Margaret Cho bringing it the only way she knows how.
I just did a show in LA with Elon James White, Kevin Avery, and Margaret Cho… yes, THAT Margaret Cho. It was organized by Elon as a part of his “How To Be Post-Racial” series. We did it at The Improv Comedy Lab at 10pm this past Saturday to a very enthusiastic crowd in a small venue. Margaret told an awesonely funny story about… Well, I’ll just wait until you see her do it in her next concert film. If she doesn’t, then I’ll tell you the story at that time.
Anyway, after the show we all went to hang out at The Improv and Margaret made clear how much she enjoyed my set. (We had met on several occasions before, and I had even done a couple sets on her shows at The Punch Line in SF yeeeeeeeeeeeears ago, but I have made some major overhauls since then.) She was so clear about how much she enjoyed my act that I asked her to give me a quote about me that I could share with the world. (For the record, I’ve never asked ANYONE to do this before… I’ve certainly wanted to, but I’ve been too shy.. or stupid… or….
ANYWAY, here it is in what I SWEAR are Margaret’s own words (cut and pasted)…
“W. Kamau Bell is the most important guy doing comedy right now. Do yourself a favor and go see him. He’s got the most astute, hilarious and completely righteous material going and he’s going to be a legend in his own lifetime like richard pryor and lenny bruce. Think bill hicks but slightly taller.”
Ok… obviously my response is JEEEEEEZ-US! And then… Wow! Obviously, these are just words and they there is no way for me to act like I am any of those things, but I certainly want to live up to all that. My favorite part is “Think bill hicks but slightly taller.” Margaret should know… since she actually worked with Hicks. GULP!