13 Hall of Fame Jokes from Margaret Cho
Margaret Cho has been a comedic voice for women, the LGBTQI+ community and Asian Americans for more than three decades now. From her early groundbreaking sitcom and stand-up sets in the 1990s to today, Cho cleared a path for numerous diverse performers to follow and expand upon in the never-ending quest for laughs.
With that in mind, we bring you these Margaret Cho jokes and moments for the Comedy Hall of Fame...
On Her Tattoos
Cho likes to go to Korean spas in Los Angeles that are clothing-optional (re: super-nude), so when she was shamed for having tattoos, she used her celebrity to her advantage.
On ‘Fresh Off the Boat’
“I had the very first Asian-American family television show 21 years ago, and I fucked it up so badly they had to wait for an entire generation of Asian Americans to be born and grow up with no memory of me whatsoever.”
On George W. Bush
“George Bush isn’t Hitler. He could be if he applied himself.”
As Not Kim Jong-Il, the Greatest Waiter of All Time
On 30 Rock, Cho landed the role of a waiter, just a regular waiter who happens to be the greatest waiter of all time. Nothing to see here.
On Asian Women Dating White Men
On Hollywood Limiting Her Dreams
“I never saw Asian people on television or in movies, so my dreams were somewhat limited. I would dream, ‘Maybe someday, I could be an extra on M*A*S*H*. Maybe someday I could play Arnold’s girlfriend on Happy Days. Maybe I could play a hooker in something.’ I’d be looking in the mirror, ‘Sucky-fucky, two dollar.’”
“Most conservatives also believe in the death penalty, but not abortion, which proves they like to procrastinate.”
On Dating Red Flags
To promote her movie Good on Paper, Cho listed some red flags people should look out for when on the dating scene. She actually drops some good advice here sprinkled throughout all the jokes.
Eat Shit and Die
On the Best Type of Friendship
“You have an old gay man and a little girl, which is the best relationship possible. That is a power couple. He will watch Twilight as many times as you want. He loves Justin Bieber as much as you do. He has the same strong and confusing feelings about horses. And yes, you are going to the One Direction concert.”
Discussing Her Food Issues with Dr. Katz
On an episode of Dr. Katz, Cho went to the therapist’s couch to discuss how her mother influenced her relationship with food and shared about her relationship with drugs, too.
“I look at husbands the same way I look at tattoos: I want one, but I can’t decide what I want, and I don’t want to be stuck with one I’m just going to grow to hate and have to have surgically removed later.”
On Her Gay Male Friends
“When I was a little girl, I always wished I would be constantly surrounded by gorgeous guys, and I should have been more specific.”