Henry Cho is a standup comedian from Knoxville, Tennessee. He started his standup career in 1989 when he moved to Los Angeles, California, to pursue a career in comedy. Cho often uses his childhood experience of growing up as an Asian American in the South in his comedy. “I'm an Asian with a Southern accent,” he quips, “To a lot of people, that right there is funny.” Cho quickly earned the nickname, “Mr Clean,” for his clean comedy suitable for all ages.
In the early 90s, Cho landed spots in several shows, including The Arsenio Hall Show, MTV's Half Hour Comedy Hour, VH-1's Stand-Up Spotlight. Cho always knew that in his heart he belonged in Tennessee so he moved back in 1994. That year, NBC asked him to host their entertainment and variety show Friday Night. So Cho commuted between Tennessee and L.A. for two years before deciding to call it quits in favor of a movie career. He appeared in McHale's Navy and Say It Isn't So. Then in 2003, he began touring with Amy Grant and Vince Gill, opening for the pair as a featured comedian in their Christmas show.
In 2006, he starred in his own Comedy Central special, Henry Cho: What's That Clickin' Noise?. Then in 2009, he signed a deal to write, produce, and star in a television special called The Henry Cho Show on the Great American Country channel about a comedian with a phone full of country music stars phone numbers and an over-active imagination.
Henry Cho is a guest artist at the Grand Ole Opry. He made his Opry debut on April 2, 2011.