Q | Season 6 | May 20, 2013 | 29:17

Outlandish comedienne Sandra Bernhard in Studio Q

Proto-openly gay comic, Sandra Bernhard, joins Jian at the desk in Studio Q to talk about her outspoken and outlandish celebrity 'outsider' status and whether that voice has created and undermined her own celebrity.

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