Margaret Cho sat down with Village Voice contributor Jessica Pilot for another installment of the video series, "This Is Stand-Up." (Other comedians featured in the series include Patton Oswalt and Hasan Minhaj.)
"It's a very difficult art form because it's the only one that demands that you have a physical reaction from your audience — not just from the work itself, but every ten seconds at least," Cho said of her profession, which she views through a symbiotically therapeutic lens. "It's just trying to use my pain to heal others."
"I think I'm very adored in the comedy community because I adore comics," she continued. "I have so much respect for everybody who does it, and I have so much hope for everyone who does it."
The introspective Cho said she thinks of herself as a yoga instructor: "If I can just get you to breathe for an hour and a half, that's all I ask ... I hope that people breathe and they take in laughter and oxygen and ideas and joy and freedom."
Watch the full feature below, via Village Voice: