Return of the Emotional Ninja: Whitney Cummings gives us her “Money Shot” on Comedy Central

If it seems like only about a year ago that many of you didn't know who Whitney Cummings is, then your memory is not fooling you. Cummings burst on the scene in a big way last year when Comedy Central promoted her from roast joke-writer to roast joke-teller for its honoring of Joan Rivers, and brought her back to the dais once more this past month to take down David Hasselhoff.

But Cummings has been plying her stand-up for more than a few years, in addition to playing character roles in major motion pictures, and has certainly gotten our collective attention — something she didn't need to speak loudly, or wear loud lipstick to do, although she does both of these things on Money Shot, her new one-hour special that debuted late Saturday night on Comedy Central. Cummings jokingly described her Money Shot look to me as "tranny lipstick and Al Sharpton hair, bedaZzled shirt," then boasted, "I'm the Lady Gaga of comedy." I don't know. Lady Gaga gets me all hot and bothered. When Cummings found that out, she reconsidered: "No, maybe more like the RuPaul of comedy." You work it, girl.

If you've become a fan of Cummings already, then you probably have picked up her 2009 CD, Emotional Ninja. Much of the material on Money Shot — shot in her hometown of Washington, D.C., — covers the same territory, albeit in different orders and with updated tags, as Cummings discusses the differences between men and women in the bedroom, and how Cummings is different from her friends when it comes to dating, marriage and babies.

Here are a couple of clips. In this one, Cummings lets us know that women know when men have been watching too much porn:

Here's what Cummings has to say about men's balls. Balls. Roll it!

And finally men learn about the art of the "pump fake." I never let a lady pay, so I don't know what she's talking about!

If you like what you see and hear, then you may also want to take a gander at Emotional Ninja.


Sean L. McCarthy

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