After 13 years, Margaret Cho is back on the small screen and doing it her way! From sex tapes to plastic surgery, the controversial comedian exposes herself in an all-new, no-holds-barred, reality series, The Cho Show.
The seven-episode, half-hour series premieres Monday, September 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, exclusively on The Comedy Network and on-demand at thecomedynetwork.ca.
The Cho Show follows the wild and peculiar life of comedian Margaret Cho and her eccentric entourage as she struggles to be herself in Hollywood. Each episode chronicles Cho’s “anything goes” lifestyle, including her relationships with her traditional Korean parents, her no-nonsense assistant Selena Luna, her team of hair, make-up and wardrobe specialists – the “Glam Squad,” and colleagues including the likes of Joan Rivers, Wanda Sykes, and Sandra Bernhard. Viewers get an intimate look at the people that inspire her hilarious stand-up material and follow the journey of this pioneering comedian.
Margaret Cho began cementing her place in the comedy world in the early 90s when she won a contest to open for Jerry Seinfeld. Soon after, Arsenio Hall introduced her on late-night TV, and she was featured in a Bob Hope prime-time special, catapulting her to celebrity status. In 1994 she starred in the ground breaking sitcom All American Girl, which the network pushed as the first show to feature an Asian family. Since then Margaret has headlined four national stand-up tours, including the critically acclaimed and politically charged Assassin tour, published two books, received multiple awards and honours for both her comedy and her humanitarian efforts, and written and starred in her first narrative feature; Bam Bam and Celeste, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2005.
This fall, Margaret returns to Canada with her fifth national tour, Beautiful. Tour dates are as follows:
Sunday, October 12 – Kitchener, The Centre in the Square
Friday, October 17 – Hamilton, Hamilton Place Theatre
Sunday, October 19 – Ottawa, National Arts Centre
Thursday, October 9 – Calgary, Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Wednesday, December 10 – Edmonton, Francis Winspear Centre