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Margaret Cho walks the line of comedy, activism

Margaret Cho walks the line of comedy, activism

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Margaret Cho

When: 8 p.m. Friday

Where: Rococo Theatre, 140 N. 13th St., Lincoln

Tickets: $39.50

Information: www.rococotheatre.com or 402-476-4467

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Margaret Cho doesn't worry about getting older.

The 44-year-old comedian's current tour, “Mother,” is focused on the wisdom she's gained as she's aged.

As always, Cho will talk about her own Korean mother. But she also gets deep into more touchy subjects such as drugs, guns, abortion and gay rights.

Cho said her work is reflective of her life: She's a self-described queer Asian-American who is politically progressive. Her stage show walks the line between comedic performance and activism. But Cho said she can't help but include activism because she is so different from what else is out there in comedy now.

“There's a lot of things that are underneath the surface that are kind of activism just by existing,” Cho said. “It inspires other people to act and do things or think about things a different way or think about politics.”

At the close of this tour, Cho will continue work on a book she's writing that will be released with a musical companion. She'll also return to the set of “Drop Dead Diva” to record another season of the Lifetime show.

Cho certainly isn't slowing down.

“I'm kind of now very much about enjoying myself and enjoying my age and wanting other people to enjoy their age,” Cho said. “Your mid-40s are really a great time, and I think that's a great time to celebrate yourself — and this show is really about that.”

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