Night of comedy and conversation

Night of comedy and conversation

Sandra Bernhard
Sandra Bernhard

Sandra Bernhard, the comedian, actress, singer, and author, will perform at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly on Sunday, May 5, at 4 p.m., for a JCC Patron of the Arts and the Kaplen Foundation evening.

Stand-up comic Karen Bergreen will emcee and there will be a Q&A session. VIP tickets will include both seats in the VIP section and a post-show private dessert reception with a photo opportunity with Ms. Bernhard.

Her appearance is one in a series of events in the JCC’s Patron of the Arts program, providing subscribers with access to cultural arts at the JCC in new and innovative ways. Programs will include performances, films, art exhibitions, and literary events and subscribers will receive special benefits including concierge service, VIP ticket access, reserved parking, and more.

“We are delighted to have a celebrity comedian of Sandra Bernhard’s caliber appearing at the JCC,” said Jordan Shenker, the JCC’s CEO. “Our Patron of the Arts initiative is successfully drawing nationally known celebrities to our stage and allowing us to take our commitment to high-level programming to new heights.”

Ms. Bernhard first gained attention in the late 1970s with stand-up comedy routines and later became best-known for her role as Nancy Barlett Thomas on the hit sitcom “Roseanne.” She was a frequent guest on David Letterman, appeared in Madonna’s film “Truth or Dare,” and won Best Supporting Actress from the National Society of Film Critics for her role in Martin Scorsese’s “King of Comedy,” starring Robert De Niro. She also performs classic pop music, jazz, and blues tunes, and has written three books, including an autobiography, “Confessions of a Pretty Lady.” Ms. Bernhard is starring in the Gracie Award-winning daily radio show “Sandyland” on Sirius XM’s Radio Andy, and as Nurse Judy Katz on FX’s “Pose.” She also has placed on Comedy Central’s list of the 100 greatest stand-ups of all time.

Karen Bergreen has appeared on many shows, including the “Jim Gaffigan Show,” “The View,” “House Hunters,” the “Joy Behar Show,” and “Law & Order.”

To buy tickets, go to For more information on the event or the Patron of the Arts program, call Nina Bachrach at (201) 408-1406 or email her at

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