Madison Concert Ticket Giveaway: MARGARET CHO

Margaret Cho

The Notorious C.H.O. is coming to Madison to shock and delight audiences with her trademark raunchy wit this Thursday, October 14th at The Capitol Theater.  In addition to delivering her side-splitting standup, the iconic funny woman will be performing songs from her recently released album, Cho Dependent, which features artists Tegan and Sara, Tommy Chong, Ben Lee, Brendan Benson, Fiona Apple, Andrew Bird, Jon Brion, Garrison Starr, Grant Lee Phillips, Ani DiFranco, Meghan Toohey, and Rachael Yamagata.

Margaret Cho’s shows are always an outrageously good time, and we want you to be there!  Read on to find out how you could win a pair of tickets to her upcoming Madison performance.


Thursday, October 14, 2010


Capitol Theater – 8pm – $47 main floor / $37 balcony –  reserved seating – Mature Content



Comedian/Actress/Activist Margaret Cho has now also added singer/songwriter to her list of credentials and will be bringing all of that talent with her in her one woman show at the Capitol Theater on Thursday, October 14 at 8pm.

This fall’s tour will be featuring a healthy mix of new comedy and live music.  In the spirit of Cho’s diverse identity and equally diverse career, her tour will feature her burgeoning foray into the realm of  comedy music.  She will be showcasing songs from her album, Cho Dependent, which will feature guest appearances by Patty Griffin, Jon Brion, Grant Lee Phillips, and others.  The shows will also feature her trademark raunchy, socially relevant and politically-charged comedy and offer a unique chance to see her in a more intimate setting as she develops songs from her forthcoming album.

Born and raised in San Francisco, Margaret Cho started performing stand-up at the age of 16 in a comedy club above her parents’ bookstore.  Soon after she won a comedy contest with first prize being the honor of opening a show for Jerry Seinfeld.  Later she moved to Los Angeles which led to appearances on the college circuit, Arsenio Hall, a Bob Hope prime time special and 1994’s short-lived ABC Sitcom All-American Girl.

Cho’s one-woman shows have garnered her critical acclaim. Her performance Notorious C.H.O. was recorded live at Carnegie Hall while on a 37-city tour and was hailed by the New York Times as “Brilliant!”  More cheers from critics for Revolution in 2003 and State of Emergency in 2004, True Colors Tour with Cyndi Lauper and others in 2007, and most recently Beautiful which premiered in Sydney Australia.  With each project, her work has gotten more political and topical bringing her audiences closer to her.

In addition to a busy touring schedule, Margaret has proven herself an established writer and blogger having published two books as well as a narrative feature Bam Bam and Celeste.  She can also be found acting in the Lifetime comedic drama Drop Dead Diva and in a recurring role on CBS’ Ghost Whisperer.

You don’t have a career like this without receiving some recognition for your efforts and Margaret has been recognized by the Victory Fun, the Asian Excellence Awards, the ACLU of Southern California, the National Organization of Woman (NOW), GLAAD, American Women in Radio and Television, the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, and PFLAG.


WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS: When it comes to her comedy, Margaret Cho has never been a shrinking violet.  Her ability to make entire theaters of listeners collectively blush has earned legions of fans all over the world.  We want you to post your favorite, most shocking, quotes from Miss Cho in the comments section below.


Please have your responses in by tomorrow (Wednesday, October 13th) at 8:00pm.  We will be choosing and notifying the winners at that time.  Good luck everyone!

10 Responses

  1. “I was like, Am I gay? Am I straight? And I realized…I’m just slutty. Where’s my parade?”

  2. “Straight guys love it in the ass. The way to a man’s heart is not through his stomach.”

  3. “Hello, my name is Gwen. I’m here to waaaaahhhssssh yer vagina.”

  4. I knew I was crazy because I was watching Jesus Christ Superstar and the part where Jesus carries the cross up the mountain, I actually said to myself, “Wow! That must be a really good workout! Yeah, because you’re doing arms and cardio!

  5. “Why do Republicans hate gay marriage so much? They certainly don’t hate gay prostitutes.”

  6. “i worked my finger to the bone so you can have pussy… kids in china have no pussy”.”

  7. “I don’t like buying drugs, because you have to fame this relationship with your dealer. Like you are not really going to him to buy drugs you are going for a social visit and drugs are the surprise that just happens when you get there….Oh Crack I didn’t know….. Well if you insist. “

  8. “I just want Jesus to come back and say…THAT’S NOT WHAT I MEANT! Mark chapter 4 section 18…see, it says…SHUT THE F*CK UP!”

  9. Oooh man—these are pure gold! Love Miss Cho! This was a hard one to pick a winner for, but the tix will go to Danielle. Thanks everybody!

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