Visalia gets ‘Fresh’ with Margaret Cho
Margaret Cho is back from the brink in her new show “Fresh Off The Bloat” Oct. 13 in Visalia
VISALIA – A pioneer amongst women in comedy, Margaret Cho doesn’t take anything for granted as she continues to tackle difficult subjects with sensitivity and her razor-sharp insight with her takes on addiction, abuse, activism, and Asianness. It’s all about the politics of disgust and what is disgusting about politics.
The five-time Grammy and Emmy nominated comedian is bringing her wildly popular “Fresh Off The Bloat” tour to Visalia this Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Visalia Fox Theater. Aptly titled, “Fresh Off The Bloat,” Margaret says her latest show is her “sickest” show to date. My grandmother said, “You look like bloated as if you’ve been found dead in a lake after several days of searching.” She goes on to say, “Koreans are the most savage of all the Asians. My new show is all about being fresh off drugs and drinking and suicide and coming back to life – finally fished out of the river Styx. It’s meta. It’s magical. It’s me.”
Cho is one of Rolling Stone magazine’s 50 Best Stand-Up Comics of All Time and has received rave reviews for the initial shows. On-screen (“30 Rock,” “Drop Dead Diva”) or on stage, Cho has been one of the most exciting, unpredictable stand-up comics working for some time, and that hasn’t changed today. If anything, the Asian-American female comedian’s voice has become more valuable than ever, given today’s social climate, and Cho’s material remains just as compelling, thanks in part to—and sometimes in spite of—her unapologetic delivery.
Tickets range from $39 to $79 and can be purchased at www.foxvisalia.org or at the theater box office, located at 300 Main St. in Visalia. Doors open at 7 p.m. with showtime at 8 p.m.