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The “reigning Queen of American stand-up” @whitneycummings brings her hilarious “Touch Me Tour” to @KimmelCC (Twitter)/@KimmelCulturalCampus (Facebook and Instagram) stage at the Miller Theater (formally the Merriam) on 9/9. For more info, visit kimmelculturalcampus.org.
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KIMMEL CULTURAL CAMPUS PRESENTS
STAND-UP COMEDIAN, ACTOR, WRITER, PRODUCER, AND DIRECTOR
AT THE MILLER THEATER
WHITNEY CUMMINGS: TOUCH ME TOUR
SEPTEMBER 9, 2022
“One thing has remained constant in this career: Whitney says it how it is…
and OWNS stand-up comedy.”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (August 2, 2022) –The Kimmel Cultural Campus, in partnership with Live Nation, presents one of America’s preeminent comedic voices working in stand-up today, Whitney Cummings, at the Miller Theater (formerly Merriam Theater) for her latest tour, Touch Me, on Friday, September 9, 2022, at 7:00 p.m.
Whitney’s new Touch Me Tour is a play on her most recent Netflix special Can I Touch It?, which was conceptualized to celebrate the importance of being together again in a post-COVID world and over 14 months of isolation. The phrase “touch me,” has multiple meanings: physical touch being the most obvious, but there is also being touched emotionally, intellectually, spiritually, and Whitney aims to cover them all. The material is deeply personal, reflecting on the changes the pandemic brought to her life and her observations of today’s society.
“Whitney Cummings is a prominent female voice in today’s stand-up comedy, kicking off our new season and a season-long lineup of powerhouse artists- from fellow comedian Amanda Seales to culinary expert Nigella Lawson, to poet Rupi Kaur to jazz stylist Lisa Fischer,” said Crystal Brewe, Chief Marketing and Audience Experience Officer on the Kimmel Cultural Campus. “Laughter removes boundaries and walls between people; it bridges divides and differences. The material covered in this tour, while particular to Cummings, is something every one of us can relate to as we continue to navigate life after quarantine – and life in general – together.”
Known for creating and starring in the NBC series Whitney, Whitney also co-created and co-wrote (with Michael Patrick King) the Emmy® nominated CBS comedy series 2 Broke Girls.
In 2019, Whitney launched her own podcast titled Good For You and debuted her fourth stand up special Can I Touch It? on Netflix. Previous specials have debuted on HBO and Comedy Central. In 2017, Whitney debuted her novel I’m Fine…And Other Lies, which details her brutal anxiety and codependency disorder, written with her trademark entertaining wit, humor, and honesty.
In 2017, in addition to co-writing and directing the feature film The Female Brain, she also starred alongside Sofia Vergara, James Marsden, Lucy Punch, Toby Kebbell, Cecily Strong, Beanie Feldstein, and Blake Griffin. The film details the inner workings and complex power of brain chemistry among couples at various stages of their relationships. It premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival and was distributed by IFC.
On the big screen, Whitney was last seen in Unforgettable for Warner Bros. Past feature film credits include The Wedding Ringer, Made of Honor, and The Ridiculous Six. Whitney has appeared in such series as Undateable, Workaholics, Maron, and the Comedy Central Roasts, which have solidified her presence in comedy television. She has made countless other television appearances on talk shows such as Watch What Happens Live, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Kelly Clarkson Show, The Late Late Show, and she’s appeared on (and guest hosted) Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Other featured upcoming performances on the Kimmel Cultural Campus include Zakir Khan Live (September 2, 2022, Miller Theater); Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets: The Echoes Tour (September 23, 2022, Miller Theater); Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson (September 23, 2022, Verizon Hall); Wheel of Fortune Live! (October 6, 2022, Academy of Music); Daniel Howell: We’re All Doomed! (October 20, 2022, Miller Theater) and “Weird Al” Yankovic: The Unfortunate Return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour (October 28, 2022, Miller Theater).
Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999 or online at www.kimmelculturalcampus.org. In-person ticket sales can be conducted daily from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the Academy of Music Box Office, located at 240 S. Broad Street. See www.kimmelculturalcampus.org for more information.
Whitney Cummings: Touch Me Tour
Kimmel Cultural Campus’ Miller Theater (formerly Merriam Theater)
September 9, 2022, 7:00 p.m.
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