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Exclusive: Whitney Cummings admits ‘Being a comedian is one of my favorite things in the world’: ‘I’m so proud of it’

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Whitney Cummings has a lot to brag about on his resume: from creating 2 broke girls next to Michael Patrick King to star in, executive produce and create the hit television show Whitneywhile he also dabbled in comedy specials for HBO, it’s safe to say he pulled it off.

“It’s a trip!” the 40-year-old, who partnered with Bailey to showcase the minty green limited-time offer Baileys Vanilla Mint Shake, a grown-up (and proudly Irish) twist on a classic treat – perfect for any St. Patrick’s Day celebration, exclusively tells Morning honey of its success. “I try not to give too much advice because comedy is so specific, and it’s really about digging into yourself, but I figured out how I made it that it doesn’t exist anymore.”

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“I don’t know if you dance on TikTok or what, but I think it boils down to the quality going up to the top,” she explains of how to do it these days. “You have to be flexible and authentic and tell the truth. As a comedian, telling the truth means you have to be brave. Being a comedian is one of my favorite things in the world because yes, we can come across as critical at times, but ultimately we are playing devil’s advocate. I’m so proud of it.”

“That I like tell the comedians that are coming is: it’s so hard but it’s worth it. I wanted to give up many times and I had these moments where I was discouraged or ready to throw it away. But one thing will happen and there is one magical thing that keeps you going, whether it’s an audience member saying something or wearing a shirt with something you said on it. It will always be difficult, but it will always be worth it. I am grateful that I arrived at a certain time.”

It is particularly satisfying that the brunette is making a name for herself in a (mostly) male-dominated industry. “I think that’s why I’m able to resonate with younger women and men. For the first 10 years of my career, I didn’t want anyone thinking about my gender,” she explains. “I just wanted to get everything fair. Now that I’ve built my career, I want to celebrate the fact that you can have these magical feminine qualities that I can now use. I’m not just a female comedian, I’m a comedian.”

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Along the way, the TV star has gleaned a few tips from working with some of the big onesIncluded Michael Chiclis AND John Cleese. “When you finally get there, it’s surreal that you can’t even process it,” she admits. “When you’re acting, it’s hard to process that. But it was magical moments. I’m proud to be someone who’s fighting to be the voice of the voiceless in a way and speaking the truth. I take that incredibly seriously. It’s amazing to be able to be on the sets with people who work in different fields than mine and who allow me to improvise and make jokes: it’s the best feeling in the world”.

Meanwhile, the writer is preparing to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Baileyas she celebrates the launch of the minty green limited time Baileys Vanilla Mint Shake offer. “I lost my mother and discovered I have all these Irish roots. Baileys invented this drink, and it’s the best thing ever. We’ve always been a Baileys family too. Now, here we’re working together – finally!” she jokes. “It has delicious flavors of mint, vanilla and a hint of chocolate, and whether you’re drinking it as a milkshake or over ice cream, it’s great.”

Keep scrolling to see how you can create your own fun St. Patrick’s Day cocktail!

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Baileys Vanilla Mint Shake Cocktail


Baileys Vanilla Mint Smoothie 3.5 oz


1. Pour the Baileys Vanilla Mint Shake into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well.

2. Strain into a coupe glass.

3. Garnish with chocolate chips

4. Have fun!


Chocolate flakes