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- AUGUST 25<br />

Riotous comedian, accomplished<br />

actress and superb songstress<br />

Sandra Bernhard will be bringing<br />

Sandemonium to The Pavilion in the<br />

Fire Island Pines on <strong>August</strong> 25 at 6<br />

p.m. and 8 p.m. Her newest show<br />

will be freshly filled with frenzied<br />

laughter, “breaking news” mania<br />

and whatever else might happen...<br />

and no one really ever knows!<br />

Regardless of current catastrophes,<br />

climatic disasters, feverish financial<br />

foul-ups, terrorist attacks, fierce<br />

forest fires and government<br />

insanity, Bernhard will take you to<br />

an orgasmic place of humorous<br />

heaven. Along with her band and<br />

music director, she will share song<br />

and decadent sarcasm in the best<br />

possible way.<br />

Bernhard is currently celebrating<br />

her third year hosting “Sandyland”<br />

on her own massively popular daily<br />

radio show on Sirius XM Radio Andy<br />

(channel 102), headed by Andy<br />

Cohen. The show features a wide<br />

selection of guests in the world of<br />

entertainment and fashion along<br />

with her provocative perspectives.<br />

She can also be recognized for<br />

her portrayal of Teresa Lubarsky in<br />

her recurring role on ABC’s family<br />

drama “Switched at Birth.” In<br />

addition, she recently appeared as<br />

a guest on the Hulu comedy series<br />

“Difficult People,” and returned to<br />

her recurring role on the CBS hit<br />

sitcom, “2 Broke Girls.”<br />

I spoke with Bernhard regarding her<br />

appearance at The Pavilion, as well<br />

as her radio show and several other<br />

aspects of her very busy life.

So what are we looking forward<br />

to regarding Sandemonium?<br />

It will be me and Mitch Kaplan,<br />

my musical director. It’s a small<br />

venue. You know Fire Island better<br />

than I do. I’ve performed there<br />

before. The bottom line is it’s an<br />

intimate night with me. There<br />

are two shows. It will have the<br />

fun, summer vibe...the end of the<br />

summer winding down, looking<br />

into the new year, the fall and<br />

getting back to work.<br />

I was at the last show you did at<br />

The Pines. It was sold out and<br />

filled to the brim, with a room<br />

exploding with men.<br />

Yeah, I know. I expect that it will<br />

be similar this time. It seems that<br />

it is a mainly male-driven situation<br />

in The Pines, if I’m correct.<br />

You’re very correct.<br />

And nobody is complaining! I<br />

mean, without gay men where<br />

would we all be?<br />

True! So what is one of your<br />

favorite episodes that you’ve<br />

ever done on your radio show?<br />

Oh, God. It’s really week to<br />

week. I have to say most recently<br />

Guy Pearce, the actor, was on<br />

yesterday. He’s actually a singer<br />

and has a new album out called<br />

“The Nomad” that Joe Henry<br />

produced, and it is really<br />

beautiful, and I didn’t<br />

know he sang.

A lot of people don’t know that I sing. So<br />

whenever I meet a kind of kindred spirit—<br />

somebody who is an actor, and people<br />

expect a certain thing from them, and<br />

they surprise you—it’s always sort of like,<br />

yeah. I guess he started off singing from<br />

Australia. So I guess right now Guy Pearce<br />

is my most recent favorite guest.<br />

You know what, many people aren’t<br />

aware that you do sing, especially in<br />

the U.K., where I happen to be at the<br />

moment.<br />

Well, they should have all been at Ronnie<br />

Scotts when I was there in February. It<br />

doesn’t matter—all the shows were sold<br />

out, and they couldn’t have gotten in,<br />

but next time I’m back, which should be<br />

a year from this fall, they should all come<br />

and see me. You will let them know next<br />

time.<br />

I absolutely will. So how is your<br />

daughter and Sarah?<br />

They are great. They are so busy doing<br />

all sorts of interesting things this summer.<br />

Actually, she’s going to do her junior year<br />

abroad in London. We’re all just like pedal<br />

to the metal. It’s all exciting and great!<br />

Things are really moving and grooving.<br />

You’re still based in New York, and you<br />

will still be doing Joe’s Pub?<br />

Yeah, I’ll be doing Joe’s again, my usual<br />

day after Christmas through New Year’s.<br />

So I’m looking forward to that.<br />

Is the show at The Pines brand new?<br />

It’s the show that I did essentially last<br />

December at Joe’s. My material, most of<br />

it is evergreen, based on stories of my life<br />

and growing up, my family. So it’s always<br />

pretty fresh, even if I pick something up<br />

that I thought about doing 10 years ago.<br />

It’s sort of all for my intimate collection:<br />

the intimate collection of Sandra<br />

Bernhard.<br />

I hear a new show title in that.<br />

Well, there will be a new show title. I don’t<br />

know if it will be that, but that’s a good<br />

one to keep on reserve.

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Celebrated actresses and singers<br />

Jane Lynch and Kate Flannery will<br />

make their praised debut at the<br />

elegant Café Carlyle (35 East 76th<br />

Street, Manhattan) beginning<br />

September 11 to September <strong>22</strong><br />

with Two Lost Souls.<br />

Jane Lynch is the two-time Emmywinning<br />

host of “Hollywood<br />

Game Night” and Emmy winner<br />

and Golden Globe victor for her<br />

portrayal of the devious gym<br />

teacher Sue Sylvester in “Glee.”<br />

Lynch began appearing in her<br />

own live concert tour “See Jane<br />

Sing” shortly after her Broadway<br />

debut in “Annie” in 2013. “See<br />

Jane Sing” also included Tim<br />

Davis and Kate Flannery, who<br />

is best known for her nine<br />

season role as Meredith the<br />

drunk on NBC’s “The Office.”<br />

Together they also recorded a<br />

holiday album, “A Swingin’ Little<br />

Christmas,” which charted on<br />

Billboard’s top 10.<br />

Lynch is currently appearing in<br />

“The Good Fight” on CBS and<br />

on Amazon’s “The Amazing Mrs.<br />

Maisel.” On <strong>August</strong> 26, she will<br />

be doing an hour-long special on<br />

NBC titled “Clear the Shelters,” a<br />

plea for animal rescue.<br />

The Café Carlyle originally<br />

opened in 1955 and is the<br />

opulent height of cabaret<br />

entertainment in a close, intimate<br />

setting. It has been featured<br />

in American Airlines’ in-flight<br />

magazine as one of the top-three<br />

music venues on the planet. For<br />

this performance, Lynch and<br />

Flannery will be doing a variety<br />

of songs from Broadway to music<br />

of the Swingin’ Sixties in their<br />

very own style, along with music<br />

director Tony Guerrero.<br />

Tickets for the show can be<br />

purchased online via Ticketweb,<br />

or at (212) 744-1600.<br />

I spoke with Lynch regarding<br />

her debut as well as her current<br />


You’ve been touring for a while<br />

with “See Jane Sing.” How will<br />

your debut at Café Carlyle vary<br />

from that?<br />

Well, it’s just Kate and myself, and<br />

we’re doing all new songs. We have<br />

a four-piece band as opposed to a<br />

five-piece band. We’re calling this<br />

show “Two Lost Souls.” “See Jane<br />

Sing” was kind of me in the<br />

driver’s seat, and after a<br />

certain amount of time<br />

I realized how stupid<br />

it was to not have<br />

Kate front and<br />

center with me.<br />

So in fact “See<br />

Jane Sing” is<br />

really “See<br />

Jane and<br />

Kate Sing.”<br />

So it’s just<br />

the two of<br />

us doing<br />

our thing.<br />

We don’t<br />

have Tim<br />

Davis<br />

doing this<br />

one. It’s<br />

going to<br />

be me and<br />

Kate in “Two<br />

Lost Souls.”<br />

Can you give<br />

me a sneak<br />

preview?<br />

It’s just one of those<br />

things. We won’t<br />

even really know what<br />

the show is until we actually<br />

do it. We’re rehearsing at this<br />

point. We’re doing “Two Lost Souls”<br />

from “Damn Yankees.” We’re going<br />

to do “The One Note Samba,” which<br />

is going to be hilarious. We’re doing<br />

“Bei Mir Bistu Shein,” the Yiddish<br />

version by the Barry sisters. We are<br />

going to do the “Hallelujah Chorus.”<br />

We’re all over the map.<br />

So it’s singing and comedy, and<br />

everyone is going to love it?<br />

Let’s hope so. We’re going to love it.<br />

I hope everybody else will enjoy the<br />

experience.<br />

How did you and Kate come to<br />

team up?<br />

I’ve known Kate for<br />

decades. We met in<br />

Chicago when we<br />

were both doing<br />

what we call<br />

non-equity<br />

theater.<br />

We were<br />

doing the<br />

comedy<br />

club stuff,<br />

and she<br />

and I<br />

found<br />

our way<br />

to doing<br />

duets<br />

a lot<br />

of the<br />

time.<br />

When<br />

we came<br />

down here<br />

to LA we<br />

continued<br />

with this<br />

sketch<br />

comedy. We<br />

got together with<br />

a lot of people, and<br />

we came from “The<br />

Real Live Brady Bunch”—<br />

that was our show that we first<br />

did together back in Chicago. We<br />

did sketch comedy here in LA, and<br />

then four years would pass, and we<br />

would do a duet for a charity event.<br />

Then at 54 Below I was asked to do<br />

four nights there.

I said, “I’d love to, but I’d have to put<br />

Kate Flannery in there, and we would<br />

have to create the show together.”<br />

We’ve been on tour together for four<br />

years. I’m on my way to her house<br />

right now to do a little singing.<br />

Are there any other cool projects<br />

that you are working on at the<br />

moment?<br />

Not really. We’re going to<br />

New York in a couple<br />

of weeks. I just take<br />

it a day at a time.<br />

You might want<br />

to add we are<br />

doing our<br />

Christmas<br />

tour. We’ve<br />

got a<br />

monster<br />

Christmas<br />

tour this<br />

year<br />

with Tim<br />

Davis,<br />

who<br />

is also<br />

performing<br />

with us. It’s<br />

called “The<br />

Swingin’ Little<br />

Christmas,”<br />

and we’ve been<br />

doing it for the<br />

last three years.<br />

We’re going to be<br />

all over the country. We<br />

have a Christmas album that<br />

we released called “The Swingin’<br />

Little Christmas,” and it was #8<br />

on Billboard last year. It did very<br />

well. We’re going to be in Seattle,<br />

Portland, and we’re going to be in<br />

Florida for like a week. We’re going<br />

to be all over the place: Tennessee,<br />

the Midwest, we’re going out East,<br />

we will be all over the country.<br />

Chicago is my hometown—we will be<br />

there for a few days.<br />

Will you be hitting New York?<br />

No. We did last year at the City<br />

Winery.<br />

If you could say something to<br />

promote “Two Lost Souls,”<br />

what would you say?<br />

Oh God, you’re asking<br />

the worst person.<br />

What I will say<br />

is Kate and I<br />

have fun. Even<br />

though it<br />

appears really<br />

loose and<br />

spur of the<br />

moment—<br />

and a lot<br />

of it is,<br />

because<br />

Kate is a<br />

wildcard—I<br />

am much<br />

more of a<br />

precision<br />

person, and<br />

I kind of map<br />

things out.<br />

Then she goes<br />

and blows it all up.<br />

That’s why it works so<br />

well. I never know what<br />

the hell she’s going to do,<br />

but she’s always gold. That’s why I<br />

keep her around. I work something<br />

out; she blows it up and makes it<br />

better.<br />

So then you’re not scripted?<br />

Well, I’m not going to give away<br />

those secrets. It’s a combination.

Is there anything that you want to<br />

add that I haven’t asked you?<br />

I’m doing an initiative with NBC, and<br />

it’s a pretty big deal, and it’s close<br />

to my heart. It’s called “Clear the<br />

Shelters.” It’s a month initiative and<br />

a challenge to Americans to come in<br />

and adopt a dog. Either the shelters<br />

will do it for free or at a minimal cost.<br />

Our goal is to clear the shelters and<br />

to make sure that all of these dogs<br />

and cats and sometimes rabbits have<br />

a forever home. So far in over four<br />

years we have joined over 150,000<br />

pets with forever homes. I’m going to<br />

be hosting the show, which is <strong>August</strong><br />

26. The show is an hour long<br />

and will be highlighting some<br />

of the more touching stories<br />

that have occurred. It’s on NBC.<br />

I feel like you have many<br />

of these dogs in your own<br />

home.<br />

We have four now. Especially<br />

Arbuckle. He was 150<br />

pounds; he’s supposed to<br />

be 50. We treated him for his<br />

hypothyroid, and now he’s<br />

down to 85 pounds. He’s our<br />

success story. He’s a happy<br />

boy. The Instagram handle is<br />

@allaboutarbuckle. He was<br />

named after the actor Fatty<br />

Arbuckle.<br />

<strong>Get</strong> your tickets to “Two Lost Souls” at Café Carlyle here:<br />

www.ticketweb.com/venue/cafe-carlyle-new-york-ny/284974<br />

Follow Jane Lynch on Twitter @janemarielynch<br />

Follow Kate Flannery on Twitter @KateFlannery

THOMAS<br />

TALKS<br />


we hooked up. I<br />

don’t want anything<br />

with his brother,<br />

but should I tell my<br />

friend?<br />

- Male, Gay, 23<br />

FRIEND’S<br />


I always laugh when I<br />

hear gay guys make<br />

comments about how<br />

they want to date a<br />

“straight guy.” Mostly,<br />

I laugh because I grew<br />

up in the Midwest<br />

surrounded by “straight<br />

guys,” and they’re not<br />

the same ones you see in<br />

movies. I do wonder how<br />

much of the attraction<br />

has to do with the idea<br />

of being the “first” or<br />

“only” to the “straight”<br />

person, thus leading to a<br />

feeling of being special.<br />

Either way, most of us<br />

know of a “straight hot<br />

brother,” and y’all got<br />

stories.<br />

Last weekend I went a<br />

beach house in Jersey<br />

with my best friend to<br />

stay with his family. One<br />

night his hot “straight”<br />

brother and I stayed<br />

up chatting, and then<br />

eventually I went to<br />

sleep on the living<br />

room couch. A few<br />

hours later, he woke<br />

me up with his hard on<br />

in my face. Of course,<br />

Congrats on living<br />

the plotline of a porno—<br />

we’re all very jealous and<br />

a little turned on. No, I<br />

don’t think you should<br />

tell your friend unless<br />

you have a real reason<br />

to—and it doesn’t sound<br />

like you do. Most people<br />

don’t want to hear about<br />

their family members<br />

hooking up, even if it’s<br />

their attractive brother.<br />

Your friend probably<br />

doesn’t view him as hot.<br />

Also, you don’t know his<br />

brother’s story, and there<br />

is no reason for you to<br />

“out” him, especially if<br />

you don’t want to pursue<br />

anything with him. I say<br />

keep it for your spank<br />

bank or the next time you<br />

visit his family. No reason<br />

to start drama.<br />

My best friend and<br />

his brother share an<br />

apartment in HK, and<br />

there’s a running joke<br />

that his brother is gay.<br />

Honestly, I think he<br />

might be, or at least<br />

curious. Also, if he is,<br />

I’d love to break him in,<br />

ya know what I mean?<br />

Sometimes he jokes<br />

back with us about<br />

being gay, but I can’t<br />

tell if he’s flirting or just<br />

comfortable. Any tips<br />

on how I can tell if his<br />

brother is gay? - Male,<br />

Gay, <strong>22</strong><br />

Read the above question,<br />

and wait for him to wake<br />

you up with his hard on.<br />

Just kidding, obviously.<br />

It’s funny, because when<br />

you’re in your 20s, I think<br />

you spend a lot more<br />

time trying to figure out<br />

each other’s sexuality,<br />

whereas when you’re a bit<br />

older, it just becomes too<br />

much work and energy<br />

to care. I understand the<br />

curiosity, but you can<br />

also rest assured that if<br />

he wants you to know<br />

he’s gay—especially if he<br />

wants to have sex with<br />

you—he’s going to make<br />

it clear. When, if ever,<br />

has one gay guy said to<br />

another, “I wanted to<br />

have sex with you, but I<br />

just didn’t know how to<br />

tell you”? If anything, it’s<br />

more so, “OK, I get the<br />

point, you want to fuck?”<br />

His brother sounds like a<br />

nice guy, so the best way<br />

to find out is probably<br />

not to have an agenda<br />

and attempt to be his<br />

genuine friend.<br />

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Where You Lead,<br />

I Will Follow<br />

A few weeks ago, I was<br />

lucky enough to be invited<br />

to a fashion event for <strong>Out</strong><br />

<strong>Magazine</strong>.<br />

Well, I wasn’t technically<br />

invited: I was +1 to E,<br />

who I’d describe as the<br />

sweetest socialite I know.<br />

He’s out every night, making<br />

appearances at whichever<br />

event sounds the most<br />

interesting, with a full face<br />

of makeup and scandalous<br />

outfits. Even in my Prada<br />

sequin top, I couldn’t even<br />

begin to compare to him.<br />

The open bar served specialty<br />

cocktails sponsored by<br />

Absolut Vodka, and every<br />

cocktail had the generic name<br />

of a boy I’ve dated—The<br />

Lukas with hints of lavender,<br />

The Adam with hints of<br />

apple, The Camden with<br />

hints of citrus. I ordered The<br />

Oliver, with hints of orange,<br />

and sipped it greedily as we<br />

walked around the party.<br />

E introduced me to everyone<br />

he knew, which happened<br />

to be everyone: the clothing<br />

designer with 40K followers<br />

on Instagram, the YouTuber<br />

with 248K Instagram<br />

followers, the porn star with<br />

448K. I looked each of them<br />

up while pretending to use<br />

the bathroom, wondering if<br />

my measly 1,461 followers<br />

was the reason I was never<br />

invited to such parties.<br />

Are followers how we<br />

establish ourselves socially?<br />

I fall into the Instagram trap<br />

myself: I post<br />

a picture<br />

every day,<br />

and as much<br />

as I pretend<br />

I don’t care<br />

how many<br />

followers I<br />

have or likes<br />

a picture<br />

gets, I’m<br />

definitely<br />

keeping<br />

track. And<br />

I’d be lying if<br />

I said I wasn’t<br />

intimidated<br />

a little bit by people who<br />

actually have a following.<br />

Washing my hands and<br />

going back to the party, I saw<br />

two familiar faces: a fashion<br />

executive and photographer,<br />

standing near the end of<br />

the bar. I ordered another<br />

Oliver and went to say hello<br />

to them. They both looked<br />

confused, then nodded.<br />

“Remind me where we met?”<br />

the photographer asked,<br />

sipping his Lukas.<br />

We’d met a million times<br />

before, and my face flushed.<br />

I hoped he couldn’t see in<br />

the dimly lit room. “Oh, some<br />

event or another I’m sure,” I<br />

shrugged.<br />

“I love your top,” the<br />

executive smiled. “Who’s it<br />

by?”<br />

“Prada.” They both looked<br />

at me funny, like they didn’t<br />

believe me—and I hated<br />

myself for caring.<br />

My 1,451 followers must have<br />

been showing.<br />

I found E again, chatting<br />

with the porn star—when I<br />

approached them, the porn<br />

star shook my hand, and<br />

when I cocked my head he<br />

said, “Oh, I’m so sorry, I met<br />

you when I got here!” But he<br />

didn’t sound apologetic.<br />

When E said they were<br />

moving to The Box, I<br />

downed my last Oliver and<br />

said goodnight—not that<br />

staying out all night wouldn’t<br />

have been fun, but not on<br />

a weeknight. A couch near<br />

the front was littered with<br />

pillows proclaiming OUT<br />

MAGAZINE—I stuffed one<br />

into my bag, like the classy<br />

socialite I am, and walked to<br />

the subway.<br />

E texted me the next day,<br />

asking if I’d like to go out<br />

with him again. To which, of<br />

course, I said “Abso-fuckinglutely.”




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