Showing posts with label Busking. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Busking. Show all posts

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Bend It Like Margaret Cho


Margaret Cho has always been a rule breaker who has marched to the beat of her own "Little Drummer Boy" - This year and 2015 are no exceptions....It's Cho Time!

Three time Grammy and Emmy nominee, comedian Margaret Cho has announced she will make her return to New York City in March to film her brand new Stand Up Comedy Special at The Gramercy Theater. These shows in the Big Apple will be her first in over 2 years.

Margaret has been criss-crossing the country with brand new material over the last several months and said: I'm so thrilled to announce that I will be filming my new special at the Gramercy Theatre in NYC on March 7th (additional show on March 6 will not be filmed) and I want you to come! This is my most exciting show to date and I can't wait to share it with you. This show is all about the insanity in the world – it’s called “there’s no “I” in Team, but there is a “Cho” in Psycho.”   I've been saving NYC just for this, so please join me for this party. It's going to be legendary!

Pre-sale starts on Friday, December 12th at 10:00 A.M. EST until Saturday, December 13 at 10:00 P.M. EST and the password is Moran.    The general public on-sale will begin Monday, December 15 at 12:00 noon EST.
Direct links to order tickets are here:

VIP tickets will also be available and include a Meet & Greet and picture with Margaret after the show.  Show info is posted on

Margaret has toured all over the world and Bust magazine attended her show in Paris saying: Ms. Cho put on a hysterically funny 90-minute set.  It was the most explicit and painfully honest performance I’ve ever seen from her giving it 100%.” 

Recently, Margaret has been living in her hometown of San Francisco and giving back to the homeless community in honor of the late Robin Williams.  Margaret was so inspired by Robin’s activism that she has decided to get out on the streets herself in his honor for the work he did throughout his life with Comic Relief.   “I found that I could not stop grieving Robin Williams and I spoke to my friend Michael Pritchard, who is a mutual friend of mine and Robin's and he said, "Don't grieve Robin, be Robin". So this is what I thought I should do. I should go and make a little Comic Relief, a little baby one. And I encourage anyone to do this in their town.”

Dubbed the #BeRobin campaign, you can follow Margaret on Twitter for event announcements @margaretcho.  Margaret will continue her busking for the homeless 2 days a week in San Francisco until the end of the year.

Complete Press Info: 
Margaret Cho Official Website
Margaret Cho Twitter:
Margaret Cho YouTube channel:

2014 Tour dates
December – 2014:
December 26, 27 & 28 - San Jose Improv – San Jose, CA
December 31 - Metro with Bob Mould – Chicago, IL

2015  Tour dates
January 2015:
Wednesday, January 28 -  Whistler Pride – Whistler, BC
February 2015
February 19, 20, 21  Sacramento Punchline – Sacramento, CA –  1 show on 2/19 and 2 shows nightly on 2/20 & 2/21
February 27 & 28 -  Tampa Improv – Tampa, FL - 2 shows nightly
March 2015
March 1,2,3,4 - Philly Improv - Philadelphia, PA
March 6 & 7 - Gramercy Theater – 1 show on 3/6 and 2 shows on 3/7 (filming DVD special on 3/7)
March 19, 20, 21 - Stress Factory – New Brunswick, NJ  -  1 show on 3/19 and 2 shows on 3/20 & 3/21
April 2015
April 9, 10, 11 – Charlotte Comedy Zone – Charlotte, NC - 1 show on 4/9 and 2 shows on 4/10 & 4/11
April 17 & 18 - Ontario Improv – Ontario, CA – 2 shows each night

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Margaret Cho "Busks A Move"

Margaret Hitting The Streets
Photo: Todd V Wolfson
Margaret Cho is walking the streets to raise awareness for one of her hometown, San Francisco's more pressing problems: homelessness.
Margaret stepped out on Monday to begin what she says will be a daily, two-month commitment to busk on the streets of San Francisco to raise money for the city's vast homeless population
Armed with her guitar case, Cho hit the road and busked a move with a handwritten sign that says, "If you have, give; if you need, take (please remember your fellow man)."
"We have a small amplification system and big hearts," Cho said on Facebook over the weekend. "We will make videos and I have some secret amazing legit superstars who will come and sit in with us. The homeless problem in SF is out of control and this is the least we can do."

What street corner will Margaret work next? Find out with her daily updates on Twitter.

Busk with Margaret in San Fran on Twitter:

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Inside The Mind Of: Punk Princess Ariel Beesley

Photo: Eddie Chacon Styled: Sissy Sainte-Marie Hair: Adrian Arredondo Makeup: Gloria Nato for Set Daze
Punk Princess, Ariel Beesley took some time out of her busy schedule of modeling for Wilhelmina or indulging in her favorite downtime activity reading to create more music. 

With her unique Punk/Folk hybrid sound Ariel is back with her latest album "Wisp."

Ariel stopped by "Entertain Me" to let me throw 10 random things at her to respond to, here is how the mind of a "Punk Princess" works...

MS: Wisp
AB: Fairies, England 

MS: Velvet Underground
AB: Crying that Lou Reed died, Nico's voice was a dream 

MS: Modeling
AB: Work, fun, travel, silly 

MS: Ken Kesey
AB: Brilliant/being 18 and getting tattoos

MS: Books
AB: I recently read The Virgin Suicides and became obsessed with Jeffery Eugenides writing. Now I'm reading another book of his, The Marriage Plot. 
MS: Ukulele
AB: My favorite. I received an electric Fender ukulele as a gift for my birthday and I must say it's pretty badass. Definitely my most prized possession. 

MS: Los Angeles
AB: Sun, warmth, happiness, weed 

MS: New York
AB: Love, chaotic, beautiful, busking 

MS: Songwriting
AB: Necessary 

AB: Cold and beautiful. Walking through the blizzard in NYC last year and wondering how something could be so painfully freezing but hilarious and pretty at the 
same time. 

When I went to "Band Camp" I stuck an Ariel Beesley in my CD player: