(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Comedian and singer Sandra Bernhard returns to Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday, August 31, at 9pm. The keen cultural observer, political satirist, actress and author straddles the line between comic and performance artist while always pushing the boundaries of what it means to be a comedian in the great tradition of Lenny Bruce.
Bernhard performed at Helsinki Hudson last August 4, 2012, in a show about which critic Seth Rogovoy wrote, “Bernhard demonstrated that she is still at the top of her game as a comedian, singer, actress and political commentator in a generous, nearly two-hour performance.” In that show, Bernhard tailored her material to the crowd, with her observations about the city of Hudson and the greater region, including farms and the upstate New York lifestyle.
Bernhard began her career at L.A.’s famed Comedy Store in the 1970s, and since then has written and starred in numerous one-woman shows, acted in movies and on TV, recorded albums and authored books. In 1983 Bernhard portrayed a stalker who kidnaps Jerry Lewis in Martin Scorsese’s “King of Comedy.” Her first one-woman show, the groundbreaking “Without You I’m Nothing,” ran for six months off-Broadway in 1988 and served as inspiration for the film and Grammy Award-nominated album of the same name. From 1991 to 1996, Bernhard played Nancy Bartlett – the first openly gay character on a network sitcom – on “Roseanne.”
Bernhard has written three books: “Confessions of a Pretty Lady.” “Love, Love and Love,” and “May I Kiss You on the Lips, Miss Sandra?” Her work has also been published in numerous magazines, including The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Conde Nast Traveler, Rolling Stone, Interview and Spy.
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