Launched in the fall of 2017, “Fresh Off The Bloat” has traveled worldwide for the past year and a half and is certainly her sickest stand-up comedy show to date. A pioneer amongst women in comedy, Margaret doesn’t take anything for granted as she continues to tackle difficult subjects with sensitivity and her razor-sharp insight with her takes on addiction, abuse, activism, and Asianness. It’s all about the politics of disgust and what is disgusting about politics. Aptly titled, “Fresh Off The Bloat,” Margaret says, “Fresh Off The Bloat” is my sickest show to date. My grandmother said, “You look like bloated as if you’ve been found dead in a lake after several days of searching.” Koreans are the most savage of all the Asians. My new show is all about being fresh off drugs and drinking and suicide and coming back to life – finally fished out of the river Styx. It’s meta. It’s magical. It’s me.”
Margaret Cho 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 became the Patron Saint for Outsiders, speaking for those who are not able to speak for themselves, & encouraging people to use their voice to promote change.
After starting her Stand Up career, Margaret won a comedy contest where first prize was opening for Jerry Seinfeld. In her early 20s, hit the college circuit & became the most booked act in the market. Got nomination for Campus Comedian of The Year. Arsenio Hall introduced her to late night audiences, Bob Hope put her on a prime time special & seemingly overnight, Margaret Cho became a national celebrity.
Some for her achievements, TV drama & sitcom All-American Girl, The Cho Show, Drop Dead Diva, I’m The One That I Want, smash-hit Notorious C.H.O., sold-out tour Revolution, music collection Cho Dependent & many more.
With so much success in her artistic life, Margaret has never turned away from the causes that are important to her. She is incredibly active in anti-racism, anti-bullying, advocating for the homeless & gay rights campaigns, and has been recognized for her unwavering dedication.
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