Margaret Cho what happened?

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    Dec 14, 2015 5:24 AM GMT
    SO I was in a hotel room yesterday which is the only time I watch cable. Margaret Cho's latest Stand up Psycho was on. Sigh Cho was one of my introductions to gay life as a teen. She hasn't changed in 15 years. Its obvious she's very comfortable as the self appointed fag hag of the world. The audience was barely laughing. You could tell she was able to draw then in by her reputation but everyone was always waiting for the punch line. Waiting for to be funny. The only joke I honestly laughed at was about a Mexican sexual partner who sucked her his own dick. She joked about them coming over her and stealing our jobs. It was so embarrassing watching someone who at one point seemed brave, provocative and fresh not having grown at all as a comedian. I feel like acceptance for homosexuality maybe the end of her career. She has nothing interesting to say anymore. Even her tattoos make her look like she's trying to be different while just coming off as predictable and bland.

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  • AMoonHawk

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    Dec 14, 2015 5:37 AM GMT
    fag hag??? I thought she was lesbian.
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    Dec 14, 2015 5:43 AM GMT
    I don't know much about her at all except her appearance in the gay web series.
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    Dec 14, 2015 6:25 AM GMT
    Remember the "stand-up comedy" channel from the 90 s? It bombed because most stand-up is forced and lame. You have to be there. And be appropriately medicated.
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    Dec 14, 2015 2:31 PM GMT
    I think C.K. Louis is the one stand-up comedian who is able to juggle political incorrectness with political correctness just the right amount where he can still make fun of both sides of it.
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    Dec 14, 2015 2:59 PM GMT
    I never liked Margaret Cho's comedy at any point of her career. But that's just personal preference, no doubt reflecting a generational thing; others enjoy her.

    Some women comedians are legendary, on stage, screen and TV, and I can't get enough of them. But it does seem that women in general are less successful as solo stand-up comics than men are. I don't know if that has to do with them, or with audience acceptance and expectations.

    The most outstanding current female comic that comes to my mind is Ellen DeGeneres. But she's even better as a talk show host, where her spontaneous quick wit and easy style are put to best use, although she still does some stand-up (and also sit-down). I consider her the comedy queen of US talk shows.
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    Dec 14, 2015 7:30 PM GMT
    She could have also just been having an off night. All performers have them from time to time. Keep in mind that performers normally go on stage even if they have the flu, PMS or if their best friend just died.
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    Dec 14, 2015 8:21 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidI never liked Margaret Cho's comedy at any point of her career. But that's just personal preference, no doubt reflecting a generational thing; others enjoy her.

    Some women comedians are legendary, on stage, screen and TV, and I can't get enough of them. But it does seem that women in general are less successful as solo stand-up comics than men are. I don't know if that has to do with them, or with audience acceptance and expectations.

    The most outstanding current female comic that comes to my mind is Ellen DeGeneres. But she's even better as a talk show host, where her spontaneous quick wit and easy style are put to best use, although she still does some stand-up (and also sit-down). I consider her the comedy queen of US talk shows.


    Joan Rivers opened the door for female comedians.

    Kathy Griffin ( who I LOVE!) acknowledges that. Roseanne was certainly successful, but it became dated. "Put it on a gift certificate, babe"....you have to remember when Wheel of Fortune actually did that!

    Margaret Cho is more droll. It's more situational than "ha ha" funny.
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    Dec 14, 2015 8:32 PM GMT
    Lisa Lampanelli is fucking hilarious.

  • metta

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    Dec 14, 2015 8:59 PM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidfag hag??? I thought she was lesbian.


    Bisexual
  • lostlogic

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    Dec 15, 2015 3:33 AM GMT
    Kathy Griffin stole her recipe.
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    Dec 15, 2015 4:12 AM GMT
    lostlogic saidKathy Griffin stole her recipe.



    this.


    I watched Margaret's previous TV show as well. Or I would have, had I not fallen asleep ten minutes into it.
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    Dec 16, 2015 2:17 AM GMT
    Margaret Cho says it’s fine to make jokes about Paris massacre



    "However, the stand-up claims that her aim is not to offend anybody and that she has nothing but “love and compassion” for the victims of the attacks.

    “I’m talking a lot right now about Paris and Beirut,” she said in an interview to promote her show psyCHO in London.
    “I have so much compassion and love towards the city and all of the victims. I feel that you have to find a way to talk about things with compassion with a mind towards peace.”
    “You can make mean jokes too soon. That’s certainly possible and that happens a lot on Twitter where people say insensitive things right after they happen.”

    Explaining her motives, the comic said that it is fine to approach such subjects with humour, but only if you do so with a “political and passionate mind.”

    “I’m not that kind of an artist. I have much more of a political mind and compassionate mind when it comes to dealing with tragedy and I think we need to have a new way of looking at peace, so my show is all about that.”


    http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2015/12/15/margaret-cho-says-its-fine-to-make-jokes-about-paris-massacre/