Last week, we watched Das Racist drag their parents to Bumbershoot. Today, to herald the release of Margaret Cho’s stand-up concert film, Cho Dependent — and say farewell to SPIN’s first-ever “Funny” Issue — we have footage of the comic and friend-of-indie-rockers everywhere bugging the shit out of everyone backstage at the 2010 Bonnaroo festival to the sounds of her “Baby I’m With the Band” (featuring Brendan Benson). Watch carefully to see who embraces the Cho, and who eyes her warily (the list of guest stars includes Conan O’Brien, Reggie Watts, Doug Benson, The Flaming Lips, Weezer, OK Go, the Gossip, The Punch Brothers, and GWAR).
It doesn’t need to be said that Margaret Cho is a comedian who just keeps getting better, but what some people may not know is that she is mulitalented and her new DVD, Cho Dependent, will surprise many. Besides the fact that it is one of her best stand-up routines that she has been performing to sold out audiences, the show incorporates music she has written and performs. While it is with the intent of being comedic, her music and vocals stand on their own and proves she is much more than just a great comic. For those who didn’t get to see the live show, or those who wanna relive the live show, the DVD is now available!
Comedian Margaret Cho performed a yearning cover of Sugar’s “Your Favorite Thing” with singer-songwriter Grant Lee Phillips on jangly acoustic guitar. She was a convincing rock vocalist, delivering the lyrics with personality. “People don’t expect it to come out of my face,” Cho joked from the stage. “I’m a lot like Susan Boyle.” READ MORE HERE.
In this Face to Face with Fredricka Whitfield she interviews comedienne Margaret Cho. Cho speaks candidly about her life growing up as an immigrant, finding her place as a female minority comedienne, and her sexuality.
Edinburgh has missed out on a big chunk of Cho’s career. When she was here last, it was 2001 and things were just taking off thanks to her breakthrough second show Notorious C.H.O. Since then, that show has been released as a film, she has founded her own clothing line, hosted the True Colours Tour (for the Human Rights Campaign), and she’s had two further comedy shows. READ MORE HERE.
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