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The Week of October 20, 2016
The Wil Durst Journal
About Will Durst
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Appearances Near You
October 20
East Bay
Jewish Film Festival
Temple Isaiah
Lafayette CA
October 21
Elect to Laugh: 2016
Center For the Arts
314 W Main Street
Grass Valley CA
October 22
Elect to Laugh: 2016
Rossmoor Event Center
Rossmoor CA
October 23
Elect to Laugh: 2016
Rancho Nicasio
1 Old Rancheria Rd
Nicasio CA
October 25
*Association of
California Life and
Health Insurance
Companies Roundtable
Pebble Beach, CA
October 25
Elect to Laugh: 2016
The Marsh
1062 Valencia
San Francisco CA
October 26
*Napa Valley
Napa Valley
Silverado CA
October 30
Elect to Laugh: 2016
Cinnabar Theater
3333 Petaluma Blvd N
Petaluma CA
November 1
Will & Willie Podcast
The Marsh
1062 Valencia
San Francisco CA
November 1
Elect to Laugh: 2016
The Marsh
1062 Valencia
San Francisco CA
November 4-5
Elect to Laugh: 2016
The Marsh
2120 Alston Way
Berkeley CA
November 8
Elect to Laugh: 2016
The Marsh
1062 Valencia
San Francisco CA
November 9
Elect to Laugh: 2016
Crystal Bay Casino
North Lake Tahoe NV
November 10-12
Elect to Laugh: 2016
Pioneer Theater
Reno NV
December 26 - Jan 3
Big Fat Year End
Kiss Off Comedy
Various theaters
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He is a 5 time Emmy nominee; has been fired by PBS three times; told jokes in 14 countries; racked up 7 nominations for Stand-Up of the Year; and his 800+ television appearances include Letterman, HBO, Showtime, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox News, the BBC and many more. The critically acclaimed Off-Broadway run of his one man show: “The All American Sport of Bipartisan Bashing,” The All American Sport of Bi-Partisan Bashingwas subsequently turned into a book of the same name by Ulysses Press. His hobbies include pinball, the never-ending quest for the perfect cheeseburger and his heroes remain the same as when he was 12… Thomas Jefferson and Bugs Bunny. Not necessarily in that order. Durst's performances are made possible by the 1st Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
you can't make stuff up like this!
Taped in the wilds of San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf at Cobbs Comedy Club you can't make stuff p like this CDin the Courtyard of the Cannery at a point four and a half months after the world was forced to kneel under the shadow of 911. Much mocking and scoffing and taunting ensues, involving Bush and the Clintons, comedy as a cathartic release and life during wartime. Happy comedy.
Taped for and by XM Radio on March 13, 2004, deep in the heart of the belly of the DC beast at the Improv on Warning CDConnecticut Avenue, this production was designed to look like a bootleg, but nobody got the joke. 3 years into the first Bush administration, it’s pretty damn funny if I do say so myself. And I do. So will you.
18 Durstisms
Raging Moderate
Acme Comedy Club. Minneapolis, Minnesota. Legendary producer Dan Schlissel of Stand Up Records culled this from a week of recorded performances in May of 2009. Originally titled, “On the Cusp,” Raging Moderate CDit dealt with the end of eight wonderful years of George W Bush in the comedic crosshairs and segued into the first blush of Barack Obama’s historic term. Voted one of the Top Five Comedy Albums of 2010.
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Notable and Quotable
—Minneapolis StarTribune
March 20, 2016
—Minneapolis StarTribune
February 24, 2016
— The Scotsman
August 15, 2015
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Quite possibly the best political satirist working in the country today.
—The New York Times
A modern day Will Rogers.
—The Boston Globe
Heir apparent to Mort Sahl and Dick Gregory.
—The San Francisco Examiner
He’s an equal opportunity offender with a restless mind and delicious sense of language. Where most comedians give us attitude, Durst brings style and has one thing in common with the best: a sense of moral outrage.
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108 Jobs Book108 Jobs
Wisconson State Highway
Construction Surveying Crew
Summer of 72
Summer job. Between semesters at college. I forget which. Think I was finished with UWCWC and moving on to the lesser named but larger learning factory: UWM, which at the time was one of the 20 largest universities in the nation. In terms of students. Most of whom commuted. It was an outdoor summer job between semesters at college. Was working on a surveying team plotting the extension of Highway 43 west from Hales Corners to Mukwanago. I was on a three man team and we would go out into the field before any of the other heavy equipment showed up.
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