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Thursday, December 6, 2018 • VOL. LXV NO. 49
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Comedy for People Who read or Know Someone Who Does
About Will Durst
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.
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December 7
Watermelon Music
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Twisted Christmas
Spreckels Theater
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December 14
Tech Roast
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San Francisco CA

Dec 26-Jan 6
Big Fat Year End
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December 26
Hopmonk Tavern
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415.892.6200
8 pm
$25
December 27
The Firehouse Arts Center
4444 Railroad Avenue
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925.931.4848
8 pm
$30--$25--$20
December 28
Coastal
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Half Moon Bay CA
650.726.0998
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December 29
Lesher Center
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925.943.7469
8 pm
$30 Adult
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December 30
Empress Theatre
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8 pm
December 31
Theatre on
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6pm: $40 General, $50 Cabaret,
$38 Senior (no Cabaret)
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$48 Senior (no Cabaret).
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January 1
142 Throckmorton
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Sebastiani Theater
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Sonoma CA
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January 5
Raven Theater
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Healdsburg CA
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8 pm
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Cobb’s
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915 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco CA
415.928.4320
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Title of this Week's Durst Case Scenario Money. Moolah. Cash. Dough. Scratch. Dinero. Benjamins. Greenbacks. Cabbage. Lettuce. Gravy. Whatever you call it, nobody ever has enough of it: you, me, poor people, rich people and even, apparently, America.
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Republican Senator Mitch McConnell says the country needs to slash entitlements because of our huge deficit. What he fails to mention is he’s mostly responsible for that deficit because of the $1.5 trillion corporate tax cut pushed through earlier this year. Kind of like the kid who murders his parents then begs the court for mercy owing to him being an orphan.
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Of course, now, with a change in the House of Representatives, you got a better chance of a wounded gazelle taking down a pride of lions than getting the Democrats to sign off on cuts to Social Security and Medicare. Unless, of course, it would increase their reelection prospects.
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Fortunately we have a president who’s good at monetizing things. After all, he ran a string of casinos and hotels and golf courses and beauty pageants and football teams and airlines and universities and made plenty of money, right? With only a couple of bankruptcies. Okay, 6. And a gazillion lawsuits, but still.
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This nation needs someone who knows how to sell the presidency and the current occupant seems the perfect match. He’s already presented a Medal of Honor to the wife of his largest donor. If the rich are willing to drop big bucks for hunks of metal dangling from ribbons, we should do everything in our power to accommodate them.
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There’s plenty more ways this Administration can raise money by offering items of interest for which the general public might be willing to cough up hard currency and here are just a few of the more marketable with fancy titles.
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First Lady Make Over. An intensive one-hour beauty consultancy with the lovely Melania Knauss Trump.  


Convention Coverage 2016
BoomeRaging (1)(2)Interview
BoomeRaging:
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
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by a guardian or bring a note.
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