'I'm itching for Norwegian sweaters'

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'I'm itching for Norwegian sweaters'
Margaret Cho says she can't wait to perform in Oslo. Photo: Austin Young

US comedian Margaret Cho is touching down in Oslo as part of her European 'Mother' tour. She tells The Local about Norwegian lovers, sweaters and what the audience should expect from her latest show.


Billed as “an untraditional look at motherhood and how we see maternal figures and strong women in queer culture, Cho’s European ‘Mother’ tour will come to Oslo on Sunday December 15th.

This will be Cho’s first trip to Norway, a country which she describes as “very mysterious”.

“I have not been to Norway yet but I am really looking forward to it,” she tells The Local. “I hear Oslo is a very good time and I can’t wait to meet it for myself.”

Not even the cold has discouraged the San Francisco native.

“I am going to buy so many sweaters, I can feel them already. It’s like I am itching for these sweaters. I bet the sweaters are going to be the best in the world.”

Norwegian members of the audience can even expect to hear a few jokes in their mother tongue as she plans on learning some Norwegian in time for the tour. “I need to learn a bit of Norwegian so that I can tell some Norway-themed jokes.”

While Norway is as yet uncharted territory for the comedienne, she admits to having had her fair share of Norwegian lovers.

“I have had a number of Norwegian lovers and remember them fondly – so maybe if I can picture them in one room that would be about the same size as my audience in Oslo,” she muses.

According to the comedienne, ‘Mother’, which toured the US earlier this year, is her edgiest show to date, touching on race issues, drugs, and sexuality.

The Local has one pair of tickets to win to Margaret Cho’s show in Oslo.

The Oslo show is on Sunday December 15th at the Latter Theatre. The show starts at 8pm.

To win, email [email protected] explaining in no more than one sentence the reason(s) why you should win the tickets.

Click here for tour dates and tickets for December



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