Margaret Cho makes speechless return to Nashville

Margaret Cho will be in rare form tonight when she takes the stage at Zanie’s Comedy Night Club for several weekend performances. She will be without her voice.

Cho is under doctor’s orders to rest her voice since nodes were discovered on her vocal chords last month. Like a true professional, she decided to reinvent her show instead of canceling. Cho describes her new “Beautiful” show in an unedited Q&A - via email, of course.

O&AN: So, have you already heard “The Cho must go on” or any other puns about losing your voice?

Cho: of course i have used the pun already. i love puns

O&AN: What was it like to re-vamp your show to its current stand-up/burlesque/music/sketch format to save your voice?

Cho: well, it's not really fun to lose your voice, but it did force me to be a lot more creative, and it turned out so good that i will likely keep some of the elements in the show that i am currently writing.

normally i just do standup, and i was going to do some songs too, but when i lost my voice, i had to get really inventive and use the text to speech feature on my computer and other people's voices. it was very interesting and fun.

O&AN: The comments from your last show in Provincetown, MA, were great. Are you excited to do more shows in this new format?

Cho: i don't know if i will do shows like this again unless i lose my voice again. but i do think that it helped me to understand some different things about myself as a performer and i want to keep learning!

O&AN: How does it feel to be performing in Nashville again? What should the crowd expect this weekend?

Cho: i don't even know what to expect from myself. i just have had absolute silence for an entire month - i haven't spoken a word at all for a whole month - so who even knows what is going to come out!

O&AN: Wikipedia tells me you’re a “gay icon.” How does that make you feel?

Cho: i love it! it makes me proud and happy...

Photo by Margo Amala on Unsplash

The Best Cannabis Edibles for 2023

Disclaimer: Please note there are affiliate links and at no additional cost to you, we may earn a commission if you make a purchase.

I think we’ve all been there back in the day when we smoked our first joint, and then some, (sorry mom)–hacking, coughing, and choking on the herbaceous weed. Nowadays, there are several products on the market that produces the same effects but without a sore throat like the popular cannabis edibles.

Keep readingShow less
a person holding a padlock in front of a window

As an LGBTQ+ patient, you should be able to expect the same high-quality care provided to all patients. Unfortunately, this doesn’t necessarily always prove to be the case. There remains a notoriously significant disparity in healthcare outcomes for LGBTQ+ patients, often related to issues with discrimination among providers.

Even when you find a good physician, this doesn’t mean that everyone interacting with your healthcare information will be as respectful or responsible. It is, therefore, important to be vigilant about how your data is handled. You have a right to privacy just as you have an expectation of fair treatment.

Keep readingShow less

National Margarita Day

A lot of us have really picked up an interest in tequila and it's no wonder. Its popularity is soaring in the U.S. and doesn't look like it'll be slowing down any time soon. The only contender would probably be whiskey. Meh, but they have their own day. Now, it's National Margarita Day and we put together some of the best margarita recipes around so you can pick one or maybe even all of them to try.

We have a few surprises in there too. Maybe it's not all about tequila but it certainly has a theme going on. Take a look at some of these great tequila brands and start making some amazing margaritas today!

Keep readingShow less