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Whitney Cummings is taking her next stand-up special — which she performed while seven months pregnant — to OFTV, the free streaming service operated by OnlyFans, the porn-friendly creator platform.
Cummings’ “Mouthy” will be released as an OFTV original, premiering exclusively on the platform on Nov. 15, 2023. Recorded in front of a sold-out live audience at L.A.’s Comedy Store in September, the show is Cummings’ sixth career special and the first stand-up comedy special for OFTV, OnlyFans’ free-to-view, safe-for-work streaming platform and app (i.e., there’s no nudity).
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OnlyFans previously funded OFTV original comedy series “Whitney Cummings Presents,” which she created and executive produced. Since premiering in April 2023, the series has aired roasts of Bert Kreischer and Cummings herself, with a lineup of comedians and celebrity guests including Tom Segura, Dan Levy, Ke$ha, Bob the Drag Queen, Trevor Wallace, Miranda Cosgrove and Robin Tran. According to the company, the premiere episode roasting Kreischer is the most-watched episode of OFTV original content to date.
OnlyFans, which reported $5.6 billion in gross revenue for 2022, doesn’t make any money on OFTV. The content on the service is free to access and does not include any ads; it’s purely a promotional outlet for creators to drive users to their OnlyFans pages (and because it excludes porn, the app is allowed on Apple and Google’s app stores). Cummings hosts a page on OnlyFans, but she has said she doesn’t post any content with nudity.
“For my sixth special I really wanted to experience the same creative freedom that I feel when I perform in live venues and recreate that tension for the audience,” Cummings said in a statement provided by OnlyFans. “Working with OFTV has been the closest experience to a live show that I can remember and they have been so supportive — especially as I made this special while seven months pregnant!”
Cummings added that OnlyFans “understand[s] that comedy fans are smart and understand nuance, and I knew they would be the perfect partner to create a special that I would typically only be brave enough to perform in a non-taped show.” Her previous stand-up specials have been featured on Netflix, Comedy Central and HBO.
Cummings’ OnlyFans subscription costs $10/month. On the site, she posts photos, videos and podcasts. In some cases, it’s because other platforms don’t allow content with certain profanities, according to Cummings. “Posting segments of the Angela White interview here because YouTube takes things down if we say cock fuck anal sex vagina stretch gay for pay etc etc,” the comedian wrote in a June 10 OnlyFans post.
“Following the success of ‘The Roast of Bert Kresicher,’ we knew we had to collaborate with Whitney again,” Keily Blair, who was named CEO of OnlyFans this summer. “Her creativity as a comedian, and her desire to push boundaries in comedy, embody OnlyFans and OFTV’s aim to provide a space for creators to express themselves freely. This special is another example of our commitment to supporting the comedy community, to showcase their original work and grow their fanbase without unnecessary censorship.”
Other programming on OFTV includes comedy shows “LMAOF” and “Creative Fund: Comedy Edition,” which both feature up-and-coming comedians and in the case of the Creative Fund gives participants the opportunity to win a cash prize. Other OFTV shows span fitness, cooking, music and more, including reality series “House of Sims,” featuring Chloe Sims of Britain’s “The Only Way Is Essex” and her siblings, dating series “Miss/Match” and athlete docuseries “Rise & Grind.”
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