IF YOU GO
• What: Henry Cho
• When: 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday
• Where: Aurora Theatre, 128 E. Pike St., Lawrenceville
• Cost: $25 to $30
• For more information: Visit www.auroratheatre.com
LAWRENCEVILLE -- What do you get when a Korean-American from Knoxville, Tenn., drops out of college? Give up?
The successful comedian Henry Cho, who is performing twice Saturday at the Aurora Theatre.
"I'm full-blown Korean. My parents were not too thrilled when I dropped out of college," he said with a laugh.
As an undergrad, Cho took the stage at an open mic night and the rest, as they say, is history.
"I'm a big storyteller. I got that just from listening to Bob Newhart and Bill Cosby -- they were storytellers," he said. "I tried (the stage) on a whim. I told stories just like any other time on a Monday. I was hired by Wednesday. I quit school on Friday."
Since then, he has made appearances on NBC's "The Tonight Show," CBS' "The Late, Late Show" and NBC's "Young Comedians Special." He served two years as host of NBC's "Friday Night Video" and had many guest roles on various network sitcoms, like "Designing Women," "Lenny" and "The New WKRP in Cincinnati."
On Saturday, he stops in Lawrenceville during his Funny But Clean Comedy Tour.
"Well, when people hear 'clean comedy,' they think it's campy," he said. "I've been clean my entire career, but it's definitely adult humor."
Opening the show is fellow funny man Jake Gulledge, who has been touring with Cho for a year. If his name sounds familiar, you're not going crazy. Gulledge lives in Flowery Branch and is a worship leader at 12Stone Church.
"Jake is an awesome talent," Cho said. "He does Steve Perry from Journey flawlessly -- the audience just loves him."
Gulledge plays the keyboard, imitating celebrities.
Between the two comedians, there won't be any discussions of politics or religion. Cho wants his audiences to "chill out and have fun."
The comedy shows are on the main stage.