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Bridget Everett, John Cho
Actress, comedian, singer and cabaret performer Bridget Everett stars in the new film Patti Cakes. Her character used to be in a local rock band that never made it, her daughter played by Danielle Macdonald wants to be a rapper. Everett was also in Amy Schumers tv show and had a part in the film Train wreck. She performs with her band, The Tender Moments, which includes Adam Ad-Rock Horovitz from the Beastie Boys and Carmine Covelli from The Julie Ruin. Plus, Actor John Cho is in the new film Columbus, directed by Kogonada. Cho played Harold in the raunchy Harold and Kumar comedies and was also in the American Pie films. He costars in the most recent Star Trek films as Sulu, the role originally played by George Takei.

Thu, Aug 17, 2017 -- 7:00pm

Recently on Fresh Air:

Aug 17, 2017
'Cabaret Hurricane' Bridget Everett Moves To The Big Screen In 'Patti Cake$'

The comic and cabaret performer says she's had audience members walk out of her raunchy live act. In her new film, she plays a washed-up local rock star whose daughter is an aspiring rap artist.

Aug 17, 2017
In 'Columbus,' John Cho Reckons With His Own First-Generation Culture Clash

Cho, who moved to the U.S. from South Korea as a child, says the cultural distance his Columbus character feels towards his immigrant father was "an unwelcome reflection of my own life."

Aug 16, 2017
In Trump's Government, The 'Regulated Have Become The Regulators'

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Aug 16, 2017
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Aug 15, 2017
Novelist Max Brooks On Doomsday, Dyslexia And Growing Up With Hollywood Parents

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