Genre:Political Humor / Stand-Up / As Seen on TV
TV ShowsParty Toons, CNN's Not Another Cable News Show, FOX NEWS's Red Eye, CNN's This Week in Politics, NBC's Last Comic Standing, CBS Sunday Morning, NBC's The Today Show, A&E's A Year's Worth with Will Durst, HBO: One Night Stand, Comedy Central: The A List, Fox's Comic Strip Live, CNN's Inside Politics, PBS's Livelyhood, PBS's The Durst Amendment, PBS's Citizen Durst Report, A&E's Evening at the Improv, A Night at Caroline's, The David Letterman Show, The Arsenio Hall Show.
AlbumsStrange Bedfellows: Comedy & Politics
You Can't Make Stuff Like This Up
Ring Toss For Aliens
BioAs the sacred cows beg to have their pomposity punctured, Will Durst hits them where it hurts the funniest. Comedy for people who read or know someone who does. Durst is a former radio talk show host and margarine smuggler, is generally recognized as America’s premier political comic and is author of The All American Sport of Bipartisan Bashing from Ulysses Press.
About me:.. Political comedy for people who don’t like politics
As the sacred cows paint bullseyes on their foreheads begging for someone to puncture their pomposity, 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 his patented 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, Its 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 claims little need for material, having it regularly delivered at 8 am every morning in the five papers he reads daily. Samples: "George W Bush is the comedians’ full employment act. He’s like if Reagan and Quayle had a kid.” “Hillary’s staff says she’s focusing on picking up women voters, which co- incidentally mirrors her husband’s agenda.” “Every time I hear the President talk about solar energy I worry that Mobile-- Exxon has developed a plan to block out the sun.”
This year sees Ulysses Press release Durst’s first book, The All American Sport of Bipartisan Bashing, based on his 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, daily website jokes, yet manages to find time to perform 100s of shows at theaters, clubs, corporate events and benefits all over the country. Durst is a commentator on NPR & Air America, has received 5 Emmy nominations and 7 consecutive nominations for the American Comedy Awards Stand Up of the Year. His 400+ global television appearances include local shows o’plenty, HBO, The Today Show, Letterman, Fox News, 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 this year was hired by Augusta National Golf Course to blog the Masters Tournament. 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.
Will Durst’s performances are made possible by the First Amendment.
One I find I’m still susceptible to.
Who I'd like to meet:Click here to listen to my commentary on McCain for Fox news radio (will open a new tab for Fox News)
- Status: Married
- Height: 5' 9"
- Ethnicity: Other
- Zodiac Sign: Pisces
- Occupation: comic. writer. actor. talk show host. bus boy.
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Moviesnorth by northwest. raiders of the lost ark. duck soup. chinatown. the big heat. kiss me deadly. nightmare before xmas.
Booksraymond chandler. dashiell hammett. james m cain. james lee burke. robert parker. erle stanley gardner. aa fair. mickey spillane. tony hillerman. elmore leonard. sue grafton. sara paretsky. john le carre. rex stout. carl hiaasen. tony hillerman. michael connelly. ian rankin. jk rowling. ian fleming.
Heroesthomas jefferson. bugs bunny. russ feingold.