Margaret Cho returns to Australia for a national tour that will include a special performance at the Sydney Opera House for the Just For Laughs Sydney Comedy Festival. The tour starts in Perth on 6 September before heading to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.
Beginning with her early days in Southern California, comedian Margaret Cho has always been the Agent Provocateur of stand up. Never one to shy away from a taboo topic, there are literally no subjects off limits. Her socially aware, no-holds-barred brand of comedy has made her both a thought leader and a tolerant teacher to those with open minds and open hearts.
An accomplished performer in all formats, Margaret has conquered the worlds of film, television, books, music and theatre. Having been nominated for three Grammy Awards and one Emmy Award, her comedy tours are a constant sell-out both around the world.
The film and DVD releases of Margaret’s comedy shows have broken records with I’m The One That I Want still holding the title for Most Money Grossed Per Print for an independent film. Margaret has also made an indelible mark in television including six seasons of Drop Dead Diva. This year Margaret is a special guest host on E’s Fashion Police, covering the 2016 Award Shoes and is also currently developing Highland an hour long dramedy for Amazon about a woman who, after completing a court-ordered rehab, gets a chance to start over by moving in with her (dysfunctional) family who run a pot dispensary.
With so much success in her artistic life, Margaret has never turned away from the causes that are important to her. She is incredibly active in anti-racism, anti-bullying, advocating for the homeless and gay rights campaigns, and has been recognized for her unwavering dedication over the years with many accolades and awards. From her activism to her music to her stand up, Margaret is honest, forthright, passionate, uproarious, raucous, bold and unyielding: Margaret Cho is at her very best.
Through her hard work, Margaret has had the opportunity to be heard, to extend her point of view and become regarded as a true pioneer in her field. She takes none of it for granted. “It’s a wonderful thing to be known as a ‘safe haven’ for people. People come to see me, or buy my records and/or DVDs because my point of view satisfies a lot of what needs to be said out there. More than anything, that makes me really proud.”
AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2016
“One of the funniest comedians in America!”
The New York Times
PERTH – ASTOR THEATRE – TUESDAY 6 SEPTEMBER
Book at Astor Theatre Box Office 9370 1777 www.astortheatreperth.com or Ticketek 132 849 www.ticketek.com.au
BRISBANE – THE TIVOLI – THURSDAY 8 SEPTEMBER
Book at Ticketmaster 136 100 www.ticketmaster.com.au
SYDNEY – OPERA HOUSE – JUST FOR LAUGHS – FRIDAY 9 SEPTEMBER
Book at SOH Box Office 9250 7777 www.sydneyoperahouse.com/justforlaughs or Ticketmaster 136 100 www.ticketmaster.com.au
MELBOURNE – ATHENAEUM THEATRE – MONDAY 12 SEPTEMBER
Book at Ticketek 132 849 www.ticketek.com.au
TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY 6 JUNE 9AM
*PERTH SHOW ON SALE TUESDAY 7 JUNE 10AM