12/31/2012 10:05 am ET Updated Mar 02, 2013

Sandra Bernhard At Joe's Pub

To describe Sandra Bernhard nowadays as a mellower version of the comic sniper she used to be is not to say that she has lost her edge. In her monologues on Friday evening at Joe's Pub, where she is performing a series of end-of-the-year shows, this comedian and singer, now 57 (but looking two decades younger), seemed on top of current trends in music and fashion as ever. And she flung out some choice but unprintable words for the year we are leaving behind.