Win two tickets to Margaret Cho "Live in Concert" at an upcoming show (dates & locations TBA), plus the chance to meet Maragret before or after the the show! You never know what could happen...
Margaret Cho started performing stand-up at age 16 in a comedy club called The Rose & Thistle above a bookstore her parents ran. Soon after, she won a comedy contest where first prize was opening for Jerry Seinfeld. She moved to Los Angeles in the early ’90s and lived in a house with several other young performers.
Still in her early twenties, Cho 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. 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.
In 1994, she starred in a short-lived ABC sitcom called All-American Girl. In 1999, Margaret chronicled her experience on the sitcom in an off Broadway one-woman show called I’m The One That I Want. After the success of her first show, Margaret launched Notorious C.H.O. Margaret embarked on her third sold-out national tour, Revolution, in 2003.
In 2004, Margaret took her politically charged State of Emergency tour through the swing states of the Presidential election. Lauded as “Murderously funny!” by the New York Times, State of Emergency eventually evolved into her fourth national show, Assassin.
In addition to her busy touring schedule, Margaret has proven herself an established writer and blogger; her second book, a collection of essays on all subjects political and pop, I Have Chosen to Stay and Fight. She has also completed her first narrative feature; Bam Bam and Celeste.
In 2007, Margaret hit the road with 80’s legends Cyndi Lauper, Debbie Harry & 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.
In 2008, thirteen years after her catastrophic foray into television, Margaret returned to TV on her own terms, in the Vh1 series, The Cho Show. The Cho Show followed Margaret, her real parents, and her eccentric entourage through a series of irreverent and outrageous experiences, shaped by Margaret’s ‘anything goes’ brand of stand-up.
Last year Margaret also returned to her stand-up roots with a brand new tour, Beautiful.
This fall, Margaret will also be touring as she works out a new stand-up show that features a healthy mix of new comedy and live music. In the spirit of Cho’s diverse identity and equally diverse career, her workshop tour will feature her burgeoning foray into the realm of comedy music. She will be showcasing songs from her forthcoming album, tentatively titled Guitarded, which will feature guest appearances by Patty Griffin, Jon Brion, Grant Lee Phillips, and others. Cho’s workshop shows feature her trademark raunchy, socially relevant and politically-charged comedy, and also offer a unique chance to see her in a more intimate setting as she develops songs from her forthcoming comedy album.
Show date will be arranged once your payment has cleared. Item valid for two tickets and meet and greet passes to any one date/venue on Margaret Cho's next US/Canadian Tour (tentatively planned for fall of 2010) - DOES NOT INCLUDE FESTIVAL APPEARANCES. Tickets and passes to be arranged with artist management following the winning bid. All sales are final -- please contact us in advance with any questions about this item. Women, Action, & the Media is a project of New Words Live, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.