Margaret Cho

It’s easy to be cynical about comics releasing music albums, thanks to cringe-inducing efforts by the likes of Jimmy Fallon and Eddie Murphy. But an exception can be made for Margaret Cho. Her new Cho Dependent is charming yet provocative, featuring musical collaborations with Fiona Apple, Ani DiFranco, and Tegan and Sara. Still, for her Seattle show, Cho plans to stick to her trademark raunchy, politically-charged stand-up. “I can’t stop doing that; that would be weird,” she assures me by phone from Provincetown, where she’s prepping for her national tour. “I did a record, but I’m still a stand-up comic.” Fine, but here’s hoping she takes a break between jokes to perform her hilarious parody of Mickey Avalon and Dirt Nasty’s ERIKA HOBART

Fri., Aug. 27, 7:30 p.m., 2010

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