Creator of “2 Broke Girls,” razor-sharp comic Whitney Cummings returns with two nights of her raunchy, uncompromising, and surprising humor at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, October 8 at 8pm and Saturday, October 9 at 8pm. This brand new “Touch Me Tour” is part of the Barts Tree Service Comedy Series. Sexually charged jokes, riffs on dysfunctional relationships, and her honest take on being a single girl in a marriage-obsessed society were just some of the raw material that launched Whitney Cummings’ stand-up career, and she has continued to develop her signature incisive commentary on gender dynamics since. Cummings, much like her hero, George Carlin, has a moral point to much of her comedy. Not only a comedian, Whitney Cummings is also an actor, writer, podcaster, producer, and director, with a comedy album, four stand-up specials, three Comedy Central Celebrity Roasts, and numerous television series to her name — including creating and starring in the NBC series “Whitney,” a show that broke her into the mainstream and established her as one of the most dynamic and original comedic actresses of her generation. Media sponsor for the event is STAR 99.9fm.
“It’s the 21st century, I don’t need a big, strong man to fight off a tiger,” Cummings has said in her standup. “I need some geek who can get my naked photos off the cloud.” In addition to George Carlin, she lists her comedic influences as Paul Reiser, Dave Attell, Lenny Bruce, and Bill Hicks. In 2017, Cummings published her first book, titled “I’m Fine… and Other Lies,” a collection of personal stories about her life, and in 2019, she launched her first podcast entitled Good For You,” where, along with co-host comedian Benton Ray, she interviews a wide variety of celebrity guests.
For more information or to purchase touchless print at home ticket ($46) go online at www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org or, you can visit or call the box office (203) 438-5795. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT and is committed to keeping the arts alive and available to all.