Saturday, May 13, 2017 7:02 PM
What the show
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See this show before this sort of thing becomes illegal.
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Fresh from the national tour of his award-nominated, hilarious chronicle of the action packed 2016 election, “Elect to Laugh,” comedian, columnist, actor, author, former oyster shucker, Will Durst, presents his new solo outing “Durst Case Scenario,” a comedic exploration of how America is changing during the Time of Trump. DCS is a rollicking feast of satire as up-to-date as the latest 4 am POTUS tweet.
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In this lightning-paced, 85-minute comedic tour-de-force, Durst, described by the New York Times as “possibly the best political comic working today,” analyzes where we are, how we got here and what possible destinations lie ahead. Along with detailing the changes we’re experiencing, he also recounts the wacky zany antics, palace intrigues and pitfalls of polarization threatening our country in this, The New Abnormal.
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The response has been electric. Crowds are streaming to performances searching for a community of like-minded confused souls. Equal parts comedy and therapy, the intrepid Dr. Durst assists audiences in overcoming their PTSD: President Trump Stress Disorder, by surgically isolating the farcical and sticking pins into the ludicrous. For sufferers who never thought they’d laugh again, this show is the perfect prescription.
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Durst describes this strange new world where everyday without a mushroom cloud is a victory. He details the anxiety of never knowing when the president will strike the flint that shoots a spark to light the fuse to Armageddon. Prepare to meet the funny side of defiance. Because laughter allows room for hope to creep back on the inhale.
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Ably assisted by his trusty overhead projector and blessed with an extraordinary talent to engage his audiences with both outrage & an outrageous common sense, Durst mocks & scoffs & taunts in segments such as Trumpapalooza, the Bright Sides of Donald J. Trump’s Presidency, the Symptoms of PTSD & Mike Pence is the Product of Reverse Taxidermy.
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The Durst Case Scenario is playful and ludicrous and whimsical and droll and silly and serious and sarcastic, mischievous, incisive, trenchant, profound, and chock full of jokes. Many funny ones. A unique theatrical event delivered with stand-up timing and not less than a modicum of poetry.
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Due to the subversive nature of the performances, a portion of each night’s proceeds will go to fund a non-profit whose mission will be to bury wire cutters along the Canadian border. Will Durst’s performances are brought to you by the 1st Amendment to the US Constitution.
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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 quilt of a career, weaving together columns, books, radio and television commentaries, acting, voice-overs and stand-up into a riotous patchwork of funny comedy humor. The Oregonian called him, “The thinking man’s comedian." Author of 4 books, Durst has told jokes in 16 countries, racked up 800+ television appearances, released 5 CDs and despite blistering reproach, continues to squeeze ketchup on his bratwurst.
When the show
Premier of
Durst Case Scenario
May 26-27
Theatre on San Pedro Sq.
29 N. San Pedro Street
San Jose CA
408.679.2330

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