The show is the second of five monthly stand-up comedy nights taking place through May at the Franco Center, in addition to an evening with comedian Bob Marley, who returns with two back-to-back shows on the night of April 12.
Cho’s comedy, which he delivers in a thick Korean accent, centers on the cultural differences between Americans and people from Asian countries and highlights the often awkward situations that can result, such as when people assume he’s either a computer programming expert or an authority on Chinese food.
These cultural misunderstandings run both ways in Cho’s jokes, as he riffs on the sport of curling, whose appeal he finds baffling, or how the Americans he encounters have regional accents that sound nothing like the ones he and his parents heard on American records and cassette tapes as they were learning to speak English in their native South Korea before coming to the U.S.
Barry is a young comedian whose comedy is based on his transition to adulthood that, even in his 20s, he’s still not quite ready to make. Barry, who won the New England’s Best Bar Comic competition in 2013, still lives with his parents in order to avoid a “real” job and pursue his dream of being a stand-up comedian. He describes himself as a rock climber and whiskey drinker, although never both at the same time.
Boggis went naturally into comedy after being named class clown at Milford Area High School in New Hampshire. The only downside, he said, is that this natural career progression into comedy didn’t occur until after a series of dead-end jobs as a greens-keeper, factory worker, carpenter, plumber, painter, college security officer, and pirate for children’s birthday parties.
Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door and may be purchased at www.francocenter.org, by phone at 689-2000, or at the box office, 46 Cedar St., from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.