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Sandra Bernhard: A Post Modern One Woman Musical

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Sandra Bernhard is back on TV. She has a recurring role on ‘Switched At Birth', playing a high-school art teacher.

Fun Facts About Sandra Bernhard: (Source: Wikipedia)

1) She is an American comedian, singer, actress and author. She first gained attention in the late 1970s with her stand-up comedy in which she often bitterly critiques celebrity culture and political figures. Bernhard is number 97 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 greatest standups of all time.

2) Bernhard became a popular staple at the Comedy Store. As her popularity as a comedian grew she was cast as a supporting player on The Richard Pryor Show in 1977. Guest appearances on evening talk shows followed. Her big break came in 1983 when she was cast by Martin Scorsese to star as stalker and kidnapper Masha in the film The King of Comedy for which she won the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress.

3) She began performing her first one-woman show called I'm Your Woman in 1985, and an album version was released. Bernhard appeared in a variety of tiny film and television roles throughout the 1980s while crafting her stand-up routine into a more performance art oriented show. She launched an Off Broadway one woman show called Without You I'm Nothing, With You I'm Not Much Better in 1988 which played at the Orpheum Theatre. In 1990 it was turned into a film and a double album of the same name. The film was mostly shot on location in 1989 in the Cocoanut Grove located in the Ambassador Hotel. A frequent guest on David Letterman's NBC program, it was during the run of 'Without You I'm Nothing, With You I'm Not Much Better' that she appeared with her then good friend (and rumored lover) Madonna on the show. The two alluded to their romantic relationship and staged a sexy confrontation. They would continue to be friends for several years, with Bernhard even making an appearance in Madonna's movie Truth or Dare.

Here is the info about Sandra Bernhard's performances.

Friday, Feb. 14 - Lancaster Center for the Performing Arts
Saturday, Feb. 15 - Royce Hall, UCLA

Ticket info at www.sandrabernhard.com/tour-dates/

Twitter: @SandraBernhard

Instagram: sandrabernhard

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