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Whitney Cummings

Comedian, Actor, Writer, Producer & Director

Getting fired changed her life.

Almost a year after being fired, Los Angeles–based comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director, Whitney Cummings had three shows on the television which she created and owned. While she is wildly successful, she is equally humbled by the road she took to get there. That road is more crooked than straight, filled with Cummings’ unfiltered stories of about failure carving the path to success, #metoo, mental health, self-esteem challenges, struggling with an eating disorder and ongoing maintenance of codependency. These moments provided her with a deeper sense of self, the tools she needed to succeed, and a commitment to helping others find clarity, and of course, lots of hilarious material.

Sensing that many subjects had become off-limits because of the current sensitive climate, Cummings wrote her current Netflix Stand Up Special Can I Touch It?, which premiered July 2019. She believes that no topic is too controversial to talk about, no area too taboo to address. In her journey to push the limits of creativity, Cummings spent months researching robotics and artificial intelligence resulting in an experimental novelty - her very own life-sized, life-like android which she named Bearclaw.

Fashioned in Cummings' likeness, Bearclaw takes the stage during the Netflix special and in some instances steals the show. Bearclaw’s programming allows her to hold a conversation, pick up behavior patterns, and literally answer any question. Cummings has plans for her android to be one of the most intuitive machines accessible to the masses. Robots in the home and workplace are on the way, whether we like it or not; they are already being used in hospitals and nursing homes. Cummings hopes that meeting Bearclaw will give everyone a taste of the inevitable future and to show people what is worth fearing about robots and what is not.

If Cummings is right, Bearclaw might be the star of her own Netflix Special and Cummings could be watching from home.

BIO

Whitney Cummings is best known for creating and starring in the NBC series Whitney. She is the executive producer, co-creator and co-writer of the Emmy-nominated CBS comedy series 2 Broke Girls, which aired for six seasons.

Cummings' first one-hour standup special,Whitney Cummings: Money Shot, premiered on Comedy Central in 2010 and was nominated for an American Comedy Award. Her second standup special, Whitney Cummings: I Love You, debuted on Comedy Central in 2014, followed by an HBO special, Whitney Cummings: I’m Your Girlfriend.

2017 was a banner year for Cummings. She made her directorial debut with a film called The Female Brain , a neurology comedy based on the book of the same title by Louann Brizendine. She also published her biographical self-help book I’m Fine…And Other Lies, a funny self-help book with stories about addiction, co-dependency, and trauma that Cummings finds too embarrassing to tell on stage. With accumulated knowledge from therapists, psychotherapists, and psychopaths, Cummings’ book promises to be a mesmerizing read of discovery.

Whitney Cummings is best known for creating and starring in the NBC series Whitney. She is the executive producer, co-creator and co-writer of the Emmy-nominated CBS comedy series 2 Broke Girls, which aired for six seasons.

Cummings' first one-hour standup special,Whitney Cummings: Money Shot, premiered on Comedy Central in 2010 and was nominated for an American Comedy Award. Her second standup special, Whitney Cummings: I Love You, debuted on Comedy Central in 2014, followed by an HBO special, Whitney Cummings: I’m Your Girlfriend.

2017 was a banner year for Cummings. She made her directorial debut with a film called The Female Brain , a neurology comedy based on the book of the same title by Louann Brizendine. She also published her biographical self-help book I’m Fine…And Other Lies, a funny self-help book with stories about addiction, co-dependency, and trauma that Cummings finds too embarrassing to tell on stage. With accumulated knowledge from therapists, psychotherapists, and psychopaths, Cummings’ book promises to be a mesmerizing read of discovery.

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SPEECH TOPICS

Comedic Intelligence – The Power of Comedy and the Possibilities of AI

Failures Are The Keys To Success

Out of the Box Thinking

If Everyone Thinks You’re Crazy - You Are On To Something

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