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I'm going to see Margaret Cho at the La Mirada Theatre this Saturday. Jealous, Bitches?

Well?

(It's not the Hollywood Pantages, but I saw Vicki Lawrence there two years ago and the second half of her act was in full Mama garb: wig, knee-high stockings -- everything. An incredible night shared with a house full of 60-something DLers. She sang "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia" and closed the evening with a rare rendition of the "Mama's Family" theme song with lyrics! Much more fun than the time I saw "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" in 2012 featuring Constantine Maroulis, the greasy DL anti-favorite who chewed the scenery for two full hours. Horrible. Three years later, Connie would be arrested for beating the shit out of a chorus girl he met [and later impregnated] during "Rock of Age"'s Broadway run where he played Drew Boley, guitarist for the band Wolfgang Von Colt.)

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by Anonymousreply 48October 31, 2021 3:53 PM

PS: It wasn't my idea to see Cho, a friend had a spare ticket -- for free. Now are you jealous, bitches?

by Anonymousreply 1October 22, 2021 3:58 AM

OP = Master of the Ass

by Anonymousreply 2October 22, 2021 3:59 AM

I saw her a few years ago - she was very funny

by Anonymousreply 3October 22, 2021 4:00 AM

OP / R1 you seem to want approval?

by Anonymousreply 4October 22, 2021 4:01 AM

Was Margaret lying when she was on that wife swap series and said she NEVER bathes. How is this possible?

How does one manage being filthy all the time? She must reek.

by Anonymousreply 5October 22, 2021 4:02 AM

YES! come back and tell us everything!

by Anonymousreply 6October 22, 2021 4:03 AM

I find her funny, so yes, I'm envious.

by Anonymousreply 7October 22, 2021 4:03 AM

r5, I can believe she ,can be a dirt dog, kind of like a stoner

by Anonymousreply 8October 22, 2021 4:05 AM

She's set to star in Squid Game Season 2 next year.

by Anonymousreply 9October 22, 2021 4:06 AM

I'd be jealous if it were the 90's.

by Anonymousreply 10October 22, 2021 4:07 AM

WAY back in the day, I would say yes. She was so delightfully dirty and really "went there". But unless she's shifted back to her old days and ways, she became painfully woke, before we even were using that word. Her shows ended up being a lot of moralizing and it was so tedious. Woke and comedy can't coexist.

by Anonymousreply 11October 22, 2021 4:09 AM

[Quote] but I saw Vicki Lawrence there two years ago

She was last there in 2009, OP. I was also there. I'm going to see Million Dollar Quartet and In The Heights! I love that theatre. Sound is great and all the seat views are really good.

by Anonymousreply 12October 22, 2021 4:10 AM

Is Margaret still in Roseanne mode, claiming to have been abused by her parents and acting like a mental case? She hasn’t been funny in decades.

by Anonymousreply 13October 22, 2021 4:12 AM

I remember this dumb bitch going after Jennifer Saunders claiming racism about the Ab Fab movie that wasn’t even out yet. Her standup now is just soapbox shit.

by Anonymousreply 14October 22, 2021 4:13 AM

Oh I'm happy to see she's about 85% sold there. Four weeks ago 1/2 the floor and 90% of the balcony were not sold. Good for her.

by Anonymousreply 15October 22, 2021 4:13 AM

Margaret is an admitted drug addict and alcoholic. She’ll be dead before you know it. She actually took pills she had just vomited out of the toilet and swallowed them again. She’s a mess.

by Anonymousreply 16October 22, 2021 4:14 AM

I saw Donny and Marie there in 2018. They were spectacular!

by Anonymousreply 17October 22, 2021 4:15 AM

Engelbert Humperdinck plays there tomorrow the 22nd.

by Anonymousreply 18October 22, 2021 4:16 AM

LOVE Cathy Stayfree Rigby !

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by Anonymousreply 19October 22, 2021 4:19 AM

Oh god, snooze central... Number 23 is at least worth an eye-roll

1. I bake great bread, and bring it to friends.

2. I’m actually Chinese, which I found out after many years of believing I was fully Korean.

3. I speak Korean pretty well.

4. Lisa Ling and I are cousins.

5. I used to be in a children’s singing group before I started doing stand-up at 14.

6. I’m extremely allergic to dust mites so I vacuum every few hours when I’m at home.

7. I only have nine toenails.

8. I use about 10 different mosquito repellents because they will eat me alive [otherwise].

9. Vegemite is a huge part of my flavor obsessions. It’s so savory.

10. I listen to podcasts, music or audiobooks [nonstop] when I’m not working. The only time I’m silent is during meditation.

11. I talk to my cats and dogs all day long about what we are listening to.

12. I think pasta and French fries are good together.

13. I have fed a rhino pieces of apple by hand at the zoo.

14. I’m scared of snakes, but I went to a reptile convention and totally fell in love with them.

15. I love to eat croissants, but they make a huge mess.

16. I’m extremely allergic to squid and octopus.

17. My comedy partner for my early performances was Sam Rockwell.

18. I once studied to be a raw vegan chef.

19. Friendly House is my favorite charity. I am involved in many of their events.

20. My favorite color is all the colors!

21. I really love animals and have cared for rescue dogs for nearly 30 years.

22. I learned to give my cat intramuscular injections — and she doesn’t even get mad at me about it!

23. I’m trying to only wear sustainable fashion, whether it’s upcycled clothing, secondhand, vintage or even my own things. I have worn certain pieces for decades.

24. I have extremely short pinky fingers which alters my fingering on the guitar and piano.

25. Many of my tattoos are unfinished because they just hurt too much!

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by Anonymousreply 20October 22, 2021 4:24 AM

Report back OP. I understand she puts on *quite* the show. Her numerous costume changes are supposed to be an extravaganza of plumes, bugle beads and tassel fringe.

by Anonymousreply 21October 22, 2021 4:25 AM

R6, for you (and R21), I'll return with new Cho stories. The last time I saw her about 10 years ago, she did a 10-minute bit about getting spit-roasted. I can't wait!

R4, you can sit in front of your couch, eat bon bons in your terry-cloth turban, and get fatter that night.

by Anonymousreply 22October 22, 2021 8:00 AM

Well, OP????

by Anonymousreply 23October 24, 2021 5:01 AM

I didn't even know that Margaret Cho was still in the business.

by Anonymousreply 24October 24, 2021 5:23 AM

I've seen quite a few shows there -- including the Constantine Maroulis "Jekyll" OP referred to. Wasn't Deborah Cox the female lead?

One of the best things I saw there was Mitzi Gaynor's one-woman show. She mostly showed clips and told lots of stories, but it was a lot of fun. I've seen lots of regular musicals there too. Great theater, and free parking!

by Anonymousreply 25October 24, 2021 5:00 PM

Well, OP?

by Anonymousreply 26October 24, 2021 8:46 PM

I met her in the 90s as she was doing a fundraiser for the organization where I worked. I approached her to thank her and she unleashed a lip curl and an avalanche of ice-cold silent bitchiness my way.

All I said was, "great show! Thank you so much for your support of _______." She stared and sneered and did not say a word.

by Anonymousreply 27October 24, 2021 11:08 PM

OP is as big a disappointment as Margaret Cho's television series.

by Anonymousreply 28October 24, 2021 11:09 PM

Well,OP?

by Anonymousreply 29October 25, 2021 7:24 PM

Sorry, sorry, DL friends. It's been an exhausting week.

OK – the evening. What you have to know about La Mirada Theatre is that it sits right in the middle of working class, no frills La Mirada – except for this theater, the next big cultural hot spot is Max Video Rental in Norwalk, the next town over. This explains the crowd. To my estimation, we were split in four groups:

1: 75-year-old-plus straight, silver-haired couples. Most of these people are the theater’s subscribers so they come out for everything – traveling shows of West Side Story, Death of a Salesman, Jay Leno, and tonight, Margret Cho. Sweet old people.

2: People like me and my group, and probably a good chunk of DLers: 45- to 55-year-old Gen Xers in muted clothes, and greying at the temples (although we could all pass for mid-30s). Catty, cynical, boozy, and we all have a vague memory of All-American Girl.

3: Straight marrieds who really like her. I mean, really, really like her. I sat next to one of them, a real masher with John Denver hair who was doubled over in laugher at some of Cho’s throwaways.

4: Young gays in ‘90s clothes -- I couldn’t tell if it was in irony or not.

We got there about an hour before show time, ordered double vodkas and grabbed a high-top in the lobby. It was nice to see different types co-mingling seamlessly in a town as stuffy as La Mirada. Surprisingly, no Karens all night.

A comedian from Texas (I only know he was from Texas because most of his act was about Texas) opened with a short set – about 15 minutes… about Texas. I thought he was the emcee when he skipped on stage, but then he started talking. A lot. And I thought, why is this guy chatting about how backwards Texas is and not introducing Margret Cho? Then some of the things he was talking about were kind of funny. Again, mostly observations about Texas and how it ranks 49th in education. There were definite John Mulaney undertones, but he won the crowd over by the end of his set. I'd see him again, he's good after a couple of minutes.

Cho kept her set mostly PG-13, although she did do a lengthy bit about the loud hum of her Hitachi Magic Wand. For the most part, Cho kept things safe – funny, but neutral with no real mention of current events. Her material was limited to interactions with her family (she still does her mom) and other non-hot topics. I don’t think she ever got close to crossing any controversial lines. (I say that having seen her at Largo years ago doing a bit about her being spit-roasted by two men, one I think was her husband.)

She was very funny, and a great storyteller, but I could feel like she kept her foot off the gas due to the crowd. Everyone there seemed very happy on the way out though. That said, if I ever see her again, it’ll be in a small comedy club where she probably feels a little more free to let loose.

by Anonymousreply 30October 31, 2021 3:38 AM

Comedians alter their acts depending on the audience. If she had been playing a theater in San Francisco or LA, her act would've been totally different.

by Anonymousreply 31October 31, 2021 3:42 AM

ASS MASTERS?

by Anonymousreply 32October 31, 2021 3:45 AM

Not at all.

by Anonymousreply 33October 31, 2021 3:54 AM

[quote] I’m actually Chinese, which I found out after many years of believing I was fully Korean.

Is she joking? She’s actually Chinese? WTF? Her whole schtick is based on her being Korean.

by Anonymousreply 34October 31, 2021 3:58 AM

[quote] Death of a Salesman

Salesperson!

by Anonymousreply 35October 31, 2021 4:45 AM

What are the salesperson's pronouns?

by Anonymousreply 36October 31, 2021 4:47 AM

Did you have to lock your phone up in a Yonder box before the show?

by Anonymousreply 37October 31, 2021 4:47 AM

I thought my review clearly implied that, R31

by Anonymousreply 38October 31, 2021 5:29 AM

Didn't she get Johnny Sinz's dick in his prime?

by Anonymousreply 39October 31, 2021 7:01 AM

[quote]OP = Master of the Ass

Margaret? What is a ASS MASTER?

by Anonymousreply 40October 31, 2021 7:21 AM

Margaert Cho believes effeminate gay men are really women. She's a homophobe.

by Anonymousreply 41October 31, 2021 7:34 AM

At midnight on Halloween 👻!

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by Anonymousreply 42October 31, 2021 7:40 AM

[quote] Comedians alter their acts depending on the audience. If she had been playing a theater in San Francisco or LA, her act would've been totally different.

What city and state is this La Mirada theater in that she has to censor herself?

by Anonymousreply 43October 31, 2021 8:33 AM

r43 it's not censoring, it's knowing your audience. If it's an older audience in a more conservative area you're not going to talk about your wild sex and drugs adventures like you would if you were doing a show in West Hollywood. You'd talk more about family stuff and other topics that particular audience would relate to.

by Anonymousreply 44October 31, 2021 8:39 AM

I love Margaret Cho's story about 'Gwen' when she spent some time in hospital.

'My name's Gwen's and I'm here to wash your vagina'

by Anonymousreply 45October 31, 2021 8:45 AM

[quote]What city and state is this La Mirada theater in that she has to censor herself?

It's in Los Angeles County, on the border of Orange County.

by Anonymousreply 46October 31, 2021 3:24 PM

I saw her years ago when she was relevant.

by Anonymousreply 47October 31, 2021 3:49 PM

Was her whole show about "Recovery" and her "funny" slips in addiction and alcoholism?

And then her brave rise back up after her final, illuminating hitting-bottom?

BLEARGH.

by Anonymousreply 48October 31, 2021 3:53 PM
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