Village Voice: This is Stand-Up

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“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 Read More

Margaret Cho Explains Why She Wants to Kill Her Rapist

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Originally published on Nylon.com:

I was raped by my uncle from the age of five to 12, and I told my family, and they believed me, but their solution was “don’t sit on his lap so much, then.”

He had already raped other girls and women in my family, so of course they believed me, but it was more important to them Read More

NY TIMES: The Righteous Rage of Margaret Cho

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After three decades in the business of comedy, fans and critics alike know what makes Margaret Cho tick. As a pioneer of self-awareness and sex-positive storytelling, Cho was dealing out honest, NSFW routines long before Amy Schumer became a household name. It’s all good, though — the two friends admire each other.

On stage and off, 46-year-old Cho is a maverick activist. She pushes back against Read More

Margaret Cho Wants to Talk About Sex Work

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It was the tweet heard round the sex-worker world. At 6:12 p.m. on Oct. 29, Margaret Cho, the 46-year-old comedian, disturbed the Twittersphere with an economical 109 characters: “Sex work is simply work. For me it was honest work. I was a sex worker when I was young. It was hard but well paid. There’s no shame in Read More

VOX: There would be no Amy Schumer or Fresh Off the Boat without Margaret Cho

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We weren’t always ready for Margaret Cho.

Sixteen years ago, Cho was using her comedy to start many of the conversations we are having today, by talking about diversity, representation, and the way we treat women. But her sharp and prescient commentary was relegated to the sidelines of pop culture — it was something you had to seek out.

A survey of the television and comedy landscape Read More

Laughspin: The PsyCHO comedian has Tooken our hearts again (INTERVIEW)

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Oh, Margaret Cho. Whether she’s psycho, or one bad mother, or charitably spreading her charity through charitable acts – like a little campaign you may have heard of, #BeRobin – the unstoppable comedian and actress never ceases to amaze, surprise, and blow audiences completely away.

And get this; she’s been doing stand-up since she was 14. Fourteen. What were you doing at fourteen? If you’re like Read More

NYTimes: Nothing is Too Private for a Punch Line

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“I can’t think of a thing that should be hidden,” Margaret Cho said on a blustery Sunday in early March.

It was the morning after her wildly kinetic performance at the Gramercy Theater, and she was feeling brash. “My sexuality or experiences I’ve had that amused me, I’m willing to share,” she said.

That she did. Bright-eyed and pink-cheeked, swaddled against the elements in a kaleidoscopically patterned Read More