Comedian Margaret Cho
Credit: Sergio Garcia

Margaret Cho’s Live and Livid tour is coming to town. The best way to describe Cho’s work, in brief, is through the words of former Vogue Paris editor-in-chief Joan Juliet Buck: “Not all women comedians are dangerous; some are just very funny… on the other hand, Margaret Cho know[s] no boundaries and inspire[s] palpable fear.” At 54 years old, Cho is a household name. Her career started in the early ’90s, making guest appearances on The Arsenio Hall Show, being featured in a Bob Hope special, and opening for Jerry Seinfeld. In 1994, she starred in the ABC sitcom All-American Girl, a groundbreaking—and infamous—show that was the first to focus on an Asian American family, despite controversies around ABC’s cruel treatment of Cho. (Historically, the show represents an early standoff between whitewashed media institutions and efforts to represent people of color.) Subsequently, over the course of her career, Cho has filmed eight comedy specials, accumulated more than 40 film credits and 50 TV credits—including her Emmy-nominated performance as Kim Jong-il on 30 Rock—and earned numerous accolades for her activism from the ACLU, GLAAD, and the National Organization for Women, among others. Cho is a force of nature, and has become an internationally recognized voice for the marginalized across media. Margaret Cho performs at 8 p.m. on March 10 at the Warner Theatre. $39–$59.