She’s coming to town this weekend, (Saturday, November 2nd) for a big show at Stroum Jewish Community Center on Mercer Island (tix HERE for that) but actress/singer/writer/podcaster/comedian/provocateur SANDRA BERNHARD took 5 minutes to answer (most) of the questions in our shameless ripoff of the “Proust Questionnaire” (go here to find out what THAT is…)
Oddly, one question she didn’t answer involved giving her a chance to PLUG all the things she is working on currently including the reason for her appearance in Seattle, QUICK SAND the name of her current live music/live comedy cabaret show she’s touring the country with right now (ending up at Joe’s Pub in NYC for the holidays) but she also has her radio show SANDYLAND on Sirius Radio and a recurring role on the hella beloved FX show POSE where she plays Nurse Judy Katz who works with HIV/AIDS patients. AND, of course we adore her for her many appearances over the years in things like her breakout work in Scorsese’s THE KING OF COMEDY and on ROSEANNE and lots of other TV shows and films.
Here are the questions and Sandy’s answers…
SGS: What is your favorite vice?
Sandra Bernhard: Eating snacks in the middle of the night
SGS: What are your favorite qualities in a director? (and/or with any type of artistic collaborator)
Sandy: Someone who is open to input but strong enough to stand their ground
SGS: You have a lot of hyphens…if you had to give all but one up, which would it be? Actor? Musician? Comedian? Provocateur?
Sandy: Above all I am an entertainer and that sums up everything
SGS: Your idea of a perfect day/night
Sandy: Up early doing laundry / working out / eating a delicious lunch / taking a nap with my dog George / having dinner with my girlfriend Sara
SGS: Your idea of a dreadful day/night (other than answering bad questions…)
Sandy: Being stuck at an airport or listening to our horrible fake president or sleeping without a feather pillow
SGS: Your fantasy dinner party companions would be…..(living or not; fictional or not)
Sandy: Lily Tomlin, Jane Wagner and my girlfriend Sara
SGS: Martin Scorsese calls you up to collaborate on the new superhero movie he is directing…who would you play?
Sandy: a balls out street fighting guru who leads everyone to safety
SGS: Other than “Sandyland” where/when would you like to live for a week?
Sandy: In a medina in Morocco
SGS: Favorite thing you associate with “Seattle”
Sandy: My brother Dan and sister in law Carolyn at a Heart concert
SGS: Your favorite thing about being on “Pose”
Sandy: Being able to sooth people and protect them from their pain
SGS: Your favorite fictional character
Sandy: Sally Bowles
- The official description of Quick Sand:
- The inimitable Sandra Bernhard is always three steps ahead of the crowd. She has to be. She’s Quick Sand. This year she’s bringing you a mélange of musings, music and whimsy, “never boring j’adoring” is her motto. Covering the waterfront of the outrageous, quotidian, and glamorous. Sandy fully realizes her land and brings it to you in vivid color and sound. Take a break with Sandy and don’t get stuck in the mundane. Quick Sand. Bernhard, a regular on the Ryan Murphy/FX Television show “POSE,” is a pioneer of the one-woman show. Her live performances combine a thrilling mix of comedy and rock ‘n’ roll, a raucous mix of political satire, pop culture commentary and cabaret with The Sandyland Squad Band. The performer, actress, singer, and author is also the host of the popular Sandyland, her daily radio show on SiriusXM’s Radio Andy channel 102, now going into its fourth year. Bernhard’s film and television credits include The King of Comedy, (for which she was awarded Best Supporting Actress by the National Society of Film Critics), Two Broke Girls, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Broad City, Will & Grace, The Sopranos, and The Larry Sanders Show.
- The SJCC performance: