Good One: A Podcast About Jokes

Good One: A Podcast About Jokes is a podcast about - well - jokes, and the people who tell them. Each week, a comedian will play one of their jokes and then break it down with Senior Editor Jesse David Fox.


episode 15: Whitney Cummings's Feminist Huddle

Whitney Cummings released her latest stand-up special Can I Touch It? on July 30, 2019. Its title can be read a few different ways, one of which being a question of what is and isn't ok for comedians to joke about.

Jesse talks to to Whitney about tackling sensitive topics in her act, and how it relates to #metoo and feminism. Whitney reflects on past jokes and behaviors, and how it makes sense at this point in her career to be self-critical.

The conversation also focuses on her rigorous daily writing process, in which she spends hours researching topics to determine what's already been said about it.

Also included: Whitney picks her favorite roast jokes--by her and about her.

Follow Whitney on Twitter and watch Can I Touch It? on Netflix.


 2019-08-26  50m