Maybe make some oatmeal around mid-morning, play with the cats, work at her own pace. Mondays are the host meeting; Tuesday is writing day; Wednesday is table read; Thursday is sketch development; Friday is pre-tapes and rehearsal; Saturday is rehearsal and, finally, show night.
A selfie of all of them is tacked to her fridge. Or, at least, you do at first. While Heidi is genuinely close with her co-workers, she describes a tacit necessity to take the off-weeks to rejuvenate. On show weeks, SNL trumps everything, so she spends her time away from 30 Rock chipping away at Heidi Gardner first-ever feature script.
She has another comedy writer at home to Heidi Gardner with: her husband Zeb, whose credits include animated series Robot Chicken and SuperMansion which he created and Heidi voice-acts on. After hopping around the East Village, she wanted the relative quiet of Brooklyn, a bit of mental space from the constant stimulation of SNL. Moving apartments so much in her first four years in New York exhausted her, rendering her less-than-enthusiastic Heidi Gardner decorate her space.
It shows throughout her living space. I spoke with Heidi toward the end of her fourth season on Saturday Night Live. But such outlandish characters—like Bailey Gismert, a teenage girl who reviews movies on her YouTube channel—might be her attempt to access her own emotional reality.
I have to Heidi Gardner through something!
Put Heidi Gardner wig on me! Not just for her, but for the whole cast and crew. To viewers, the show looks the same each week: rotating celebrity hosts, Weekend Update jokes, musical guests, wigs for days.