Starring: Margaret Cho
Directed by: Lorene Machado
Margaret Cho is back baby! Her fans are loyal and many
happen to be among them. Just be fore warned Cho's not some stereotype
the media has planted in your head. You know where all Asians
are into kung-fu and speak soft as a morning dove! Yep, Cho is
NO delicate Asian flower who meekly serves up your table's
tea - that is for sure!
Inevitably one tends to compare past work with new works and,
sure, Notorious C.H.O. isn't as bitch- slapping- you- in-
the- face- with- shock- till -you- faint- from- laughter- funny
as I'm The One That I Want, mostly because we've been trained
by the gal to expect her innocent face to contort and deliver
down right nasty tid bits! And believe me N.C.H.O. has
heaping portions of belly laughs and the same devilish pounds
of giggles! DO NOT MISS THIS if you're a Cho-chick or plain old
dig subtle (ha) raunchy humor..
is very popular in the gay
communities for her openness with her sexuality. Is she gay
or better yet Bi? Who knows. Who cares? But anyone who has the
nerve to talk about her "experiments " with the door
swung open like she does is gonna get a hardy laugh. It's like
talking to your wild girlfriend for a couple of hours. Sometimes
the mouth hangs open but most of the time you're just amazed at
the life before you.
talks about getting a colonic in a trendy Los Angeles spa for
the ass. She dabbles in her visit to a sex club and talks about
self-esteem and eating disorders straightforwardly. On eating
and self-esteem issues she steps one foot short of a soap
box at some points but her earnestness keeps you from squirming
like you've accidentally sat in on a self help group and missed
the theater with the comedy film!
impression of her mom is uncanny and, as always, hysterical. Those
of us that have foreign language first parents laugh a bit harder
as their accents make them automatically come off as innocent
and their words are 100% free-speech America. This time around
her mother tells Margaret a little secret about her daddy. Too
also talks about her drag queen guardian angels that look down
on her and keep her from wearing the wrong ensemble and keep her
believing in herself.
See Cho is Asian American and female! She's not supposed
to be a comedian! Or least a successful comedian! She has
done a lot for people's perceptions of the standard-Sheckie-Green-catskill-
wacka-wacka- did -you-hear-the-one- boy's- club of the comedy
circuit. Proving to club owners, and for that matter the public,
women can and are very very funny
..so book them!
She's also changing the perception of the slight and soft spoken
Asian girl who never says a peep. HAH! Take your multilevel bigot
friends to this and let 'er rip!
C.H.O. is for old fans to have a fresh laugh and for new fans
to discover Margaret Cho being fresh. Either way it's less expensive
than a comedy club and every seat is great! Enjoy!
recommendation: Korean food. Skip the Kimchee though it tastes
Speaking of ass- get to the 'ASS MASTER' herself's site