Sandra Bernhard - Evolution

John Kassir & Judy Toll Season 1, Ep 0145 02/24/1992 Views: 595

Comedy is so self-indulgent. (2:14)

HI.

THANK YOU.

I'M REALLY EXCITED.

I HAD A GREAT DAY TODAY.

I PAID MY QUARTERLY TAXESAND DID SOME INVESTING

AND I FEEL GOOD.

UM, A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T KNOWTHAT I'VE GIVEN UP ACTING

AND I'VE BECOME A DIRECTOR

SO I SPENT THE REST OF THEAFTERNOON DOING PITCH MEETINGS

ON SOME OF MY NEW PROJECTSTHAT I'M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT.

WELL, I SPENT LAST SUMMERGOING TO SCHOOL.

IT WAS JODIE FOSTER'SDIRECTING CAMP AND...

( laughter )

IT WAS INCREDIBLE.

I MEAN, JODIE ISA BIG ROLE MODEL FOR ME.

I JUST THINK SHEIS SO SUPERTALENTED

AND SO BEAUTIFUL

AND SHE'S VERY TECHNICALWHICH I LIKE.

SHE TAUGHT MEHOW TO TAKE A CAMERA APART

AND PUT IT BACK TOGETHER.

IT'S NOT LIKE I'M JUSTSTANDING BEHIND THE CAMERA

LIKE SOME, YOU KNOW, FOOL.

I REALLY KNOW HOW TO WORKTHE CAMERA, DO THE LIGHT--

AS A MATTER OF FACT,I SET MY OWN LIGHTS

AND I LEARNEDHOW TO BUILD SETS, TOO.

WE ROLLED UP OUR SLEEVES,ALL OF US, YOU KNOW.

THERE WERE A LOTOF OTHER ACTRESSES THERE, TOO

BUT A LOT OF THEMGOT SCARED AND THEY LEFT.

I KNOW MEG RYAN WAS REALLYTRYING TO BECOME A DIRECTOR

BUT SHE COULDN'T COMMIT TO IT.

I DON'T KNOW, YOU KNOW.

( laughter )

SHE'S A FINE ACTRESSSO SHE DOESN'T NEED TO DIRECT

BUT I JUST FEELTHE NEED TO EVOLVE.

BEING A WOMAN IN HER MID-30s,I THINK IT'S TIME TO GET SERIOUS

AND STOP PLAYING AROUND WITHTHE COMEDY THING AND THE ACTING.

IT'S SO SELF-INDULGENT,IT REALLY IS.

SO I'VE JUST PARED DOWN MY LOOK

AND GOTTEN QUIETERAND MORE INTROSPECTIVE

AND I'M JUST HOSTING THISFOR THE MONEY

BECAUSE I'M FUNDING...

MY FIRST FILM-- MY FIRSTINDEPENDENT FEMINIST FILM

THAT I'LL BE WORKING ONTHIS YEAR--

A VERY SMALL BUT SPECIFIC KINDOF FEMINIST FILM.

IT'S ABOUT THE GENERALOPPRESSION OF WOMEN AND THEN...

( scattered laughter )

AND THEN I'LL BROADEN OUT LATER.

SO, UM, JOHN KASSIRAND JUDY TOLL ARE HERE TONIGHT