- The Washington Times - Monday, March 28, 2016

Stand-up comedian Margaret Cho angered the crowd at a New Jersey comedy club Saturday night, after she reportedly opened her act with jokes about rape, white privilege and the recent death of comedian Garry Shandling.

TMZ obtained video of the chaotic scene at the Stress Factory in New Brunswick, New Jersey,” which showed people getting up and walking out of Ms. Cho’s set.

“You will never get a cent of the money back that you paid,” she told them in the video.

At one point, a blonde woman is seen near Ms. Cho screaming and pointing her finger at people in the audience.

“White people get so mad,” Ms. Cho said as the woman storms off.

TMZ said witnesses reported that Ms. Cho also made several gay jokes, and at least one such joke led to two men in the audience coming to blows.

In the video, one angry man asked the other audience members, “Are you guys enjoying this? Really? This is comedy before Easter? Rape, rape, rape?”

“Listen, there’s a reason why half the people left,” another man replied.

While people blamed Ms. Cho for being drunk onstage, she later took to Twitter to say it was jet lag.

“Actually for ONCE-I wasn’t high. ‘Twas jetlag! I just think that survivors of abuse should speak their truth & I do!” she wrote. “Survivors are kept silent by society, protecting predators. Beneath the cloak of family/friends/audience shame, they’ll strike again+again.

“Don’t be afraid to talk about what happened to you. Tell all.There is no shame in being a survivor. SHAME THE ABUSER. SHAME THE RAPIST,” Ms. Cho tweeted.

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