Here’s the Star Tribune’s Big Gig recommendation: The irrepressible Sandra Bernhard — the only comic who could disarm David Letterman with her outrageousness — brings her Sandyland Tour to town. That means in-your-face comedy, social commentary, spot-on satire and some sassy rock ’n’ roll with her band, the Flawless Zircons. Don’t be surprised if she shows some love for Prince. (7 p.m. Sun.-Mon., Dakota, $40-$60.) Bream
About Sandra Bernhard
Since she first stepped on stage at the Comedy Store in the ‘70s, Sandra Bernhard has been challenging fans and critics with her outrageous humor, keen satire and rollicking stage shows. “Give the dame her due,” writes the New York Times, “It’s invigorating to be in the presence of a true original.”
Bernhard, who writes and develops all of her own material, has produced numerous one-woman shows over the years, among them: Without You I’m Nothing—which was released as a feature film—Excuses for Bad Behavior, Giving ‘Til It Hurts, Hero Worship, the Love Machine, and Everything Bad and Beautiful. Currently on tour with her latest creation, I Love Being Me, Don’t You?, Sandra is a performer of stunning originality. “Funny but foxy, super smart and slightly mad!” proclaimed WCBS. “Bernhard is a very funny woman by nature, a rocker by sheer determination and an actress you’ve seen in eclectic offerings,” says the Washington Post.
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“…it’s this combination of glamour and accessibility that accounts for Bernhard’s enduring appeal. .. the experience is like hanging out with a hip and funny friend who never fails to lift you up with her outrageous freedom.” – L.A. Times