"Sometimes white people will get offended on our behalf," she mused on stage. "So adorable when they do that! Aww... Thanks, white people!"
She added, "I think white people like to tell Asian people how to feel about race because they're too afraid to tell black people."
Cho, in an interview earlier this week, marveled over how Asian Americans are beginning to make a bigger mark on pop culture.
"This [special] is my reward for sticking around and continuing to work. I'm now reaping the benefits of being a pioneer," she said. "I'm really proud of this special. It's all about the rage I feel about the rest of the world. All of the things happening with police brutality and systematic use of rape by ISIS for recruiting. And Bill Cosby. There's so much to be enraged about. I'm trying to find some healing through that rage."
Tonight, PBS is also debuting a special "The Women's List" about groundbreaking female Americans such as former Secretary of State Madeline Albrecht, Altanta billionaire and Spanx founder Sara Blakely and actress Edie Falco. Cho is included. (Neither PBA or GPB locally is airing the special in the next two weeks.)
"They gave me a lot of airtime," Cho said. "I"m really grateful to present my Asian-American point of view."
Cho has been a busy woman this year. She played a goofy North Korean journalist on the Golden Globes. She hosted a TLC talk show about sex that unfortunately was not renewed. ("It was too racy for TLC, unfortunately," she said.) She appeared on "Celebrity Wife Swap" recently, switching places with actress Holly Robinson Peete. ("I just love her kids so much," she said. "I regret having waited so long to have kids myself.")
And now she's guest commentator on the revamped E! show "Fashion Police." She was friends with the late Joan Rivers.
"It's to honor her," Cho said. "It's also to spend time with my good friends, including Melissa Rivers. I want to do something for a family that I have gotten so much from."
Given her busy tour schedule, she hasn't committed to a full-time job with "Fashion Police" yet but has already appeared multiple times. She has also gotten to work with another guest host, Atlanta's NeNe Leakes.
"I can't believe we had never crossed paths in Atlanta," she said. "I'm so grateful to have become friends with her. She's phenomenal, very fun and very funny, a lovely lady."
Ultimately, "I would like a permanent position," she added.
One of her best lines during the post-Emmy "Fashion Police" involved her obsession with the show "Empire." She said on the show she would be willing to play "Fortune Cookie Lyon" if they'd let her, a line she said she came up with off the cuff.
"I would love to do something with Courtney Love," Cho said, referencing a past guest star on "Empire." "I would love to be an artist rep. I could be the Lea Solanga of 'Empire.' Or a K-pop singer!"
She has also stated she has switched presidential candidate camps. She used to be a staunch Hillary Clinton supporter but now has switched allegiances to Bernie Sanders. "I feel like he has no corporate agenda," she said. "To me, that's enough." Of course, she wouldn't mind a Clinton/Sanders ticket either.
Not surprisingly, she is no fan of Donald Trump. She refused to take part in "Celebrity Apprentice" when he was host despite being asked numerous times mostly because she didn't want to get into pointless arguments with other celebrities. (In 2010, she did do "Dancing With the Stars," which projects far greater positivity.)
"I don't understand what he's doing," Cho said. "He's such a racist. He's so ignorant and dumb. You can't argue with someone politically who resorts to attacking people's looks. [He insulted Carly Fiorina that way in Rolling Stone interview.) It's a travesty!"
"Margaret Cho: PysCHO," 9 p.m. Friday, September 25, Showtime
Margaret Cho - The PsyCHO tour
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