Say What? Henry Cho brings his unique comedy to the South Jackson Civic Center on April 2

Knoxville native and Tims Ford transplant, Henry Cho, will return to the South Jackson Civic Center on April 2. {Photo Provided}

REGIONAL NEWS | Tullahoma —When Henry Cho tells his first joke, most folks suffer a moment of cognitive dissonance. Raised in Knoxville, Cho’s full-bloodied Korean and speaks with decided southern drawl. It’s not something he shies away from.

“Just let it soak in a second or two,” he joked with a Tonight Show with Jay Leno audience in 2018. “Cause there’s something wrong with this picture, ain’t there? That Asian guy’s up there talking like a hillbilly.”

He’s earned a reputation as a “clean” comedian, whose performances are appropriate for all ages. He often uses childhood experiences as an Asian American in the South to create comedic moments. He left Tennessee in 1986 to pursue a career in Hollywood, but says his plan was always to return home. He owns a home on Tims Ford Lake and returns to this area frequently.

He’s one of the few stand up comics to perform as a regular at the Grand Ole Opry. He’s also worked with Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Willie Nelson, Carrie Underwood, Reba and many others.

On Friday, April 2 at 7 p.m., he will return to the South Jackson Civic Center for his seventh show in as many years. Due to COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines, all tickets will be reserved. Call the SJCC box office at 931-455-5321. •

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