Posted: 11:45 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013
When we got on the phone with comedian Margaret Cho, she was in the mood to talk about three mothers: her real mom, her standup comedy tour and Mother Russia.
Ever since the Korean actress was on All American Girl in the 90s she’s been talking about her mom and making people laugh — and she’s still doing it. In fact, she’s named her tour “Mother.”
She will be performing at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles on December 6. “Women in their 40s assume that you’re and mother and even though I am not a mom, I am still mother to everyone anyway. So I can still be the mother of comedy,” she tells RumorFix.
And Margaret Cho fans — like me — will love this! Margaret’s mom is in the show. “My mother has really been the voice of my immigrant roots and something that I have used a lot in my work, I am excited to travel with her and be in different places,” she says.
And what about that last mother — Russia?
The comedian, who is a gay activist, says the anti-gay propaganda laws in that country are “really terrible. I think it’s really scary.”
She goes on to say, “I don’t understand why it is like that or what the point of that is. They’re not being like the responsible world power that they should be by acknowledging human rights and acknowledging equality and LGBT rights.”
But the Drop Dead Diva star isn’t ready to boycott the Olympics: “It’s a shame for the LGBT athletes who are affected by it,” she tells us.
Margaret’s tour in in Washington DC on Saturday and it moves to Kansas City on Wednesday November 13.