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Pittsburgh, PA- The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is proud to present the comedian, singer, actress, and author Sandra Bernhard on April 27, 2013 at the Byham Theater. Bernhard’s performance is a hybrid of standup comedy and rock ‘n roll – a unique mixture of political satire, pop culture commentary and cabaret. Bernhard’s bitter critiques of celebrity culture have earned her a spot on Comedy Central’s famous “100 Greatest Standups of All Time.” This performance is a part of the 2012-2013 Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents series.
Bernhard’s extensive resume spans nearly the entire entertainment industry. From 1991-1996 Bernhard played Nancy Bartlett—the first openly gay character on a network sitcom—on Roseanne, and further bolstered her television resume with her work on The Richard Pryor Show, Law & Order: SVU, The Sopranos, and Ally McBeal. She has appeared more than 30 times on Late Night with David Letterman and has been a regular guest of Howard Stern’s since the early ‘80s.
Additionally, Bernhard’s film credits include Martin Scorsese’s The King of Comedy, for which she was awarded Best Supporting Actress by the National Society of Film Critics, and Nicholas Roeg’s Track 29, Hudson Hawk, Dinner Rush, and Dare. Further bolstering her performance skills, Bernhard has released a number of popular albums and has also sung with or opened for various musical acts, including: The Pretenders, Cyndi Lauper, and the Scissor Sisters.
Tickets ($35-$40) for Sandra Bernhard on April 27, 2013 at 8:00 p.m., at the Byham Theater, may be purchased at the Box Office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, online at trustarts.org, or by calling (412) 456-6666. To purchase 10 or more tickets at special discounted rates, please call (412) 471-6930.