Thursday 22nd February 2018
- Friday 23rd February 2018
£50.00 - £100.00
Sandra Bernhard: “Sandemonium”
Expect the unexpected from performer, actress, singer Sandra Bernhard. A pioneer of the one-woman show, her live performances are a thrilling hybrid of stand-up comedy and rock ‘n roll, a raucous mix of political satire, pop culture commentary and cabaret. She is the host of the hugely popular Sandyland, her daily radio show on SiriusXM’s Radio Andy channel 102, now going into its third year, for which she won a Gracie Award.
She is now premiering her latest show “Sandemonium”, which will debut at her annual December holiday shows at Joe’s Pub in New York City and tour throughout the U.S. and abroad in 2018. She performs with her Sandyland Squad band.
"Bernhard knows what her audience wants, and she has them eating out of the palm of her hand from the second she walks onstage. There's no greater joy than watching a masterful comedian feed off her crowd and give it right back to them in the form of an evening that's as hilarious as it is truthful."…… TheaterMania
Los Angeles Times…….” Bernhard has musicality to die for, a voice that swoops from the bluesy basement to a top floor falsetto..."
“Sandemonium” is swirling all around you, minute to minute “breaking news”. No one knows what’s coming next. Climate disaster, Russian invasion, unhinged leaders. Have you been slut shamed? Are you gender neutral? Come face to face with a white supremacist? Swam through a flood? Run from a fire? Observed a chunk of the polar ice cap floating away? Occupied land that didn’t belong to you? Been strung out on Oxycontin? Been invited to prescribe to the latest pharmaceutical for every known ailment that only create more? Lost your fortune in shady investments? Won It all back in the powerball lottery? Have you narrowly missed a terrorist attack in your favorite destination? Changed religions and still found no peace of mind? Birthed two sets of twins two years apart? Renovated your kitchen? Slept with GOT’s on in the background? Taken a bad batch of ecstasy? Discovered your food supply is loaded with GMO’s? Has your Instagram account been hacked?
You’ve been swept up in “Sandemonium”! It’s time for a psychic break. Sandy will bring you back from your bad trip. Soothe your aura and calm your chakra’s, shut down your electronics, find your mantra, do a meditation, let it all go my darling!
Sandy is here to make it all right. “Sandemonium” is a brief respite from the endless madness. Come on her magical mystery tour, listen to the sights and sounds, sample her exotic offerings. Just stop! Look, listen to Sandra Bernhard along with the Sandyland Squad Band. Sandy will make it all better.
Bernhard’s highly notable past shows, which she has performed both on and off-Broadway, include: Without You I’m Nothing, I’m Still Here ... Dammit, Everything Bad and Beautiful, and #blessed.
She may best known for her role in Martin Scorsese’s King of Comedy (for which she was awarded Best Supporting Actress by the National Society of Film Critics) and her television role as openly bisexual character Nancy Bartlett in Roseanne. Other film credits include Track 29, Hudson Hawk, Dinner Rush, and the live performance film Without You I’m Nothing. Other television credits include Two Broke Girls, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Broad City, Difficult People, You’re the Worst, The New Adventures of Old Christine, Will &Grace, The Sopranos, The Larry Sanders Show. Music albums include I'm Your Woman (Polygram, 1986) Excuses for Bad Behavior (Epic, 1994) and the world music album Whatever It Takes (Mi5, 2009). Bernhard has also performed with or opened for other artists including The Pretenders, Cyndi Lauper and The Scissor Sisters.
“Sandra 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.”…..The New Yorker
“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.”……The Daily Beast
Sandra Bernhard (vocals), The Sandyland Squad Band…..Mitchell Kaplan (pianist/musical director), Tom Hill (guitar), Pedro Segundo (drums).