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The On Being Project

Margaret Cho

The Deep Connection Between Anger and Humor

“The best expression of humor is something that comes out of suffering and comes out of a sense of alienation.”

Margaret Cho opens difficult conversations about rape, abuse, addiction, failure, and anger through her work as a comedian and writer. Anger and humor, she says, are deeply connected. And she sees talking and joking about her pain as a way to help people heal.

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    Margaret Cho

    is the co-host of E! News Fashion Police. Her albums include Cho Dependent and American Myth. She is also the author of I’m the One That I Want and I Have Chosen to Stay and Fight. Rolling Stone recently named her one of the top 50 stand-up comics of all time.