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Sandra Bernhard

Performer, actress, singer and author Sandra Bernhard is currently the host of the hugely popular Sandyland, her weekly radio show on SiriusXM’s Radio Andy channel 102, now going into its fourth year, for which she won a Gracie Award.

A pioneer of the one-woman show, Bernhard brings a completely unique and raucous mix of cabaret, stand-up, rock-n-roll, and social commentary to the stage. She is now performing her latest show “Quick Sand”, which debuted at her annual holiday shows at Joe’s Pub in New York City and will tour throughout the country in 2019..

Highlighting a successful, decades long television career, Bernhard has also joined the cast of the hit FX Television/Ryan Murphy show “POSE” as a series regular, reprising her role as brassy but caring Nurse Judy Katz, who works with H.I.V./AIDS patients, following a memorable Season 1 guest appearance. The 1980’s based drama is now shooting its second season in New York City. Sandra also just recently did a special guest appearance on Ryan Murphy’s “American Horror Story: Apocalypse” this past season.

Extremely notable past live stage 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 continues to tour both nationally and internationally.

"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." And the Los Angeles Times praised another show, writing that Bernhard "has musicality to die for, a voice that swoops from the bluesy basement to a top floor falsetto..."

Bernhard’s film credits include "The King of Comedy," (for which she was awarded Best Supporting Actress by the National Society of Film Critics), "Track 29," "Hudson Hawk," "Dinner Rush," and the live performance film "Without You I’m Nothing." Past 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" and "Roseanne."

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. In addition, she is the author of three books: "Confessions of a Pretty Lady" (Harper&Row, 1988) "Love, Love and Love" (William Morrow, 1993) and "May I Kiss You on the Lips, Miss Sandra?" (Rob Weisbach Books/William Morrow, 1998).