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Margaret Cho Aims for Chicago

By Aaron Bailey in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 11, 2005 7:39PM

margaret-cho.jpgWatch out! Comedian Margaret Cho is back, hitting Chicago Theater tonight and tomorrow night on her Assassin tour.

Last month, Cho told the Windy City Times that Assassin is about the nation's current political struggles, "such as how we are dealing with our administration and how we are dealing with issues like gay marriage."

The 36-year-old San Francisco native has been doing stand-up comedy since her early twenties. Her two previous national tours -- Notorious C.H.O. and Revolution -- have left Chicagoist nearly peeing our pants in laughter, so we're sure that the hefty Ticketmaster surcharge for Assassin will be worth every penny.

A long-time favorite of "The Gays," Ms. Cho has also recently wrapped filming on a movie she wrote and co-stars in called "Bam Bam and Celeste," a self-described fag and fag hag version of Dumb and Dumber.

As she told an interviewer, Bam Bam and Celeste "are mystic gay kids traveling across the country in the most awkward and embarrassing way. So it's fun! It's a really sweet comedy."

The character of "Bam Bam" is played by Hyde Park-native Bruce Daniels, a comedian who frequently opens for Cho's live tours.


If you're unable to catch Assassin, you can get more Cho on her blog or various CDs and DVDs.

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