Visit the Vault for more from the Recent Past
3 Still Standing
Coming Soon to Theatres
3 Still Standing
Burst of Durst Podcast
This Week's
Burst of Durst Podcast
BoomerAging:From LSD to OMG
From LSD to OMG
The Will Durst Journal
1st Ammendment Jester Hat
Friday, September 4, 2015 • VOL. LXiI NO. 36
4 Stars
Comedy for People Who read or Know Someone Who Does Acknowledged by peers and press alike as one of the premier political satirists in the country, Will Durst has patched together a comedy quilt of a career, weaving together columns, books, radio and television commentaries, acting, voice overs and most especially, stand up comedy, into a hilarious patchwork of outraged and outrageous common sense. His abiding motto is “You can’t make stuff up like this." The New York Times calls him "possibly the best political comic in the country." Fox News agrees "he's a great political satirist," while the Oregonian hails him as a “hilarious stand-up journalist.” This former radio talk host, oyster shucker, and margarine smuggler currently writes a nationally syndicated humor column, and his scribblings have appeared in Esquire, George, the San Francisco Chronicle, National Lampoon, The New York Times and scads of other periodicals.
Elect to Laugh!
A Hilarious, Common Sense Guide to American Politics
New e-Book Available Instantly
What's News
September 5
Town Hall Theater
with Johnny Steele
Lafayette CA
September 9-12
Fringe Festival
From LSD to OMG
Jefferson Playhouse
4766 N Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago IL
September 18
Boomer Humor
863 Main Street
Redwood City CA
September 19
From LSD to OMG
Hill House
10701 Pallette Drive
Mendocino CA
September 20
Celebration Day
Sharon Meadow
Golden Gate Park
Noon to 5
September 24
From LSD to OMG
Raven Theater
115 North Street
Healdsburg CA
September 26
3 Still Standing
State Theater
333 Oak Street
Red Bluff CA
September 27
Rancho Nicasio
1 Old Rancheria Road
Nicasio CA
October 2
Ojai CA
October 3-10
3 Still Standing
Roxie Theater
3117 16th Street
San Francisco CA
October 11
*Amador Democratic Club
Volcano CA

* Private Gig

Title of this Week's Durst Case Scenario Easy to tell the end of summer the year before a presidential election is nigh, because that bothersome quadrennial buzzing noise is back. And no, we’re not talking about candidates riding the Tilt-A-Whirl at the Iowa State Fair after eating pork on a stick.
Every four years, the nation reverberates with a low drone whine about the American presidential election process being too long. Not to mention demeaning, tortuous and more boring than watching varnish harden.
You got to be kidding. This must be a crude attempt at jest. Surely you moonlight as a semi-professional leg puller. Quit asking: “Do we really have to pay attention for a whole year and a half?” The answer is, you betcha baby.
The 18 month 24/7 campaigning is illuminating, illustrative and lucrative. For comedians and the blogosphere. And pundits and pharmaceutical salesmen. Bumper sticker manufacturers. Character assassinators. Bartenders. East Chinese shrimp farmers. Pollsters and soothsayers.
Each and every day, we are witness to at least one of the 17 gazillion grasping GOPers tripping over their own open mouth, sprawling in a manner not unreminiscent of possum roadkill. And on the other side of the information highway, let’s all sit in the shade and watch another little piece of Hillary Clinton get stripped right off the bone.
This is reality TV at its finest. Has anybody ever complained that the Kardashian show has been running too long? Well, yeah. Okay. A little bit. Especially lately.
But for a long time, no, and why not? Because participants keep finding new and creative ways to highlight their positions. And also they live by the guidelines that any piece of spandex that they can squeeze into… fits.
Except for the spandex, pretty much the same is true with this motley political crew, only the negotiation for sponsorship deals with moisturizers are replaced with negotiations for nuclear non-proliferation. Other than that; eerie similarities.
From LSD to OMG
BoomeRagingComing to a Theatre near you! Will Durst’s acclaimed tribute to the history, growth, joys, achievements, frustrations, fashions and looming doom of the Baby Boom Generation. Ably assisted by his trusty overhead projector, Durst explores the Boomers’ revolutions, evolutions and still vibrant role in today’s youth-obsessed society, which they invented, for crum’s sake. It’s a celebration of the maturation of the Boomer Nation and as an extra, added, special treat- the Meaning of Life.
Special Note: Due to the graphic nature and startlingly archaic technology, children under the age of 40 will not
be admitted unless accompanied
by a guardian or bring a note.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
More ABOUT Will