• Holiday shopping gift guide based on their favorite comedian

    Picking out the best gifts for your loved ones can feel like a never-ending maze of lofty price tags and vague memories of shoes they said they liked years ago. Of course, in concept, the best gifts are deeply personal—a weird lamp that made you think of your sister or a bear-shaped lighter that just screams Uncle Dan. But finding the inspiration for these intimate gifts is much harder than

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    Margaret Cho: 7 fun facts for the comedian’s 50th birthday

    Margaret Cho turns 50 today. And 50’s never looked so good! With over two decades in stand-up comedy, Cho has dabbled in everything from fashion design to acting to experimenting as a singer-songwriter. The Dancing With The Stars contestant has never been one to shy away from dealing with heavy material in her stand-up, often exploring Asian-American stereotypes, eating disorders, LGBT issues, and substance abuse. In honor of her sprawling

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    Margaret Cho: the PsyCHO comedian has Tooken our hearts again (INTERVIEW)

    Oh, Margaret Cho. Whether she’s psycho, or one bad mother, or charitably spreading her charity through charitable acts – like a little campaign you may have heard of, #BeRobin – the unstoppable comedian and actress never ceases to amaze, surprise, and blow audiences completely away. And get this; she’s been doing stand-up since she was 14. Fourteen. What were you doing at fourteen? If you’re like me, you were probably

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    Margaret Cho Golden Globes Impression Racist? Korean Comedian Responds To Backlash (VIDEO)

    One of the most-talked about moments of the 2015 Golden Globes featured Margaret Cho doing an impression of a Korean journalist named Chu Yung Ja. But not everyone was amused by this bit, which mocked North Korea’s alleged role in the Sony hacking scandal. Now the comedienne has responded to critics who called the jokes racist. And she clearly has no regrets about her performance Sunday night. Margaret Cho’s Korean

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    Joan Rivers funeral was a tasteful spectacle: Howard Stern, Margaret Cho, hundreds more pay their respects

    Hundreds of family members, friends and celebrities said goodbye to Joan Rivers yesterday at her invite-only funeral in New York at Temple Emanu-El, which featured a eulogy by Howard Stern and performances by the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus, Hugh Jackman and Broadway star Audra McDonald. It’s exactly the affair we’d all expect from Rivers, especially since the trailblazing comic laid out very specific instructions, which, hilariously, were included

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    Margaret Cho, Patton Oswalt, Paul F. Tompkins and many more join for musical comedy album benefitting OneKid OneWorld (Videos)

    The world of comedy takes on America’s past, present and future in the musical comedy album 2776. Created by Rob Kutner (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) and the Levinson Brothers (The Tonight Show), the album is a collection of 28 original songs with all proceeds going to the OneKid OneWorld foundation. 2776 features an impressive lineup of comedians including Patton Oswalt, Reggie Watts, Ira Glass, Margaret Cho, Paul F.

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    Margaret Cho plays college president in Tina Fey’s new Fox series

    Comedian Margaret Cho has hopped on board Tina Fey’s much talked about Fox pilot. Cho will join Fortune Feimster in Cabot College as Laura Thibault, the president of the college. She is a “divisive figure on campus” and does her best to welcome the incoming first time male student body. The show takes place on a former women’s college which is about to accept male students for the first time.

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    Margaret Cho joins ‘Makers’ initiative from AOL and PBS (Exclusive video)

    Perhaps known for her activism as much as she’s known for her comedy, it makes sense that Margaret Cho has been selected to participate in MAKERS, a multi-platform partnership between AOL and PBS. The goal of this initiative is to showcase the thousands of stories from more than 200 women who have made a meaningful and positive difference in the world. Some of the stories come from unknown women while

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    Margaret Cho reveals new album details, talks orgasm video, DOMA, more! (Laughspin interview)

    Since Margaret Cho recently announced a long list of new tour dates for her show Mother, I thought it was time to check in with the prolific comedian to see what else was going on in her world. And there are lots of other goings on. In addition to the new tour, which kicks off Aug. 19 in Athens, GA, her Web series In Transition – about a trio of

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    Margaret Cho announces multi-national tour dates for ‘Mother’

    Tireless veteran comedian Margaret Cho today announced dates for her upcoming multi-national stand-up tour, Mother, which kicks off in Georgia next month and ends in Germany in December. The 90-minute live show largely centers on Cho’s Korean mother. “It’s great because I get to put a lot of emphasis on my own mother,” Cho says about the show. “My mother did not prepare me for the world. First, I was

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    Margaret Cho will launch prison comedy ‘In Transition’ on YouTube (Video)

    Veteran comedian Margaret Cho will launch In Transition, a comedy series for her official YouTube channel, on July 3. Co-starring Selene Luna and Yvette Saunders, the show revolves around the three friends who are forced to adjust to life after their release from prison. A total of 13 episodes will premiere every Wednesday and will be followed by a live chat between Cho and viewers. Check out the trailer below

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    Margaret Cho on John Travolta: He is Oscar Wilde gay, but he can’t come out (Video)

    On a recent tour stop in Australia, comedian Margaret Cho told her audience about her experiences working with John Travolta on the 1997 movie Face/Off. While Cho was never disparaging toward the actor during her bit, she did reveal her thoughts on the ongoing rumors about his sexuality and allegations that he sexually assaulted a handful of men. “He is so gay. He’s not just gay. He doesn’t just like

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    Watch Joan Rivers in bed interviewing Margaret Cho for 30 minutes (Video)

    In her latest installment of In Bed with Joan, comedian Joan Rivers’ new Web series, Margaret Cho opens up about her very open relationship with her husband, dating Quentin Tarantino, why Cho isn’t a nurse– and also comedy! They talk about comedy. And Cho shows off her tattoos. Anyway, you should watch the entire thing. It’s excellent! Be sure to subscribe to the weekly Laughspin Podcast on iTunes or on

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    Andy Dick and D.L. Hughley join Dancing with the Stars, Dick once turned down the ABC show

    Comedians Andy Dick and D.L. Hughley will compete on the sixteenth season of ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars this year, it was announced on Good Morning America today. But what people might not know is that Dick actually turned down an offer to be on the show during its first season in 2005. In an interview conducted in October of 2011, Dick told Laughspin he regretted his decision,

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    Jimmy Fallon wins Grammy for best comedy album; Jim Gaffigan wins Laughspin readers’ poll

    Although the main ceremony for the 55th annual Grammy Awards hasn’t begun yet, we can tell you that Jimmy Fallon has snagged the award for Best Comedy Album for his work on Blow Your Pants Off, a set of funny songs featuring the likes of Eddie Vedder, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen and Justin Timberlake. Fallon was up against Kathy Griffin, Lewis Black, Tenacious D, Margaret Cho and Jim Gaffigan, who,

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