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February 28, 2001

Margaret Cho Dispenses Comedy Advice at CSUS

Comedy star Margaret Cho talks about her award-winning film at California State University, Sacramento at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 22, in the University Union Ballroom as part of Women's History Month.

Cho will host a screening of her film, "I'm the One That I Want," which Entertainment Weekly named one of greatest performances of the year.

Filmed during two evening performances last November at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco, "I'm the One That I Want" grew out of Cho's experiences growing up in the Bay Area and battling networking executives on her short-lived television series "All-American Girl."

"A lot of people are really affected by the honesty of the film," Cho says. "When women talk about weight, addiction and sexuality, it's an incredibly cathartic thing. My work is not only about entertainment. I like to talk about issues that are important to me."

"I'm the One That I Want" placed third out of 250 films screened at the recent Seattle International Film Festival and received outstanding reviews from the New York Times, the Boston Globe and the Los Angeles Times.

Following the screening, Cho will lead a lively discussion about her life as a comedian in Hollywood and will answer questions from the audience.

"My main desire is to create a connection and a kind of intimacy between me and the audience who's come to see me," Cho says. "I feel this responsibility to them to really be true and be authentic. That's why I do get so honest and that's why I'm so raw sometimes."

Nominated for Campus Comedian of the Year, Cho has been featured on numerous talk shows, including The David Letterman Show, The Tonight Show, Rosie O'Donnell, Live with Regis, and Politically Incorrect.

Advance tickets for this event are $8 general and $5 students or $10 general and $7 students the day of the event.

Tickets are available at the CSUS Central Ticket Office, (916) 278-4323 or online at, (916) 278-2277. Media assistance is available by contacting the CSUS office of public affairs at (916) 278-6156.

The University's Unique programs, Women's Resource Center and Multi-Cultural Center sponsor this event.


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