"Joe’s Pub always turns it out," Sandra Bernhard told me last year when I talked to the comedian and performer about her eight-show New Year’s run at the venerable downtown performance space. And Bernhard turned it out as well, offering her regular mix of cultural and political observations with a selection of songs both old and new. In an amazing encore, the performer came out on stage wearing a Candy O t-shirt, fishnet stockings, and a jaunty black hat and proceeded to belt out a mash-up of "Sex Shooter," "Pumped-Up Kicks," and "Janie’s Got a Gun" for a room full of her fans. And that’s the kind of thing one can expect this year, as well, when Bernhard takes the stage again this year.
Doing an amazing run of ten shows in five nights, Bernhard also gives a hip alternative to your regular Near Year’s Eve plans. Why not celebrate with the glitz of the newly renovated Joe’s Pub rather than a packed Brooklyn house party? And as a bonus, Joe’s Pub is offering an early-bird special for her two New Year’s Eve performances if you buy tickets before Thanksgiving.
You’ll definitely see me ringing in the new year with Sandy. Check out the aforementioned encore performance from last year’s show below!
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