Venue: Terry Fator Theatre
3400 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV
Show Dates: September 6, 2013
Show Times: 10pm
Age Restriction: 16
Margaret Cho started performing stand-up at age 16 in a comedy club called The Rose & Thistle, located above a bookstore that her parents ran. Soon after, she won a comedy contest where first prize was opening for comedian Jerry Seinfeld.
In her early twenties, Cho hit the college circuit, where she became very popular and garnered a nomination for Campus Comedian of The Year. She performed more than 300 concerts within two years and won the American Comedy Award for Female Comedian in 1994. Her short-lived ABC sitcom, "All-American Girl," soon followed.
In 1999, Cho's off-Broadway show, "I'm The One That I Want" toured the country and was made into a movie. The show and tour garnered good reviews and won "New York Magazine's" Performance of the Year award and was named one of "Entertainment Weekly's" Great Performances of the Year.
In 2001, Cho wrote material for her new show, "Notorious C.H.O." She also toured to support her book's release (also called "I'm The One That I Want"). In 2003, Cho went on the road again with her "Revolution" Tour, which was nominated for a Grammy award. In 2004, the tour was turned into a concert file and was released on DVD. She also launched the "State of Emergency" tour in 2004 during the presidential elections. This tour later emerged as a new tour called "Assassin."
Cho launched her variety show, "The Sensuous Woman," a mix of burlesque, comedy and belly dancing in 2006. In 2007 she received the first ever Best Comedy Performance award at the Asian Excellence Awards, the First Amendment Award from the ACLU of Southern California and the Intrepid Award from the National Organization of Women.
Cho was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, for her stint on "30 Rock" as former North Korean President Kim Jong Il. Her new stand-up show "MOTHER" launched in 2012 and played at London's Leicester Square Theater before going on the road to bring Cho's hilarious observations on race, drugs, sexuality, culture, politics and everything to audiences everywhere.