Margaret Cho dishes on “Dancing,” the Palins, and bringing her new show “home” to Atlanta Sunday

When comic Margaret Cho takes the stage at the Tabernacle downtown Sunday night in her adopted city of Atlanta, cameras will be capturing the performance. The final show of her current “Cho Dependent” tour will be filmed for a concert film release in 2011.
“Since Atlanta’s DNA is all over this show, it was only right that we bring it full circle and film it here as well,” Cho tells us.
Earlier this year, the show was largely birthed during late night appearances at the Laughing Skull Lounge in Midtown where the actress took up residence between shooting scenes for the second season of her hit Lifetime show, “Drop Dead Diva.”
“The people at the Laughing Skull and the audiences in Atlanta were so instrumental in creating this show,” she explains. “It’s very exciting for me to bring this material back to Atlanta.”
Cho’s current thinking on immigration and gay rights are hard-wired into “Cho Dependent” as well as some juicy insights from being a contestant this season on “Dancing With the Stars.”
“It was a surreal, weird experience but I really enjoyed it,” Cho recalls. “‘Dancing With the Stars’ is kind of cool because it’s such an old-fashioned kind of TV show. It’s live. It’s goes back to the origins of television. I actually have a deep background in dancing so I really loved that aspect of it.”
While Cho says her closest pals back stage became Florence Henderson and Michael Bolton, she emerged with respect for political polar opposite Bristol Palin as well.
“Our platforms are completely different,” she says. “She’s about teen abstinence which is completely hypocritical since she’s a big whore and all. I can say that because we’re friends now. And I was trying to prevent gay teens from killing themselves. On ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ I learned that you can still be friends with people and not agree with them at all politically.”
Alas, Cho never got a chance to meet Bristol’s mama grizzly mother and TLC reality TV star Sarah Palin.
Cracks Cho: “Which is totally sad because what other opportunity am I going to get to meet Sarah Palin?!”
Cho says Bristol Palin’s success on “DWTS” should be a wake up call for “political progressives.”
Explains Cho: “The show taught me that Tea Partiers vote. Progressives haven’t quite gotten the hang of that yet. This was a practice run. This time it was just about dancing. Next time it could be about the White House.”
Tickets remain for Cho’s tour closing performance at the Tabernacle. For tickets and details, go to the official Tabernacle website. FYI: The show begins promptly at 8 p.m. Sunday.