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.
“Side-splittingly funny! Durst is a brilliant racounteur and an astute political philosopher.
There is some Will Rogers there, Lewis Black’s uninhibited rage, Mort Sahl’s electric speed chatter and Lenny Bruce’s wisdom mixed with cynicism. But he is an original for today.
Treat yourself to Will Durst: The All American Sport of Bipartisan Bashing!” Available at Amazon
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Please accept our most egregiously sincere apologies for the difficulties and inconveniences the secret monitoring of your phone records and email and GPS units and foreign travel and bank accounts and yes, even your snail mail has evidently caused.
We here at the NSA strive for the perfection of our services, which depend on the chronic obliviousness of you, our valued customers. Unfortunately, due to one disgruntled deadbeat (who escaped to China to avoid government persecution- which is like joining the Army because you're tired of people telling you what to do) you now know of our continuing efforts to keep you safe. That was never our intention.
When you are even tangentially aware of the absurd lengths the National Security Agency will go to keep you and your loved ones out of harm's way, our mission has failed. If you knew half the crap we have to slog through here, your hair would curl, but that's another story altogether.
Yes, we're pretty much keeping tabs on everything everyone says and does, all the time, which we understand upsets a few of you. Folks. Don't worry. Nobody's actually listening to any of this stuff. We're just used to collecting it. If it makes you feel any better, think of this whole enterprise as an exceedingly long, government-subsidized episode of "Hoarders." You can trust us.
And seriously, anybody who didn't suspect this kind of snooping was going on is not to be trusted with knives in the kitchen without a fencing mask. Privacy is soooo 20th Century. You share the regularity of your bowel movements on Facebook, but we check around to find out who's making coded phone calls to al Qaeda and suddenly everybody's nose is out of joint? You kidding me?
After last year's celebrated “Elect to Laugh,” Will returns to the Marsh in San Francisco with a tribute to the history, growth, joys, achievements and the looming doom of the Baby Boom Generation in today’s youth-obsessed society. Durst explores the Boomers’ revolutions, evolutions and self-inflicted contusions while detailing how to lose the fear of aging and embrace the wrinkles.
It’s a celebration of the maturation of the Boomer Nation. Every Tuesday at the Marsh San Francisco premiering May 7, 2013.
Special Note: Due to the graphic nature and startlingly archaic technology used during the performance, The Producers have determined that no child under the age of 40 will be admitted unless accompanied by an adult guardian.
Or if they bring a note.
We sincerely regret any inconvenience.