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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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Big Fat Year End
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December 31
Theatre on
San Pedro Square
29 N San Pedro Street
San Jose CA
408.679.2330
6pm: $40 General, $50 Cabaret,
$38 Senior (no Cabaret)
9pm: $50 General, $60 Cabaret,
$48 Senior (no Cabaret).
Includes free champagne and interactive balloon drop.
January 1
142 Throckmorton
Theatre
142 Throckmorton
Avenue
Mill Valley CA
415.383.9600
January 3
Rhythmix
Cultural Works
Alameda CA
January 4
Sebastiani Theater
476 1st St E
Sonoma CA
707.996.9756
January 5
Raven Theater
115 North Street
Healdsburg CA
707.433.6335
8 pm
January 6
Cobb’s
Comedy Club
915 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco CA
415.928.4320
January 8-18
Big Island Retreat


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Title of this Week's Durst Case Scenario Way past time to congratulate the baby Jesus on the anniversary of his birth but especially for blessedly ending all those annoying unending ads for the Christmas sales only to be replaced by all those annoying unending ads for the after-Christmas sales. A major difference being- much fewer jingle bells on the soundtracks.
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It’s also a relief to have the traditional holiday music stuffed back into the poisonous mistletoe vault, meaning we’ll have to wait nine whole months to hear the same thirty songs sung by the same thirty dead white men. And Nat King Cole.
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As we throw the last shovel full of dirt on the most festive of seasons and kick the dried-out fir tree to the gutter, it is our self-imposed, public-service task here at Durstco to right the many wrongs perpetrated by the corpulent bearded cisgender male in the scarlet suit on his global flight.
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Apparently Santa had some holes in his bag and a few folks didn’t receive the gifts they so richly deserved. A little mistake we would like to rectify here with WILL DUR$T’$ AFTER XMA$ GIFT WI$H LI$T.
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At least the After-Christmas sales will make the purchasing of said items more bargainy. And by delaying another week or so, we could dovetail into President’s Day sales. What with the government shutdown, every penny saved is a penny earned. Earning a couple hundred or so could buy us a cup of coffee. Not a latte, but still.
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For Kellyanne Conway: a red, white and blue muzzle.
For General James Mattis: an all-expenses paid vacation to the relative calm of Damascus, Syria. 
For Melania Trump: not a designer coat, but a new coat designer.
For Nancy Pelosi: a whip, a gun and a chair.
For Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III: a cold dish of revenge.


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.
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