“I’m an Asian with a Southern accent. To a lot of people, that right there is funny.” —Henry Cho
Comedian Henry Cho figures his real life is so much like a sitcom he might as well turn it into one. That’s what he’s done in a series now in development with CBS-TV/Paramount Studios. Henry recently inked a deal with CBS and Paramount Studios to co-create and star in his own sitcom based on his life as a Korean-American born and raised in Tennessee.
“As creator and producer of the show,” Henry says, “I’m looking forward to starring in something that’s based on my life and my standup routines.”
Henry’s diverse talents have made him a star in a variety of entertainment venues. In 2006, Henry hosted an hour-long comedy special entitled What’s That Clickin’ Noise? on Comedy Central. Other comedy credits include The Very Funny Show, NBC’s Bob Hope’s Young Comedians Special, MTV’s ½ Hour Comedy Hour, and several appearances on The Tonight Show and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. He also hosted NBC’s Friday Night Videos for two years and had many guest roles on various sitcoms such as CBS’ Designing Women.
You can also find Henry on the big screen as well, starring opposite Hilary Duff and Angelica Houston in Material Girls. He was also in FOX’s TV movie Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation, Universal’s McHale’s Navy and the Farrelly brothers’ movie Say It Isn’t So.
Attesting to his versatility as a performer, Henry was the keynote entertainer for the 59th Annual Radio & Television Correspondents’ Dinner (2003), attended by the Bush Administration. Henry joined Amy Grant and Vince Gill on their annual Christmas Tour later that year and again in December 2004.
To read more about Henry, visit his Web site at www.choindustries.com.