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Margaret Cho performs Saturday at Ferst Center

Margaret_ChoMargaret Cho, the comedian, “Drop Dead Diva” actress and past “Dancing With the Stars” contestant performs at 8 p.m. Saturday at Georgia Tech’s Ferst Center.

Tickets are $39 and $49; see www.ferstcenter.gatech.edu for details.

We have drawn a name at random and contacted the winner of 2 tickets by e-mail. Congrats and thanks to all for entering. We’ll do another giveaway soon!

We talked with the part-time Atlantan, who lives here when “Diva” is filming in Peachtree City, by phone the other day.

Q: Does Atlanta feel like home?

A: The cast of “Drop Dead Diva” and I are close. We’re big foodies. We’re at Holeman & Finch at 10 o’clock, waiting for those hamburgers. I’ve made a lot of friends at the Vortex, Laughing Skull. The show that I work on there is this wonderful opportunity to settle in a new town. Being in the South, people are willing to put their differences aside to be sweet to each other. No matter how you feel about politics, people are unfailingly kind.

Q: What’s the funniest thing that has happened to you in Atlanta?

A: It involves the Clermont Lounge at 1 in the morning.

Q: What happens on this season of “Diva?” Are you going to dance again?

A: Maybe! We don’t know exactly what’s going to happen.

Q: You did great on “Dancing With the Stars.” Do you miss wearing your sparkly costumes?

A: I really enjoyed the glitz and the glamour of it all. It was really physical. But no, I don’t even like wearing make up all that much.

Q: You seem so nice. Does it surprise people when they meet you that you’re so mild-mannered?

A: Ha! People always think I’m like Sam Kinison all the time.

Q: How’s your plan to pose for Playboy going?

A: I’m still holding out!

- Jennifer Brett/The Buzz/jbrett@ajc.com

71 comments Add your comment

AtlantaMan2011

February 16th, 2011
5:10 pm

I love Margaret Cho. I have seen her standup and she is hillarious…..I need to hang out more at the Vortex..I would love to meet her personally..when I saw her on Dancing With the Stars..she kept me in stiches..when she really got serious and focused and took the comedy out of her dance routine..she wasn’t all that bad..awesome comedian…love her wit..

Sarah-Ann

February 16th, 2011
5:35 pm

She’s great, been a fan for many years. I remember WAY back when she had her own TV sitcom on ABC, think this was still during the “Boy Meets World” years… so dating myself there. Anyway, she’s got a lot of sass and talent!

Samantha Schoenfeld

February 16th, 2011
5:36 pm

I’d love to see Margaret Cho. She’s HILARIOUS!!!! Haven’t seen her live before, just her specials, but it’d be great.

Kimber Addington

February 16th, 2011
5:43 pm

I have followed Margaret Cho for so long!! I just love her standup routine. I hope to see her Saturday :)

Pam Balderson

February 16th, 2011
5:51 pm

Margaret Cho is fantastic! Her performance at the Ferst Center will be awesome!

adabelle espinosa

February 16th, 2011
6:02 pm

i would love to win some tickets!

Cynthia

February 16th, 2011
6:12 pm

I love her and I love Drop Dead Diva!

Beth

February 16th, 2011
6:20 pm

I was so impressed by her appearance on Dancing! Ooops, guess I just confessed that I watch Dancing with the Stars!!

heather mcdougall

February 16th, 2011
6:20 pm

I was @ the clermont that night! Good times! I wanna gooooo see Mcho! Pick me pretty please :)

atljeffmart

February 16th, 2011
6:38 pm

Margaret…you so funnae! Love her humor! ;-)

Jeff

February 16th, 2011
6:40 pm

Please, please please let it be me, I would love to see Margaret Cho!

brooke

February 16th, 2011
7:03 pm

I love Ms. Cho. I remember when she was on vh-1 stand up!!” Would love to see her! Be a great 1st wedding anniversary gift

denise

February 16th, 2011
7:45 pm

I worked on Drop Dead Diva and did two episodes. She is a hoot’. Love you Margaret’

denise

February 16th, 2011
7:45 pm

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Ted

February 16th, 2011
9:07 pm

Knowing that Margaret was on Dancing with the Stars made me wish I watched that show – but only for an instant!

Whenever I visit the Clermont I only see Blondie and a bunch of drunken nobodies – never anyone worth chatting with like Margaret…

Ken

February 16th, 2011
9:21 pm

My wife is a HUGE DDD fan and loves Margaret. My wife is a seriously overworked elementary school teacher and really needs more laughs that I can provide!. I’ve been a fan of MC’s standup act forever, too. Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeese pick us!

Joe

February 16th, 2011
9:29 pm

Hi…My name is Gwen…and I’m here to win a pair of tickets

E

February 16th, 2011
9:30 pm

Margaret Cho is really neat. Saw her about 15 years ago when she was doing a college tour. Remember that, Miz Cho? COLLEGE TOURS?!?!? I’m sure you’re as mortified by that thought as I am by the fact that I can now cite memories in decades….

Johnson

February 16th, 2011
9:33 pm

I would love to win tickets to see Margaret Cho, because I could certainly use a few good laughs.

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February 16th, 2011
9:35 pm

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k.s.

February 16th, 2011
9:35 pm

love her!would love to win!

randy

February 16th, 2011
9:36 pm

She is awesome

ReadyForSpring!

February 16th, 2011
9:42 pm

Love Margaret – December show at the Tabernacle was so great!

woo-hoo!

February 16th, 2011
9:44 pm

pick me! pick me! pick me!

Maggie

February 16th, 2011
9:47 pm

I love Ms Cho! I would love to get tickets to see her!

Drew

February 16th, 2011
9:58 pm

Hope I don’t win!.. I’ll have to call out of work and I’ll miss out on more money than the tickets are worth. But then again I’d have a blast and isn’t that what life is all about!

Rush

February 16th, 2011
10:01 pm

I could really use the tickets because my wife loves to laugh and she’s always telling me I’m not funny.

Cassie

February 16th, 2011
10:01 pm

I want to win these two tickets for my husband and I. She is our favorite

Angela Carroll

February 16th, 2011
10:16 pm

I love Margaret Cho! She highlarious!

Carolyn Malcolm

February 16th, 2011
10:33 pm

I need a diversion!

Dixie Cybill Presley

February 16th, 2011
10:39 pm

Honey this big old Drag Queen is a big old foodie too! I could go toe to toe with Margaret Cho and show her some out of the way food places here in Atlanta. From one Diva to another way to go Cho!

Wesley

February 16th, 2011
10:40 pm

I love Margaret! Wish I could see her when she pops in at the Laughing Skull!

Bhuel Buss

February 16th, 2011
10:40 pm

LOVE HER! lol @ Dixie

Daniel C

February 16th, 2011
10:50 pm

Funny lady Ms. Cho. Would enjoy seeing the performance.

Shawn Sanders

February 16th, 2011
10:57 pm

I’ve enjoyed Ms. Cho over the years. Her standup routine is raw, but very funny. Welcome to ATL!

Nick Wolaver

February 16th, 2011
11:00 pm

Favorite Cho item was on one of her standup videos, telling about her fantasy to launch a new perfume, complete with wind, big swinging doors, dramatic entrances and zooming cameras to reveal her name. Hilarious! The Ferst Center is a great place to see her live. Good luck to everyone entering the contest.

David Kaufman

February 16th, 2011
11:03 pm

She is one of the funniest Koreans I know

cho mama

February 16th, 2011
11:09 pm

Calling Maggie funny is like calling cholera a nuisance. i have seen ms. cho ranting on the various media and I have to tell you I’d rather be mauled by pitbull than attend a live performance from the acerbic ms. Cho.

Some people say women aren’t funny, I would have to say this is untrue and it is merely a chance of genetics that finds Mags being both unfunny and a woman. I’m sure she would be equally insipid as a man.

Hope you enjoy your stay in Atlanta and wisely spend the time learning some new jokes and working on some new material.

Carter Murray

February 16th, 2011
11:15 pm

I wondered what happened at 1:00 at Clermont Lounge. I have two ideas…Ya’ll baked brownies an had hot chocolate!!!!!!!!!

Cornelia E

February 16th, 2011
11:17 pm

I would love to see Margaret Cho. I loved All-American Girl.

Cassie

February 16th, 2011
11:32 pm

Looooove Ms. Cho!

April

February 16th, 2011
11:34 pm

I would love to see Margaret Cho!

Kat

February 16th, 2011
11:35 pm

I would love to win these tickets and see the show.

RJackson

February 16th, 2011
11:44 pm

It’s Margaret Cho like we’ve never seen her. Enlightening interview!

david trivino

February 16th, 2011
11:58 pm

Would be an interesting show!

MD

February 17th, 2011
12:10 am

Will probably have an orgasm seeing her live….lol! :)

jerry

February 17th, 2011
12:44 am

I’ve watched this hot babe for years. She is so funny and good looking too.I’d love to meet her.

OneChris

February 17th, 2011
1:01 am

Wonderful! Just what Atlanta needs… A good loud Korean American to push the boundaries with good humor. This is one awesome lady!

MikeH

February 17th, 2011
1:14 am

Would love to see Margaret Cho LIVE, woot!

Scott "El" Haney

February 17th, 2011
1:35 am

Sounds great!