I wanted to be an adult so that I could somehow bear it. It would have been a problem had I not been in showbusiness where childishness and childlike behaviour are rewarded.” Not immediately, as it turned out.
She is noted for her stand-up routines, through which she reviews social and political issues as well as for her active participation in gay rights, anti-racism and anti-bullying campaigns.
She is the recipient of the Victory Fund's 2008 Leadership Award and 2007 Asian Excellence Award for the Best Comedy Performance.
“I hate Sarah Palin, I hate her politics, but I kind of want to f*** her.” Are we clear?
This is a woman who has done routines about defecating in her car and who in interviews (not this one, but then I’ve never been to Pennsylvania) compares the size of former boyfriends Quentin Tarantino and Chris Isaak’s respective, ahem, manhoods (Chris wins, if you’re interested, but neither has anything to worry about).
She’s just spent the previous weekend in San Diego marching with the military in a Gay Pride march and when she’s in Edinburgh, as well as go to the pub, she is going to sing some songs, meet old friends like Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer. This is what she thinks: “I’m really unusual, but not unusual to myself.” Margaret Cho: Cho Dependent is at the Assembly Rooms George Square from Saturday (not August 10, 17), 9pm (previews from Wednesday) Readers’ comments: You are personally liable for the content of any comments you upload to this website, so please act responsibly.
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Instead she is an outspoken 42-year-old woman raised on Joan Rivers and Saturday Night Live who is going to spend the rest of the day doing restorative yoga and who plans to do some drinking when she comes to Edinburgh for the Festival because last time around – some 10 years ago – she didn’t, “and I don’t want to do that to the Scottish people. Cho was brought up in the Polk district of San Francisco, which along with Castro, is a “gaybourhood” (it’s the one where Armistead Maupin’s Tales Of The City books are set).
“My family had a book store that catered to the gay community.
She could see her name in lights and at the time it’s what she wanted. ’ All of that is pretty much solved if I’m eating because actually that’s my drug – food.” These days she’s realised the meaning of life. My marriage is open but it’s also very conventional. You don’t turn straight because you’ve decided to have a straight partner.” Good to know.
“I thought I had such a tough time as a teenager that I deserved this acceptance. “I think it’s just figure out a way to enjoy it that won’t kill you.” Cho got married to writer and artist Al Ridenour in 2003. “We were both partnered with other people and then we decided we were going to run away together with our stuff. Actually, I say, it is telling that anyone whose sexual choices tend to the vanilla palette don’t find themselves defined by their sexual preferences in the same way as those who like to mix and match their flavours.
If you don’t know her, imagine Frankie Boyle if he was a Korean-American, heavily tattooed, gay-friendly, bisexual ...