Terrible Show, unprepared
She was flat out unprepared, utilizing recycled material. By far the worst show We've ever been to. No opening act, show was insanely short because she couldn't think of anything of her other old material.
Whitney - Left wishing there was more
Whitney was adamant about not repeating the same material she used on her recent HBO Special. She did some very funny jokes about what it would be like to have Hillary or Trump in the white house and dissed them equally. She did some very funny dating jokes, and shared many great jokes from previous roasts she has participated in. Whitney was great. She was sharp, and her caustically funny self. We enjoyed the material tremendously - there was, however, a lot of wasted time in this particular show- not her fault. First it was supposed to start at 7:30 and she did not come on till 8 - no warm up act. Then about 20 minutes was spent with hecklers. It stopped a little early so people could get selfies with her, which was exciting, but because we like our Whitney, we left the show wishing there was more.
I usually love Whitney's comedy but this show was a bit of a disappointment. The show was apparently scheduled for 7:30 to 9:00. She didn't come out until 7:45 and she finished at 8:45 so that the audience could take selfies with her in the background and the hall could be cleared out at 9:00. An HBO special recently aired featuring Whitney. Because of that she chose not to do the same material, which I appreciate. However, it didn't seem like she had any material actually prepared. Instead it was a 1/2 hour of some political talk and engaging with the audience - all VERY funny - and another 1/2 hour telling old jokes from a Donald Trump roast 5 or 6 years ago - some funny, but mostly dated jokes. I did appreciate how Whitney handled the hecklers who tried to be part of her show. She laughed it off and did what good comedians do - turn it into jokes. It was only when they became disrespectful and rude that she had to shut them down. Overall, I still love Whitney and will definitely go to another show, just not after a TV special has just aired.
Whitney was forgettable
She admitted her recent HBO special was the source of her best material and her standup tour was new material with nothing repeated from the HBO special. That didn't stop her from engaging the audience and reflecting on current political characters as her go to source material. She was heckled, she fought back, and she had security escort guests away from the venue. When she hit a lull on minute 40, she pulled out Donald Trump Comedy Central roast scripts and read them line-by-line. She was engaged with the audience, but her material wasn't sharp just topical. The four of us were shocked when she ended the show at minute 62 and invited everyone to the stage for selfie picks. For the money spent, this was a very expensive below average night out. I was disappointed and phoned the box office to share my feedback. The box office confirmed I wasn't the only caller with a complaint.
Whitney Cummings was Great...Thunder Valley wasn't
Whitney Cummings put on a great show. She was funny from start to finish. Unfortunately there were some bad apples in the crowd that kept disrupting the show, which resulted in Whitney having security remove someone. I don't know if the disruptive people paid for tickets, or not, but my guess is they were given free tickets from the casino. One of the problems with casino venues is you end up with too many people that aren't actually fans of the performer. And they seem to have a ridiculous sense of entitlement that makes them think its okay to interrupt a show, which negatively impacts the experience for the actual paying fans. I would see Whitney Cummings again, and highly recommend her show, but I would not recommend shows at Thunder Valley Casino.