Will Durst

You Can’t Do That
All of Washington is vibrating like the foam on a latte in the cup holder of a convertible jeep riding railroad tracks over a bridge. Democrats also seem mildly engaged, which to them borders on a frenzy...
Labor Day Already?
Are you kidding? Already? Didn't we just scrape down the Weber for the first summer barbecue on Memorial Day? No matter. Every team in the NFL has legitimate playoff hopes. Detroit is rolling out their new pieces of iron...
Beat the Heat
Humans cherish our seasonal grievances. In the spring, it's the wet. But in the summer, it's the heat. But as usual, she was wrong: it's the heat. And not just your normal summer- hot either. Second degree burns from the car-door handle-hot...
Soft Tissue Racist
What a long, hot, lousy stinking summer. Who can relax with everybody so focused on being strong? We're not saying all Donald Trump supporters are lethally ignorant racists, just that most lethally ignorant racists are Donald Trump supporters...
The Best Words
Nobody knows what the earliest word used by humans was. Scholars hypothesize that the first word was either "ouch" or "me," although "pie" had to have been up there since the shapes surely reminded the Sumerians of it...
Tyrannical Twitter Tirades
President Donald Trump's Chaos Strategy was working overtime last week with a series of typical topical tyrannical Twitter tirades. It was a week where the vitriol spewed like a pinwheel of bile in a wind tunnel...
Greenwashing the White House
In a recent speech by the president, the former golf resort magnate claimed his administration had done more for the environment than any other presidency, ever. He said that...
Democrats You’d Have a Blank With
Back in 2000, the presidential election was tight and much attention was focused on who better related to the public. He needed a strobe light at press conferences just to give the appearance of movement...
An Ambien Thunderdome
If the first round of Democratic Party debates were distilled into five words or less, it would be "pass the No-Doz please. They came, they saw, they slept...
A Rash of Lies
President Trump has been called many things. Mister Misdirection. Vlad's ventriloquist dummy. Herr Gropenfuhrer. But the most apropos moniker to throw at him is, the King of Lies...
Imagine Obama
Interesting how the Republican Party's attitude towards the office of the presidency has changed in three short years. First Lady Michelle Obama once was chastised for baring her shoulders at a state dinner...
Some Final Thoughts About Mueller
Breaking his two-year vow of silence, special counsel, professional Boy Scout and part time monk Robert S. And we were honored. Too bad we can't say the same thing about the major subject of his investigation...

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As the sacred cows set themselves up for slaughter each night at six, America cries out for a man with the aim, strength and style to swat the partisan political piñatas upside their heads. Will Durst is that man. Sweeping both sides of the aisle with a quiver full of barbs sharpened by a keen wit and dipped into the same ink as the day's headlines, Durst transcends political ties, performing at events featuring Vice President Al Gore and former President George H.W. Bush, also speaking at the Governors Conference and the Mayors Convention cementing his claim as the nation's ultimate equal opportunity offender. Outraged and outrageous, Durst may mock and scoff and taunt, but he does it with taste.

A Midwestern baby boomer with a media-induced identity crisis, Durst has been called "a modern day Will Rogers" by The L.A. Times while the S. F. Chronicle hails him as "heir apparent to Mort Sahl and Dick Gregory." The Chicago Tribune argues he's a "hysterical hybrid of Hunter Thompson and Charles Osgood," although The Washington Post portrays him as "the dark Prince of doubt." All agree Durst is America's premier political comic.

As American as a bottomless cup of coffee, this former Milwaukeean is cherished by critics and audiences alike for the common sense he brings to his surgical skewering of the hype and hypocrisies engulfing us on a daily basis. Busier than a blind squirrel neck deep in an almond sorting warehouse, Durst writes a weekly column, was a contributing editor to both National Lampoon and George magazines and continues to pen frequent contributions to various periodicals such as The New York Times and his hometown San Francisco Chronicle.

This five-time Emmy nominee and host/co-producer of the ongoing award winning PBS series "Livelyhood" is also a regular commentator on NPR and CNN, and has appeared on every comedy show featuring a brick wall including Letterman, Comedy Central, HBO and Showtime, receiving 7 consecutive nominations for the American Comedy Awards Stand Up of the Year. 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.

Look for Will's new book "The All American Sport of Bipartisan Bashing" at bookstores and Amazon.com.

Will Durst's performances and columns are made possible by the First Amendment.