SANDRA BERNHARD: WHATEVER IT TAKES
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About Sandra Bernhard:
For 25 years, Sandra Bernhard has been challenging fans and critics with her knife-edged humor, satire and emotive performances on film, television and stage. "An Intimate Evening with Sandra Bernhard" includes comedy, commentary and music. Her critically acclaimed 1998, one-woman Broadway hit, "I'm Still Here...Damn It!" which played the Booth Theater, had critics raving. Created and conceived by Bernhard, the show first ran for five months off-Broadway at New York's Westbeth Theatre, where it garnered ecstatic reviews. The New York Times called Bernhard's performance: "An angst driven, foul-mouthed poison-laced joy ride that banks and careens frenetically through the worlds of fashion, celebrity, rock, and religion … In her own voice, unfiltered, Bernhard is a living, breathing bonfire." The show went on to play sold-out runs in Boston and San Francisco, and one of the Bay Area performances was filmed for an HBO special ("I'm Still Here…Damn It!" which aired in the summer of 1998) photographed by cinematographer Haskel Wexler, and produced and directed by Marty Callner. Since her first film accolades in 1983 in Martin Scorseses', "The King of Comedy" featuring Jerry Lewis and Robert De Niro, Bernhard has since appeared in numerous films including "Inside Monkey Zetterland," "Hudson Hawk" and more recently, "Dinner Rush." Throughout her career, Bernhard's formidable presence has also had a place on television. From 1991-1996, she portrayed Nancy on "Roseanne," and has had guest starring roles on "Ally McBeal," "Chicago Hope" and "Will & Grace." She has appeared on "Late Night with David Letterman," as well as "The Tonight Show," "Rosie O'Donnell" and "The View." She hosted the season premiere of "MadTV" and the Bravo network recently profiled her career. In 2001, Bernhard hosted her own talk show, "The Sandra Bernhard Experience" for A&E television.