opinion - How Stand-Up Got Sexy | Whitney Cummings Sitcom: An End to Discrimination Against Pretty Women Comics?
“Comedy is all about watching somebody on stage be really honest and talk about their perception of the world in a funny way. But it is about vulnerability, people have to identify with those things and that’s what everybody is laughing at,” says comedy manager Dave Rath, a Cummings fan. “So when a hot girl goes on stage all the guys want to be with her and all the women are like, why is my boyfriend looking at her that way? So the audience was always put off a little bit by attractive women.”