Saturday, June 10, 2017

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Margaret Cho

Artist:Margaret Cho
Song:Asian Chicken Salad
DVD:Margaret Cho 3

Though she has had some success on TV, Margaret Cho is known mainly for her stand up comedy. Asian Chicken Salad is one of her more popular routines from her 2003 album Revolution. She was born Sept. 5, 1968 in San Francisco. Her parents were Korean immigrants who owned a book store. Margaret was molested and bullied as a child. The one good thing is it got her into performing and she attended the San Francisco School for the Arts. She was in their improv comedy group. She worked as a phone sex operator and later as a dominatrix. She started performing stand up comedy at a club next to her parents store. Then she started touring and made her name. She opened for Jerry Seinfeld and she was a frequent guest on The Arsenio Hall Show. Margaret won the 1994 American Comedy Award for Best Female Comedian. ABC decided to create a sitcom based on Margaret's comedy. At the time, networks were developing several shows with female comics. The show was created by Empty Nest creator Gary Jacobs and produced by Dolly Parton's company Sandollar and Disney's Touchstone division. All American Girl was heavily hyped but panned critically and ultimately a failure. It only ran 19 episodes. The biggest problem was Margaret had no creative control so the show glossed over her real issues. It could have been funny but it wasn't. Then when things didn't go well, she was blamed. Afterwards, depression drove Margaret to drugs and alcohol. She continued to perform but things didn't go so well until she recovered in 1999. Her show and autobiography I'm The One That I Want details her addiction. She released a few albums on Nettwerk. Asian Chicken Salad is from her 2003 CD Revolution. This album is available as a digital download. But it was also released on DVD and it's available on a 3DVD box set with I'm The One That I Want and Notorious C.H.O. Margaret continues to tour. She had success with the Lifetime series Drop Dead Diva and she had a recurring role on 30 Rock. She's even recorded a couple of music albums. But Margaret Cho will mostly be remembered for her stand up comedy. And that's how it should be. Here's Margaret Cho performing Asian Chicken Salad from the 2003 DVD Revolution.

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