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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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September 14
Fighting Bob Festival
Barrymore Theater
2090 Atwood Avenue
Madison WI
September 15
Durst Case Scenario:
Midterm Madness
Comedy
Sportz Theater
Milwaukee, WI
420 S. 1st. Street
Milwaukee WI
414.272. 8888
September 16
Comedy
Celebration Day
Golden Gate Park
Noon to Five
September 18
Durst Case Scenario:
Midterm Madness
The Marsh
1062 Valencia
San Francisco CA
415.826.5750
September 19
Coal & Ice
Comedy Event
Fort Mason
San Francisco CA
September 22
2018 CPAC
Fundraising Event
Cloverdale Performing
Arts Center
201 Commercial Street
Cloverdale CA
707.894.2214
September 25
Durst Case Scenario:
Midterm Madness
The Marsh
1062 Valencia
San Francisco CA
415.826.5750
September 28-Oct 7
Germany
France
Belgium
The Netherlands
Venues-TBA
October 9
Durst Case Scenario:
Midterm Madness
The Marsh
1062 Valencia
San Francisco CA
415.826.5750
October 12
Durst Case Scenario:
Midterm Madness
Lucky Penny
Productions
1758 Industrial Way
Unit 208
Napa CA
October 13
Durst Case Scenario:
Midterm Madness
Pacifica Spindrift
Players Theater
1050 Crespi Drive
Pacifica, CA
October 14
Durst Case Scenario:
Midterm Madness
Chico Women’s Club
592 E 3rd Street
Chico CA
October 16
Durst Case Scenario:
Midterm Madness
The Marsh
1062 Valencia
San Francisco CA
415.826.5750
October 19
Durst Case Scenario:
Midterm Madness
142 Throckmorton Theatre
142 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley CA
415.383.9600
October 23
Durst Case Scenario:
Midterm Madness
The Marsh
1062 Valencia
San Francisco CA
415.826.5750
October 27
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Midterm Madness
The Marsh Berkeley
2120 Allston Way
Berkeley CA
415.282.3055
October 30
Durst Case Scenario:
Midterm Madness
The Marsh
1062 Valencia
San Francisco CA
415.826.5750
November 1-3
Durst Case Scenario:
Midterm Madness
Valley Center
Stage Theater
North Bend WA
November 7-18
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The Playroom Theater
151 W. 46th Street
6th floor
New York NY
212.967.8278


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Title of this Week's Durst Case Scenario Let us take a few minutes to talk about the most underrated holiday of them all: Labor Day. Poor baby. It gets less respect than a MAGA hat at a Bernie Sanders rally. Like a half-eaten chocolate chip cookie in the Great British Bake Off. Or a Super Soaker at a Northern Idaho gun show. Trailer for a Pauly Shore movie at the Tribeca Film Festival.  
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We treat it as the runt of the holiday litter without any proscribed traditions. Every year we wing it. No fireworks or clock-watching countdowns. No designated animal to eat or steal chocolate eggs from. No piece of vegetation to kill and either trim or gut. Maybe a couple parades so that politicians can get some waving-from-a-convertible exposure two months before the election. But that’s about it.
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Probably got something to do with being the seasonal signpost for closing the door on summer and staring down that long cold hallway to the deep dark heart of winter. The First Monday of September means the fun has expired and a big dollup of dreary is in the offing. The darkening of the light is nigh. The dividing line between wanton abandon and studious application. Raking dead leaves versus cutting verdant lawns.
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The last pair of swim trunks has been worn outdoors and corduroy jackets are being pulled out of boxes from the basement. Time to take down the screens and chop a big cord of wood. Watermelons are replaced with pumpkins on the floor next to the produce bins. And holy moley catfish, there will be pumpkin. Spices, pies, dental floss, yogurt, vodka and Smashed Pumpkins marathons on the radio.
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What we tend to forget is the meaning of Labor Day. Twenty-four hours we set aside to honor not the dead, but the living. This is not a paean to grieving heroes who have left us, but rather rejoicing at being a part of a larger functioning whole. Because when Americans pull together, we can accomplish anything. Even estimating the timing of the coals for a perfect medium rare Porterhouse.


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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