Margaret Cho to Make London Stage Debut

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Award-winning American comic Margaret Cho is set to make her London stage debut with her politically charged show State of Emergency.

The stand-up comedian will appear at the New Players’ Theatre beginning Nov. 30, with an opening night on Dec. 1.

A big name in the U.S., where she has been hailed as “one of the funniest comedians in America” by the New York Times and “the patron saint of anyone who ever felt like an outsider” by the Washington Post, Cho is far less well-known in the UK. With political theatre all the rage in London, Cho is well positioned to create a stir.

A highly vocal critic of President Bush, Cho has been heckled and even had a microphone switched off during one of her performances. She is inundated with hate mail because of her attacks on the White House. But her internet blog (at margaretcho.com/blog) is read by over 10,000 people every day. And her last concert tour, entitled Revolution, grossed over $4 million in ticket sales, played in over 60 cities and has just been released on DVD (the CD version netted a Grammy nomination).

Cho is becoming something of an industry in America. The DVDs of her shows Notorious C.H.O. and I’m The One That I Want were the number 1 and number 3 top-selling stand-up comedy DVDs on Amazon.com. And, after finishing this London outing, Cho is scheduled to begin shooting her first feature film, to be called, “Bam Bam and Celeste,” which a press release bills as “a fag and fag-hag ‘Dumb And Dumber.’”

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