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Sandra Bernhard          

Comedienne, Actress, Singer & Author

An accomplished comedienne, actress, singer, keynote speaker, and writer, Sandra Bernhard truly embodies the spirit of the arts. Breaking down perceived boundaries between entertainment, social commentary, and performance art, she defies neat categorization. Described by the New York Times as "a living, breathing bonfire," Bernhard has been challenging fans and critics with her knife-edged humor, satire, and emotive performances for the past 25 years.

Bernhard's live performances, which are part comedy, part social satire, and part cabaret, showcase her astonishing range of talents. Her recent show “Everything Bad and Beautiful” galvanized audiences in the United States and Great Britain. Her critically acclaimed Broadway hit, "I'm Still Here...Damn It!" toured nationally and was filmed for an HBO special, which has achieved legendary cult status. She is currently on tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of her classic hit show "Without You I'm Nothing." The show toured the world and ultimately led to a Grammy nominated album and feature film of the same name.

Since she first appeared in 1983 in Martin Scorsese's, The King of Comedy, Bernhard's numerous films include Inside Monkey Zetterland, Hudson Hawk and more recently, Dinner Rush. Her television appearances include a regular role on Roseanne from 1991-1996, and guest starring roles on Ally McBeal, Chicago Hope and Will & Grace. She has appeared on Late Night with David Letterman, as well as The Tonight Show, Rosie O'Donnell and The View. She hosted the season premiere of MadTV and hosted her own talk show, The Sandra Bernhard Experience, for A&E television in 2001.

Her publications include Confessions of a Pretty Lady, Love, Love, and Love, and May I Kiss You on the Lips, Miss Sandra? Her essays also been published in numerous magazines, including The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Conde Nast Traveler, Rolling Stone, Interview, Spy, Elle, and Allure.


Tribute Speech to Robert De Niro
added almost 7 years ago

Speech Topics

I’m Still Here…Damn It!


Women's Rights



Sandra Bernhard Officiating OITNB Star Lea DeLaria's Wedding - Us ...

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