I recently saw Margaret Cho playing the role of a paralegal on the Lifetime network's Drop Dead Diva on Netflix, and I wondered what had happened to her career. But after watching the comedic drama a bit more, I realized that it was pretty good, and so is Cho. The Korean-American actress has had a diverse and successful career playing strong, outspoken, nonstereotypical Asian characters—a rare feat for Asian-American actors in a world of typecast Hollywood roles for Asian nerds, doctors and scientists. Cho's career is all about diversity: She's also a stand-up comedian, musician, dancer, director, model, podcaster, author and activist. Cho's comedy is humorous yet tackles LGBT, Asian-American and political issues with indignation. Her current comedy tour, Mother—which visits Sacramento on Saturday—features honest and comedic reflections on identity, sex and even her own mother. Comedian Jim Short opens. 8 p.m. Saturday, November 2; $49-$69. Crest Theatre, 1013 K Street; (916) 442-5189; www.margaretcho.com.