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Saturday, November 28, 2015 • VOL. LXII NO. 48
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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.
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December 26 - January 3
The Big Fat Year
End Kiss Off
Comedy Show XXIII
• 6 Comics •
• 9 Cities • 10 Shows •
December 26
Lesher Theater
Lesher Center for the Arts
601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek CA
$30 Adult
$27 Senior/Student
8 pm
December 27
The Firehouse
4444 Railroad Avenue
Pleasanton CA
8 pm
December 28
Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
2020 Addison Street
Berkeley CA
$23 Advance//$25 Door
8 pm
December 29
Hopmonk Tavern
224 Vintage Way
Novato CA
8 pm
December 30
Main Street Martinez
636 Ward Street
Martinez CA
6 & 9 pm
December 31
Theatre on
San Pedro Square
29 North San Pedro Street
San Jose CA
6 & 9 pm
6 pm:
$40 General, $50 Cabaret
$38 Senior (no Cabaret)
9 pm:
$50 General, $60 Cabaret
$48 Senior (no Cabaret)
Includes free champagne
& interactive balloon drop
January 1
142 Throckmorton Theatre
Mill Valley CA
$22 Advance//$25 Door
8 pm
January 2
Coastal Repertory Theatre
1167 Main Street
Half Moon Bay CA
8 pm
January 3
Rhythmix Cultural Works
2513 Blanding Avenue
Alameda CA
$25 Advance//$27 Door
7 pm

* Private Gig

Title of this Week's Durst Case Scenario We’ve spent such a large portion of the past year cringing at the prospect of potential disasters crouching behind every bush: ISIS, Putin, Trump, Belicheck, lion-killing dentists, that a national holiday right about now is a blessed respite. For one 24-hour period, the whole country can focus on something benign. Unless, you’re a Black Friday shopper. But those are self-inflicted injuries.
It helps that Thanksgiving is the absolute best holiday of them all. Love its clarity. No loud noises or waving of the flag or hiding under religious robes. Purely about travel and gatherings; getting together with loved ones and giving thanks. With a little gluttony thrown in on the side.  
We’re talking food, friends, family and football. 4 of the 5 Fs. So allow me to pay tribute to the proud perspicacity of the plucky pilgrims in this pacific paean to our peculiar propensity for plumpish poultry on the 4th Thursday of November.
Just one of the little things that makes life worth living. And here’s a list of other oddities that make this middle-aged round-headed political comic dance the Thankful Boogaloo.
Donald Trump who wants to run the country like a business which is worrisome, because he looks like the kind of guy who would burn it down for the insurance.
Bill Clinton who is probably commissioning a whole series of “First Dude” sashes.
Carly Fiorina, who was such a bad CEO at Hewlett Packard, they’re still laying people off 10 years after she left.
Dr. Ben Carson, for being as clueless as Sherlock Holmes after a Romulan memory wipe.
Chris Christie for single handedly disproving that whole “too big to fail” theory.
Bernie Sanders, who has elevated the art of New England Curmudgeon to where his website should be
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.
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