‘2 Broke Girls’ co-creator Whitney Cummings: Comedians have become ‘the enemy’
Whitney Cummings thinks it’s a dangerous time to be a comedian in America.
“I don’t have to tell you, over the past two years, comedy has been a huge success,” the performer told Page Six in an exclusive interview. “It became very clear that there were some issues in our society … which, you know, it’s usually our job to comment on and confront them, and all of a sudden, comedians are starting to become like the enemy.”
Previously, Cummings explains, comedians would deal with “sensitive topics” in order to “help everyone cope and laugh at the awful things” and “then all of a sudden for a bunch of reasons, people start saying, ‘Comedians are bullying and they’re causing violence’ and we’re like, ‘Wait. , What? “
The co-creator of “2 Broke Girls” finds it ironic that some people call comedians bullies and yet comedians are physically attacked.
For example, it was Chris Rock slapped outrageously on stage During the 2022 Academy Awards, it was hosted by Will Smith, while Dave Chappelle He was attacked by a man armed with a weapon Last May at Netflix Is a Joke Festival.
Tired of the backlash, Cummings, 40, is launching a new series, “Whitney Cummings Presents,” on Free to watch streaming platform, OFTV.
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It’s a revamped roast format in which Cummings will interview fellow comedians — including Dan Levy and Bob the Drag Queen — for a behind-the-scenes look at what’s involved in making the gags.
The “Whitney” star explained her reasoning behind the show, saying she “wants to create a space where comedians don’t fear anymore.
“So we can at least be the country we were trying to be,” she added.
Cummings sees this as a time for comedy to “evolve” and believes it is the perfect time to roast again.
“In my opinion, they[the roasters on Comedy Central]are starting to get racist, actually homophobic” which she blames for the decision to roast non-comedians.
She noted, “Doing Pam Anderson roasting is like verbal mixed martial arts.”
However, the veteran comedian has no problem streaming the show via OnlyFans.
“The thing I always do is follow the sex workers,” she said. “That’s what comedians have always done. We’ve always been on the side of sex workers. Stand-up in America really started in strip clubs and you know comedians are kind of passionate sex workers.”
The movie “Whitney Cummings Presents” will be broadcast OFTV Saturday 1st April.