Telluride Gay Ski Week: “Feel the Bernhard”

Telluride Gay Ski Week: “Feel the Bernhard”

Telluride Gay Ski Week is in its freshman year as a locally produced event, Saturday – Saturday, February 20 – 27. The list of guests includes Olympian (and X Games) champ Gus Kenworthy, musician Shawn Colvin, DJ Ruckus – and  Sandra Bernhardt. (For an event overview, go here.)

The inimitable Bernhard performs her new show, “Feel the Bernhard,” at Telluride’s Nugget Theatre, 207 West Colorado Avenue, Friday, February 26, 9:30 p.m. (following the Telluride AIDS Benefit auction at the Sheridan Opera House).
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Feel the Bernhardis Sandra Bernhard’s latest show. Not unlike Bernie Sanders, Sandy has had it with the 1%. If you’re sick and tired of being held down, join the 99%ers for a revolution Sandy-style. As The New Yorker wrote “Sandra 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.”

Bernhard is performing throughout the year at venues in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and all points in between. Of last year’s holiday shows at Joe’s Pub, Broadway World wrote “Sandra Bernhard takes no prisoners and pulls no punches. She drops enough F-bombs to blow the city to smithereens. And if those don’t do the job, she will set the place afire with her white-hot intelligence. She is authentic, unapologetically pissed, heartbroken, and of course, hilarious.


Theater Mania added: “Bernhard knows what her audience wants, and she has them eating out of the palm of her hand from the second she walks onstage. There’s no greater joy than watching a masterful comedian feed off her crowd and give it right back to them in the form of an evening that’s as hilarious as it is truthful.”

In early September, Bernhard also launched her own hugely popular daily show Sandyland on SiriusXM Radio’s new Radio Andy channel (102), headed up by Andy Cohen. Her strong opinions and unique perspective, along with her provocative, spontaneous conversations with a wide spectrum of guests from the worlds of entertainment and fashion have made Sandyland so successful.

In addition, Bernhard recently taped guest appearance on the new Hulu comedy series Difficult People, created by her friend Julie Klausner. She also returned to television last year, with a recurring role on the hit CBS TV sitcom 2 Broke Girls that aired in the spring. She guest-starred on episodes of Fox TV‘s Brooklyn Nine-Nine as the character Gina’s “eccentric” and “offbeat” mother, Darlene Linetti.


And, in 2014, Sandra Bernhard guest-starred on ABC Family’s original drama series, “Switched at Birth” in a recurring role as Teresa Lubarsky, a groovy art professor at a local college where Bay (Vanessa Marano) is taking classes. The Peabody Award-winning family drama returned for its third season in January, 2014. As most people are aware, from 1991-1996, she played Nancy Bartlett, the first openly gay character on a network sitcom—on Roseanne.

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