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Comedian Henry Cho will be a keynote speaker at RootsTech 2024 on Feb. 29, FamilySearch announced Monday, Jan. 8, in a blog post.
He joins a lineup that includes fellow keynote speaker Lynne M. Jackson, a descendent of Dred and Harriet Scott. RootsTech is a three-day global family history conference scheduled for Feb. 29-March 2 in Salt Lake City and virtually at RootsTech.org.
“We are delighted to have Henry Cho as our keynote speaker for RootsTech 2024,” said RootsTech Director Jen Allen in a news release. “His comedic talent and ability to connect with audiences align perfectly with the spirit of RootsTech. We believe attendees will not only be entertained by Cho’s keynote address but will also be inspired by the stories he shares.”
‘Asian with a Southern accent’ and ‘Mr. Clean’
Cho, who calls himself “an Asian with a Southern accent,” was born to Korean parents in Knoxville, Tennessee. His comedy credits include “The Tonight Show”; “The Late, Late, Show”; and a one-hour Comedy Central special “What’s That Clickin’ Noise?”, on Netflix. He was also recently inducted as the 229th member and first Asian-American member of the Grand Ole Opry, an honor that hasn’t been extended to a comedian since 1973. Cho is currently developing a sitcom based on his life as an Asian man with Southern roots.
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