TMZ's latest release of grainy cell phone footage finds Margaret Cho falling out of a favor with an audience at the Stress Factory in New Brunswick, New Jersey on Saturday night. The comedian responded to the furious crowd, who were allegedly upset by the set's depressing topics such as her rape and Garry Shandling's death, by insulting white members of the audience and sounding off about the shame associated with being a rape victim.
At one point, Cho tells the crowd, "I don’t understand exactly what brought you here but know you will never get a cent back of the money that you paid." This seemed to be the tipping point for at least one of the offended audience members, who can be heard voicing disappointment over having his Easter weekend ruined by Cho's chosen subject matter.
Are you guys enjoying this? I mean, really, really. This is-this is comedy before Easter? Rape, rape, rape, [*series of bleeps*]?
Cho, not known for Easter humor in spite of how many people at the venue apparently expected her to tell Easter-appropriate jokes, took to Twitter to address her handling of the incident, which she attributes to jet lag.
She's right. The only shame anyone in that video should've felt is for rushing the stage to yell at a performer they didn't agree with instead of unobtrusively exiting the building and going home to think about the pure joy Easter annually brings innocent-minded people who are really into eggs filled with loose jelly beans.