About Me:Comedian and writer Margaret Cho has been performing for audiences since she was sixteen. In the past five years she’s launched four sold-out national tours, turning each into a concert film. In 1999 her groundbreaking one-woman show, I’m The One That I Want, was turned into a best selling book and a concert film that grossed more per print than any film in history. Her 2001 Notorious C.H.O. tour culminated in a sold-out show at Carnegie Hall, and in 2004, the CD of her Revolution tour was nominated for a Grammy. In 2004, Cho 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, the show evolved into her fourth critically acclaimed national tour, Assassin. In addition to her busy touring schedule, Cho has just completed her first narrative feature, Bam Bam and Celeste, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in late 2005 and has since played at the AFI Fest and at Fusion, the Los Angeles LGBT People of Color Film Festival. Her second book, I Have Chosen to Stay and Fight, was recently released by Riverhead Books, and has been praised as “Raw. Blunt. Passionate. Empathetic, yet no-holds-barred,” by the Star-Telegram. Cho is also currently developing a new sitcom with Fox and Regency Television, revolving around her “Mommy” character, treasured by fans of her stand-up. Says Cho, “I am very excited because I finally have actually become my mother.” Always incorporating activism in her comedy, Cho recently received the First Amendment Award from the ACLU of Southern California. She has also been honored by the National Organization for Women (NOW), GLAAD, Lambda Legal, the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) and the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) for making a significant difference in promoting equal rights for all, regardless of race, sexual orientation or gender identity.
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