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Wednesday, November 22, 2017 • VOL. LXIV NO. 47
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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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The Marsh
1062 Valencia
San Francisco CA
415.826.5750
December 12
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1062 Valencia
San Francisco CA
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San Francisco CA
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The Big Fat Year
End Kiss Off
Comedy Show XXV
12 Cities. 13 Shows
Dec 26th-Jan 7th 2018
December 26
Hopmonk Tavern
224 Vintage Way
Novato, CA
8 pm
$25
415.892.6200
December 27
The Firehouse
Arts Center
4444 Railroad Avenue
Pleasanton CA
8pm
$30--$25--$20
925.931.4848
December 28
Rhythmix
Cultural Works
2513 Blanding
Alameda, CA
7pm
$25 Advance/$27 Door
510.865.5060
December 29
Empress Theater
330 Virginia Street
Vallejo CA
8 pm
707.552.2400
December 30
Lesher Center
for the Arts
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
8 pm
$30 Adult
$27 Senior/Student
925.943.7469
December 31
Theatre on San
Pedro Square
29 N San Pedro St
San Jose CA
6pm
9pm
Celebrating Mountain
Time New Year’s @ 11pm
PSTbe home before
2017
Includes free champagne & interactive balloon drop
408.679.2330
January 1
Throckmorton Theatre
142 Throckmorton Ave
Mill Valley CA
7:30 pm
$22 Advance/$25 Door
415.383.9600
January 4
Sebastiani Theater
476 1st Street E
Sonoma CA
707.996.9756
January 5
Coastal
Repertory Theatre
1167 Main Street
Half Moon Bay CA
8pm
$30
650.726.0998
January 6
Raven Theater
115 North Street
Healdsburg CA
8pm
707.433.6335
January 7
Cobbs Comedy Club
915 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco CA
7pm
415.928.432


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Title of this Week's Durst Case Scenario And now its time to give thanks for the best American holiday of them all: Thanksgiving. Which could not conceivably come at a better time. 11 months into 2017, a 4-day weekend devoted to food, family, friends, football and forty-foot tethered parade balloon floats might be the perfect remedy to the freaked out fracases currently overwhelming us. We are more divided than a litter of kittens scampering from an air horn.
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Because no matter how grisly the events that consume us, the 4th Thursday of November acts as a salve washing over the land like a stick of room temperature butter on a pile of steaming mashed potatoes bigger than your head. Might have something to do with the therapeutic effect of pie.
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To not give thanks is downright un-American and probably outlawed by the latest House tax reform bill if anybody could be bothered to read the whole damn thing. So, let us dig deep to come up with a few of the details that make life worth living to this round-headed, political comic in these troubling times.
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WE HERE AT DURSTCO ARE THANKFUL:
For Donald Trump because he truly is the gift that keeps on giving.
For Donald Trump putting America back to work. One attorney at a time.
For Donald Trump’s twitter fingers having a mind of their own.
The mind of a 12-year spoiled rich brat.
For Donald Trump’s hair: a marvel of follicle engineering and undoubtedly inspirational to architectural students all over the world.
For Donald Trump who has proved to be not so much a loose cannon as a loose aircraft carrier in high seas.
For Donald Trump for pledging to wait for Obama Care to fail because that’s what you want from a president, the willingness to let constituents die to prove a point. 


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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