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WSJ Boards the Whitney Cummings Comedy Train

While today’s Wall Street Journal piece about stand-up comedienne Whitney Cummings is anchored to some weekend NYC comedy club appearances and was written by east coast correspondent Marshall Heyman, it’s really all about LA.

At the irritatingly young age of 28, Cummings is sitting pretty in a new Valley adjacent home, preparing a pair of TV sitcom pilots for CBS and NBC while doing run-throughs for her upcoming E! talk show Whatever Whitney. The CBS pilot is a collaboration with Sex and the City co-creator Michael Patrick King, a source of both great inspiration and a one-of-a-kind housewarming gift.

Cummings pointed to a mirror King gave her, a relic from Carrie Bradshaw‘s apartment. “I cried hysterically,” she said. “I’ll cry again if I think about it…

“For me, his show is like a religion,” she said. “It’s like meeting Jesus. My stand-up was always about picking up where Sex and the City left off. What would Miranda and Carrie be doing with Facebook? When I met him, I was sweating through my Louboutins and my Black Swan tutu.”

Cummings suggests that she looks much older than her 28 years largely because of the taxing demands of the stand-up circuit. FishbowlLA hopes her newfound success does not lead her to solve that problem Joan Rivers style.

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