Margaret Cho - Being Korean

Bobby Slayton & Margaret Cho Season 1, Ep 0149 02/24/1992 Views: 9,295

Koreans really know how to riot. (2:43)

HI.

I'M MARGARET CHO.

UM, I'M KOREAN.

I DON'T HAVE A STOREOR ANYTHING.

( laughter )@@

I LIVE IN LOS ANGELES

WHERE THINGS ARE KINDOF STRANGE FOR KOREANS.

DURING THE RIOTING KOREANMERCHANTS WERE STANDING

ON THE ROOFTOPS OF KOREA-TOWN

WITH UZIS TRYING TOPROTECT THEIR STORES.

GOD, THAT FIRST DAY BACK AT WORKMUST HAVE BEEN KIND OF AWKWARD.

( Korean accent: )OH, THAT WAS YOU?

I SORRY, I KIND OF OVERREACTED.

UH, YOU LIKE SPRITE?

DURING THAT TIME I HAD ALLTHESE DIFFERENT MIXED EMOTIONS

DIFFERENT FEELINGSLIKE ANXIETY AND FEAR

MIXED WITH THINGSLIKE COCKINESS.

THINGS LIKE, "HEY, I'M KOREAN,WE KNOW HOW TO RIOT.

LOOTING SCHMOOTING,I'LL SET MYSELF ON FIRE."

( laughter )

FOR THE MOST PARTI REALLY LOVE LIVING IN L.A.

I LIVE IN A GREAT HOUSE.

I LIVE ON THE SAME STREETAS K.D. LANG.

( hooting )

I'M GOING TO CALL HER

TO SEE IF SHE WANTS TOSTART A NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH.

I LOVE HER BUT I CAN'TJUST GO UP AND TALK TO HER

SO I'M REDUCED TO PLAYINGHER RECORDS REALLY LOUD

AND STANDING BYTHE WINDOW ALL DAY.

I'M LIVING HERE ALSOTO PURSUE MY CAREER

WHICH IS FUN, UM... IT'S FUN.

I RECENTLY DID THISSHOWCASE OF INTERNATIONAL TALENT

AND THEY CHOSE ME BECAUSEI'M SO VERY INTERNATIONAL.

THEY HAD A PROBLEM WITH ME

BECAUSE I LOOK THIS WAYBUT I TALK THIS WAY.

THAT'S A PROBLEM

AND THEY'RE TRYINGTO BE SENSITIVE ABOUT IT.

THEY'RE LIKE

"MARGARET, WE DON'T WANT YOUTO TAKE THIS THE WRONG WAY

BUT COULD YOU BE A LITTLE MORE,OH, I DON'T KNOW-- CHINESE?"

"ACTUALLY I'M KOREAN."

"WHATEVER."

AND I WAS SUPPOSED TELL JOKES.

WHAT WAS I SUPPOSED TO DO?

( Korean accent: )OH, MY HUSBAND IS SO FAT...

( laughter )

THAT WHEN HE SITAROUND THE HABOKU

HE REALLY SITAROUND THE HABOKU.

GONG.

( laughter and applause )