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Sep 21, 2012

Movie Meltdown - Episode 194

This week we feature special guest - comedian, actor, writer, producer... Margaret Cho. Margaret is one of the most successful stand-up comics working today, starting back when she was just a teenager. So we discuss not only her introduction to the world of stand-up comedy, but also how she was quickly thrust into acting and how she ended up in unconventional projects like the cult film "The Doom Generation", John Woo's big budget action extravaganza "Face-Off" and the horror remake "One Missed Call". All that plus how she hung out with Quentin Tarantino in the 90's and just what movies they used to watch together. 

And while trying to explain to people what "letterbox" means, we also mention... Belle de Jour, Heavy Metal Parking Lot, SCTV, telling stories visually, Magic, Carol Burnett, Mad Men aesthetic, meeting the people you are playing, The Exorcist, 90's-noir, Selene Luna, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, meeting David Bowie, Alex P. Keaton in widescreen, San Francisco, Carrie, This is England, Halloween, It's My Party, The Omen, The Holy City Zoo, Black Devil Doll from Hell, Trilogy of Terror, Rio Bravo, having a weird body-builder version of yourself walking around, moving into the sitcom atmosphere and buying a back-stock of 8000 VHS tapes. 

"I mean, I just want to do everything. I'm really open to whatever I can do... and I want to work. No matter what."

For all of Margaret's tour dates and the rest of what she's up to, visit her website at: http://www.margaretcho.com/