Henry Cho and Gary Mule Deer to Become First Comedian Grand Ole Opry Members in 50 Years

This past weekend, history was made. Comedians Henry Cho and Gary Mule Deer were both invited to become the newest members of the Grand Ole Opry by long-time country legend and friend, Marty Stuart. Watch the moment here.

Not only is this a special moment, but it’s also a historic one as they are the first comedians to become Grand Ole Opry members in 50 years, following comedian Jerry Clower who was inducted into the Opry in 1973. 

Both comedians were surprised with the news backstage at the Ryman Auditorium on a livestream where they talked about the history of comedy on the Opry stage. This is also an important milestone for Henry Cho as he will become the first Asian member of the Grand Ole Opry. 

Henry Cho has had an impressive career appearing on many national stages such as The Tonight Show, The Late,Late Show, and many more. In addition to guest starring on many national sitcoms, he also has a new series on Netflix titled, What’s That Clickin’ Noise? 

Gary Mule Deer has also guest starred on The Tonight Show, The Late Show with David Letterman and was one of six comedians to ever star in the first HBO comedy show alongside Jay Leno. Both are frequent performers on the Grand Ole Opry stage. 

What a special time for the Grand Ole Opry and these fellow comedians. Click here to watch Henry Cho’s reaction! Stay tuned for their induction dates!


Photo Credit: Chris Holo, Grand Ole Opry

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