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Saturday, December 14, 2019 • VOL. LXVI NO. 47
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About Will Durst
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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Dec 27-Jan 1, 3-5
Durst Presents:
The Big Fat Year
End Kiss Off
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9 Cities • 10 Shows
Special Guests
join the
regular cast:
Johnny Steele,
Debi Durst,
Michael Bossier,
Mari Magaloni
and Arthur Gaus.
December 27
The Firehouse
Arts Center
Diane Amos,
Dan St. Paul
4444 Railroad Ave
Pleasanton CA
8 pm
December 28
Lesher Theater
Diane Amos,
Dan St. Paul
Lesher Center
for the Arts
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek CA
$34 Adult
$31 Senior/Student
8 pm
December 29
Cultural Works
Diane Amos,
Dan St. Paul
2513 Blanding Ave
Alameda CA
$28 Advance
$35 Door
7 pm
December 30
Repertory Theatre
Diane Amos,
Dan St. Paul
1167 Main Street
Half Moon Bay CA
8 pm
December 31
Theatre on
San Pedro Square
Dan St. Paul
29 North San Pedro St
San Jose CA
$50 General
$60 Cabaret
$48 Senior (no Cabaret)
$60 General
$70 Cabaret
$58 Senior (no Cabaret)
Includes free champagne
& interactive balloon drop
January 1
142 Throckmorton
Diane Amos,
Larry “Bubbles” Brown,
Michael Meehan
Mill Valley CA
$25 Advance / $40 Door
7:30 pm
January 3
Pleasant Hill
Community Center
Diane Amos,
Dan St. Paul,
Larry “Bubbles” Brown,
Michael Meehan,
Barry Weintraub
233 Gregory Lane
Pleasant Hill, CA
$30 / $25 Seniors
7 pm
January 4
Raven Theater
Dan St. Paul,
Larry “Bubbles” Brown,
Michael Meehan,
Barry Weintraub
115 North Street
Healdsburg, CA
Martinez CA
$30 General Admission Adult
$40 VIP Seating
8 pm
January 5
Cobb’s Comedy Club
Diane Amos,
Dan St. Paul,
Michael Meehan,
Barry Weintraub
915 Columbus Ave
San Francisco CA
$20 / $30
7:30 pm

* Private Gig

Title of this Week's Durst Case Scenario Got an embarrassing admission here. Was scheduled to summarize the Democratic candidates debate last week but also had a deadline about the opening of the football season, and they kind of got mixed up together. Don’t you hate it when two things vie for your attention at the same time? Must be what’s making Donald Trump so irascible.
Of course, when you get right down to it, the two do have quite a bit in common. Both politics and football are sports that don’t finish until there’s blood on the field. You cannot comment on either one without your trusty basket of clichés. And the losers are forgotten as soon as the contest is over. If not before. So apologies all around and here goes.
Joe Biden. This crafty veteran comes to play every day and always gives 110% but you can’t help but suspect some of those unforced errors early in the season are going to come back to haunt him. 
Elizabeth Warren. Everyone knows she always brings her “A” game and is making plays on both sides of the ball, but now it’s gut-check time and she needs to put the rock in the house.
Bernie Sanders. Not only does he believe that winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing, but also, that louder is better. This old war-horse has been there before and knows what to do; the question is does he still have what it takes?
Beto O’Rourke. He comes to play every day, dealing with one debate at a time, proving to all the fans in the stands that he can play with the big boys. And girls. Or will he toss his long-shot personal ambition aside and take one for the team?
Andrew Yang. He matches up well with the Democratic message and talks a good game, but now its time to punch it in. The only worry is whether his giveaway strategy will help or hurt over the course of a grueling schedule.
Pete Buttigieg. His back is up against the wall with lousy field position and is looking at 4th and forever, so it might be Hail Mary Time.

Convention Coverage 2016
BoomeRaging (1)(2)Interview
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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