saw the release of his first comedy album "Emotional Ninja" on the label New Wave Dynamics.

In 2010, her first one-hour special "Money Shot" premiered, airing soon after her appearance on the Roast of David Hasselhoff. The special was filmed in her hometown of DC at Sidney Harmon Hall.

When she's not performing on the road, she can often be seen at <a href="/comedy-clubs/the-comedy-store/">The Comedy Store</a> in Los Angeles, which she considers her "home club."