Sandra Bernhard Keeps It Fresh
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."
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, "Con-tin.u.um" to be released in 2012.