- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 31, 2010

NEW YORK (AP) - Margaret Cho is combining comedy with music on an album that tries to find humor in serious topics: rejection, interventions and even murder.

Ben Lee, Fiona Apple and folk rocker Andrew Bird are among the musicians who collaborated on “Cho Dependent.” Bird helped Cho with a song about a crush who turned out to be a murderer, an episode that Cho says is based on her life.

Cho says she looked up a love interest online and was shocked to learn that he was convicted of murdering his wife. She says that writing the song was cathartic and helped her find the humor in “the worst things, the most tragic stuff in life.”

Cho has seven comedy albums. “Cho Dependent,” released last week, is the first where she sings.

She will also compete on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” which premieres Sept. 20.





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