Cho business

Outspoken US comic heads for London

Outspoken American stand-up Margaret Cho is heading to the West End for her first London run.

Her politically-charged show State Of Emergency will open at the New Players Theatre under Charing Cross station on November 30.

The shows follow a pre-election tour of swing states in America, trying to persuade her fans to vote out George Bush.

Her vocal criticism of the president has been met by daily barrage of racist e-mails from American neo-Nazis, spurred on by far-Right websirtes

At one corporate gig, the microphone was switched off ten minutes into the show because the manager of the hotel was offended by anti-Bush comments.

The bisexual comic was even un-invited to speak at a gay-related fundraiser earlier this year because of fear that her comments might cause controversy.

She was the first Asian American to land her own network sitcom, though it was short-lived, and her last tour, Revolution, grossed more than $4million in the States.

For tickets to the London show, priced £10 to £30, call 0870 400 0688

Published: 17 Oct 2004

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