Thanks to her Dancing With the Stars gig, Margaret Cho tells UsMagazine.com she has plenty of material for her upcoming stand-up shows.
"I'll be talking a lot about DWTS, drilling everyone a new one," says the comedienne, 41, who is on tour until mid-December. "It's going to be awesome!"
Even though she regularly ranked low, Cho tells Us she was "proud" of her time on the show. During her last dance, the samba, on Monday, she wore a rainbow ensemble for gay pride.
"I'm just so excited that we got to wear the rainbow colors and really represent and dance about pride," she says. "That's so important. I'm so honored to be in the presence of such amazing people and dancers. I had a great time. I'll miss … the camaraderie and the costumes."
She tells Us, "I'm going to keep dancing. I'm not going to quit," adding that her partner, Louis van Amstel, "has really shown me that I want to be physically active. He's shown me this direction in my life that I'm going to hang on to forever."
Cho is amazed at how far she has come, considering that, as a child, she got bullied in ballet class.
"Now I realize that someone can say something, and it can stick with you for your whole life," she tells Us. "We should never give people that power. Nobody should ever give anybody that power and that's why I wanted to reach out to kids and people who have been bullied. You don't have to give anybody that kind of power. You really don't. When you have a moment when you can share that with so many people, it's very powerful, and I'm so happy I got to do that. Our message really came from the heart."