Before there was the bawdy and delicious Bridgett Everett or the foul-mouthed Pam Ann, there was the witty and purposefully irreverent Sandra Bernhard. The inimitable performer returns to Joe’s Pub at The Public with her all new show, Sandra Bernhard is #blessed, for her annual year-end residency, which starts December 26 and leads up to her New Year’s Eve spectacle.
The new show will contain Bernhard’s unique, sharp blend of hysterical insight and outspoken views, with rock-n-roll, cabaret, stand-up and a little burlesque. Sandra Bernhard is #blessed also features Bernhard’s band The Flawless Zircons, who perform with her at sold out venues in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and all points in between.
Of last year’s shows at Joe’s Pub, The New York Times wrote, “Just below the surface, you sense the same roving critical eye that misses nothing and the same sensibility compelled to puncture fantasies And, Ms. Bernhard’s ear is as perfectly attuned as ever to music that you’re embarrassed to admit you might like.”
The always entertaining Bernhard has been wowing, and sometimes shocking, audiences since starting her career at LA’s famed Comedy Store in the 1970s, going on to become a favorite on the live-show comedy circuit nationally, while also forging a career in film, television and on Broadway. She is also now guest starring on episodes of Fox TV‘s Brooklyn Nine-Nine as the character Gina’s “eccentric” and “offbeat” mother, Darlene Linetti.
Bernhard made television history as the first openly gay character on a network sitcom (Roseanne), and has more recently appeared on the TV Land comedy Hot in Cleveland, on Logo’s DTLA, CBS’s The New Adventures of Old Christine, FOX TV’s American Dad, NBC’s Crossing Jordan, The L Word, etc. and has appeared more than 30 times on Late Night with David Letterman.
In addition to her numerous television and film appearances, audiences have raved about her work on the Broadway stage, including the critically acclaimed I’m Still Here… Dammit!, which opened Off-Broadway in 1997, moved to Broadway a year later, and was filmed for an HBO special. In 2006, Bernhard’s Everything Bad and Beautiful also opened to rave reviews. Her most recent show, I Love Being Me, Don’t You? played to sold-out crowds for an extended run last summer in Los Angeles. The album version of the show was released on Rooftop Records last fall, and she has since been touring almost non-stop.
The upcoming run at Joe’s Pub is a rare opportunity to see this comedy legend as she continues to tell it like it is. Hashtag #fabulous.
Sandra Bernhard is #blessed
Joe’s Pub at The Public
December 26 – December 31