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Margaret Cho NZ Tour 2013 | Mother


NEW ZEALAND TOUR 2013

“One of the funniest comedians in America!”
The New York Times

AUCKLAND SKYCITY THEATRE MONDAY 29TH APRIL 9PM
Book at 0800 ticketek www.ticketek.co.nz
TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY 18TH FEBRUARY 9AM

Margaret Cho, the undisputed queen of transgressive humour and not-so-subtle subversion, visits New Zealand for the first time with an all new stand up show, MOTHER.

“You’ll double over with laughter”
San Diego Examiner

MOTHER offers up an untraditional look at motherhood and how we look at maternal figures and strong women in queer culture. It’s probably her edgiest show to date, filled with riotous observations on race, drugs, sexuality – gay-straight-everything in between, celebrity, culture, politics – nothing is sacred – least of all this MOTHER.

Winner of the American Comedy Award for Best Female Comedian in 1994, winner Outstanding Performance Comedy 2007 in AZN’s Asian Excellence Awards and support act for Jerry Seinfeld, nothing is off limits for this intelligently hilarious Korean-American. From Gay bars to politics and everything in between, you won’t want to miss this cultural icon of our times. Her pacey delivery and super-human facial contortions will ensure you will be contorting in your seats!

Combining Stand up with Musical Comedy, the star of All American Girl, Drop Dead Diva, The Rug Rats Movie and Dancing with the Starsis one very funny, talented and unique performer. Multi-talented, multi-cultural and multi-sexual, Cho has become a gay and lesbian icon and talks about her encounters from both sides of the fence in hilarious detail.

Soon after starting her Stand Up career, Margaret moved to Los Angeles in the early ’90s still in her early 20’s, hit the college circuit, and immediately became the most booked act in the market and garnered a nomination for “Campus Comedian of the Year.” She performed over 300 concerts within two years. Arsenio Hall introduced her to late night audiences, Bob Hope put her on a prime time special and, seemingly overnight, Margaret Cho became a national celebrity.

“She kept the audience cracking up all the way. Not just laughing, but squealing, howling, snorting, eyes-watering, cheeks-hurtin’, ribs-achin’, ‘oh-my-god-I-can’t-believe-she-just-said-that’, laughing.”
Phoenix New Times

In 2007, Margaret hit the road with Cyndi Lauper, Debbie Harry and Erasure, to host the True Colors Tour, benefiting the Human Rights Campaign. A true entertainment pioneer, Margaret also created and starred in The Sensuous Woman, a live variety show featuring vaudevillian burlesque and comedy, which she took for an extended off-Broadway run.

2010 culminated with a second Grammy Award nomination for Comedy Album of the Year for Cho Dependent, her incredibly funny collection of music featuring collaborations including Fiona Apple, Andrew Bird, Grant Lee Phillips, Tegan & Sarah and Ben Lee. The album received critical acclaim, with The Oregonian stating, “This was a chance to see and hear an already drop-dead funny diva growing, flexing new musical muscle, and fearlessly mature.” The album is funny, yes, but also quite musical, featuring not only her surprisingly strong singing voice, but her skill on the guitar, banjo and dulcimer. “I was inspired to make beautiful music with a comic edge. Growing up, music was an escape, but also something I was always curious about as an art form. I had a decent amount of musical ability, but also have great musician friends who were very willing to help me. I took this very seriously, taking vocal and guitar lessons while I was touring.”

For her die-hard fans, MOTHER is vintage Cho, for those of you yet to experience the enigma that is Margaret Cho, grab your tickets before they sell out.

www.margaretcho.com
www.abpresents.com.au

Performing as part of the 2013 NZ International Comedy Festival

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