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The Jewish Journal published an interview with Sandra Bernhard to publicize her latest show "Everything Bad and Beautiful” which starts this week at the Silent Movie Theatre is scheduled March 9-25 at Silent Movie Theatre, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles.Audiences should be prepared for a bracing evening at the theater: [While] Bernhard’s infamous big mouth remains relatively mum, however, about specific bits in her new show, “Everything Bad and Beautiful,” which kicks off a national tour at the Silent Movie Theatre this week. She says the title “describes how I feel about the state of the world” and that she’ll riff on what personally shocks her: “Stupidity, arrogance and hubris.”

George W. Bush will earn a reprieve in this particular show. Instead, Bernhard will skewer “people around him” such as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

“It’s more about how much almost compassion I have for her, being trapped in that world, being a black woman, to be so self-loathing,” she said.

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Just don’t accuse Bernhard of taking potshots at the powerful.

“It’s not about targets, it’s about going beneath the surface to see what underpins things,” she said.

“Everything I do has got some sort of ironic base, but I don’t consider what I do a comedy show,” she added. “I’m an entertainer, a performer, a social commentator, a provocateur.”

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