COMEDY NEWS: MARGARET CHO ANNOUNCES U.S. FALL DATES FOR THE “psyCHO” TOUR

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

Pre-sale tickets for October 1 thru November 14 dates will be available starting Wednesday, May 13 at 10:00 A.M. EST until Thursday, May 14 at 10:00 P.M. EST and the password is "psycho."   The general public on-sale will begin Friday, May 15 at 12:00 noon EST.

June, July & August dates are currently on sale. All show info is posted at http://www.margaretcho.com/

2015 Tour dates:

Friday, June 19 – Sunday, June 21 -  Orlando, FL - Orlando Improv
Friday, June 26 – Boulder, CO – Chautauqua Auditorium
Saturday, July 18 – Atlantic City, NJ – The Borgata
Friday, July 24 – Montreal Canada – Just For Laughs Festival
Saturday, August 8 – Fire Island, NJ
Thursday, August 13 – Provincetown – Town Hall
Friday, October 2- Minneapolis, MN – Pantages
Saturday, October 3- Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
Sunday, October 4- Cleveland, OH - Hard Rock Live
Thursday, October 8- Westbury, NY – Theatre at Westbury
Friday, October 9- Washington DC - Warner Theatre
Saturday, October 10 – Boston, MA – Wilbur Theatre
Thursday, October 15- San Fran, CA- Castro Theatre
Friday, October 16- Las Vegas, NV -  Treasure Island
Saturday, October 17- Scottsdale, AZ  - Scottsdale Center for the Arts
Sunday, October 18- Tucson, AZ -  Rialto Theatre
Thursday, October 22- San Diego - Balboa Theatre
Friday, October 23- Riverside, CA - Fox Theatre
Saturday, October 24- Seattle, WA -  Moore Theatre
Sunday, October 25- Portland, OR -  Revolution Hall
Thursday, October 29- Atlanta, GA -  Tabernacle
Friday, October 30- Miami, FL - Fillmore Jackie Gleason
Friday, November 13- Denver, CO -  Paramount Theatre
Saturday, November 14- Los Angeles, CA -  Wiltern Theatre

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