When she's in KC, 'hood humorist and hometown girl Wendy Ho likes to put on her "Ho Shows" and visit with family and friends. "Girl gotta eat, too, especially at Gates, Go Chicken Go, and China Star in Olathe," she says. "I have always loved blues music and have found that KC is a hotbed of inspiration for R&B, hip-hop and comedy. There's a realness to the people here that I love. This honesty gives performing here an edge — they will let you know right away if they're buyin' what you're layin' down," she told The Pitch back in March.
The X-rated, L.A.-based viral sensation performs Friday and Saturday nights at 10 at Missie B's (805 West 39th Street, 816-561-0625). Expect a different set each night and songs from her albums Number 2; The Gospel According to Ho; and her latest, Yes, I'm a Ho. There's a $10 entrance fee.
We caught up with Ho by e-mail to find out how her act is coming along and what it takes to be such a ho.
The Pitch: Are you still promoting Yes, I'm a Ho or has that ship sailed? Is there a new project in the works?
Ho: I don't promote albums; albums promote me as a performing Ho. As long as people keep buying my albums, the ships are still at port and I'm celebrating Fleet Week, honey. I continue to tour the country and perform to bigger audiences and new markets. I'm also excited about branching out into new territory with sketch comedy and video content. Send money.
Which products do you use to get your special look?
Lipstick, lashes, and lots and lots of lube.
What's your take on the Kardashian-Humphries debacle?
You can only ride the wave of a sex-tape scandal and a big ass for so long with absolutely no talent to back it up. She's just a media whore, and I have no respect for that. Now go buy my albums. See wendyho.net.