“Our revolution is long overdue,” Cho said.
Well, overdue it may be, but Cho is wasting no time in taking the message to the masses this year. Her Revolution Tour kicks off March 1 in Chicago and will assault theatres around North America through the start of June.
As usual, Cho will bring her no-holds barred humor in the form of themes including the axis of evil, her travels through Thailand’s red light district, the explosion of child birth, bartering sex for household chores, revolutionizing your self-esteem, the joy of bodily functions, her loser ex-boyfriend, and of course, her world-famous mother.
Tickets for all dates will go on sale via an exclusive Internet pre-sale starting January 23 at margaretcho.com.
Cho has been doing professional standup since she was 16 and her career has led to a string of successful tours and TV specials, plus movie and book deals.
In addition to her comedy act, Cho also was the first Asian-American to star in a sitcom – 1994’s short-lived “All-American Girl.”
The show, or rather the demise thereof, set off a miserable downward spiral for the comedian. ABC decided her face “was too round” and a crash diet sent her to the hospital with kidney failure. When the TV show was canceled, Cho battled drugs, alcohol and depression.
In 1999, she took to off-Broadway in a smash-hit one-woman show, “I’m the One That I Want.” The show inspired Cho to write her autobiography (with the same name) and tour the country. The book became a best-seller and turned into a feature film that, according to Cho’s stats, grossed more per print than any film in history – $1.4 million with only nine prints.
Cho’s comeback continued into 2001 when she launched her second major tour, Notorious C.H.O.