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Click here to see Margaret in Weird Al's new "Tacky" video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zq7Eki5EZ8o

 

 

CATCH MARGARET ON
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS TUESDAY JULY 21

 

CATCH MARGARET ON "WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN" SEPTEMBER 21 AND "THE TODAY SHOW" SEPTEMBER 22

 

SHOWTIME® PRESENTS MARGARET CHO: psyCHO

Stand-Up Comedy Event to Premiere
Friday, September 25th At 9 PM ET/PT on SHOWTIME


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PRESS ARCHIVES


 

MARGARET CHO ANNOUNCES U.S. FALL DATES FOR
THE “psyCHO” TOUR

MARGARET TO MARRY COUPLES AT EACH TOUR STOP - #MarryMeMargaret

CATCH MARGARET ON "WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN" SEPTEMBER 21, "THE TODAY SHOW" SEPTEMBER 22, "THE REAL" SEPTEMBER 30 and THE PREMIERE OF HER BRAND NEW SHOWTIME COMEDY SPECIAL SEPTEMBER 25

 


Los Angeles, CA – August 8, 2015 - Three time Grammy and Emmy nominee, comedian Margaret Cho has announced she will embark on a national U.S. run in support of The psyCHO Tour this fall. Margaret will hit various cities including Los Angeles, Chicago and her hometown of San Francisco before embarking on a string of European dates this winter.

Margaret has been developing brand new material over the last several months and said: “I'm so thrilled to announce that I will be back out on the road. This show is about insanity, and about the anger I feel about everything happening in the world right now, from police brutality to racism to the rising tide of violence against women. It makes me all so crazy - hence the title: “The psyCHO Tour” - there is no “I” in team but there is a “CHO” in psycho". When men go off on something - they are "passionate" and "driven" and when women go off on something we are "hysterical" and "crazy". I'm trying to bring some joy to the hysteria and insanity. ”

From singlehood to Boko Haram to Bruce Jenner’s transition to female empowerment, Margaret tackles difficult subjects with sensitivity and razor sharp insight. A pioneer amongst women in comedy, Margaret doesn’t take anything for granted. “It’s a wonderful thing to be known as a ‘safe haven’ for people who feel disenfranchised. The audience at my shows don’t necessarily consider themselves traditional comedy fans. I seem to be a secure alternative for people who don’t think they’re 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.”

A big part of Margaret’s show are tributes to her “father in comedy,” Robin Williams and her “mother in comedy,” Joan Rivers, who passed away within a month of one another. Margaret was very close to both of them; her friendship with Robin encouraged her to start the #BeRobin campaign to raise awareness and funds for the homeless community. Her friendship with Joan reinforced Margaret’s desire to remain fearless.


Read more about #BeRobin - New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/ 12/25/us/with-memories-of-a- comic-comrade-margaret-cho- helps-the-homeless.html?hp& action=click&pgtype=Homepage& module=second-column-region& region=top-news&WT.nav=top- news&_r=1


Prior to the tour launch Margaret will make television appearances on "Watch What Happens with Andy Cohen on September 21, The Today Show on September 22, "The Real" on September 30 and will premiere her brand new comedy special "psyCHO" September 25 on Showtime.

In addition, Margaret will marry one lucky couple at each tour stop. Read more here about the #MarryMeMargaret campaign:
I’m excited to announce the #MarryMeMargaret campaign sponsored by Live Nation. I want to marry YOU – well, sort of, I want to get you two crazy kids onstage during my PsyCHO Tour which starts October 1 and I will serve as your officiant. Don’t worry I’m licensed to do so. Just imagine, by the power vested in me, you as willing participants will have a chance to unite your love officially onstage in front of hundreds of strangers.

Here’s how to enter:

Qualified participants must submit a homemade video between 0:15-0:30 seconds prior to the closing date for the show in their respective city. You must be present in the city in which you want to be married and be present onshow date. The homemade video must answer the question: “Why I want you to #MarryMeMargaret.”
Each video (hereinafter “Submission” or “Entry”) must be uploaded to one of the Cho Sites and comply with the terms of conditions of the relevant site that the Entry is uploaded to.
Each Entry must use hashtag #MarryMeMargaret and Participant must tag their partner in the Entry and @MargaretCho in each Submission.
Each Entry may not be profane, offensive, pornographic, defamatory or inappropriate as determined by Sponsor (Sorry!).

#MarryMeMargaret contest rules here: http://margaretcho.com/stand-up/marrymemargaret-contest-rules/

Complete Press Info including hi-res art: http://kenphillipsgroup.com/cho.htm

Margaret Cho Official Website http://www.margaretcho.com/

Margaret Cho Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialmargaretcho

Margaret Cho Twitter: https://twitter.com/margaretcho/

Margaret Cho YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/margaretcho

2015 Tour dates

DATE VENUE LOCATION
OCT    

1

Andiamo Celebrity Showroom Warren, MI
2 Pantages Theatre Minneapolis, MN
3 Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL
4 Hard Rock Live Cleveland, OH
8 Theatre at Westbury Westbury, NY
9 Warner Theatre Washington, DC
10 Wilbur Theatre Boston, MA
15 (8:00 PM) Castro Theatre San Francisco, CA
15 (10:30 PM) Castro Theatre San Francisco, CA
16 Treasure Island - Mystere Showroom Las Vegas, NV
17 Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Scottsdale, AZ
18 Rialto Theatre Tucson, AZ
22 Balboa Theatre San Diego, CA
23 Fox Performing Arts Center Riverside, CA
24 Moore Theatre Seattle, WA
25 Revolution Hall Portland, OR
29 Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
30 Filmore Miami Beach @ Jackie Gleason Theatre Miami Beach, FL
NOV    
6 Blaisdell Concert Hall Honolulu, HI
7 Maui Arts & Cultural Center - Castle Theatre Kahului - Maui, HI
11 Town Hall Theatre New York, NY
13 Paramount Theatre Denver, CO
14 The Wiltern Los Angeles, CA
DEC    
1 Metropol Club Vienna AUS
3 Savoy Teaterri Helsinki, Finland
5 Umea Open Umea, Sweden
6 Sodra Teatern Stockholm, Sweden
7 Quatsch Berlin, Germany
8 Latter Oslo, Norway
10 Bremen Coppenhagen, Denmark
12 Arenberg Theatre Antwerpen, Belgium
14 Bernhard-Theatre Zurich, Switzerland
15 Capitol Club Warsaw, Poland
16-20 Leicester Square Theatre London, United Kingdom
21 Delamar Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

For further information, interview opportunities, etc. with Margaret, please contact: Ken Phillips Publicity Group, Inc. at: kppublicitygroup@gmail.com


Margaret Cho
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BIO (super short - 149 words)

An accomplished performer in all formats, Margaret Cho could be called the “Queen of all Media” having conquered the worlds of film, television, books, music and theatre. She has three Grammy Award and one Emmy nomination under her belt, and continues her pursuit of all things creative. Never one to shy away from a difficult, or even 'taboo' topic, her socially aware brand of comedy has made her both a thought leader as well as a teacher to those with open minds and open hearts.

Equally as important as her art is the causes she is passionate about. Margaret is widely recognized for her charitable work with gay rights, anti-bullying campaigns and the homeless community, which grew out of a tribute to her dear friend, Robin Williams. In every segment of her life, Margaret is honest, forthright, passionate, uproarious and always entertaining. With her latest Concert Special, psyCHO, which was filmed at New York City’s Gramercy Theatre this past spring, Margaret Cho is at her very best.


 

 

BIO (short)

Beginning with her early days on the scene in SoCal, comedian Margaret Cho has always been the Agent Provocateur of stand up. Never one to shy away from a difficult, or even 'taboo' topic, there are no subjects off limits. Her socially aware brand of comedy has made her both a thought leader as well as a teacher to those with open minds and open hearts.

An accomplished performer in all formats, Cho could be called the “Queen of all Media,” having conquered the worlds of film, television, books, music and theatre. She has three Grammy Award nominations and one Emmy nomination under her belt. Her comedy tours always sell-out, and she’s had two shows debut Off-Broadway (I'm The One That I Want and The Sensuous Woman). She has made an indelible mark in television, starting in 1994 with the network comedy All American Girl, followed by one of the first “reality sitcoms” to air on VH1, The Cho Show, and spent six seasons on the Lifetime series Drop Dead Diva. She is one of the hosts of All About SEX, TLC’s new talk show. Margaret will be covering alternative sexuality for the show, bringing her fearless brand of humor and frank talk to late night.

Margaret’s film and DVD releases of her shows have broken records, with I'm The One That I Want still holding the title for ‘Most Money Grossed Per Print’ for an independent film. Her other releases, which Cho fans collect and swap with zeal, include Notorious C.H.O (2001), Assassin (2005), (2003), Beautiful (2009) and Cho Dependent (2011). Margaret’s latest show, which was filmed this spring at New York’s Gramercy Theatre, is psyCHO. Called “wildly kinetic” by the New York Times, psyCHO picks up where MOTHER, her 2012 show, left off. “This show is about insanity, about the anger I feel about everything happening in the world right now, from police brutality to racism to the rising tide of violence against women. This show is the advanced version of MOTHER, the Wolf Mother.” Since 1999, Margaret has been responsible for the distribution and sale of all her content.

Another one of Margaret’s new projects is something that’s very dear to her heart. As the “Patron Saint” for Outsiders, Margaret advocates for gay rights, bullying, and most recently, the homeless community in San Francisco. When the sadness of her dear friend Robin William’s death overwhelmed her, a mutual friend told her not to grieve Robin, but to ‘Be Robin.’ The hashtag #BeRobin was born, and Margaret began performing in and around San Francisco, putting the information of where she’d be via her Facebook and Twitter pages. “It’s very simple, all I do and create a distraction – comedy and music - for several hours. Our motto is ‘If you have, give; if you need, take.’ ” Exceeding her expectations, #BeRobin has shed a new light on treating homeless people with the dignity they deserve. The GoFundMe page [at http://GoFundMe.com/BeRobin ] has raised over $20,000.00 in donations.


Incredibly, the #BeRobin project has led to more music from Margaret. Waiting for the right opportunity to release the music she has made since her last, Grammy-nominated effort, Cho Dependent, Margaret has two album’s worth of music. When the time is right, Margaret is planning to release new music with all the proceeds going toward the support of the homeless community.

From her activism to her music to her stand up, Margaret is honest, forthright, passionate, uproarious and always entertaining. Margaret Cho is at her very best.


BIO (long)

The Woman! The Comic! The Legend!

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 – that’s 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 Margaret’s father who writes joke books – in Korean. “Books like 1001 Jokes for Public Speakers – real corny stuff,” Cho says. “I guess we’re in the same line of work. But we don’t understand each other that way. I don’t know why the things he says are funny and the same for him.”

What Margaret did know is that she didn’t love being a kid. Racing toward adulthood to escape bullying, she began writing jokes at 14 and professionally performing at age 16. Getting picked on, and feeling disenfranchised, is a subject that’s very near to Margaret’s heart. She has become a sort of “Patron Saint” for Outsiders, speaking for them when they are not able to speak for themselves Along with advocating for gay rights and bullying, Margaret recently began working with Homeless people on the streets of San Francisco as a tribute to her dear friend, Robin Williams.
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 Margaret’s 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, I’m 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. 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., hailed by the New York Times as “Brilliant,” was recorded and released as a feature film. Both films were acquired by Showtime, and produced by Margaret’s production company, a testament to the success of Margaret’s 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 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. An 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, “It’s the closest I’ve 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 Margaret’s ‘anything goes’ brand of stand-up.

The aptly titled Beautiful came next, exploring the good, bad and ugly in beauty, and the unattractive 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 it’s 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, which aired for six seasons on the Lifetime network. Margaret enjoyed being part of a team, and not necessarily having the sole responsibility for keeping things afloat. “(Drop Dead Diva) was very fulfilling. It’s a lot about the things I talk about, like body image, and women feeling good about themselves, and learning to be visible.”

Never one to shy away from a challenge, Margaret stepped right up to the plate when asked to do Season 11 of the highly- rated Dancing with the Stars. Paired with pro Louie Van Amstel, Margaret was on one of the show’s most controversial seasons. “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.” Margaret got a very strong reaction to her Rainbow Dancing Dress during a time when the issue of bullying, especially among gay teens, was being heavily covered in 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. 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 & Sara, 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. 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. 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 hasn’t lost any of her edge. Shot at the Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA, Cho remains uncensored, 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.

In 2012, Margaret spent whatever free time she had crafting her all new standup show, the uproariously and aptly named MOTHER, which kicked off with both a US and European tour. According to Margaret, “MOTHER offers up an untraditional look at motherhood and how we look at maternal figures and strong women in queer culture. There’s nothing we don’t discuss, including 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, and with Tina Fey. “Tina and I did a pilot together, Cabot College, and I was so happy to be working with her again. She is such a force, and I am grateful to know her. I will take any opportunity to team up with her.“

Although the pilot wasn’t picked up, Margaret’s creative side is moving ahead at full speed. First up – honoring her late friend, Robin Williams. “I found I couldn’t stop grieving Robin. He was an idol of mine before he became a friend, and he was an amazing advocate for homeless people, raising over 70 million dollars for homeless Men, Women and Children through the Comic Relief comedy Specials. He’d also stipulate in his movie contracts that a certain percent of the crew had to be homeless. Robin was a naturally compassionate man and he understood implicitly that what these people needed was to be treated with dignity.” When the sadness of his passing overwhelmed Margaret, a mutual friend told her not to grieve Robin, but to ‘Be Robin’. The hashtag #BeRobin was born, and Margaret began setting up shop in different places in and around San Francisco, putting out location information via her Facebook and Twitter pages. “It’s very simple, all I do and create a distraction – comedy and music - for several hours. The generosity of people has amazed me. Hairdressers and nail technicians have come down to give services to the homeless community, we’ve had incredible food donations, sanitary supplies for women, clothing, money and more. Our motto is ‘If you have, give; if you need, take.” The GoFundMe page Margaret set up [at http://GoFundMe.com/BeRobin ] has raised over $20,000.00 in donations.


Incredibly, the #BeRobin project has led to more music from Margaret. She recently decided that her next two albums worth of material would be an outgrowth of the work she’s doing for the homeless community. “I am performing some new songs with the #BeRobin events, and wasn’t really sure how I was going to release my next set of music. I was waiting to see what the right thing was, and this presented itself.” Margaret takes her musicianship very seriously, taking lessons, practicing and working with top musicians. Produced by David Garza and Garrison Starr, the next album will be a comedy-music hybrid not unlike Cho Dependent. “I have so many friends in music, and it’s such a big part of my social life, so I am always recording and finding ideas for songs. Now I have a plan, and all the proceeds will benefit this cause.”


Margaret is also excited about her new talk show on TLC, All About SEX. Part of a panel of hosts that include comedian Heather McDonald and actress Marissa Jaret Winokur, All About SEX is a late night talk show where viewers call in and ask questions about sex. “I cover sex toys and alternative sexuality. I understand that world from the inside. In fact, I was on the Board of Good Vibrations, a pioneering sex toy store for women that removed the stigma of women not only buying sex toys, but experimenting with what makes them feel good.”


2015 also brought Margaret back to the stand up stage, where she filmed her latest concert special/DVD psyCHO at The Gramercy Theatre in New York City. Called “wildly kinetic” by the New York Times, psyCHO picks up where MOTHER, her 2012 show, left off. “This show is about insanity, about the anger I feel about everything happening in the world right now, from police brutality to racism to the rising tide of violence against women. I think everyone has a feeling about that mania and that rage. This show is the advanced version of MOTHER, the Wolf Mother.” One of the things Margaret was most excited for was the artwork for the show, a portrait she commissioned from artist Vincent Castiglia made entirely of her own blood. “I found it to be very symbolic since psyCHO has a lot to do with anger, rage and blood letting. It’s a very beautiful portrait and I am really proud of it.”

With so much going on 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 and gay rights campaigns, and has been recognized for her unwavering dedication. She was the recipient of the Victory Fund’s 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. Additionally, Margaret was honored by LA Pride, receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011, for a lifetime of work that 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. “It’s a wonderful thing to be known as a ‘safe haven’ for people. A lot people who come to my shows don’t necessarily consider themselves traditional comedy fans. I seem to be a safe alternative for people who don’t think they’re 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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DANCING WITH THE STARS
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Music Videos from "Cho Dependent" Release 2010

 

"Baby, I'm With The Band" Video directed by Liam Sullivan. Video was filmed at Bonnaroo and features Conan O'Brien, Reggie Watts, Doug Benson, The Flaming Lips, Weezer, OK Go, The Gossip, The Punch Brothers, Brendan Bensonand GWAR - among others
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"Asian Adjacent"

Laughspin says: Margaret Cho is more than a comedian. She’s a force. She proves it time and time again. With each live performance, with each album release, television role and video, she keeps pushing the boundaries of what is considered mainstream entertainment.

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Check out Margaret's latest videos from her Grammy nominated "Cho Dependent" CD release here:

"I"m Sorry" featuring Andrew Bird:
http://vimeo.com/13196649

"Lice" featuring Ben Lee:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lr60hKsf3M

 

"Eat Shit and Die" featuring Grant Lee Phillips: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P01oCgnhbsQ

"Intervention" featuring Tegan & Sara:
http://vimeo.com/17378004

"Captain Cameltoe" featuring Ani DiFranco: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mk87YnYi9Y

"Hey Big Dog" featuring Fiona Apple:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkysAgxuY9c

"My Puss" :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10i17NNujDE&feature=relmfu

 

 

 

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2015 Video/Audio Interviews

Access Hollywood

Access Hollywood (2)

Bitesize TV

Daytime WFLA Tampa

Fox Good Day New York

Inside Edition

The Insider

Larry Kings' PoliticKING

Late Night with Seth Myers

Late Night with Seth Myers (2)

News 12 New Jersey

OK! TV

On The Scene-News 12 NJ

People

Sinister Girlz

Xtra! Toronto

 

 

 

 

2014 Video Interviews

AOL

KGW

KRON 4 San Francisco

New York Pix 11

Yahoo!

 

2013 Video Interviews

Access Hollywood

Access Live

CBS - Backstage

The Daily Shot

Home & Family

Huffington Post

In Bed With Joan

In The Lab With Arthur Kade

Joy Behar/Say Anything

Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2)

Makers

NBC

OMG! Insider

The Project Australia

The View

The Wendy Williams Show

WGN Radio Chicago (audio)

XOJane

Xtra Canada

 


 

 

2012 Video Interviews

Arthur Kade

CBS News

CNN Showbiz Tonight

The Daily

Fox News - Margaret Cho is gearing up for her busiest year yet

Fox News

Fox News

LA8 Korean TV

Larry King NOW

Sinister Girlz (podcast)

Wendy Williams TV Show

The Talk

The Today Show

The View

 

VH1 Morning Buzz