Sandra Bernhard

Sandra Bernhard

The daughter of a proctologist and an abstract artist, American comedienne/actress/vocalist Sandra Bernhard moved to Arizona when she was still in high school. Opening her eyes to more diverse culture provided her with a left-field take on American life, and she made her stand-up comedy debut, aged 19.Moving to Hollywood, she gigged at local comedy clubs, receiving her big break by becoming a regular on the 'Richard Pryor' show, two years later. With the show short-lived, she returned to clubland, developing her witty and provocative one-woman satirical stand-up act. The critics loved the ferocity and danger of her cutting-edge, off-kilter humour, and her discourses on spirituality and sexuality, and predicted for her a future on the screen. Whilst controversial and sexually ambiguous, Bernhard nonetheless kept her own sexual preference to herself.She appeared opposite Robert DeNiro in Martin Scorsese’s satirical stand-up comedy classic, ‘King of Comedy’. She also appeared with Madonna in ‘Truth or Dare’, forging a close relationship with the singer, which set tongues wagging. However, a similarly funky performance opposite Bruce Willis in 1990’s ‘Hudson Hawk’ did nothing to rescue the film.Working on her music, she debuted as a vocalist with 1985’s ‘I’m Your Woman’, which was a critical success. Moving into off-Broadway musical theatre with ‘Without You I’m Nothing’, in 1988, the show spawned a movie in 1990, and a hit soundtrack. She spent the nineties writing her autobiography, ‘Confessions of a Pretty Lady’, appearing regularly on ‘Roseanne’ and, finally, outing herself as a lesbian. In 1998, Bernhard returned to theatre with the one-woman show ‘I’m Still Here...Damn It!’ on Broadway, to rave reviews. Source:
I'm sure that Jesus was an incredible person.More Sandra Bernhard quotes [10/14/2011 01:10:06]
You can't just try to be a performer. It's in your DNA. I really believe that it's either what you are or it's not at all.More Sandra Bernhard quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Barbara Bush has her finger on the pulse of America. Im so glad shes back and more compassionate than ever, ... Thats right, of course people just sat around New Orleans, boring, uninspired, soulless New Orleans, and dreamed of someday relocating to the Astrodome. Oh, dear Lord, if only I could leave my unhappy existence and head on up to wonderful Houston and live with my friends side by side in a spacious football stadium, my life would be so much richer and complete.More Sandra Bernhard quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I'll take on somebody if they're offending the entire culture, not just offending me.More Sandra Bernhard quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If I've learned anything in my 30s, it's about holding back a little bit.More Sandra Bernhard quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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