Margaret Cho Mocks North Korea at the Golden Globe

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler kicked off last night’s Golden Globes with jokes about the cyberattack on Sony Pictures, calling the room full of celebrities “spoiled, minimally talented brats,” a reference to Scott Rudin’s leaked comment about Angelina Jolie.


After calling The Interview “the biggest story in Hollywood this year,” Poehler joked that North Korea’s threat over the film’s theatrical release had forced “us all to pretend we wanted to see it.”


The gag didn’t stop there. The two hosts then introduced Cho Yung Ja, a gruff North Korean journalist and army general played by Margaret Cho, as the “newest Hollywood Foreign Press Association member.”

Cho’s character, dressed in full military regalia, toted a fake magazine cover featuring Kim Jong-un’s face and demanded a picture with Meryl Streep. As Michael Keaton snapped the photo, which Benedict Cumberbatch expertly photobombed, Fey joked that Streep should cooperate because they have “a lot of weird emails that can’t get out.”


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