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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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May 20
Children’s Network of
Solano County Benefit
Vacaville Opera House
560 Main Street
Vacaville CA
May 22
Elect to Laugh 2016
Sebastiani Theatre
476 First Street East
Sonoma, CA
707-996-9756
May 24
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The Marsh
1062 Valencia
San Francisco CA
415.826.5750
May 27-29
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San Pedro Square
29 North San Pedro St
San Jose CA
408.679.2330
May 31
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The Marsh
1062 Valencia
San Francisco CA
415.826.5750
June 4
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Veterans Halo
846 Front Street
Santa Cruz CA
831.454.0478
June 7
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The Marsh
1062 Valencia
San Francisco CA
415.826.5750
June 8
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Rossmoor Event Center
Rossmoor CA
925.988.7700
June 9
Trek Wine
1026 Machin Avenue
Novato CA
415.899.9883
June 14
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The Marsh
1062 Valencia
San Francisco CA
415.826.5750
June 18
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State Theater
985 Lincoln Way
Auburn CA
530.885.0156
June 21
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The Marsh
1062 Valencia
San Francisco CA
415.826.5750
June 27
Monday Night Live
San Jose
Stage Company
490 S 1st Street
San Jose CA
408.283.7142
June 28
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The Marsh
1062 Valencia
San Francisco CA
415.826.5750
July 2
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Cloverdale Performing
Arts Center
201 Commercial Street
Cloverdale CA
707.894.2214
July 5
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The Marsh
1062 Valencia
San Francisco CA
415.826.5750
July 9
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Rhythmix
Cultural Works
2513 Blanding Avenue
Alameda, CA
July 12
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The Marsh
1062 Valencia
San Francisco CA
415.826.5750
July 13
Interview with
Jack Anderson
The Concordia Club
July 15
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The State Theater
333 Oak Street
Red Bluff CA
530.529.2787
July 19
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The Marsh
1062 Valencia
San Francisco CA
415.826.5750
July 26
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The Marsh
1062 Valencia
San Francisco CA
415.826.5750
July 29
*International Society
of Barristers
Sonoma CA
August 2
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The Marsh
1062 Valencia
San Francisco CA
415.826.5750
August 9
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The Marsh
1062 Valencia
San Francisco CA
415.826.5750
August 16
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The Marsh
1062 Valencia
San Francisco CA
415.826.5750
August 18-21
Rooster T Feathers
157 W El Camino Real
Sunnyvale CA
408.736.0921
August 23
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The Marsh
1062 Valencia
San Francisco CA
415.826.5750
August 26
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Mateel
Community Center
August 27
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Arcata Theater Lab
Arcata CA
August 30
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The Marsh
1062 Valencia
San Francisco CA
415.826.5750
September 3
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Town Hall
Lafayette CA
September 6
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The Marsh
1062 Valencia
San Francisco CA
415.826.5750
September 9-11
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Coastal
Repertory Theatre
1167 Main Street
Half Moon Bay CA
650.726.0998
September 13
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The Marsh
1062 Valencia
San Francisco CA
415.826.5750
September 18
Comedy
Celebration Day
Golden Gate Park
Noon-Five
September 20
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The Marsh
1062 Valencia
San Francisco CA
415.826.5750
September 23-24
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Sunset Playhouse
800 Elm Grove Road
Elm Grove WI
262.782.4430
September 25
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Third Avenue Playhouse
239 North 3rd Avenue
Sturgeon Bay WI
920.743.1760
September 27
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The Marsh
1062 Valencia
San Francisco CA
415.826.5750
September 28
Elect to Laugh: 2016
Colorado Springs CO
September 30
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The Chief Theater
Steamboat Springs CO
October 1
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Lannie’s
Clocktower Cabaret
Denver CO
October 2
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Pacifica
Spindrift Players
1050 Crespi Drive
Pacifica CA
October 4
Elect to Laugh: 2016
The Marsh
1062 Valencia
San Francisco CA
415.826.5750
October 6
Elect to Laugh: 2016
Lark Theater
549 Magnolia Avenue
Larkspur CA
October 7
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Empress Theater
Vallejo CA
October 8
Elect to Laugh: 2016
California Theater
351 Railroad Avenue
Pittsburg, CA
925.427.1611
October 9
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Dance Palace
503 B Street
Point Reyes Station CA
October 11
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The Marsh
1062 Valencia
San Francisco CA
415.826.5750
October 14
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The Grand Theatre
715 N Central Avenue
Tracy CA
209.831.6858
October 18
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The Marsh
1062 Valencia
San Francisco CA
415.826.5750
October 21
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Center For the Arts
314 W Main Street
Grass Valley CA
530.274.8384
October 25
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The Marsh
1062 Valencia
San Francisco CA
415.826.5750
October 27
*Napa Valley
Vintners
Napa Valley
Silverado CA
October 30
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Cinnabar Theater
3333 Petaluma Blvd N
Petaluma CA


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Title of this Week's Durst Case Scenario Oh dear. Not pretty. Yes. Already. The upcoming presidential campaign is ugly now and destined to ratchet up to epic uglier as soon as Bernie Sanders decides to bow out. Which is imminent. Not soon enough for Hillary Clinton, but not long.
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The Vermont Senator has turned into that drunken cousin who hasn’t noticed he’s been the last guest for over an hour, cracking open another beer threatening to put his cigarette out in the kids’ wading pool. Starting to channel Hotel California. “You can check in any time you like, but you can never leave.”
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How ugly will the race get? Think randomly-shaved, rat-terrier with a fourth premolar infection, mange and a lazy eye… ugly. Naked Sumo mud-wrestling ugly. If this campaign were a baby, you’d have to tie pork chops to its ears to get the dog to play with it. Even the rat-terrier of which earlier we spoke.
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The hard part is the timing. On both sides. Has the public had its fill of Hillary bashing? She’s been taking the hits and shaking them off since first becoming a mote in the national public eye back in 1991.
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You remember what Republicans said when she was First Lady. “She’s a liar, a thief, a lesbian. She cheated widows and orphans and murdered Vince Foster. With her bare hands. And then ate him.” That’s when she was First Lady.
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Now, as opposition nominee, the kid gloves are coming off. “Alien Space Queen Vampire: here to suck dry our precious bodily fluids. Originally the Clintons had 3 children but sold two to a Bangkok brothel. To which Bill makes twice yearly visits.”
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On the other side, if you don’t think the Clinton Machine has had at least a dozen investigators devoted to opposition research for months, you are probably extremely confused by the dampness on days when it rains. They undoubtedly have dug so deep, they know which way Trump’s small intestine turns, 30 feet in.


BoomeRaging: From LSD to OMG
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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.
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