political comedy for people who don’t like politics
As the sacred cows practically beg to have their pomposity punctured, America cries out for a man with the aim, strength and style to hit them where it hurts the funniest. Will Durst is that man. Sweeping both sides of the aisle with a mix of incredulity and common sense, Durst transcends party ties, having performed at events honoring former Presidents Bill Clinton and George HW Bush as well as speaking at both a Mayors Convention and Governors Conference. Outraged and outrageous and as current as today’s headlines, his is a comedy for people who read or know someone who does.
Durst’s motto is “You Can’t Make Stuff Up Like This!” and this prolific writer has little need for material, having it regularly delivered at 8 am every morning in the five papers he reads daily. Ulysses Press released Durst’s first book, “The All American Sport of Bipartisan Bashing,” based on a hit one man Off Broadway show, which had critics climbing over themselves clutching for superlatives. The New York Times: “Durst is at his sly savvy best. Highly recommended.” The New York Post: “Brilliantly crafted. Satire to admire in a smashing bashing!” The Epoch Times: “A political, comic and performance tour- de- force, Durst attacks both the left and the right with equal enthusiasm. Hits the bulls eye every time.“ Fox News: “A great political satirist.” “The New Yorker: “He’s perfected a verbal jitterbug of comedy.”
Busier than a blind squirrel neck deep in an almond sorting warehouse Durst writes a weekly syndicated column for Cagle Cartoons, daily website jokes, voices radio commentaries yet manages to find time to perform 100s of shows at theaters, clubs, corporate events and benefits all over the country. A regular guest on NPR, MSNBC and Fox News, he’s received 5 Emmy nominations and 7 consecutive nominations for the American Comedy Awards Stand Up of the Year. His 800+ global television appearances include HBO, The Today Show, Letterman, CNN’s Inside Politics, Good Morning America, Showtime, Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, CBS Morning News, the BBC, CBC, Greek, Scottish, French and Australian TV. And radio, don’t get me started. Lots. He even spent a year co- hosting a San Francisco morning radio show with Mayor Willie Brown.
The first comic invited to perform at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Durst has told jokes in 14 countries and has blogged the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Course the past 4 years. Hobbies include the never-ending search for the perfect cheeseburger while his heroes remain the same from when he was twelve: Thomas Jefferson and Bugs Bunny. include
Will Durst’s performances are made possible by the First Amendment.