Friday, December 29, 2017

Sister Bernhard's Traveling Salvation Show

The world has become so insane that it's gotten to the point that I feel like I have to create my own "alternative universe" -- one where intelligence and wit are revered, racism, misogyny and LGBTQphobia are frowned up, and truth and facts still matter. (Besides, I wouldn't give the right the satisfaction of making me miserable, despite their truly valiant efforts.) That being said, Damian and I decided to fudge the truth a bit last night at at Joe's Pub, deeming it our own "New Year's Eve" celebration (avoiding the hysteria) on Dec. 28 with one Sandra Bernhard. I've been going to Sandy's year-end wrap-up on and off forever. But these past three years it's become a necessary tradition -- a palate cleanser to prepare for the year ahead.

And once again, she didn't disappoint. As it customary, she opened with one of my songs -- this time it was Neil Diamond's "Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show" -- reminding me that our similar MI-AZ-L.A.-NYC slash queer sensibilities know no bounds. And from there she off to the races, with an hour of her signature observations, celebrity run-ins (#SheToo, with Buddy Hackett and Rodney Dangerfield) and is-she-or-isn't-kidding songs ("Takin' It to the Streets"), keeping it light on politics as god knows none of us needs to pay good money to have it rubbed in our faces just how dire things are. And best of all, reminding us that we might just make it after all.

Through Sunday at Joe's Pub. Tickets HERE.

Just about everyone there was a gay dude of a certain age -- except these two lovelies!

Future appearances HERE.

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