Cultural icon Sandra Bernhard brings her latest act, “Sandemonium,” to The American Theatre in Hampton for one night only on April 28. With a career spanning more than 30 years, Bernhard has made a name for herself as a singer, actress, comedian, and author. Her latest show will include some of her favorite recent material, described by her as “fun and reflective of my very eclectic life and all the great things I get to do as a performer and as a person.”
Bernhard pioneered the one-woman show, mixing cabaret, stand-up, rock ‘n’ roll, and social commentary into a unique performance style that has become a benchmark for solo performers. Her show “I’m Still Here… Damn It!” ran on Broadway while other notable shows such as “Without You I’m Nothing,” “Everything Bad & Beautiful,” and “Sandra Monica Blvd: Coast to Coast” have played to sold-out venues across the country.
Bernhard’s SiriusXM radio show “Sandyland” is a listener favorite and earned her a Gracie Award presented by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation. She also recently completed filming of a special appearance in the highly anticipated “Roseanne” reboot as well as a guest role on season five of “Broad City.”
“What makes Bernhard’s comedy so rare—whether she’s philosophizing about Taylor Swift’s squad or singing Dolly Parton’s ‘Hard Candy Christmas’ as imagined by Caitlyn Jenner—is that within every keenly observed pop-culture rant, there’s an element of piercing truth,” Variety wrote. In a review of her career, The New Yorker noted that “Bernhard teaches the children—all those burgeoning spoken-word artists and monologists—how to perform observational comedy with style, and right on the political edge.”
“What I’ve always admired about Sandra’s work is that she speaks her truth with humor and intelligence,” said Hampton Arts Artistic Director Richard Parison, Jr. “As we near the end of our 30th anniversary season, I wanted to present a unique voice that speaks to our communities unfiltered, setting the bar high with her one-of-a-kind observations on culture and what it means to be human.”
OutWire757 is fortunate to have the opportunity to interview Ms. Bernhard. Look for her musings later this month. For tickets to “Sandemonium”, click on the link below.