Whitney Cummings has always been known to have a lot to say. Anyone who’s seen his multiple specials, including “I’m Your Girlfriend” (HBO, 2016) and “Can I Touch It?” (Netflix, 2019), or listened to her weekly podcast, “Good For You”, or read her books, like “I’m Fine … And Other Lies” from 2017, or heard her numerous talk show appearances and podcasts, knows this.
Now, she brings her opinions to San Diego with a stop at the Balboa Theater as part of her “Touch Me” tour.
Cummings made his comedy debut in the early 2000s with appearances on shows like “Punk’d” and “Chelsea Lately”. She has also become one of the most popular “roasters” of the infamous “Comedy Central Roasts” by Joan Rivers, David Hasselhoff and Donald Trump. In 2011, Cummings created the NBC sitcom, “Whitney,” which she also starred in and executive produced. That same year, she co-created and co-produced the sitcom, “2 Broke Girls,” which aired on CBS for six seasons.
Cummings also found success on the big screen. She has appeared in films like “Made of Honor”, “Unforgettable” and “The Wedding Ringer”. In 2017, she made her directorial debut with “The Female Brain”, an independent comedy that explored the different stages of relationships. Cummings also starred in the film, alongside Beanie Feldstein, Sophia Vergara, James Marsden, Blake Griffin and Ben Platt.
Since then, Cummings has risen to the rank of veteran stand-up comedian. In November 2019, Cummings’ podcast, “Good For You,” debuted. There, she interviews fellow comedians, celebrities, politicians and other influential people. The podcast is a mix of Cummings’ comedic thoughts and things that are “good for you,” like mental health awareness.
Cummings has a special connection to San Diego as she is the investor and celebrity brand ambassador for JuneShine hard kombucha, which is made locally. Cummings’ participation is part of the brand’s “JuneShine Passion Project Series”, in which special flavors are designed in collaboration with celebrity ambassadors. The flavor of the Cummings collaboration is their new Prickly Pear Margarita.
“Whitney Cummings: Touch Me”
When: 7 p.m. tonight
Or: The Balboa Theater, 868 Fourth Ave., Downtown
Tickets: Starting at $ 35. Proof of full vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test within 48 hours of the event for a PCR test or 24 hours after the event for a rapid test is required.
In line: whitneycummings.com