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Sandra Bernhard (born June 6 1955 in Flint, Michigan) is a American actress and comedian. She first gained attention in the late 1970s with her stand-up comedy. She has also made appearances in various films (including ''The King of Comedy'', ''Hudson Hawk'', ''The Apocalypse'', ''Follow That Bird'', and ''Inside Monkey Zetterland'') as well as her television spots, most notably as Nancy, a lesbian friend of the title protagonist on ''Roseanne''. She also guest-starred as herself on two episodes of ''Will & Grace'' and appeared in several episodes of ''The L Word'' as a literary professor.
Her one woman show ''Without You I'm Nothing'' was a success on Broadway, and was turned into a recording as well as a film. She returned to New York in 2006 with the Off-Broadway show ''Everything Bad and Beautiful''.
She has developed a cult following with her stand-up comedy shows that are better described as performance art. She is bisexual, with public intimations of a relationship with Madonna, which both made in the late 1980s.
Within her comedy, often bitterly ripping apart celebrity culture and political figures, Bernhard performs classic pop music, jazz, and blues tunes. She has released several albums (combinations of music and comedy) including:
* ''I'm Your Woman''
* ''Without You I'm Nothing (Album)|Without You I'm Nothing''
* ''Excuses For Bad Behavior (Part One)''
* ''I'm Still Here... Damn It!''
* ''The Love Machine''
* ''Hero Worship''
* ''Excuses for Bad Behavior (Part Two)''
* ''The Love Machine Remastered'' (entirely different than ''The Love Machine'')
* ''Giving Til it Hurts''
* ''Sandra Bernhard: Live''
* ''Gems of Mystery''
She is also an accomplished writer with the books:
* ''Confessions of a Pretty Lady''
* ''May I Kiss You on the Lips, Miss Sandra''
* ''Love, Love and Love''
She is number 97 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 greatest standups of all time.
The Smoking Popes recorded a song entitled "Sandra" that serves as a kind of tribute to Ms. Bernhard, wherein the singer professes his obsession with Sandra.