She has been featured on TV Guide Network's Stand Up in Stilettos and NUVOtv's Stand Up and Deliver. She was a finalist in the first annual Cabo Comedy Festival in 2013, and was a performer at Boston Women in Comedy Festival and Laugh Track Comedy Festival. She's won Westword Magazine's Best of Denver for her Comedy Show, "Ladies Laugh-In" in both 2011/2012. And was voted one of Denver's Most Eligible in 5280 Magazine's Single in the City in 2013.
Recovery Comedy: What were you like as a kid?
Heather Snow: I was competitive, dramatic and all-in. Whatever club or activity I could be in, I would join. I didn't want to miss anything and be the best or better than most at everything. And try to beat my brother...
Recovery Comedy: What made you decide to become a stand-up comedian and how long have you been performing?
Heather Snow: I was doing a thing that I called "Productive Drinking" as a way to control my drinking frequency. I set the standard that I'd have to be doing an activity in order to drink (Which, I just found a whole bunch of activities)
I would play poker with some friends on Thursday nights and met a girl there that ran an Open Mic at a local Denver bar called "Paris on the Platte". After watching for a few months, I was drunk enough to go on stage and told all of my Grandfather's old jokes because I was too drunk to remember my own material. It was a blast. I went back the next week, relatively sober, and completely ate shit. Then, I thought I needed to be wasted to be funny. My friend and I did a ton of shots and I went up again. I ate shit again. And then I was hooked...
Recovery Comedy: Were you performing stand-up comedy before you got into recovery?
Heather Snow: Yes, I was 3 months sober when I got my first television booking.
Recovery Comedy: Does your comedy have a message and if so what is it?
Heather Snow: Laugh at yourself.
Recovery Comedy: Who are your comedy idols?
Heather Snow: Steve Martin, Phyllis Diller, George Carlin, Bryan Regan, Mike Birbiglia to name a few...
Recovery Comedy: Where does your inspiration for material come from?
Heather Snow: Most of my comedy is absolutely true stories, exaggerated from real life experiences from my absurd life. Unfortunately, being a ridiculous person wasn't a side effect of alcohol.
Recovery Comedy: What is your joke writing process?
Heather Snow: Live it, write it down, try it at a mic, and then fine tune it.
Recovery Comedy: What is your kryptonite?
Heather Snow: Nerves and anxiety.
Recovery Comedy: Is your family supportive of your comedy career?
Heather Snow: I'm not sure that they really understood how much of a part of my life it was until recently. They'd support anything that would make me happy.
Recovery Comedy: Is comedy part of your healing process?
Heather Snow: Definitely. The stage was the one place that I felt comfortable in social situations after I stopped drinking. I no longer related to a lot of my existing material because my life changed so dramatically. It took about 9 months before I found my sober voice on stage and in life.
Recovery Comedy: What was your worst experience performing comedy?
Heather Snow: A week after I was sober, I had a gig booked to perform at a professional conference for women in business. My material was the worst possible material for that situation. And I felt like my skin was on fire. The stubborn me thought I would be okay, but I definitely wasn't. Luckily, I had a hilarious friend there that crushed so the comedy wasn't a total loss for the people. I'm still feeling the embarrassment of bombing that one... a boss that had fired me from a job when I got a DUI seven years prior was in the audience. I did not exactly rise above...
Recovery Comedy: What was your best experience performing comedy?
Heather Snow: Most recently, the Cabo Comedy Festival. I performed in the Jack Rollins Competition and had a blast. The weekend was amazing, and I met a ton of wonderful people.
Recovery Comedy: What is your favorite joke?
Heather Snow: You guys drinking tonight? I had to stop drinking because I couldn't stop crying...
Recovery Comedy: What is your comedy dream?
Heather Snow: Enjoy the present and stay open for the future.
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