Three time Grammy and Emmy nominee, comedian Margaret Cho has announced she will embark on a national U.S. run in support of The psyCHO Tour this fall. Margaret will hit various cities including Los Angeles, Chicago and her hometown of San Francisco before embarking on a string of European dates this winter.
Margaret has been developing brand new material over the last several months and said: “I’m so thrilled to announce that I will be back out on the road. This show is about insanity, and about the anger I feel about everything happening in the world right now, from police brutality to racism to the rising tide of violence against women. It makes me all so crazy – hence the title: “The psyCHO Tour” – there is no “I” in team but there is a “CHO” in psycho”. When men go off on something – they are “passionate” and “driven” and when women go off on something we are “hysterical” and “crazy”. I’m trying to bring some joy to the hysteria and insanity. ”
From singlehood to Boko Haram to Bruce Jenner’s transition to female empowerment, Margaret tackles difficult subjects with sensitivity and razor sharp insight. A pioneer amongst women in comedy, Margaret doesn’t take anything for granted. “It’s a wonderful thing to be known as a ‘safe haven’ for people who feel disenfranchised. The audience at my shows don’t necessarily consider themselves traditional comedy fans. I seem to be a secure alternative for people who don’t think they’re being represented in society. They come because my point of view satisfies a lot of what needs to be said out there, and that makes me really proud.”
A big part of Margaret’s show are tributes to her “father in comedy,” Robin Williams and her “mother in comedy,” Joan Rivers, who passed away within a month of one another. Margaret was very close to both of them; her friendship with Robin encouraged her to start the #BeRobin campaign to raise awareness and funds for the homeless community. Her friendship with Joan reinforced Margaret’s desire to remain fearless.
Read more about #BeRobin – New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/ 12/25/us/with-memories-of-a- comic-comrade-margaret-cho- helps-the-homeless.html?hp& action=click&pgtype=Homepage& module=second-column-region& region=top-news&WT.nav=top- news&_r=1
Prior to the tour launch Margaret will make television appearances on “Watch What Happens with Andy Cohen on September 21, The Today Show on September 22, “The Real” on September 30 and will premiere her brand new comedy special “psyCHO” September 25 on Showtime.
In addition, Margaret will marry one lucky couple at each tour stop. Read more here about the #MarryMeMargaret campaign:
I’m excited to announce the #MarryMeMargaret campaign sponsored by Live Nation. I want to marry YOU – well, sort of, I want to get you two crazy kids onstage during my PsyCHO Tour which starts October 1 and I will serve as your officiant. Don’t worry I’m licensed to do so. Just imagine, by the power vested in me, you as willing participants will have a chance to unite your love officially onstage in front of hundreds of strangers.
Here’s how to enter:
Qualified participants must submit a homemade video between 0:15-0:30 seconds prior to the closing date for the show in their respective city. You must be present in the city in which you want to be married and be present onshow date. The homemade video must answer the question: “Why I want you to #MarryMeMargaret.”
Each video (hereinafter “Submission” or “Entry”) must be uploaded to one of the Cho Sites and comply with the terms of conditions of the relevant site that the Entry is uploaded to.
Each Entry must use hashtag #MarryMeMargaret and Participant must tag their partner in the Entry and @MargaretCho in each Submission.
Each Entry may not be profane, offensive, pornographic, defamatory or inappropriate as determined by Sponsor (Sorry!).
#MarryMeMargaret contest rules here: http://margaretcho.com/stand-up/marrymemargaret-contest-rules/
2015 “psyCHO” Tour dates
10/1/15 – Andiamo Celebrity Showroom – Warren, MI, USA
10/2/15 – Pantages Theatre – Minneapolis, MN, USA
10/3/15 – Chicago Theatre – Chicago, IL, USA
10/4/15 – Hard Rock Live – Cleveland, OH, USA
10/8/15 – Theatre at Westbury – Westbury, NY, USA
10/9/15 – Warner Theatre – Washington, DC, USA
10/10/15 – Wilbur Theatre – Boston, MA, USA
10/15/2015 (8:00PM) – Castro Theatre – San Francisco, CA, USA
10/15/2015 (10:30PM) – Castro Theatre – San Francisco, CA, USA
10/16/15 – Treasure Island – Mystere Showroom – Las Vegas, NV, USA
10/17/15 – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts – Scottsdale, AZ, USA
10/18/15 – Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ, USA
10/22/15 – Balboa Theatre – San Diego, CA, USA
10/23/15 – Fox Performing Arts Center – Riverside, CA, USA
10/24/15 – Moore Theatre – Seattle, WA, USA
10/25/15 – Revolution Hall – Portland, OR, USA
10/29/15 – Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA, USA
10/30/15 – Filmore Miami Beach @ Jackie Gleason Tht – Miami Beach, FL,
11/6/15 – Blaisdell Concert Hall – Honolulu, HI, USA
11/7/15 – Maui Arts & Cultural Center – Castle Theater – Kahului – Maui, HI,
11/11/15 – Town Hall Theatre – New York, NY, USA
11/13/15 – Paramount Theatre – Denver, CO, USA
11/14/15 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA, USA
12/1/15 – Metropol Club – Vienna, AUS
12/3/15 – Savoy Teatteri – Helsinki, Finland
12/5/15 – Umea Open – Umea, Sweeden
12/6/15 – Sodra Teatern – Stockholm, Sweden
12/7/15 – Quatsch – Berlin, Germany
12/8/15 – Latter Oslo, Norway
12/10/15 – Bremen – Copenhagen, Denmark
12/12/15 – Arenberg Theatre – Antwerpen, Belgium
12/14/15 – Bernhard-Theater – Zurich, Switzerland
12/15/15 – Capitol Club – Warsaw, Poland
12/16-12/20/2015 – Leicester Square Theatre – London, United Kingdom
12/21/15 – Delamar – Amsterdam, Netherlands