Funnyman coming to church

By GREGG WANDSNEIDER - Special to TimeOut

January 17, 2013


WAUKESHA - Comedian Henry Cho is an avid golfer but he also loves comedy.

The Nashville native will leave the clubs behind and bring his “Funny But Clean Comedy Tour” to Fox River Christian Church for a 7 p.m. show Friday.

“I usually book myself around golf,” said Cho, who describes himself as an Asian guy married to a girl from Arab (pronounced A Rab, Ala.)

Cho has performed at several comedy clubs and frequently in Las Vegas for more than 27 years. His TV credits include appearances on NBC’s “The Tonight Show,” CBS’s “The Late, Late, Show” and NBC’s “Young Comedians Special.” He served two years as host of NBC’s “Friday Night Videos” and had many guest roles on various network sitcoms.

Cho’s one-hour Comedy Central Special, “What’s That Clickin Noise?” is currently running, and he can also be heard on Sirrus, XM and Blue Collar Radio. His DVD “What’s that Clickin Noise,” distributed by Warner Brothers was released in 2010.  He is working on another DVD to be released later in 2013.

Additionally, Cho has appeared in films and worked extensively with recording artists Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Willie Nelson and Carrie Underwood. His comedy is so versatile that he can headline Vegas and then tour with Christian megastar Michael W. Smith in the same month.

“Even Vegas needs comedy,” he said.

“The location of where I am is not going to change who I am,” said Cho, who describes himself as a Christian. 

Much of Cho’s stage content revolves around family. And speaking of family, he coaches his son’s fourth-grade basketball team while performing around the country six to eight nights a month. His family travels together during the spring and fall breaks. He books his own shows and hand-picks his own openers. 

When he’s not on stage or spending time with his family, he serves as a deacon at his church.

Cho will be joined at Fox River by fellow Tennessean Brian Bates who, in addition to performing on the comedy club circuit, does several corporate events, as well. 

Comedian and worship leader Jake Gulledge from Atlanta, Ga. will also be performing on Friday evening. 

Cho said that each of the comedians performing with him are good enough to have their own shows. Since his show is clean, it is deemed safe for young children. 

“Hopefully, I am more cerebral than an 8-year-old,” Cho said.