"Margaret started performing stand-up at age 16 in a comedy club called The Rose & Thistle above a bookstore her parents ran. She moved to Los Angeles in the early â€™90s and lived in a house with several other young performers. Still in her early twenties, Cho hit the college circuit, where she immediately became the most booked act in the market. Arsenio Hall introduced her to late night audiences, Bob Hope put her on a prime time special and, seemingly overnight, Margaret Cho became a national celebrity.
In 2004, Margaret took her politically charged State of Emergency tour through the swing states of the Presidential election. State of Emergency eventually evolved into her fourth national show, Assassin, which was filmed at the Warner Theatre in Washington D.C. and premiered in select theatres and on the gay and lesbian premium channel Here! TV in late 2005. "