Whitney Wasson (she/her or they/them) is a Chicago-based stand-up comedian, illustrator, and writer, originally from Arkansas.
Her Chicago standup credits include the Laugh Factory, Zanies, iO, Second City, Steppenwolf, The Annoyance, and the Cards Against Humanity Theater. She is a former, founding co-producer of the popular body-positive showcase, Strip Joker, produced/hosted You Won, a satirical awards show in the Chris Farley Cabaret at iO, and created the all-sober comedy showcase, Serenity Now, at The Crowd Theater. She's been featured at a dozen comedy festivals across the country and was chosen as a headliner for the 2017 Chicago Women's Funny Festival. Until a global pandemic put standup comedy on pause, she performed weekly in Chicago.
An illustrator and writer, Whitney is a recipient of the 2010 Museum of Women in the Arts Arkansas State Committee Elizabeth J. Pruet Award/Internship, a grant/internship award to one visual artist per year. Her submissions was an unfinished graphic novel, BLANTON, based on her upbringing in Fort Smith, Arkansas. As part of the internship, she was a gallery assistant at the Fort Smith Art Center -- now the Fort Smith Art Museum. She graduated (with honors, baby!) from the University of Arkansas in 2014, with a BA in Theater with an emphasis on Playwriting.
She currently draws the weekly webcomic, SOBER RABBIT. Her Patreon offers weekly rewards for subscribers, including printable coloring pages and original artwork sent via physical mail. She is available for short and long-term illustration commissions. Email her about that!