It would be difficult trying to prove that any one comedian in 2010 has made strides as big as Whitney Cummings. In the last 12 months, she’s gone from a relatively unknown talent (in the mainstream, in the mainstream!) to one of the most sought after comedians.
We’re saying all this because the 28-year-old confirmed to Punchline Magazine that she’s signed a pilot deal with CBS, the third television deal she’s struck in recent months. This one, titled Two Broke Girls, co-written with Sex and the City‘s Michael Patrick King, would star Cummings — also co-executive producing — as one of two 22-year-old girls trying to eek out a living in New York City.
Before today, Cummings also confirmed that she is developing a late-night chat show, which she would host; if all goes to plan, the show would follow Chelsea Lately on E!, on which Cummings is a frequent guest. In addition, Cummings told Punchline Magazine in October that she had struck a deal with NBC to star in and produce a half hour sitcom pilot based on her stand-up comedy.
“It’s basically just the opposite of every sitcom,” Cummings told Punchline Magazine at the time. “It’s about the darker, more twisted side of relationships and my unromantic take on marriage and relationships. It’s like an edgier, updated version of Mad About You.”
And lets not forget her upcoming high-profile gig for MTV, wherein she’ll be hosting New Years Eve festivities with the cast of the Jersey Shore. “I’ll be organizing the madness, roasting the Jersey Shore, and embarrassing myself,” Cummings told us today.
Cummings also made huge dents in our comedy consciousness in 2010 with her performance in Money Shot, her one-hour Comedy Central special– not to mention with the barbs she delivered during the network’s highly-rated Roast of David Hasselhoff.
Earlier this year, we sat down with Whitney for an interview. Check that out after the jump!