Wendy Jo Smith, better known as the foul mouthed, hilarious singer and rapper Wendy HO- is a renaissance woman. “Over a million youtube hits,” “who Ryan Murphy turns to for inspiration,” “media maven,” “creative tour de force,” and “the number one female Drag Queen in the country,” are all euphemisms for what can be more bluntly stated: bitch is talented.
In 2014 her “Greatest Shits” album ran on the top 10 Billboard comedy charts for over 3 months alongside comedians like: Sarah Silverman, Louis CK, and The Lonely Island. She has also been impersonated by Jennifer Coolidge on Ryan Murphy’s Nip/Tuck, in their take on Wendy Ho’s original song and video “Bitch, I Stole Yo Purse!,” You can see their version of the song here: FX’s Nip/Tuck Hot Coco.
Wendy Ho tours non-stop nationally making appearances on drag shows, hosting comedy shows, and/or giving you up to a 90 minute one woman show, “The Wendy Ho Show.” She has played every kind of venue imaginable: gay bars, comedy clubs, theaters, cabarets, and yes, even weddings and living rooms. Her act is always evolving with original songs and parodies. Scores of other drag artists cover her songs: “Fuck Me!” , “Poop Noodle.”, and “Public Place.” She is often imitated, never duplicated.
Ho resides in Los Angeles with her film-maker husband Stas Tagios (who collaborates with her on many videos). She has been featured on The World of Wonder Shopping Network and Ring My Bell. When In Southern California, she hosts and performs with Chad Michael’s Dreamgirls Revue, and can also be seen at Hamburger Mary’s and The Comedy Store. She has also opened for comedy legends Sandra Bernhard and Leslie Jordan.
Of course, you can always catch her work as interpreted by drag queens around the world, and probably in your very own club–Don’t believe us? Check out this playlist of queens who have covered her work!
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For the full on story of how Wendy Jo became Wendy Ho, listen to this podcast interview with Michelle Lecours: https://soundcloud.com/wendyhoshow/michellelecoursshow