Margaret Cho

  1. Margaret Cho
    Event on 2013-12-04 20:00:00
    wednesday December 04
    7 pm doors / 8 pm showtime
    Margaret Cho (Comedy Gold)
    18 and up

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    Margaret Cho was born Dec. 5, 1968 and raised in San Francisco. It was different than any other place on Earth, she says. I grew up and went to grammar school on Haight Street during the 70s. There were old hippies, ex-druggies, burnouts from the 60s, drag queens, and Chinese people. To say it was a melting pot thats the least of it. It was a really confusing, enlightening, wonderful time.

    Her grandfather was a Methodist minister who ran an orphanage in Seoul during the Korean War. Ignoring the traditions of her patriarchal culture, her mother bravely resisted an arranged marriage in Korea and married Margarets father who writes joke books in Korean. Books like 1001 Jokes for Public Speakers real corny stuff, Cho says. I guess were in the same line of work. But we dont understand each other that way. I dont know why the things he says are funny and the same for him.

    What Margaret did know is that she didnt love being a kid. Racing toward adulthood to escape bullying, she began writing jokes for stand up at 14 and professionally performing at age 16. Getting picked on, and feeling disenfranchised, is a subject thats very near to Margarets heart. She has become a sort of Patron Saint for Outsiders, speaking for them when they are not able to speak for themselves. Being bullied influenced my adult life because I grew up too fast. I was in such a hurry to escape that I cheated myself out of a childhood. I didnt want to go to school any more, didnt want to be around those people any more. I want to use what happened to me to help other kids.

    Soon after starting her Stand Up career, Margaret won a comedy contest where first prize was opening for Jerry Seinfeld. She moved to Los Angeles in the early 90s and, still in her early twenties, hit the college circuit, where she immediately became the most booked act in the market and garnered a nomination for Campus Comedian of The Year. She performed over 300 concerts within two years. Arsenio Hall introduced her to late night audiences, Bob Hope put her on a prime time special and, seemingly overnight, Margaret Cho became a national celebrity.

    Her groundbreaking, controversial, and short-lived ABC sitcom, All-American Girl (1994) soon followed. Oddly, while chosen because of who she was a non-conformist Korean American woman with liberal views the powers-that-be then decided they wanted her to tone it down for the show. Challenging Margarets feelings for both who she was and how she looked, she soon realized that though she was an Executive Producer, it was a battle she would not win. For fear of being too ethnic, the show got so watered down for television that by the end, it was completely lacking in the essence of what I am and what I do.

    The experience was a traumatic one, bringing up unresolved feelings left over from childhood, and Margaret developed an eating disorder as a response to criticism about her body. She was so obsessive in her goal to try to be what she thought others wanted, she landed in the hospital with kidney failure. Through out a period of self-abuse, Margaret continued performing to sold-out audiences across the country in comedy clubs, theaters, and on college campuses, working to channel her anger in to something more positive.

    In 1999, her groundbreaking, off Broadway one-woman show, Im The One That I Want, toured the country to national acclaim and was made into a best-selling book and feature film of the same name. After her experience with All-American Girl, Margaret wanted to make sure she would only have to answer to herself, making sure she was responsible for the distribution and sales of her film, taking a page from what music artist Ani DiFranco did with her Righteous Babe Records. The concert film, which garnered incredible reviews, broke records for most money grossed per print in movie history. In 2001, after the success of her first tour, Cho launched Notorious C.H.O., a smash-hit 37-city national tour that culminated in a sold-out concert at Carnegie Hall. Notorious C.H.O. was recorded and released as a feature film, hailed by the New York Times as Brilliant! Both films were acquired by Showtime Cable Networks, and produced by Margarets production company, a testament to the success of Margarets bold business model.

    In March of 2003, Margaret embarked on her third sold-out national tour, Revolution. It was heralded by the Chicago Sun Times as Her strongest show yet! and the CD recording was nominated for a Grammy for Comedy Album of the Year. In 2005, Cho released Assassin, which The Chicago Tribune crowed Packs passion in to each punch. The concert film premiered in select theatres and on the gay and lesbian premium channel Here! TV in late 2005.

    In 2007, Margaret hit the road with Cyndi Lauper, Debbie Harry and Erasure, along with indie faves The Dresden Dolls and The Cliks, to host the True Colors Tour, benefiting the Human Rights Campaign. A true entertainment pioneer, Margaret also created and starred in The Sensuous Woman, a live variety show featuring vaudevillian burlesque and comedy, which she took for an extended off-Broadway run in the fall.

    Margaret returned to TV in 2008 on the VH1 series, The Cho Show. Describing it as a reality sitcom, Margaret said at the time, Its the closest Ive been able to come on television to what I do as a comic. The Cho Show followed Margaret, her real parents, and her eccentric entourage through a series of irreverent and outrageous experiences, shaped by Margarets anything goes brand of stand-up. It was beloved for the audience it was intended for, the ones who maybe dont quite fit in, who knew Margaret is one of them.

    The aptly titled Beautiful came next, exploring the good, bad and ugly in beauty, and the unattractive politicians and marketers who shape our world. The concert premiered in Australia at The Sydney Theater, marking the first time Margaret debuted a tour abroad. While touring through the US, the concert was filmed at the Long Beach theatre, aired as a special on Showtime in 2009, and then released as both a DVD and a book. Venus Zine hailed Margaret, and the show, saying her fierce activism, which addresses bigger issues such as what its like to be demoralized by your country and culture(left) no subject too taboo for the fearless stand-up queen.

    In 2009 Margaret nabbed a starring role in the comedy/drama series Drop Dead Diva, airing on Lifetime. Margaret enjoys being part of a team, and not necessarily having the sole responsibility for keeping things afloat. (Drop Dead Diva) is very fulfilling. Its a lot about the things I talk about, like body image, and women feeling good about themselves, and learning to be visible. Its very powerful. I also feel relaxed because I am hired to play a role, and it almost feels like a luxury to have a project I care about so much but not have to lead or control anything.

    Never one to shy away from a challenge, Margaret stepped right up to the proverbial plate when asked to do Season 11 of the #1 rated Dancing with the Stars. Paired with pro Louie Van Amstel, Margaret was on one of the shows most controversial seasons, dancing alongside Mike The Situation Sorrentino, David Hasselhoff, Jennifer Grey and Bristol Palin among others. I really wanted to do DWTS so much. I love the show and I love dancing. It seemed like it would be very exciting, which it was. It was also very difficult because I was touring as well. Louie and I would travel all week, rehearse during the day, drive back on Sunday nights and sleep in the parking lot of CBS where they filmed the show! It was a very stressful experience but Id love to do it again.

    Margaret got a very strong reaction to her Rainbow Dancing Dress during a time when the issue of bullying, especially among gay teens, was all over the media. I am very proud to have been able to wear a gay pride dress on a show that is so conservative. It is a wonderful thing to have every one remember me by, that I took time to acknowledge people who matter to me. I wanted to send an urgent message to gay teenagers to make them feel included and loved. That dress was my statement to them about pride.

    2010 culminated with another high honor, a second Grammy Award nomination for Comedy Album of the Year for Cho Dependent, her incredibly funny collection of music featuring collaborations with Fiona Apple, Andrew Bird, Grant Lee Phillips, Tegan & Sarah, Ben Lee and more. The album received critical acclaim, with The Oregonian stating, This was a chance to see and hear an already drop-dead funny diva growing, flexing new musical muscle, and fearlessly mature. The album is funny, yes, but also quite musical, featuring not only her surprisingly strong singing voice, but her skill on the guitar, banjo and dulcimer. I was inspired to make beautiful music with a comic edge. Growing up, music was an escape, but also something I was always curious about as an art form. I had a decent amount of musical ability, but also have great musician friends who were very willing to help me. I took this very seriously, taking vocal and guitar lessons while I was touring. I was very devoted to learning and understanding how I could accompany myself. (removed line)

    Margaret self released Cho Dependent on her own Clownery Records, and was encouraged by the acclaim, as there are only a handful of people putting out albums of comedy music Weird Al Yankovic, Flight of the Conchords, The Lonely Island, to name a few but no women. While thrilled that her hard work was rewarded with the nomination, Margaret isnt finished with musical comedy yet, claiming to have more music in her. (remove line) Writing lyrics is a different process for me than writing Stand Up. It utilizes the same elements, but its a more demanding discipline. You have more freedom with comedy writing than with lyrics, where mathematics comes in to play so the lyrics go with the music.

    In 2011, Margaret released the live concert film of Cho Dependent, which also had its cable network debut on Showtime. Audiences who caught these performances live can attest that Cho hasnt lost any of her edge on Cho Dependent, her sixth live concert DVD. Shot at the Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA, Cho remains uncensored, but never unhinged, taking aim at the Palin family, her stint on Dancing With the Stars, smoking pot and living in a world with sexting. The DVD is characteristically no-holds-barred Margaret and instantly a classic.

    Margaret has also finished her fourth season on Drop Dead Diva. Cho returns as Teri Girl Friday to Brooke Elliotts Jane Bingham, whose body is inhabited by the soul of a vapid model sent back to earth after Heaven judges her as a zero-zero for having committed no good and no bad deeds. Drop Dead Diva is not only beloved on Lifetime, but by the many stars who have queued up to guest on the show, including Paula Abdul, Wanda Sykes, Rosie ODonnell, Vivica Fox and Kim Kardashian.

    Not one to rest on her laurels, Margaret spent whatever free time she had crafting her all new standup show, the uproariously and aptly named MOTHER, which kicked off in September, 2012, including a five-night stint at Londons Leicester Square Theatre in October. According to Margaret, MOTHER offers up an untraditional look at motherhood and how we look at maternal figures and strong women in queer culture. Its probably my edgiest show to date, filled with riotous observations on race, drugs, sexuality gay-straight-everything in between, celebrity, culture, politics nothing is sacred least of all this MOTHER.

    Paradox not lost, Margaret had to re-schedule some of the shows she had booked mid-September so she could attend the Emmy Awards with her mother. Nominated for a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her hilarious stint on 30 Rock as gender-bending North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, Margaret was thrilled with the role and the nomination: Im so excited to have been nominated for an Emmy, especially for 30 Rock, which is an incredible show, and also for playing a deranged and deceased world dictator who has divided the small country of my origin in two. Thats the best part. I think thats what Id call iron curtain irony

    While thrilled with her two Grammy and recent Emmy nod, Margaret has never turned away from the causes that are important to her. She is incredibly active in anti-racism, anti-bullying and gay rights campaigns, and has been recognized for her unwavering dedication. She was the recipient of the Victory Funds 2008 Leadership Award and the first ever Best Comedy Performance Award at the 2007 Asian Excellence Awards. She also received the First Amendment Award from the ACLU of Southern California, and the Intrepid Award from the National Organization for Women (NOW). Throughout her career, she has been honored by GLAAD, American Women in Radio and Television, the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF), the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), and PFLAG for making a significant difference in promoting equal rights for all, regardless of race, sexual orientation or gender identity. In June of 2011, Margaret was honored by LA Pride, receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing an individual whose lifetime body of work has left a lasting major imprint on the LGBT community.

    Through her hard work, Margaret has had the opportunity to be heard, to extend her point of view and become regarded as a true pioneer in her field. She takes none of it for granted. Its a wonderful thing to be known as a safe haven for people. A lot people who come to my shows dont necessarily consider themselves traditional comedy fans. I seem to be a safe alternative for people who dont think theyre being represented in society. They come because my point of view satisfies a lot of what needs to be said out there, and that makes me really proud.
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    at Rialto Theatre
    318 East Congress Street
    Tucson, United States

  2. Painting for Singles and Couples, Casting Call Night!
    Event on 2013-08-12 16:00:00
    Painting for Singles and Couples, Casting Call Night!

    Come enjoy wine, share good company, and foster your inner artist! Design for date nights, friends, and family bonding!

    Sunday, November 11, 2012 Time: 4:00-6:00 pm (Free Appetizers, Music, and Wine-(BYOB). Solo ONLY and Couples includes: art board, paints, brushes
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    at Seven Arts Center
    6714 Highway 85 Suite 1B
    Riverdale, United States

  3. Margaret Cho
    Event on 2013-11-16 20:00:00

    STG Presents Margaret Cho at the Moore Theatre in Seattle on Saturday, November 16, 2013.

    Margaret Cho was born Dec. 5, 1968 and raised in San Francisco. It was different than any other place on Earth, she says. I grew up and went to grammar school on Haight Street during the 70s. There were old hippies, ex-druggies, burnouts from the 60s, drag queens, and Chinese people. To say it was a melting pot thats the least of it. It was a really confusing, enlightening, wonderful time.

    Her grandfather was a Methodist minister who ran an orphanage in Seoul during the Korean War. Ignoring the traditions of her patriarchal culture, her mother bravely resisted an arranged marriage in Korea and married Margarets father who writes joke books in Korean. Books like 1001 Jokes for Public Speakers real corny stuff, Cho says. I guess were in the same line of work. But we dont understand each other that way. I dont know why the things he says are funny and the same for him.

    What Margaret did know is that she didnt love being a kid. Racing toward adulthood to escape bullying, she began writing jokes for stand up at 14 and professionally performing at age 16. Getting picked on, and feeling disenfranchised, is a subject thats very near to Margarets heart. She has become a sort of Patron Saint for Outsiders, speaking for them when they are not able to speak for themselves. Being bullied influenced my adult life because I grew up too fast. I was in such a hurry to escape that I cheated myself out of a childhood. I didnt want to go to school any more, didnt want to be around those people any more. I want to use what happened to me to help other kids.

    Soon after starting her Stand Up career, Margaret won a comedy contest where first prize was opening for Jerry Seinfeld. She moved to Los Angeles in the early 90s and, still in her early twenties, hit the college circuit, where she immediately became the most booked act in the market and garnered a nomination for Campus Comedian of The Year. She performed over 300 concerts within two years. Arsenio Hall introduced her to late night audiences, Bob Hope put her on a prime time special and, seemingly overnight, Margaret Cho became a national celebrity.

    Her groundbreaking, controversial, and short-lived ABC sitcom, All-American Girl (1994) soon followed. Oddly, while chosen because of who she was a non-conformist Korean American woman with liberal views the powers-that-be then decided they wanted her to tone it down for the show. Challenging Margarets feelings for both who she was and how she looked, she soon realized that though she was an Executive Producer, it was a battle she would not win. For fear of being too ethnic, the show got so watered down for television that by the end, it was completely lacking in the essence of what I am and what I do.

    The experience was a traumatic one, bringing up unresolved feelings left over from childhood, and Margaret developed an eating disorder as a response to criticism about her body. She was so obsessive in her goal to try to be what she thought others wanted, she landed in the hospital with kidney failure. Through out a period of self-abuse, Margaret continued performing to sold-out audiences across the country in comedy clubs, theaters, and on college campuses, working to channel her anger in to something more positive.

    In 1999, her groundbreaking, off Broadway one-woman show, Im The One That I Want, toured the country to national acclaim and was made into a best-selling book and feature film of the same name. After her experience with All-American Girl, Margaret wanted to make sure she would only have to answer to herself, making sure she was responsible for the distribution and sales of her film, taking a page from what music artist Ani DiFranco did with her Righteous Babe Records. The concert film, which garnered incredible reviews, broke records for most money grossed per print in movie history. In 2001, after the success of her first tour, Cho launched Notorious C.H.O., a smash-hit 37-city national tour that culminated in a sold-out concert at Carnegie Hall. Notorious C.H.O. was recorded and released as a feature film, hailed by the New York Times as Brilliant! Both films were acquired by Showtime Cable Networks, and produced by Margarets production company, a testament to the success of Margarets bold business model.

    In March of 2003, Margaret embarked on her third sold-out national tour, Revolution. It was heralded by the Chicago Sun Times as Her strongest show yet! and the CD recording was nominated for a Grammy for Comedy Album of the Year. In 2005, Cho released Assassin, which The Chicago Tribune crowed Packs passion in to each punch. The concert film premiered in select theatres and on the gay and lesbian premium channel Here! TV in late 2005.

    In 2007, Margaret hit the road with Cyndi Lauper, Debbie Harry and Erasure, along with indie faves The Dresden Dolls and The Cliks, to host the True Colors Tour, benefiting the Human Rights Campaign. A true entertainment pioneer, Margaret also created and starred in The Sensuous Woman, a live variety show featuring vaudevillian burlesque and comedy, which she took for an extended off-Broadway run in the fall.

    Margaret returned to TV in 2008 on the VH1 series, The Cho Show. Describing it as a reality sitcom, Margaret said at the time, Its the closest Ive been able to come on television to what I do as a comic. The Cho Show followed Margaret, her real parents, and her eccentric entourage through a series of irreverent and outrageous experiences, shaped by Margarets anything goes brand of stand-up. It was beloved for the audience it was intended for, the ones who maybe dont quite fit in, who knew Margaret is one of them.

    The aptly titled Beautiful came next, exploring the good, bad and ugly in beauty, and the unattractive politicians and marketers who shape our world. The concert premiered in Australia at The Sydney Theater, marking the first time Margaret debuted a tour abroad. While touring through the US, the concert was filmed at the Long Beach theatre, aired as a special on Showtime in 2009, and then released as both a DVD and a book. Venus Zine hailed Margaret, and the show, saying her fierce activism, which addresses bigger issues such as what its like to be demoralized by your country and culture(left) no subject too taboo for the fearless stand-up queen.

    In 2009 Margaret nabbed a starring role in the comedy/drama series Drop Dead Diva, airing on Lifetime. Margaret enjoys being part of a team, and not necessarily having the sole responsibility for keeping things afloat. (Drop Dead Diva) is very fulfilling. Its a lot about the things I talk about, like body image, and women feeling good about themselves, and learning to be visible. Its very powerful. I also feel relaxed because I am hired to play a role, and it almost feels like a luxury to have a project I care about so much but not have to lead or control anything.

    Never one to shy away from a challenge, Margaret stepped right up to the proverbial plate when asked to do Season 11 of the #1 rated Dancing with the Stars. Paired with pro Louie Van Amstel, Margaret was on one of the shows most controversial seasons, dancing alongside Mike The Situation Sorrentino, David Hasselhoff, Jennifer Grey and Bristol Palin among others. I really wanted to do DWTS so much. I love the show and I love dancing. It seemed like it would be very exciting, which it was. It was also very difficult because I was touring as well. Louie and I would travel all week, rehearse during the day, drive back on Sunday nights and sleep in the parking lot of CBS where they filmed the show! It was a very stressful experience but Id love to do it again.

    Margaret got a very strong reaction to her Rainbow Dancing Dress during a time when the issue of bullying, especially among gay teens, was all over the media. I am very proud to have been able to wear a gay pride dress on a show that is so conservative. It is a wonderful thing to have every one remember me by, that I took time to acknowledge people who matter to me. I wanted to send an urgent message to gay teenagers to make them feel included and loved. That dress was my statement to them about pride.

    2010 culminated with another high honor, a second Grammy Award nomination for Comedy Album of the Year for Cho Dependent, her incredibly funny collection of music featuring collaborations with Fiona Apple, Andrew Bird, Grant Lee Phillips, Tegan & Sarah, Ben Lee and more. The album received critical acclaim, with The Oregonian stating, This was a chance to see and hear an already drop-dead funny diva growing, flexing new musical muscle, and fearlessly mature. The album is funny, yes, but also quite musical, featuring not only her surprisingly strong singing voice, but her skill on the guitar, banjo and dulcimer. I was inspired to make beautiful music with a comic edge. Growing up, music was an escape, but also something I was always curious about as an art form. I had a decent amount of musical ability, but also have great musician friends who were very willing to help me. I took this very seriously, taking vocal and guitar lessons while I was touring. I was very devoted to learning and understanding how I could accompany myself.

    Margaret self released Cho Dependent on her own Clownery Records, and was encouraged by the acclaim, as there are only a handful of people putting out albums of comedy music Weird Al Yankovic, Flight of the Conchords, The Lonely Island, to name a few but no women. While thrilled that her hard work was rewarded with the nomination, Margaret isnt finished with musical comedy yet, claiming to have more music in her. (remove line) Writing lyrics is a different process for me than writing Stand Up. It utilizes the same elements, but its a more demanding discipline. You have more freedom with comedy writing than with lyrics, where mathematics comes in to play so the lyrics go with the music.

    In 2011, Margaret released the live concert film of Cho Dependent, which also had its cable network debut on Showtime. Audiences who caught these performances live can attest that Cho hasnt lost any of her edge on Cho Dependent, her sixth live concert DVD. Shot at the Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA, Cho remains uncensored, but never unhinged, taking aim at the Palin family, her stint on Dancing With the Stars, smoking pot and living in a world with sexting. The DVD is characteristically no-holds-barred Margaret and instantly a classic.

    Margaret has also finished her fourth season on Drop Dead Diva. Cho returns as Teri Girl Friday to Brooke Elliotts Jane Bingham, whose body is inhabited by the soul of a vapid model sent back to earth after Heaven judges her as a zero-zero for having committed no good and no bad deeds. Drop Dead Diva is not only beloved on Lifetime, but by the many stars who have queued up to guest on the show, including Paula Abdul, Wanda Sykes, Rosie ODonnell, Vivica Fox and Kim Kardashian.

    Not one to rest on her laurels, Margaret spent whatever free time she had crafting her all new standup show, the uproariously and aptly named MOTHER, which kicked off in September, 2012, including a five-night stint at Londons Leicester Square Theatre in October. According to Margaret, MOTHER offers up an untraditional look at motherhood and how we look at maternal figures and strong women in queer culture. Its probably my edgiest show to date, filled with riotous observations on race, drugs, sexuality gay-straight-everything in between, celebrity, culture, politics nothing is sacred least of all this MOTHER.

    Paradox not lost, Margaret had to re-schedule some of the shows she had booked mid-September so she could attend the Emmy Awards with her mother. Nominated for a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her hilarious stint on 30 Rock as gender-bending North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, Margaret was thrilled with the role and the nomination: Im so excited to have been nominated for an Emmy, especially for 30 Rock, which is an incredible show, and also for playing a deranged and deceased world dictator who has divided the small country of my origin in two. Thats the best part. I think thats what Id call iron curtain irony

    While thrilled with her two Grammy and recent Emmy nod, Margaret has never turned away from the causes that are important to her. She is incredibly active in anti-racism, anti-bullying and gay rights campaigns, and has been recognized for her unwavering dedication. She was the recipient of the Victory Funds 2008 Leadership Award and the first ever Best Comedy Performance Award at the 2007 Asian Excellence Awards. She also received the First Amendment Award from the ACLU of Southern California, and the Intrepid Award from the National Organization for Women (NOW). Throughout her career, she has been honored by GLAAD, American Women in Radio and Television, the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF), the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), and PFLAG for making a significant difference in promoting equal rights for all, regardless of race, sexual orientation or gender identity. In June of 2011, Margaret was honored by LA Pride, receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing an individual whose lifetime body of work has left a lasting major imprint on the LGBT community.

    Through her hard work, Margaret has had the opportunity to be heard, to extend her point of view and become regarded as a true pioneer in her field. She takes none of it for granted. Its a wonderful thing to be known as a safe haven for people. A lot people who come to my shows dont necessarily consider themselves traditional comedy fans. I seem to be a safe alternative for people who dont think theyre being represented in society. They come because my point of view satisfies a lot of what needs to be said out there, and that makes me really proud.

    at Moore Theatre
    1932 Second Avenue
    Seattle, United States

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