Visit the Vault for more from the Recent Past
3 Still Standing
Elect to Laugh:2016
Durst Case Scenario:
And They're Off
See It Before It Becomes Illegal
Burst of Durst Podcast
This Week's
Burst of Durst Podcast
BoomerAging:From LSD to OMG
BoomeRaging:
From LSD to OMG
Coming to a Theatre Near You
The Will Durst Journal
1st Ammendment Jester Hat
Friday, April 19, 2019 • VOL. LXVI NO. 16
4 Stars
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.
.
More About Will
3 Still Standing
3 Still Standing
Now available
on Amazon Prime
What's News
April 19
Boomer Humor with
Dan St. Paul &
Richard Stockton
Carmel Foundation
Monterey CA
April 20
Boomer Humor with
Dan St. Paul &
Richard Stockton
Kuumbwa Jazz Center
320 Cedar Street Unit 2
Santa Cruz CA
April 23
*California Association
of Restaurants
Sacramento CA
May 25
BoomeRaging:
From LSD to OMG.
Tabard Theatre on
San Pedro Square
29 North San Pedro Street
San Jose CA
408.679.2330
June 1
*American College
of Lawyers
Squall Valley CA
June 7
Springfield IL
June 8
Mason City Limits
Mason City IL
June 12
*LIUNA
Branson MO
June 16
Coastal
Repertory Theatre
1167 Main Street
Half Moon Bay CA
650.726.0998
$30
June 21
Oakmont
6575 Oakmont Drive
Santa Rosa CA
June 24
Monday Night Live
San Jose
Stage Company
San Jose CA
June 26-29
Punch Line SF
444 Battery Street
San Francisco CA
415.397.4337
July 27
Comedy Uncorked
Retzlaff Winery
Livermore CA


* Private Gig





Title of this Week's Durst Case Scenario There are enough tugs-of-war playing out inside the Democratic Party to keep a multi-franchise, company picnic busy for an entire summer. We’re not talking about which of the umpteen gazillion candidates to nominate. That’s the easy part: quarrelsome, bothersome, nettlesome, toothsome and gruesome, but easy.
.
.
Much tougher questions abound concerning how far left to pull the party for the next election. Do they advocate Medicare For All? Some fervently say yes while others ardently say no. Free college? The New Green Deal? African-American reparations? Should NASA continue sending astronauts into space? How about sending Trump to the sun? To be honest, there’s general agreement on that.
.
Democrats also need to figure out a way to tamp down their tendency to eat their own. Robust policy debates are one thing, but gouging huge gaping holes in each other for momentary hand-holds can prove to be awfully inviting to circling sharks. The ones that haven’t been sent to the sun, that is.
.
Additionally, the Democrats find themselves saddled with a significant white man problem. Multiple white man problems, actually. You could say that the party responsible for Civil Rights is now handcuffed by and to it.
.
Part of the difficulty is Democrats find it harder to attract the votes of white men than vegan hot dog vendors have selling their meatless sticks at a Wyoming rodeo.  Only 34% of Caucasian males voted for the democratic candidate in the last presidential election, which is approximately the same percentage that would vote for a yellow dog.
.
Another worry is that Democrats are not shy talking about wanting their next presidential candidate to be anything but another boring white man. Too bad Barack Obama can’t run again. With the amount of minorities and women he brought to the table, he didn’t need white men. Whereas Hillary Clinton actively avoided them, and yes, that includes Bill.


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
be admitted unless accompanied
by a guardian or bring a note.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
More ABOUT Will