Adam Markovitz
August 15, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

You just watched a reality show about a gay-icon comic who flaunts her outsider status while towing along a quirky posse and scene-stealing parents. But was it The Cho Show (debuting Aug. 21 at 11 p.m. on VH1) or My Life on the D-List (Thursdays, 10 p.m. on Bravo)? Figure it out with our funny-lady field guide.

Cho rolls with a personal assistant and a trio of stylists called the Glam Squad.

Jessica, Tom, and Tiffany — a.k.a. Team Griffin — take care of Kathy’s dirty work.

Parents’ Vice
Mr. and Mrs. Cho have groovy memories of smoking pot in the ’60s.

From a glass, a bottle, or a box, Maggie Griffin loves herself some white wine.

Cho’s spiritual adviser has great insights — and even better fashion sense.

Griffin calls up comedy pioneer Joan Rivers whenever she visits New York.

Low-Wattage Celeb Pal
Cho’s friend Bobby Lee (MADtv) cites her as a showbiz role model.

When Kathy wants a famous date, it’s gonna be ex-‘N Sync-er Lance Bass.

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