20 November, 2010

Short Term TV

Hey peeps! Long time no blog I know. Sorry about that. It's been one heck of a year and things have been moving fast. Jeff and I set off on a Heather & Jeff tangent and have had some fun shooting sketches, shorts and vlogs about us and life in LA.

The second big thing is that we got our web series titled Short Term off the ground. We're so proud of it - it's smart comedy and we had an amazing cast and crew work with us. We're looking forward to sharing it with you soon but in the meantime, check out the Short Term sites to see the pre-episode teasers as well as connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

And I promise more Swoosh to come...


19 July, 2010

From Swoosh

I've high-jacked the computer again to tell you a few things.  First, it's very hot here in this place, hotter than those 2 round dangly things that used to hang from my butt.  (Glad those are gone).  Every day when we go walkie I hope the little black things in the ground jump up and shoot me in the face with water.  Sometimes I'm lucky.  Other times I want to hang myself with my ID stitched collar with matching leash.  But no matter how much I lay on my back with my doggie part up in the air I still can't get cool.  Don't know why we moved to this desert.

Second, I'm doing that bird text thing now.  I got nothing else to do so if you're on the interwebs you can find me at @SwooshTheDog.  OK, Mama just got home so I better go.  We'll probably go walkie so I can talk to the Cat Cat who hit me last night.  He's lucky Mama pulled me away.

31 May, 2010

Home, Humidity & Skin's Hot Dogs

So I finally got home to South Carolina for the first time in 2 1/2 years, to the home I grew up in and where my parents still live. Much had changed -- including the floor in my parents' house, the paint on the walls and our old kitty cat who now walks with a limp and is missing some teeth. But much had not changed including my mom and dad with margarita and beer in hand respectively, bunking up with my sister (her arm firmly placed on my face) and of course the mosquitos and humidity. The South Carolina bugs are sneaky -- you could play connect the dots on my legs right now but I never knew I was getting attacked. And the dryness of LA had never looked so appealing until I walked out of my house in SC and my sunglasses immediately fogged up from the humidity.

Out of all the wonderful nostalgic things I did this past week though, one of the highlights was all of us piling into the car and heading over to Skin's Hot Dogs for lunch - the original location. Skin's has been around since before my parents were born and it's one of those places where you can see both the affluent and the impoverished belly up to the lunch counter to share a dog and a coke. Skin's now has 10 locations in SC but there's nothing like that little shack in the old part of town. Pay 'em a visit if you're ever in that neck of the woods and enjoy a little history as the old wood floor creaks beneath your footsteps. I'm so happy to have seen my parents, my sister, my nephew, my old kitty cat and some old friends. Thanks Anderson, SC for a trip down memory lane. And for all my readers out there, go to my blog comment section and share your favorite place to eat in your hometown and why...

11 May, 2010

From Swoosh

The last couple of days have been tough.  Mama put me back in the large metal box.  I'm not sure why but I think it has something to do with me pooping on the floor more than once.  What can I say?  I had to get her attention somehow.  There hasn't been as much ear scratching lately.  It's OK though, by the end of the week I'll open my eyes really wide and stare at her --  then rattle something metal against the bars.  Sometimes I even stick my nose through the squares and give her extra long wide eyes.  That usually does the trick.  Well, I better go get back in the box before she gets home and pretend to be sleeping.  Oh, almost forgot, can someone send me a good recipe for a Bourbon in Coke?  The Bull Mastif down the street said I would like it.

25 April, 2010

Heather Ho headlines the LAC!

Hey peeps!  Our shows this Saturday night were amazing!  We raised a good chunk of change for Doctors Without Borders in the first one then rocked it out in Santa Monica at M.i.'s Westside Comedy Theatre in the second one!  BUT, I've got another big show coming up......this Thursday, April 29th at 8:30 PM I'm headlining the stand up comedy show at the LA Connection Comedy Theatre in Sherman Oaks, CA.

It's gonna be an amazing line-up with a special guest, we're gonna have FREE food and drinks for the crowd and the first 5 peeps to hit me back at heather@heatherho.com get FREE tickets.  :)  So check out the flyer below for full details and we'll see you there...

19 April, 2010

Stand Up Comedy Benefit Show this weekend!

Hey guys!  So here's the scoop on the benefit show I'm producing this weekend.  SAN FERNANDO CARES is a Stand Up Comedy show benefiting Doctors Without Borders that is doing some amazing work for Haiti relief.  There is a $5 cover charge (suggested donation) CASH at the door and it's BYOB!  That's right, there is NO 2 drink minimum.  Please try and control yourselves.  Here are some other details:

Location:  Actors Creative Workshop studio
                 2703 W. Olive Blvd
                 Burbank, CA 91505
                 *on the same side of the street as Paquito Mas
Time:  7:00 PM
Parking:  FREE street parking

SF Cares Website:  http://sfcares.wordpress.com

Would love to see everybody out there to enjoy live comedy for a great cause!  Email me at heather@heatherho.com if you have any other questions about the show.

12 April, 2010

Pee Break

So I had the pleasure of performing tonight at The Warehouse in Marina del Rey.  Great venue, met some pretty cool comics and generally had a good time.  But, just as the headliner was in the middle of his set these big, burly dudes start wheeling in tables, amps, all kinds of set up equipment trailed by a gaggle of co-eds who were obviously waiting for us to leave and have whatever was about to happen - happen.

We were hurried out of there but no worries - the show was just about to begin.  Jeff and I packed up our stuff and headed toward the parking lot.  Just as we were approaching my car, we saw a girl run around the side of my car towards the bushes in front.  She turned around and dropped her panties just in time to come eye to eye with me and Jeff.  All 3 parties were stunned.  I was just hoping she didn't get pee on my tire.  I'd have every male dog and cat in the neighborhood marking my front, right tire.  And that's a whole other problem.  She quickly pulled up her panties and tried to play it off by running up to us saying "Where's the team?  Where is everybody?" in a very slurred speech.  I assumed she meant the group of co-eds who were all wearing the same little black dress so we pointed her in that direction and watched her scamper off on her shoeless feet.

The show was fun but that was the highlight of my night.  Jeff's was the fact that her right boob was hanging out.  ;)

06 April, 2010

From Swoosh

So my Jack Russell Terrier named Swoosh has been begging me forever to write a guest post on my blog.  I've finally given in (I can't resist those eyes).  So here's the first post from one - Swoosh, the dog:


Today was great.  When the alarm went off, Mama hit it as usual but she didn't look right.  She hasn't been feeling well lately but fortunately for my bladder she took me outside anyway.  I had to pull her down the sidewalk cuz she was still half asleep.  Man, she's heavy.  It's OK cuz I needed a leg workout today.  Jumping up and down off the couch just isn't cutting it anymore.  When we got back to the apartment she collapsed on the couch.  Score!  She was staying home from work which means I got to curl up next to her and breathe my stinky breath in her face.  I've been chewing on my bully sticks but it's still stinky.  I try to lick my balls at least once a day so that may be it.  Don't know.  I think the big dude is coming over later cuz she's cleaning up a little.  He's pretty cool, he scratches my ears and lets me do things I'm not supposed to do when Mama isn't looking.  Well, I'm off.  I have to go turn around 32 times before laying down for a nap so catch you bitches later.

02 April, 2010

Jesus Likes Comedy!

So my improv troupe IN RARE FORM was performing at the Comedy Store in Hollywood Wednesday night and as we were getting ready to go backstage to warm up we heard someone say "Oh my God."  We turned around to the back of the room and there HE was - sitting under a beam of light (the "light" they give comedians to be exact) - Jesus.  Apparently Jesus likes comedy.  I knew it!  I had that feeling about HIM.  Anyway, as we scrambled to get our phones out to take a picture we turned around and HE was gone.  Just like that.  Gone.  But fortunately, so you don't think I'm crazy, someone was able to snap a pic.  Here you go...

16 March, 2010

M.i.'s Westside Comedy Theater

IN RARE FORM is at M.i.'s Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica this Saturday at 10:30 PM!  Don't miss out.  Get your tickets ahead of time at Westside Comedy

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14 March, 2010

IRF gonna be at @westsidecomedy this Saturday at 10:30. Get ur tx at http://ow.ly/1kf0L


Well, one of the perks of living in LA is that Vegas is only an hour flight away.  A lot of people drive too but you gotta admit that a one hour flight is pretty awesome.  I just spent the weekend with my mom and sister in somewhat of a "girl's weekend" out.  So to sum up the trip:  we gambled, saw a Cirque de Soleil show (cuz you have to do that when you're in Vegas -- there's like 7 of them), gambled some more, saw a prostitute in the hotel lobby, ordered room service, gambled again, paid too much to eat and to cap off the trip -- saw Lily Tomlin perform live.  If you don't know who that is (and the 20 yr old concierge didn't) google it bitches.  You should know her!

Lily Tomlin is one of my comedy inspirations and I'm so glad I finally got to see her perform because there is no telling how long she'll continue to do this.  I mean she's still taping stuff like films and her current stint on "Damages" but you never know how much longer she'll do the live stuff.  It was a great show -- she's still got a little pep in her step despite the fact that she was obviously sick with a cold.  She braved through it and was able to just pull off all her character's voices -- even Edith Ann.  My hat's off to you Lily!  You kick ass.

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08 March, 2010

Last Comic Standing

If you haven't already heard, Last Comic Standing has returned for a season 7.  After screwing over thousands of comics on the "final" season 2 years ago where they had "Open Call" auditions and didn't see a single one they claim this year is different.  Unfortunately, they did the same thing this year.  So, if you're planning on going to the "Open Call" in NYC in about 2 weeks don't bother.  Please don't waste your time and money because they are only really seeing the people with appointments.

With that being said, I actually GOT an appointment this season and went at 10 am this morning.  I followed some amazing comics who I've worked with or had the pleasure to see live and watched as each of them walked out shaking their heads "no."  I was soon one of those people.  I got 3 "no's" and stood there and watched as the judges debated whether or not it was OK to do a character or persona on stage.  (For those of you who've never seen my act, I'm a little different on stage. It's a delivery I stumbled on one night and it's well liked pretty much anywhere I perform.   :P  Just check out my YouTube or Website for videos.)  What's funny though is every single one of those judges has a character or specific persona on stage in their acts but they don't have a clue that they do.  Amazing, cuz they're supposed to be the experts.  Just in case you were wondering, the judges were Andy Kindler, Natasha Leggero and Greg Giraldo.

All in all, auditioning is always a good thing and I'm very fortunate to have had the opportunity seeing as how they were supposedly "selective" of the appointments this year according to one of the PAs.  So, yay for me I guess.  Unless they actually air my audition and edit me to look ridiculous - then boo for me.  Except if they air me then I get paid so maybe it is a Yay for me.  Hmmm.....

28 February, 2010

Bully Stick Continued

OK, the last time we chatted Swoosh had buried his Bully Stick that I bought him to save it for later.  Well, guess what?!  He got it out yesterday and started chewing it!  Yes!  I've actually found something he likes to chew on.   Who would've ever guessed it would be a bull's penis?  Not me that's for sure.  Anyway, I decided to sneak out and get the laundry out of the dryer while Swoosh's eyes were rolling back in his head from his Bully Stick bliss.  I returned to find a large piece of his tooth on the floor.  I thought oh no what have I done?  All I wanted to do was help him get his teeth cleaned and instead he loses one.  I called the vet and they advised me to bring him in to take a look.

After the vet and his assistant (2 dudes)  finished laughing at me for not knowing what a bully stick was ("Clever marketing" was what the assistant said) the doc told me that it wasn't actually a tooth but a big chunk of tartar.  The bully stick did it's job! Gooo beef pizzle!

24 February, 2010

Bully Stick

OK, there's been an uproar on my earlier tweet about buying my dog a certain something to chew on so here's the scoop. I ventured out to the Petco today to pick up some food for my Jack Russell and I wanted to get him something to chew on. He doesn't like to chew stuff which makes it very difficult to keep his teeth cleaned. The vet actually put him under to clean his teeth a few years ago but he's 13 now and the breath is pretty stank. So, I turned to the trusty 20-something Petco employee with tracks shaved in the side of his head to guide me on something to get my boy chewing. I figured a guy with tracks in his head should know about gnawing on stuff. Sure enough he did and was totally geeked out about it.

He offered me a Bully Stick saying "I've never had any complaints about 'em, they're all natural and they taste good." Then he added, "It's just a bull's penis; that's all it is. It's very chewy." Wait, what? So, I put the 6 incher in my basket and paid the cashier. Swoosh hasn't chewed it yet but he buried it in his blankets which means he likes it and will check it out later.

The only info I've found on the bully stick so far is that it's all natural and made from cattle. If anyone knows the real deal about the bully stick (if it truly is what the dude said it is) please write in and enlighten us all.

16 February, 2010

Bean and Cheese Burrito

Well, I'm off to have a bean and cheese burrito with someone special. They're obviously special if 1) I will eat a bloated bean and cheese burrito in front of them and 2) I will stick around after it's digested. All this while watching the Olympics. Yay! Go amazingly fit athletes from the world.

11 February, 2010

15 year old douchebag

So there's a certain 15 yr old kid that I want to punch in the ribs.  He's one of those doctor's kids who know Daddy will pay for anything so they feel like they can disrespect other people and their belongings.  So here's the scoop - my sister who is awesome by the way got me a nice cordless mic for Christmas.  It was her way of saying "hey at first I didn't know about all this stand up stuff but now I think it's awesome so I'm gonna get you this freakin' sweet cordless mic to show my support so you can run a room and rock it out."  She totally talks like that btw.  So I asked the producers of the show if we could use my mic in the show tonight knowing everyone would use it.  Now mind you I am well aware that comics can abuse the hell out of a mic but most comics are respectful of one another and if they know it's your stuff they will take care of it.

Enter 15 yr old douchebag who decides to beat my mic senseless against the stand repeatedly until I finally had to yell out "hey, hey, hey" to make him stop.  So to all the 15 yr old douchebags out there, when you turn 18 and have to start paying for shit, I'm gonna come over and beat you senseless right about the time your parent's health insurance plan drops your ass.  Bleh!

07 February, 2010

Oscar Buzzed

So, still trying to figure out why we've gone to 10 Best Picture nominations at the Oscars.  I understand the whole "Oh, hey let's get more viewers by nominating a movie they've actually seen."  But come on let's be honest, these pictures won't win.  Then the "more" viewers will just be jaded and not watch ever again.  Then the Academy will pull an NBC and go back to 5 noms next year or even worse - Jay Leno as host. Granted, I will still dress up and play Oscar bingo but I will NOT, I repeat, I will NOT eat the cocktail weenies.

Hey btw, got a show this week.  Check it out...

02 February, 2010

Mailing List

Hey everybody!  Join my mailing list on my  Website .  Just go to my welcome page and click on the "Contact" tab.  You'll enter your info there.  My newsletters will keep you updated on my upcoming shows  and special interests and/or recommendations for the world of comedy/acting/improv/voice over.  See you soon!

01 February, 2010

"I Hate Mondays"

So, if you hate Mondays as bad as Garfield then this is the movie for you.  "I Hate Mondays" is a 3-D feature length comedy written and produced by a dude named Farrin.  That's right, 3-D.  'Cuz why not hate Mondays in 3-D?   We do it in 4-D every freakin' day!  So, go to the "I Hate Mondays" Facebook page and become a fan!  I dare ya...

30 January, 2010

Ultimate Laff Down and M.i.'s Westside Comedy Improv

Hey! So I'm in a stand up contest this Wednesday in Huntington Beach, CA. Feel free to stop by and have some dinner and laugh. The audience votes. That's right, like He-Man you have the power. See the poster for details...

And on Saturday, February 6th, my improv group In Rare Form will be performing at M.i.'s Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica on 3rd St. Promenade at 10:30 PM.  Tickets for sale on M.i.'s website.  Would love to see you there -- we need people to harass.


26 January, 2010

Pilot Season

So, this is my first official year in pilot season and it's nuts. In March, I will have been in L.A. 2 years. I didn't get into the season last year for 2 reasons. One, I was moving into a new place (after just getting here a few months before) and getting settled away from a roommate situation (and not the type of Situation from Jersey Shore) and secondly, I was cautioned so much against the casting director workshops that I think it made me paranoid. But I've since been fully educated on the process and I'm work-shopping like crazy this year on top of my normal schedule. I tell ya, I'm looking forward to a trip to Vegas in March when it's all said and done. Fo sho.

If you've got any pilot season stories you want to share, send 'em along and I'll share them with everybody. Night, night.

24 January, 2010

Check out my new video "Good Sports"

So this is the first sketch of many to come. Jamie (In Rare Form) and I had a blast shooting it and hope you enjoy!


So I was pretty bummed about the whole Tonight Show debacle.  I like Conan and as a comedian I was hoping Jay would be the bigger man and step aside graciously to respect the legacy of that show.  And as for NBC, when I was a little girl I used to say "One day I want to work for the peacock."  Well, here's my current state of mind...

19 January, 2010

My Dog Skip

You know -- after going over to someone else's home today and seeing how they make their dog stay outside shivering in the cold, windy rain without a doghouse I realized something -- I take darn good care of my boy.  Or maybe it means I spoil him rotten.  Either way, he's dry and warm.  Check it out....

18 January, 2010

In Rare Form @ M.i.'s Westside Comedy Theater

Hello All!
We are so happy to announce that our improv group, In Rare Form, will be performing a spot onSaturday, February 6th at M.i.'s Westside Comedy Theatre at the 3rd St. Promenade in Santa Monica! This is a huge opportunity for us and we'd greatly appreciate you coming out and showing your support. Tickets are $10 and our show willl run from 10:30-11:30PM. There is a standup show that night as well that starts at 8PM if you'd like to watch that too in order to get your laughs warmed up for us :) Feel free to bring any family and friends who enjoy good laughs. The promenade offers many restaurants and shops to enjoy before the show as well.

The theatre is located at:
1323-A 3rd Street Prominade, Santa Monica, CA 90401. (In the alley between 3rd & 4th.)
Parking Garage S3 (Structure Three, whose entrance is on 4th Street just north of Santa Monica Blvd). Parking is $3.00 Flat rate after 6:00pm everyday. They recommend parking in Structure 3, as it is closest to the theater.

Any questions or comments feel free to contact us. Thanks for all your help, laughs and support!
-In Rare Form


10 January, 2010

The Jon Lovitz Comedy Club

Hey kids!  Good news, I've added a date or two for comedy shows.  First, I'll be performing in the Up & Comers Show, Saturday 1/16/10 at 6:00 at the new Jon Lovitz Comedy Club at Universal CityWalk at Universal Studios Hollywood.  Check out their site at Jon Lovitz Comedy Club for more info.

There is also a new show that has just started at Cozy's Bar & Grill in Sherman Oaks, CA on Ventura Blvd.  It's every Wednesday night at 8:30 and I plan on popping in there on a regular basis including this Wed, Jan 13th.  So stop on by if you're close and I'll see you there!

02 January, 2010

January Comedy Shows

OK, here's the scoop on my January stand up comedy shows.  First, if you're in the Granada Hills area on January 5th then come on out to LA Pizza Comedy at 16904 Devonshire St, Granada Hills, CA 91344 at 8 PM.  Then on January 22nd, Andy Wolf is having his cd release party at M Bar on Sunset Blvd at 10 PM with a full fledge comedy show.  Check out the flyer.  And as always, I'll be performing with my improv troupe In Rare Form on Friday nights at 10:30.  See our site www.inrareformcomedy.com for show info.  Hope to see you soon!