Whitney Cummings has always been known to have a lot to say. Anyone who’s seen her multiple specials, including “I’m Your Girlfriend” (HBO, 2016) and “Can I Touch It?” (Netflix, 2019), or listened to his weekly podcast, “Good For You,” or read his books, like 2017’s “I’m Fine…And Other Lies,” or heard his many appearances on talk shows and podcasts, knows this.
Now she’s bringing her opinions to San Diego with a stop at the Balboa Theater as part of her “Touch Me” tour.
Cummings got his start in comedy in the early 2000s with appearances on shows like “Punk’d” and “Chelsea Lately.” She also became one of the most popular “roasters” on 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. The 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 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 explores 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 as a veteran stand-up comedian. In November 2019, Cummings’ podcast, “Good For You”, debuted. She interviews comedian friends, celebrities, politicians and other influential people. The podcast is a mix of comedic musings from Cummings and things that are “good for you,” like mental health awareness.
Cummings has a special connection to San Diego, as she is an investor and famed 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 Cummings’ collaboration is their new Prickly Pear Margarita.
“Whitney Cummings: Touch Me”
When: 7 p.m. tonight
Or: Balboa Theater, 868 Fourth Ave., Downtown
Tickets: From $35
In line: whitneycummings.com
COVID Protocols: Proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of the event for a PCR test or within 24 hours of the event for a rapid test is required.