Henry Cho Brings Comedy Act to FHU Sept. 22
The phrase “clean comedy” is almost an oxymoron in modern culture. That someone could be funny and decent seems unlikely, unfashionable and even undesirable. Successful comedians must be vulgar, crude and offensive to at least one demographic, preferably more. Or must they?
Freed-Hardeman University is bringing Henry Cho, unabashedly clean, to campus for a performance this Thursday, Sept. 22. Doors will open at 6:30 pm and the show begins at 7:00 pm.
During his career, Cho has continued to prove modern culture and the comedian stereotype wrong. With TV appearances on ”The Tonight Show,” “The Late, Late Show,” NBC’s “Young Comedians Special” and guest roles on a number of sitcoms, Cho is keeping clean comedy alive and prevalent. In addition to his TV cameos, Cho’s one-hour Comedy Central Special “What’s That Clickin Noise?” is currently running. A CBS and Paramount Studios sitcom staring Cho is also in the works, according to his website.
Cho’s material draws on his experiences as a Korean-American raised in the South. He pokes fun at his family’s being the only Asians in Knoxville, Tenn. and his wife’s stereotypical Southern family from Arab, Ala. Through all his acts, Cho maintains a Christian integrity. “I’m a Christian. I try to walk the walk and talk the talk… that’s the bottom line,” said Cho in an interview for American Profile Magazine.
Tony Allen, dean of student life for Freed-Hardeman University, knows that this Thursday’s performance is a great opportunity for FHU. “This show is exciting because of who Cho is in the entertainment world and who he is in his personal life. There are very few entertainers out there who stay clean and can perform on a Christian campus like ours,” said Allen.
For ticket information, please contact Tony Allen at 731-435-0180. For more information on Cho, visit his website at www.henrychocomedy.com.