HEATHER JORDAN ROSS
Heather Jordan Ross is a Scottish-Canadian writer and comedian whose personal, acerbic storytelling has been featured on OutTV, CBC's the Doc Project, and BBC Radio 4's It's Funny and It's True with Julia Sutherland. She holds a Honours Bachelor of Journalism and Theatre from University of King's College and a Masters in Screenwriting with Distinction from Screen Academy Scotland. The Stand has called her comedy “very refreshing” and “extremely relatable.” She now works as a freelance script editor and writer.
Since COVID-19 struck, life has looked a little different. She's freelanced for her home newspaper to tell the tales of the great British lockdowns (while Prince Edward Island, per any zombie story, remains almost unscathed). She trained in Story for Script Development with John Yorke Story. She also developed classes on Comedic Storytelling, which she's taught to the PEI Writers' Guild and to Screen Academy Scotland. She also produced a livestream charity show that raised £700 a Polish LGBTQIA+ charity.
STAND UP COMEDY
"Heather kindly hosted our annual charity comedy night during the Edinburgh Fringe 2019 and she was a dream to work with. She was incredibly well prepared, built a great rapport with the audience and really held the show together for us. Luckily for us she was very funny and got the audience laughing in-between some of our more challenging acts!" - Jayne Scott, Nucleus Financial.
"Hilarious, witty and personable. Heather performed at our Comedy With The Stars online event, which was the world's first online Comedy Festival on the 12th June in aid of Age UK, Time To Talk Befriending and Hangleton Mutual Aid. It was a lot of the audience's first time of seeing Heather live and she was amazing, Heather built excellent rapport with the audience and everyone found her hilarious. Numerous audience members have requested to see Heather again on our monthly comedy show. Personally we would love to host Heather on our Comedy With The Stars Event once more and are huge fans," - Martin Raeburn, Director at Emerging Technology Ltd.
COMEDIC STORYELLING LECTURES
"I engaged Heather in my role as president of the PEI Writers' Guild (PEIWG) to facilitate an online workshop in comedic storytelling for our members. She was, to use a word that is often overused (but in this case it's 100% true): amazing. Heather not only provided relevant and key information to participants, but she did so in a warm, inviting, and encouraging atmosphere essential when facilitating writing workshops, where participants can often feel exposed and vulnerable. In their anonymous evaluation forms, participates conveyed a desire to learn more from Heather. She was professional, exceeded expectations, and is someone the PEIWG would work with again in a heartbeat." - Christine Gordon Manley, President of the Prince Edward Island Writers' Guild
Heather Jordan Ross has performed stand up comedy across Canada and Scotland
LIVE AT THE STAND
THE TRAGEDY SHOW AT YUK YUK'S