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Friday, November 20, 2015 • VOL. LXII NO. 47
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Comedy for People Who read or Know Someone Who Does 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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Planet Cruz
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December 26 - January 3
The Big Fat Year
End Kiss Off
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December 26
Lesher Theater
Lesher Center for the Arts
601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek CA
$30 Adult
$27 Senior/Student
8 pm
December 27
The Firehouse
4444 Railroad Avenue
Pleasanton CA
8 pm
December 28
Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
2020 Addison Street
Berkeley CA
$23 Advance//$25 Door
8 pm
December 29
Hopmonk Tavern
224 Vintage Way
Novato CA
8 pm
December 30
Main Street Martinez
636 Ward Street
Martinez CA
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December 31
Theatre on
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29 North San Pedro Street
San Jose CA
6 & 9 pm
6 pm:
$40 General, $50 Cabaret
$38 Senior (no Cabaret)
9 pm:
$50 General, $60 Cabaret
$48 Senior (no Cabaret)
Includes free champagne
& interactive balloon drop
January 1
142 Throckmorton Theatre
Mill Valley CA
$22 Advance//$25 Door
8 pm
January 2
Coastal Repertory Theatre
1167 Main Street
Half Moon Bay CA
8 pm
January 3
Rhythmix Cultural Works
2513 Blanding Avenue
Alameda CA
$25 Advance//$27 Door
7 pm

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Title of this Week's Durst Case Scenario Prepare for earthshattering news. Immigration has become a key issue in the race for the Republican nomination. Yes. Again. It’s what folks in the garden industry call a perennial. Or rather, biennial, as it happens like clockwork every year ending in an even number. As predictable as fruit flies in the dumpster behind a produce store on garbage day.
Every election cycle, the GOP energizes its base by sounding the newcomer alarm. This proud honored American tradition dates back to the Iroquois, “Can’t let those damn Europeans in, they’ll ruin everything.”  
Donald Trump dominated the early rounds of the Xenophobic Grand Nationals, vowing to deport all 11,000,000 undocumented residents. Which, according to immigration officials, at a rate of 400,000 a year, would take 27 and a half years. Just in time for Sofia Vergara’s 71st birthday. Makes you think “Make America Great Again” is shorthand for “Make America White Again.”
This is in addition to the Trump Wall, which is guaranteed to be “tremendous and beautiful.” But how the developer plans to build a 20 foot-high, 1952 mile-long wall on the Mexican border without using Mexican labor, remains a mystery. What’s the plan here? Draft housewives from San Diego? “Marilyn, hand me that masonry trowel would you? And grab some spiral shank nails, we need to buttress that stanchion.”
It took the Chinese multiple centuries to build the Great Wall, requiring the forced labor of millions of peasants. Is it just me, or does importing millions of Chinese peasants to build a wall to keep out Mexican immigrants seem counter-productive?
But the big fat ugly dispute right now is between those rutting buck Senators, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. Rightly calculating there is only room for one establishment candidate not named Bush, the two are butting heads over past, present and future statements, each claiming the other is soft, softer, softest on illegals.
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.
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