Village Voice: This is Stand-Up

“Those who do [comedy] know they have to do it,” Cho tells the Voice. “I think I was really born into it and knew that was my identity at a very young age.”

Cho addresses race in comedy, how she considers herself a kind of a laugh-inducing yoga instructor, and delving into dangerous territory: “I don’t want to invite suffering into my life in order to create, but somehow none of us are immune to it.”

“That’s all I have — is the knowledge of my own suffering,” Cho explains. “So then I can amplify that and hopefully make it somewhat entertaining, so that other people who feel the same way feel free.”

Video below & full interview here.

This Is Stand-Up: Margaret Cho from Voice Media Group on Vimeo.

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