Margaret Cho, as you may well know, has a musical comedy album, Cho Dependent, coming out this coming Tuesday. And yes! Of course we’ve interviewed her and of course you’ll see the full exclusive chat right here on Punchline Magazine. But we first wanted to give you a wee taste.
Our writer Emma Kat Richardson talked with Cho, among other things, about all of the great indie musicians she worked with on the album, how she sees music being incorporated into her act in the future and where the inspiration for the lyrical component of the songs on the album came from. In one song, it gets pretty dark. Check out how Cho describes those lyrics:
I used to go out with this guy, and I really loved him. He worked on All American Girl, which was my first TV show. He really didn’t like me back, and it was a horrible experience; I still liked him for 17 years. Still liked him, like, loved this guy, and I never found out about him, because I didn’t want to know that he was going to be successful and happy and have children and married [sic]. I just didn’t want to know that he could be happy without me, but after 17 years I thought that I should find out what he’s doing.
So I Googled him and something came up that had his name that said like “American screenwriter and producer on All American Girl with Margaret Cho,” and then in 2007, he was convicted of the murder of his wife. He bludgeoned her to death, and then stuffed her body in the attic, and left it there until it had partially mummified.
Make sure you check out Punchline Magazine in the next few days for the complete interview. And make sure you pick up Cho’s album this Tuesday!