As a rising comic in the 1970s, Sandra Bernhard developed a reputation as a brash commentator on the most vacuous aspects of pop culture, commanding attention with an unapologetic candor. Her success led to decades of acting work, most notably in Martin Scorcese’s The King of Comedy and a recurring role as Nancy Bartlett onRoseanne, where she played one of the first openly lesbian characters on a network sitcom. Even amid these high-profile ventures, however, Bernhard retained her commitment to the stage, transforming her performances from conventional standup to a more idiosyncratic style incorporating live music and cabaret. While audiences can expect a pointed skewering on the state of the nation this Saturday, Bernhard’s attentions are too wide-ranging to be limited to political punditry. An astute observer of human behavior, Bernhard also has an aptitude for insightful musings drawn from her own experiences.