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I was really looking forward to watching this stand up show with Whitney Cummings. She's one of my favourite guests on the "round table" on Chelsea Lately, and I was hoping that her humour would translate into a decent stand up act. Unfortunately I was wrong.
Like many comedians today, her style is observational, commenting on the world around her, and on her own life. Unfortunately, she seems to have based her observations on watching other comedians, as there was very little I hadn't heard elsewhere - and better - before. She covers all the bases of modern stand up routines, talking about the differences between men and women, dating rituals, role play and of course sex. It's just a shame that she talks in vast generalisations, and although she occasionally adds a new punchline here or there, or gives things a little twist, frankly it wasn't enough.
Things didn't really pick up until about the last 10 minutes or so. That's not to say that they were actually good, they were just the best 10 minutes of the whole show.
As a sign of how much I didn't enjoy this show, I stopped it at least 5 times - not just to go and get something to drink, for example, but to go and do other things, only to return a few hours later to try to make it through to the end.
One final point is her delivery. She practically screeches her way through the whole show. I had to turn the volume down.
If you haven't seen a stand up show in the past decade then you might enjoy this. Otherwise, give it a miss.
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