Margaret Cho gets insta-rupted today. Margaret, native San Franciscan, is an American stand-up comedian, actress, fashion designer, author, and singer-songwriter. Cho is best known for her stand-up routines, through which she critiques social and political problems, especially regarding race and sexuality. She rose to prominence after creating and starring in the ABC sitcom All-American Girl and became an established stand-up comic in the subsequent years.
She has also had endeavors in fashion and music, and has her own clothing line. Cho has also frequently supported LGBT rights and has won awards for her humanitarian efforts on behalf of women, Asian Americans, and the LGBT community.
In today’s episode Syd and Margaret discuss what life was like growing up in San Francisco and performing there during her early years as a comic, being an Asian American women in the entertainment industry, perfume preferences, dealing with anxiety and sex and BDSM.
- Having a unique taste for makeup and perfume
- Getting through the pandemic by watching old movies and shows
- The importance of rest, for a creative mind
- Looking up to Joan Rivers and trying comedy because of her
- Beginning her career in the local comedy circuit in San Francisco
- How to deal with Television Executives
- Imitating violence and sex through art
- Margaret’s experience being on The Masked Singer
- The joke writing process
- Dealing with stage freight
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