has been a killer standup presence for over two decades, and today on her 45th birthday, allow us to highlight all of the qualities that make her a living legend, a dependable source of progressive thought, and the kind of performer who has never, ever shied away from discussing gay issues in her act. I’ve ranked my favorite Cho things, and the good news is there are tons more to choose from.
10. Her reconciliation with her sexuality: “I had this whole thing: Am I gay? Am I straight? Then I realized: I’m just slutty.”
9. She’s been hilarious since the second she set foot onstage.
8. Her activism and blogging, particularly her piece about the weird homophobia of Michelle Shocked
“When someone like Michelle Shocked
, formerly a beloved, alt queer muse and maker of the ’90s, decides that it is Ok to hate us and lets us know that God does too,