If you like Margaret Cho, you probably love her mother.
With her eyes narrowed, her mouth flat and compressed, and her chin pulled into her neck, during her stand-up act, Cho often transforms herself into her hilarious, insightful Korean-born mother, Young-Hie Cho. Cho delivers her mother’s bon mots in a voice ranging from gravelly to screechy.
Now Cho has built a show around her mother, named, aptly enough, “Mother.” She will perform at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Helium Comedy Club (30 Mississippi St.).
“It’s great because I get to put a lot of emphasis on my own mother,” said Cho. “My mother did not prepare me for the world. First, I was named the poetic Korean name ‘Moran,’ which was perfect for the kids at school to call me ‘moron’ and set me up for a good quarter-century of therapy. However, I can clean a fish with my bare hands. So there are pros and cons of being from an Asian immigrant family.”
For tickets, which are $27, go to www.seatengine.com/event/2849. Jim Short will open the performances.
– Anne Neville