Without You I’m Nothing would go on to be produced as a feature film, while I’m Still Here…Damn It! The latter show was also filmed, concert-style, as an HBO special; Bernhard, at the time several months pregnant with her daughter, Cicely, wears a sheer, see-through dress.Of course, by that point, the comedian was used to baring a lot of herself in public.
Of the women questioned, 68% said that taking an outfit to work for a date was a hassle.
Transformer dress: The sleeves and neckline roll back to reveal bright red lining, while the bottom hem is hitched up to create a miniskirt with sexy split The research, which led to the dress being commissioned, also showed that over a third of singles turned down a date in the past because they were not happy with their work outfit.
Her acting career has featured some major highlights: a plum part in Martin Scorsese’s dark satire The King of Comedy, a regular role on Roseanne, and recent appearances on Switched at Birth, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and 2 Broke Girls.
But it’s her work as a comedian that is her most impressive.
Then there’s the fact that Bernhard is a celebrity herself.
She’s the best kind of celebrity: not mega-famous, not unreachable, but still the type who is easily recognized when she’s walking on the street in Chelsea, mixing with midtown businessmen while taking an elevator down from the Sirius XM offices (her show, Sandyland, airs daily on Andy Cohen’s Radio Andy channel), or riding the subway.
Without You I’m Nothing, a strange blend of monologues and songs, ends with the performer removing an American flag from her shoulders to reveal only pasties and a G-string.
Then she dances to Prince’s “Little Red Corvette.” As it turns out, the Sandra Bernhard on stage, on film, or on radio is a lot different from the Sandra Bernhard who’s off the mic.
She’s softer in person, possessed of a relaxed sensibility that hails, she says, from the simple need to take a break from the act of performing.