Margaret Cho teases 'vile' Trump-centric tour: 'He’s gambling with the world' The comedian tells EW she blames MMA and NASCAR for Trump’s win, why she supports Kathy Griffin, and more


He’s been criticized for pledging to remove the United States from the Paris Climate Accord, banning transgender people from serving in the military, and ascending to the most powerful position in the world with no political experience; but, according to Emmy-nominated actress, comedian, and LGBT and women’s rights activist Margaret Cho, what’s Donald Trump’s most glaring offense? His inability to properly beat his mug.

“I don’t know how he’s president, because he can’t even blend his under-eye concealer with the rest of his makeup,” Cho jokes during a recent conversation with EW. “So first up, he needs a beauty blender.”

If Cho’s upcoming stand-up tour, Fresh Off the Bloat, is any indication, the 45th commander-in-chief will also need a thick shield to deflect the jabs coming his way as part of the traveling comedy show, which begins its first leg Friday in Alabama before traveling across North America and Europe in the months ahead. In addition to Trump, Cho will speak candidly about her past struggles with addiction, Asian representation in the media, as well as her family’s experience with the AIDS crisis, as her parents owned a gay book store in San Francisco and lost many members of their community to the disease throughout the ’80s and ’90s.

The Fresh Off the Bloat tour runs now through Dec. 12. Tickets and a list of show dates are available now here. Read on for EW’s full conversation with Cho — during which she opens up about factors that contributed to Trump’s presidential victory (spoiler: she blames NASCAR and MMA) and why she supports fellow comedian Kathy Griffin after her maligned photoshoot with a bloody Trump head.