Sandra Bernhard is Back at Joe's Pub for Annual Holiday Show

Wednesday December 8, 2021

Sandra Bernhard
Sandra Bernhard  

The inimitable Sandra Bernhard will once again grace the live stage at Joe's Pub in New York City for annual holiday run of shows Dec. 26th through 31st with her all new show Sandra Bernhard "Bern It Down". Her holiday shows at Joe's Pub had become a New York traditional for ten straight years before the pandemic hit, keeping her from performing last year in December 2020. Now she is back for the eleventh year !

"Like a world war that finally ends in victory, we have come out the other side. A collective trial of patience, self-discipline & social distancing, eye frying Zoom meetings, shocks of gray hair, hours of TV, sleepless nights, long afternoon naps, avoiding heavy-breathing joggers, hand scrubbings, double masked glares at those too cavalier to bother wearing them and people abandoning the city. Yes, slowly we are making our way out of the bunker, but do we really want it to be like it was"? Sandy thinks not. She says "Bern It Down."

Sandra Bernhard will be back performing on a live stage around the country and overseas in 2022. She also appeared in seasons 2 and 3 of the hugely successful FX Television/Ryan Murphy show "POSE" as the brassy but caring Nurse Judy, who works with H.I.V./AIDS patients in the 1980's/1990's based show. She also did a special guest appearance on Ryan Murphy's "American Horror Story: Apocalypse" in 2018.

In addition, she is now in her seventh year hosting her own hugely popular live show Sandyland on SiriusXM Radio's Radio Andy channel (102) headed up by Andy Cohen, of which The Huffington Post wrote..... "It's hard to describe, much in the same way it's hard to put words to a brilliant jazz artist's improvisations. She simply took the conversation places that were at once and enlightening, provocative and intimate." Her strong opinions and unique perspective, along with her provocative, spontaneous conversations with a wide spectrum of guests from the worlds of entertainment and fashion have made Sandyland so successful.

Bernhard also enjoyed rave reviews from the press/media while closing out the decade at Joe's Pub in December 2019.....

"As always, Bernhard's comedy is ripe and the music is vibrant, with her observational comedy and masterful one-liners. Her songs range from classic pop music to jazz and blues; her rendition of "Summertime" from Porgy and Bess brought down the house ! She looks fabulous and is a walking dynamo who's been headlining during the holidays at Joe's Pub to a smash turn out for the last ten years"....Theater Pizzazz

"Sandra Bernhard is closing out the decade on a white-hot career streak and capping it in style"....New York Daily News.

"Aglitter in a sequined sheath, Sandra Bernhard took the Joe's Pub stage like a bat outta hell, that is a rock goddess, belting Bobby Womack's "Across 110th Street," backed by her first-rate Sandyland Squad Band. She's a woman of our time and we love her"......Showbiz 411.

Bernhard's previous live performances around the country have always brought in rave reviews, with Variety saying "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. Bernhard remains as brash and brazen as she was in the 1970s".

While The Daily Beast proclaimed "The show makes one wonder what to make of Bernhard's distinctive place in the entertainment firmament. She is a show business stalwart of over three decades. Bernhard has evolved into a pop culture fixture, a jack-of-all-trades performer as actress, singer, comedian, and, more recently, a radio show host of SiriusXM's Sandyland." And, Broadway World wrote "Sandra Bernhard takes no prisoners and pulls no punches. She will set the place afire with her white-hot intelligence. She is authentic, unapologetically pissed, heartbroken, and of course, hilarious."

** So go out, enjoy the holidays and follow safety guidelines.

Don't miss Sandra Bernhard's "Bern It Down" at Joe's Pub in New York City, Dec. 26th through 31st.

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