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Sandra Bernhard Keeps It Fresh

by BeBe Sweetbriar
Saturday Jul 6, 2013

Sandra Bernhard has come a long way from a young comedienne bursting with talent at the famed Comedy Store in Los Angeles in the 70s. And, her journey has been loud, upfront, in your face, witty, musical, theatrical, maternal, matrimonial, public, and yes, gay.

With an almost unbelievable 40 years in the business of making us laugh, Sandra seems as fresh today as she was when she was untamed, unafraid, and unleashed. Hell, she is still that.

Always working under a no-holds-barred policy, Bernhard's 2013 kick-off show at Joe's Pub in New York was a prime example that 30 plus years have not done much to change what we have learned to expect from her. As New York Times' film and music critic Stephen Holden noted, "just below the surface, you sense the same roving critical eye that misses nothing."

Based out of San Francisco, BEBE SWEETBRIAR is the Omni Present Drag Chanteuse. As an entertainer and hostess, BeBe can be scene every week hosting and performing at countless events and parties in the San Francisco. One of the few drag personalities to sing live while performing, BeBe has literally graced every notable stage in San Francisco, bridging many gay sub-community gaps. She has also been the opening act for Destiny’s Child Kelly Rowland, "Ugly Betty’s" Alec Mapa and Dance Diva Kristine W. Adding recording artist to her list of performance accomplishments in 2008 with the release of her first single "Save Me", Ms. Sweetbriar will soon release her fifth dance single in 2012 called "Show It Off"..
As an actress, BeBe was introduced to film with a lead role in the independent film "Under One Sun" with her character dealing with religious, racial and gender issues. Additionally, she appeared in the campy musical "Devious, Inc" (Australian Film Festival, San Francisco Short Film Fest) also adding additional vocals to the musical soundtrack. Both of these performances led to her selection for a lead role in Aisha Media’s next short film series, "" to be released in 2012.


  • , 2013-07-09 15:35:26

    Jeeze. Bebe’s bio is almost as long as her article!

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