Margaret Cho, 8 p.m. Sunday, January 27, at Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Dreyfoos Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets cost $15 to $100 plus fees. Visit kravis.org, or call 561-832-7469.
What inspired Mother? Are you interested in being a mother?
Maybe. It's more about my mother and about motherhood, in that I'm a woman in her 40s and now people are relating to me as if I'm like a mom. I think it's good. Because I do have a lot that I can offer. I tend to be a mother to the world. And even though I'm not literally a mom, I can fill that role in certain aspects. This is kind of looking at it like me being a mom and smothering the planet. And that my mother is somebody that's such a big symbol to me.
Is there something you think your mom got right that you think other moms could replicate with their children?
I think what my mother did was she really gave me the idea that being gay was safe, that being gay was OK. It was never any kind of issue. She was very understanding of gay people, and she wanted me to be unafraid of expressing that part of me. That was a really great thing.