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Margaret Cho

Margaret Cho


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Also Known As: Moran Cho Died:
Born: December 5, 1968 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: San Francisco, California, USA Profession: Cast ... comedian actor bookstore clerk retail salesperson


An acid-tongued performer who often let loose her rage at conservative politicians, gay bashers and anti-feminists on stage, Margaret Cho still managed to endear herself to audiences through her deeply personal stories. She rose to fame as a loud, brutally honest comic who shattered the media's stereotypes of Asian women as polite, bow-scraping servants, and whose style and presence was once compared to comedy icon Richard Pryor. The comedienne would go on to star on the short-lived series "All-American Girl" (1994-95), a harrowing experience she recounted in her concert film, "I'm the One that I Want" (2000). The show was the first in a series of many sold-out performances showcasing Cho's raunchy, in-your-face riffs about sex, bodily functions, ethnic myths, drag queens, and more. Beginning with "Notorious C.H.O." (2002), her stand-up acts tackled more political issues, but the one theme that always garnered the most laughs was Cho's hilarious impressions of her Korean mother. Cho's second foray into network television was more successful; she starred on the reality series, "The Cho Show" (VH1, 2008), and was a regular on Lifetime's hit comedy, "Drop Dead Diva" (2009- ). In 2010, Cho showed off her dancing skills on ABC's popular series "Dancing with the Stars" (2005- ), and took her act on the road with "Cho Dependent," another gut-busting concert tour from one of comedy's most talented, inspirational and fearless performers.

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