Cho My God!

Nobody does scat so sweetly. Nobody.

Cho My God!

Sunday's Margaret Cho show at the Paramount kicked the ass of me! Nobody does scat so sweetly. Nobody. Her soliloquy about the results of drinking olive oil (NSFW) certainly got the crowd lubricated, and the slope only got slipperier from there!

Last night's Margaret Cho show in support of her new album, Cho Dependent, featured a super surprise guest. And no, we don't mean the awesome bi-polar opener of Liam Sullivan as a crooked boobed roadie dyke and a special appearance of Kelly doing "Shoes." Not that that wasn't exciting enough.

No, this was a surprise local guest. Not only is the LGBTQ's besty offering the lobbies of her venues to the HRC to work some anti-Don't Ask/Don't Tell activism, she invited our own Capital City Men's Chorus to back up her finale. Goose bumps. Truly. (Shout out to CCMC: You boys are beautiful!) Aside from the really crazy jumbotron camera guy being shakey at best (and freakin' herky-jerky and out of frame/focus at worst), the show was fantastic.

Last's week's Chronicle Arts section featured a portion of a conversation between La Cho and your friendly neighborhood Gay Place in print. But if you know Cho (and you know me), there's much more behind the scenes. The interview was held a few days before the news about Cho's upcoming Dancing With the Stars gig (or you know we would have been yakking about that). Hope you enjoy these MP3s from the taped conversation. We talk about music, of course, tattoos, and my favorite, sex.


A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for almost 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

More Gaylebrities
You Say You Want a (R)Evolution...
You Say You Want a (R)Evolution...
Vogue Evolution, NYC's premier voguing crew (America's Best Dance Crew), and queen supreme Sahara Davenport, (RuPaul's Drag Race) sashay into UT.

Ricky Hill, Feb. 16, 2010

The Gay Glass Ceiling
The Gay Glass Ceiling
Does the straight-skewing American audience need its gaylebrities to keep at least one foot in that closet door?

Frank J. Rivera, Nov. 19, 2009

More by Kate X Messer
The Gay Place: It's Aliiive!
It's Aliiive!
You can't keep a Gay Place down; just ask Sarah Marloff

Jan. 20, 2016

Gay Place: I'm Not Gonna Miss You
Gay Place: I'm Not Gonna Miss You

Jan. 15, 2016


Gaylebrities, Margaret Cho, Paramount, Capital City Men's Chorus, Cho Dependent, Facebook, olive oil

One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

New recipes and food news delivered Mondays

Eric Goodman's Austin FC column, other soccer news

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle