Hilarious, outrageous are two of the words that come to mind to describe the brilliant comedian and actress, Sandra Bernhard. Her humor is not for the timid, or those whose view of the world is cloistered. She is coming to Pittsfield’s Colonial Theatre to shake up the Berkshires on Saturday, October 20 at 8pm.
Sandra Bernhard began her career at L.A.’s famed Comedy Store in the ’70s, and since then has written and starred in numerous one-woman shows, acted in movies and on television, recorded albums and authored books. Her first one-woman show, the groundbreaking Without You I’m Nothing, ran for 6 months off Broadway in 1988 and served as inspiration for the film and Grammy-nominated album of the same name. The critically acclaimed I’m Still Here… Dammit! opened off-Broadway in 1997, moved to Broadway a year later, and was filmed for an HBO special. The New York Times described Bernhard as a “living, breathing bonfire” and applauded the show, calling it “an angst driven, foul-mouthed, poison laced joy ride that banks and careens frenetically through the worlds of fashion, celebrity, rock, and religion.” In 2006, Bernhard’s Everything Bad and Beautiful also opened to raves.