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Margaret Cho: The psyCHO Tour
October 17, 2015 @ 8:00 pm$39.00
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will present Margaret Cho’s The psyCHO Tour: There’s No “I” in “Team,” But There’s a “CHO” in “Psycho” on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 8 p.m.
Tickets start at $39 and are available through www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org or 480-499-TKTS (8587).
Beginning with her early days on the scene in Southern California, comedian Margaret Cho has always been the “Agent Provocateur” of stand-up. She is never one to shy away from a difficult, or even “taboo” topic, and there is no subject off-limits. She tackles difficult issues with sensitivity and razor-sharp insight.
A three-time Grammy and Emmy nominee, Cho has been developing brand-new material during the past several months. “I’m so thrilled to announce that I will be back out on the road. This show is about insanity, and about the anger I feel about everything happening in the world right now,” remarks Cho. “It makes me all so crazy – hence the title: The psyCHO Tour … I’m trying to bring some joy to the hysteria and insanity.”
A big part of Cho’s show are tributes to her “father in comedy,” Robin Williams, and her “mother in comedy,” Joan Rivers, who passed away within a month of one another. Cho was very close to both of them. Her friendship with Williams encouraged her to start the #BeRobin campaign to raise awareness and funds for the homeless community. Cho’s friendship with Rivers reinforced her desire to remain fearless.
A pioneer among women in comedy, Cho does not take anything for granted. “It’s a wonderful thing to be known as a ‘safe haven’ for people who feel disenfranchised,” she adds. “The audiences at my shows don’t necessarily consider themselves traditional comedy fans. I seem to be a secure alternative for people who don’t think they’re being represented in society. They come because my point of view satisfies a lot of what needs to be said out there, and that makes me really proud.”
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