Margaret Cho is coming back! The critically-acclaimed comedienne is set to return to the road in January for a string of dates in support of her new stand-up show Mother.
Mother offers up an untraditional look at motherhood and how we look at maternal figures and strong women in queer culture. It’s probably Cho’s edgiest show to date, filled with riotous observations on race, drugs, sexuality – gay-straight-everything in between, celebrity, culture, politics – nothing is sacred.
The cornerstone of Mother revolves around Cho’s very own mother, Seung-Hoon Cho. The Korean dynamo is a staple act in all of her daughter’s shows and this one will be no different.
“It’s great because I get to put a lot of emphasis on my own mother,” Cho explained. “My mother did not prepare me for the world. First – I was named the poetic Korean name ‘moran’ which was perfect for the kids at school to call me ‘moron’ and set me up for a good quarter century of therapy. However, I can clean a fish with my bare hands, so there are pros and cons of being from an Asian immigrant family.”
Cho toured various U.S. and UK markets in late 2012 with Bust magazine raving: “Ms. Cho put on a hysterically funny 90-minute set. It was the most explicit and painfully honest performance I’ve ever seen from her giving it 100 percent.”
Mother will visit intimate clubs and theatres beginning January 23 in Asheville, North Carolina. All dates are posted here.
In non-Mother news, Cho was nominated for her third Grammy Award this past week. Cho Dependent – Live in Concert nabbed a Grammy nod in the Best Comedy Album category. Cho was also nominated for Grammys for her 2010 Cho Dependent music CD release and for 2004’s Revolution concert CD release. The Grammy Awards will be presented on February 10, 2013.