September 19 and 20
Palm Beach Improv at CityPlace, West Palm Beach
Comedienne Margaret Cho has made the LGBT community laugh for over twenty years, and her tireless advocacy work has made the world a better place. Now she’s taking her current comedy tour to Florida, so if you’ve never seen her in person or you’ve never missed her shows, we’re letting you know that her Mother tour will stop at the Palm Beach Improv at CityPlace (550 S. Rosemary Ave., Suite 250) in West Palm Beach for two nights, Friday, September 19 and Saturday, September 20. Showtimes are 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on Friday and 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. on Saturday.
Mother is Margaret Cho’s ninth nationwide comedy tour in the last fifteen years. Her first coast-to-coast tour, 1999’s I’m the One That I Want, was recognized as the best comedy tour of the year by New York Magazine. Her stand-up comedy career started in the early 1990s and in 1992 she started acting. In 1994, executives at ABC took notice and she was cast in the series All-American Girl, which was the first time an East Asian family was prominently featured on network television. Her stand-up comedy continued, touching on such sensitive subjects as her past eating disorders and struggles with drugs and alcohol. She has continued to act as well, recently appearing in all six seasons of Lifetime’s TV series Drop Dead Diva and earning an Emmy nomination for her appearances as “Kim Jong-Il” on NBC’s 30 Rock.
Her allegiance to the LGBT community has been covered not just in her comedy but in her advocacy work as well — the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) gave her the Golden Gate Award as a tribute to her status “as a pioneer…[who] has made a significant difference in promoting equal rights for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.” The City of San Francisco was so proud of her career in comedy and work to better society that they wished to honor her by proclaiming “Margaret Cho Day” in April 2008.
Tickets are still available for all four performances at the Palm Beach Improv. Tickets are priced at $30 each and a two-drink minimum is enforced. The audience is limited to people 21 and older only; proof of age is required upon entering the club. Tickets can be purchased by going to the Palm Beach Improv website at palmbeach.improv.com or by calling the box office at (561) 833-1812.