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Leslie Jordan’s ‘Deck Them Halls, Y’all’

Comedian Leslie Jordan comes to the Buckhead Theatre

Funny man Leslie Jordan is a popular fixture wherever he performs, but his brand of humor hits home particularly in the South. He returns to Atlanta this weekend with his new holiday show, “Deck Them Halls, Y’all!”

The work is a complete departure for the openly gay performer – and the best thing he has ever written, he admits. He was supposed to perform in London over the holiday season but instead will be there in February. With a few free months, his booker asked him to write something about growing up in the South. Jordan agreed, but his one stipulation is that he did not want to write about himself, feeling like he had exhausted all that material.

“In “Deck the Halls, Y’all!”  he brings three original characters to life – “three generations of white trash,” Jordan quips.

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Margaret Cho’s ‘Cho Dependent’ tour has strong Atlanta appeal

Comedian Margaret Cho is coming to town for a show at the Tabernacle

A case of head lice doesn’t slow Margaret Cho down. Like most everything else in her life, she found a way to incorporate the experience into her new comedy/music tour, “Cho Dependent,” coming to Atlanta on Dec. 12.

“It’s one of my favorite songs. I love it,” she says in a phone interview from her home in Los Angeles of the song she co-wrote entitled “Lice.”

“You went on vacation / to an impoverished nation / you laid to your head to rest and it became some kind of conquest … think you have a case of head lice,” the song goes, “…Just think of them as friends eating your split ends...”

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Margaret Cho discusses new comedy album

Comedian Margaret Cho

Editor's note: This interview was originally published in The Mount Holyoke News and was re-published with permission. To read the original article, click here.

Comedian and Dancing with the Stars  contestant Margaret Cho will be performing at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts on Oct. 28. Her tour, “The Cho Dependent Tour,” will feature songs from her debut album “Cho Dependent” as well as her traditional comedy routine. Cho made some time in her busy schedule to catch up with The Mount Holyoke News.

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Burlesque and Comedy

The Midtown Comedy Show will feature Minette Magnifique, Atlanta burlesque group, tonight at Bellissima