Don't Miss: Margaret Cho 'On the EDGE' 9/21

Friday September 17, 2021

Margaret Cho
Margaret Cho  (Source:Sergio Garcia)

Provocative. Hilarious. Groundbreaking. Just a few of the adjectives that describe Margaret Cho. It seems like she's always been here, lighting the path for other women, other members of underrepresented groups, other performers to follow.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to watch and participate in an intimate live conversation between Cho and EDGE's senior editor Matthew Wexler, along with special co-host YA novelist Lauren Emily Whalen, who interviewed Cho for EDGE earlier this year.

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Born and raised in San Francisco and kicking off her comedy career after winning a contest to open for Jerry Seinfeld at age 14, Cho moved to Los Angeles in her early 20s then hit the college circuit before Arsenio Hall introduced her to late-night audiences. A sitcom soon followed, but the network didn't know how to handle or market Cho's non-conformist style. But the stage opened a door, and her Off-Broadway one-woman show, "I'm the One That I Want," became a smash hit, later adapted into a best-selling book and film.

The five-time Grammy and Emmy nominee has continued to tour, appear on television, and advocate for LGBTQ+ rights. In 2017, Rolling Stone magazine named her one of the 50 Best Stand-Up Comics, calling her "the sort of funny, sex-positive feminist and LGBT activist younger comics continue to look up to."

In January 2021, Cho was honored by the She Rocks Awards, which credits women who display unique talent and leadership within the music industry. She currently stars alongside Iliza Shlesinger in Netflix's hit rom-com "Good on Paper," can be heard on her podcast "The Margaret Cho," and just completed filming Joel Kim Booster's "Fire Island," with a hilarious cast featuring Bowen Yang, Matt Rogers, Conrad Ricamora and more. In addition, Cho hits the road this fall in her first-ever North American headline tour and has a new book releasing November 9.

On the EDGE

This story is part of our special report titled On the EDGE. Want to read more? Here's the full list.