The enthusiasm ought to be even greater when she comes to the Midland Theatre this Friday for a stop on her Notorious C.H.O. tour. But even if Kansas City doesn't like her show, she won't back off the stage. She recalls one disastrous night when "the people were all booing me, but I wouldn't leave. I was on so long they organized themselves. I can take anything, which infuriates some audiences."
While I'm the One That I Want was about dependency on drugs, alcohol and approval, Cho says Nototious C.H.O. is about addictions to food and sex. Still, she's likely to pick up some of the previous show's themes. One of its most-quoted lines involves a new kind of pride celebration. Cho's first stand-up routine was on a lesbian cruise ship, where she had her first lesbian encounter. Afterward, she was troubled. "I was so obsessed; it was like, 'Am I straight? Am I gay?' And then I realized, I'm just slutty." She pauses before asking, "Where's my fucking parade?"
The wheels are not yet in motion for a slut pride parade, but a number of Cho fans have expressed interest. While Cho isn't planning on headlining that parade herself, she'll gladly support anyone who carries out her vision.