Migraine Is No Joke For This Comedian

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Key Questions
  • How does it feel to share your health issues with the public?
  • When did your migraine disease begin?
  • What were your first migraine attacks like?
  • What are some of your migraine triggers?
  • How do you handle migraine attacks when traveling?
  • What are some of the things in your migraine toolbox?
  • How will you handle migraine attacks with your upcoming busy tour schedule?
  • How do you keep a healthy sleep routine with touring and traveling?
  • How have you managed migraine disease along with your career, including communication with your employees?
  • How important is self-care to you in managing migraine disease?
  • How has migraine factored into dating and relationships for you?
  • Do you think migraine has cost you anything in your career or personal life?
  • Did you experience any rock-bottom moments with migraine disease?
  • What has your experience been with medical professionals?
  • What would you tell your younger self about migraine, now that you’ve experienced it for so long and educated yourself about it so much?
  • What can you tell us about your robot?
  • What do you think we as a society could do better for reducing the stigma of migraine?
  • What are some of your tips for others struggling with migraine?
Interview Notes
Whitney Cummings

Whitney Cummings

Emmy-Nominated Comedian, Writer and Producer

Whitney Cummings is an Emmy-nominated comedian, producer, writer, and director whose career spans television, stage, and film. In 2019, Cummings launched her own podcast titled “Good For You,” as well as her fourth stand-up special, “Can I Touch It?” which premiered on Netflix. In October 2017, Cummings debuted her novel I’m Fine … And Other Lies, which detailed her brutal anxiety, and struggle with migraine and codependency disorder, written with her trademark entertaining wit, humor, and honesty.

That same year, Whitney made her directorial debut with the feature adaptation of Louann Brizendine’s bestseller, The Female Brain. Best known for creating and starring in the NBC series Whitney, she also co-created and co-wrote (with Michael Patrick King) the Emmy-nominated CBS comedy series 2 Broke Girls. Past feature film credits include Unforgettable, The Wedding Ringer, Made of Honor, and The Ridiculous Six.

Her first one-hour stand-up special, “Money Shot,” premiered on Comedy Central in August 2010, and was nominated for an American Comedy Award. Her second one-hour stand-up special, “Whitney Cummings: I Love You,” debuted on Comedy Central in June 2014; and her third, titled “I’m Your Girlfriend,” aired on HBO in 2016.

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