She’s Got a Big Mouth

That’s why Sandra Bernhard can say whatever she likes

How does one explain a Sandra Bernhard show? Is it a musical revue? Is it stand-up comedy? Is it a one-woman rant about the demise of society? Yes to all of the above. Experiencing a Sandra Bernhard show is like crawling into her brain and rolling around in the chaos of her ever-shifting thoughts.

One moment she’s lobbing bombs at the Lindsay Lohans of the world, and the next she’s giving a poignant dissertation on the death of Kitty Carlisle Hart. And just when she has you in a cozy place -- wham! -- she clobbers you over the head with a diatribe on Iraq, and her rage is infectious. Then strike up the band; it’s time for a song! Suddenly you’re bathed in the richness of her delicious alto, mixing jazz standards with Guns N’ Roses. Where does that beautiful voice come from, anyway? It would all seem self-indulgent and obtuse, except for the fact that she’s so, so good. She’ll promote her latest CD, Everything Bad & Beautiful, at the Colony Theater today and tomorrow. Tonight there are 7:30 and 10:00 shows. Tickets range from $45 to $100. Get ’em from Ticketmaster, or go straight to the Colony Theater to save that dang surcharge.
Fri., July 27, 7:30 & 10 p.m.; Sat., July 28, 7:30 & 10 p.m.

 
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