Margaret Cho: from comedy to music

 

Margaret Cho is Team Bristol but not Team Sarah. ``I feel sorry for her,'' Cho, 42, said of Bristol Palin, via phone. ``It's awful the way people talk about her body and her weight.''

Margaret Cho is Team Bristol but not Team Sarah.

``I feel sorry for her,'' Cho, 42, said of Bristol Palin, via phone. ``It's awful the way people talk about her body and her weight.''

The funny gal never pokes fun of a person's dress size because ``it hurts.''

Cho and the younger Palin -- castmates on this season's Dancing With the Stars -- indulged in a blog war this week over comments the comedian made about the Palin matriarch.

``I'm not critical of Bristol. It's her mother that I'm not a fan of,'' Cho says. ``People need to remember that she doesn't support women's rights or gay rights. She would be a really bad choice for president.''

On Saturday, Cho will perform some of her fave Palin cracks and other quips at the Fillmore Miami Beach.

The Grammy-nominated star (for her music/comedy album Cho Dependent) might even sing a song or two.

``Working on the album was a challenge. It took me about two years to learn how to play the guitar.''

Overall, Cho is happy she did it, calling making the album a ``rewarding'' experience, especially since she got to collaborate with such pals as Grant Lee Phillips, Ben Lee and Fiona Apple.

``I felt very safe [in the studio] and had a lot of people helping me. Everyone on the album is a good friend.''

But don't expect Cho to quit her day job.

``It's really wonderful to do things I like creatively, but I'm a comedian first, and I have to stay true to that.''

-- MICAELA HOOD

Margaret Cho, 8 p.m.; Fillmore Miami Beach; www.ticketmaster.com.

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