Margaret Cho

United States

Korean-American stand-up comedian Margaret Cho is one of the most recognizable faces in entertainment, having also made her name as an actress, musician, artist, fashion designer, author, and entrepreneur. She’s been a bold and outspoken advocate for both LGBT and Asian-American causes throughout her career. And yet despite all that, Margaret still has a fairly mundane daily life at home, which she often riffs on in her comedy. As part of our Work Sucks, I Know series, in which writers explore how jobs aren’t all they’re cracked up to be, Margaret revealed how in 2021 the pandemic had transformed her life from showbiz glam into one spent mostly either walking or picking up the poop of her various pets.

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These are tyrannical bosses. I thought I’d been knocked about by show business, but it’s nothing compared to working around animals.