In November, Whitney Cummings was one show into a five-show run at the Spokane Comedy Club when the Woolsey Fire in Malibu had other plans for the comedian/actor/writer/producer.
“Spokane. I am so sorry I won’t be able to make the shows tonight and tomorrow,” Cummings wrote on Facebook on Nov. 9. “My home and animals are being evacuated due to the raging fires and I have to go back to Los Angeles right now.”
Months later, Cummings, her home and her animals are safe, and she’s rescheduled her Spokane dates for Feb. 14 and Feb. 15
“That is how committed I am to rescheduling shows,” Cummings said on Facebook about the Valentine’s Day shows. “I’m ruining my relationship over it.”
These Spokane Comedy Club shows are helping Cummings finesse her first Netflix special, which is scheduled for filming in Washington D.C. in March.
The comedian has three specials already under her belt, most recently 2016’s “I’m Your Girlfriend” for HBO.
This new hour might include a story or two from her book “I’m Fine…And Other Lies,” which was released in October 2017.
Or it could feature Cummings’ experience co-writing, directing and starring in the 2017 film “The Female Brain.”
But, in a September interview with the Las Vegas Sun, Cummings made clear something the hour won’t contain.
“I’m proud to say this is an hour with absolutely no politics in it,” she said. “No one is going to get triggered so you can feel safe coming to this show. It’s just so hard to escape right now, so I tell people if nothing else, you’ll get a rest from that for a while.”
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