San Francisco-born comedian Margaret Cho is coming home to the Bay for five very special shows from Friday, December 26th to Sunday, December 28th at San Jose Improv. The accomplished entertainer and activist recently wrapped up filming the pilot for a new FOX comedy entitled Cabot College, created by Tina Fey and Matt Hubbard. Cho previously worked with Fey and Hubbard on 30 Rock, where she was nominated for an Emmy for a guest star stint as Kim Jong-Il and also played the role of Kim Jong-Un. Also on deck for next year, Cho will serve as a co-host for TLC’s first late-night talk show All About Sex.
While Cho is known for her incredible sense of humor, she is also known for being outspoken about social issues. She recently told the San Jose Mercury News that she’ll be addressing some heavy stuff at her upcoming shows, including the deaths of Robin Williams and Joan Rivers, the recent police brutality incidents in Ferguson and New York, and the rise of violence against women. However, Cho insists, “I know it sounds like it will be serious but it won’t. That’s my artistry. You can tackle these issues but have a sense of the ridiculous. It’s angry humor.”
Come and see Ms. Cho for some post-holiday cheer. For tickets, the complete performance schedule, and further info, visit the San Jose Improv website.
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