In February of 1983, Sandra Bernhard made her first appearance on Late Night with David Letterman. She was on the show promoting her new movie, The King of Comedy, which also starred Robert De Niro and Jerry Lewis. Critics loved the movie, but it bombed at the box office pulling in only $2.5 million on a $19 million budget. However, this was Bernhard’s big break when she won the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as stalker/kidnapper Masha in the movie.
This was her first of 28 appearances on with Letterman, making her one of his most frequent guests of all time. Enjoy this look back at Sandra Bernhard’s first appearance on Late Night with David Letterman in 1983!