Whitney Cummings is able to get out of the home.
For the previous a number of months, the comic has entertained her followers on social media by giving them an inside take a look at what life has been like at her Woodland Hills house: She’s displayed her expertise on the basketball courtroom, movies of her rescue canine, magnificence and trend suggestions and behind-the-scenes clips from her “Good For You” podcast.
However she’s able to stand up on stage, even when it’s in entrance of a bunch of automobiles.
“I imply, we gotta do one thing,” Cummings stated throughout a latest telephone interview. “Comedians, we’re skilled complainers and grumpy pouters and really need every part prefer it was earlier than. However that’s simply not going to occur proper now. I believe we’re lastly adapting and going ‘You understand what, let’s simply do that for automobiles, let’s determine what that appears like.’ There’s one thing type of wonderful about it and a bit triumphant, with everybody uniformly following a rule and making it enjoyable and it’s been one thing that’s type of therapeutic. So the automotive reveals are literally type of good for that motive.”
Cummings has carried out at just a few drive-ins throughout the nation within the final 12 months and is headlining Irvine Improv’s Drive-In, which is positioned atop the Regal Parking Deck, on the Irvine Spectrum Heart on Saturday, March 6.
Cummings has taken the pandemic severely, however she nonetheless contracted the virus over the vacations. She stated she undoubtedly feels higher, however her mind remains to be a bit foggy. Probably the most difficult half was in her head, she stated.
“Mine was so unhealthy that I haven’t actually talked about it that a lot as a result of lots of it is extremely psychological,” she stated. “I don’t need to be exaggerating but in addition don’t need to be minimizing it, clearly. I had it actually unhealthy. I don’t know if it’s as a result of I’m a sure blood sort, however I couldn’t stroll for every week and a half and there was lots of psychological stuff. I used to be forgetting issues and having bizarre spatial points the place I used to be not capable of inform how shut one thing was to me. I used to be forgetting very apparent issues. It was actually, actually scary.”
Although she’s spent nearly all of the pandemic at house, she’s nonetheless working. She’s internet hosting her weekly “Good For You” podcast, which is uploaded to YouTube and options her pals, fellow comedians, musicians and different popular culture icons. She’s welcomed friends like singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor, comic Sebastian Maniscalco, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl and drag queen Trixie Mattel.
“I attempt to discuss stuff that you just wouldn’t hear anyplace else,” Cummings says of her interview type. “I attempt to get to know the individual other than the entire rehearsed issues they’ve in all probability answered a thousand instances. What I usually do is begin not with them, however about how I really feel about them so we’re setting the stage with that. We’re not simply going to speak about details and issues, we’re going to speak about emotions. I attempt to get a extra emotional interview out of everybody, which possibly makes me a foul journalist as a result of I don’t attempt to get details, I attempt to get emotions.”
Cummings, who starred in her personal NBC sitcom “Whitney” whereas concurrently serving as govt producer on a tv sequence she co-wrote, “Two Broke Ladies,” stated she hasn’t needed to dwell her typical “Hollywood” life and “give up to the system,” which is why she’d determined to experiment with wild hair colours from cotton sweet pink to vibrant blue and purple.
“I’m getting texts which are like, ‘Are you OK?’ Like individuals are checking in that I haven’t heard from in ages. This pandemic gave me slightly freedom and this second the place I’m like, ‘Screw it, I’m simply going to dye my hair and be as uncastable as attainable.’ You understand, till I’ve to return and desperately attempt to make them like me once more.”
When the pandemic is over, she’ll return to her pure chestnut brown hair colour. When life returns to “regular,” Cummings stated the very first thing she needs to do is head to a small comedy membership with a brick wall backdrop.
“Like a tiny, gross membership with strangers and simply taking a cocktail from a waitress in the dead of night and never even what I’m placing into my mouth,” she stated. “Simply return to being the disgusting pigs we was once. Like going bowling … all of us shared balls with our nasty little fingers in them. Give it some thought. You’d go and put your fingers in these holes and are available again and another person would go and jam their fingers in there … we had been disgusting.”
When: 7 p.m. Saturday, March 6 (venue opens at 5 p.m.)
The place: Regal Parking Deck at Irvine Spectrum, 670 Spectrum Heart Drive, Irvine
Tickets: $125 per automobile (variety of patrons should not exceed variety of security belts within the automobile). The present is 18-and-older solely. Tickets are first come, first parked and early arrival is usually recommended. All tickets can be found at Improv.com/Irvine.