Comedian Margaret Cho will Dance With the Stars

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Margaret Cho Guest DJWhen comedian Margaret Cho appeared on KCRW’s Guest DJ Project, she told KCRW DJ Chris Douridas about her love of music and actively wanting to join Canadian music collective Broken Social Scene, but she’s not stopping there – she’s going for a  triple threat!

It was just announced that she will appear on the 11th season of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” set to premiere September 20.  The announcement comes on the heels of the release of her new album, “Cho Dependent,” where she directs her lyrical wit towards some somber topics, including rejection. KCRW favorite Andrew Bird even helped her on a murder ballad.

“Comedy and music kind of go hand in hand, like, comedians always want to be rock stars and rock stars, weirdly enough, always want to be comedians. Cause when you see people play live, generally they’ll say jokes. And when you go see people in different towns they’ll say the same jokes and you’re like ‘Wow, they actually have a routine!’ And so rock stars have a big affection for comedy.”

Check out her song picks below and hear her full Guest DJ set here.

1. Bjork – Hyperballad
2. Ryan Adams – Come Pick me up
3. Flight of the Conchords – Business Time
4. Broken Social Scene – 7/4 (Shoreline)
5. Elliott Smith – St. Ides Heaven