Margaret Cho To Comedy Hype: Humor Is A Way For Us To Cope With Pain

This week, comedian Margaret Cho would connect with Comedy Hype in preparation for her upcoming appearance at JFL NorthWest in February 2020 in Vancouver, CA.  Correspondent, Mel Mitchell would speak with the veteran stand-up comedian about many things, including her career, the relationship between comedy and trauma along with Asian representation in entertainment.

Commenting on the unexpected death of Los Angeles Lakers legend, Kobe Bryant, Cho was asked about jokes on death and if there was such thing as going too far in comedy.

Cho was also asked if she’s ever faced backlash in her career for possibly pushing forward Asian stereotypes. Over the years, Cho has mostly joked about her family. She would go on to say she hasn’t faced much backlash because she’s always told her truth.

Despite being in entertainment for 30 years, Cho still sees comedy as a mystery and expressed she looks forward to the upcoming ‘JFL NorthWest’ festival in February.

If you happen to be in Vancouver on February 15, you can catch Cho’s show at the Vancity Theater. Tickets are available now.