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Margaret Cho: 'I feel like I have to apologise for Donald Trump'

The US comedian will get away from America when she brings her new show to London in December

Comedian's getaway: Margaret Cho brings her show to London in December

Comedian's getaway: Margaret Cho brings her show to London in December

Comedian Margaret Cho has told how she is looking forward to going on tour “to get away” from America and escape the “disaster” that is Donald Trump.

The US comedian, 48, who is touring the UK later this year, said she feels like she must apologise for the president whenever she leaves her country. But she said she felt comedy was a “good way” of trying to process the global climate.  “It is a good way to try and make sense of everything… Laughter is an important tool.”

On Trump, she said: “I feel like I have to apologise for him, it is just a disaster… I love to get away.”

Five-time Grammy and Emmy nominee Cho also pointed the finger at energy drinks and drug use for Trump’s rise to power.

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“I think I blame reality television. And energy drinks. Anything that has a lot of taurine and caffeine. And crystal meth. I think people are doing meth and not thinking about what the world really needs.”

Cho, born in San Francisco to Korean parents, said her Fresh Off the Bloat tour “reflected” her. “The work is disgusting,” she said. “I am like, such a vile human being… I am excited to bring it to England.”

Margaret Cho will play Shepherd’s Bush Empire on December 10. For tickets go to livenation.co.uk