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World's Dumbest


Q&A with Dan Cummins

Dan Cummins

What is the dumbest clip you've ever seen on the show?

A clip of a dad playing soccer with his toddler son. He had the kid pretending to be the goalie, and then he kicked the ball AS HARD AS HE COULD to apparently try and make a goal above his baby's head. He kicked the ball right into his baby's face. Hard.

How do you get your ideas?

I just watch the videos, and, try and write down whatever jokes hit me immediately. I used to watch the videos twice, but, whatever jokes I'd write the second go-around weren't usually as good as the first ones.

What is the funniest line you heard another World's Dumbest panelist say?

Regarding some European guys fighting in an intersection, Chelsea Peretti said, "Who knew that two guys in Capri pants could be so aggressive?" Awesome joke.

Which World's Dumbest panelist would you marry, which would you sleep with and which would you kill?

I'd marry Rachel Hunter, sleep with Adrianne Curry, and kill Danny Bonaduce.

If you weren't a comedian, what do you think you'd be doing for a living?

That's a scary question; hopefully working as a producer or writer. I can't imagine not working in this industry somewhere. Or maybe I'd work at a fruit stand. I do love fresh fruit.

What's better, hot chocolate or fruit?

I know I JUST said I loved fruit, but, hot chocolate is EVEN BETTER. Maybe I should work at a hot chocolate stand?

If you met one of the people you made jokes about of on World's Dumbest, what would you say to them?

Thank you for getting hurt – it was really funny!

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Writing for and starring on my own successful show, touring theaters to promote another hour-long stand-up special, living in a great house, with my awesome wife and kids here in Southern California, and thinking about how fun it USED to be to work on World's Dumbest, who can no longer afford me. (Don't fire me for that!)

Do you ever get recognized from the show?

Yes! Mostly after I perform standup, people will let me know they've seen me on World's Dumbest.

What is a guilty pleasure of yours?

Murdering people. Um, I mean, late night convenience store pastries (donuts, etc).

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