“In order for art to imitate life, you have to have a life.”
– Whitney Cummings
“I promise: if you just tell the truth and get your heart broken as a comedian, you will have a house.”
– Whitney Cummings
This episode how to turn pain and struggle into amazing creative projects.
She is executive producer and, along with Michael Patrick King, co-creator of the Emmy nominated CBS comedy 2 Broke Girls, which was recently picked up for a fifth season.
Whitney also wrote, produced and starred in Whitney, which aired on NBC from 2011 to 2013.
She has headlined with comics including Sarah Silverman, Louis C.K., Amy Schumer, Aziz Ansari, and others.
Her first one-hour stand up special, Money Shot, premiered on Comedy Central in 2010 and was nominated for an American Comedy Award. Her second stand-up special, Whitney Cummings: I Love You, debuted on Comedy Central in 2014 and she is shooting a third hour for HBO this August, which is set to air in 2016.
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Want to hear another podcast with a world-class comedian? — Listen to my conversation with Bryan Callen. In it, we discuss eating corgis (yes, the dogs) and improving creativity (stream below or right-click here to download):
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