Weekend Whats: Whitney Cummings

Whitney Cummings


The comedian shares her favorite tunes and love of bread

To say that Whitney Cummings is one of the hardest working people in Hollywood is probably an understatement.

In addition to her critically-acclaimed standup specials, starring in and directing films, and churning out episodes of her podcast, Good For You, she’s also fighting for women’s healthcare rights. But she made time to share some suggestions on how to spend this weekend. And, true to form, she was hilarious

What I’m Wearing: A plush fleece robe from Etsy, a t-shirt from her podcast and a pair of vintage sweatpants that say, “West Virginia.”

“Look, I’m in a relationship — I don’t want anyone else to flirt with me, so this is how I dress,” she joked. 

What I’m Watching: Bryan Cranston’s show, Your Honor (“It is devastating and unbelievably done,” Cummings says). She is also watching the FX series, Baskets, which she describes as “special and offbeat.”

And for movies, Cummings shared her love of documentaries. She recently watched two from HBO including, Allen v. Farrow and the six-part QAnon series, Q: Into the Storm.

What I’m Listening To: “Dolly Parton, mostly and Joni Mitchell,” says Cummings.

In addition to Lauryn Hill’s 1998 album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, she has gotten really into The 1975, Blood Orange and she is “obsessed” with Frank Ocean. 

And if you’re looking for some music to play while working, then Cummings recommends violinist Daniel Jang, who plays covers of pop hits… but with a violin.

What I’m Cooking: Like many of us, Cummings likes to order in from time to time, admitting that she didn’t get into cooking like some during quarantine but she did get into making bread (Hawaiian sweet bread and pretzel bread are her favorites). 

What I’m Reading: Casey Wilson’s book of essays, The Wreckage of My Presence

“She really goes after shame in an amazing way,” Cummings said.

Written and reported by Tess Bonn.