be sure to check out our EPIC INTERVIEW with comedy legend Margaret Cho!
"Mommy Says: Don’t Be Shy"
When a viewer asks about making new friends, Mommy recounts the tale of her youngest daughter’s battle with shyness.
And concludes: “Nobody likes shy people, they weird eeeeverybody else out!”
it’s Miseducation Week here at Comediva!
get a taste of the hilarious misinformation we’re sharing: “Mommy Says,” an original web series that features a Korean mom who dispenses some “interesting” advice.
Margaret Cho is very, very funny. She is not, however, all that funny on the phone. At least not with me, when she calls from Atlanta one weekday afternoon. She’s thoughtful, and sort of calm, and very polite. So naturally I think, oh God, it’s me. I’m killing Margaret Cho’s sense of humor. But then I remember that part of what people love about Cho, aside from her funny faces and fantastically dirty mouth, is her sincerity. And her seriousness— about poking fun at the absurdities of racism and sexism and homophobia, relentlessly, until the world gets the message and turns itself into a better place. For an entertainer, Margaret Cho actually carries a lot of responsibility. The people who love her love her fiercely, and rely on her dirty mouth to say stuff no one else is saying.
Women talking comedy: an evening with Lily Tomlin, Margaret Cho, Elayne Boosler, Carol Leifer, Caroline Rhea and Bonnie Hunt.
The evening, “A Conversation With Ladies Who Make Us Laugh,” brought together several seminal female comics, including Lily Tomlin, Margaret Cho, Carol Leifer, Caroline Rhea and Bonnie Hunt, to riff on their personal journeys through an ever-changing comedy culture. It was moderated by Mary Lynn Rajskub, best known for her role on “24,” but a prolific stand-up comic as well.
The panel represented a prism of comedic sensibilities, spanning generations and genres — from Tomlin’s wacky, late ’60s, character-driven “Laugh-In” bits to Leifer’s ’80s “Seinfeld”-esque observational absurdities, to Cho’s late ’90s signature imitation of her Korean mother. And the domino effect –- how many of these women’s styles have, over the years, directly influenced one another’s humor — was not overlooked.
(Via The LA Times)
most epic of all nerdgasms.
these women are so kickass and inspirational — they’re why we’re in this business in the first place!