Whitney Cummings to Receive Award Named After Rodney Dangerfield at LACC Foundation Gala

Whitney Cummings to Receive Award Named After Rodney Dangerfield at LACC Foundation Gala

Whitney Cummings is set to have ties with Rodney Dangerfield, the legendary comedian.

The stand-up, writer, producer, director and podcast host has been selected to receive the Rodney Respect Award at the the Los Angeles City College Foundation Gala on Oct. 27. Per LACC, the honor “is bestowed upon individuals whose creativity has left a unique mark on the history of comedy.” Prior recipients include Jim Carrey, Chelsea Handler, Tim Allen, Brad Garrett, Kelsey Grammer, Jay Leno, Jon Lovitz, Louie Anderson, Bob Saget, Chuck Lorre and others.

The event will be held at L.A.’s Skirball Cultural Center. Melissa Rivers will present the trophy and a list of honorees that includes David Ambroz, Milt and Debbie Valera(Humanitarian Award), and Maggie Lin (Visionary Award).

LACC Foundation provides students with the financial support and over the past five years, the org has doled out $10 million. The foundation will use the funds raised at the gala to support its mission. They will also use the funds for scholarships, book vouchers, and other support.

Cummings, coming off her fifth stand up special that was released on Netflix in July, next stars in At Midnight from director Jonah Feingold and on the small screen on an episode of Accused. She’s currently in the midst of her Touch Me Tour, which continues through Feb. 14.

LACC runs the Rodney Dangerfield Institute. This is a place where students take classes in stand up, improv and joke writing.

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