Legendary Political Comic Will Durst, Live at Acme
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Quotes & Highlights
- Check out Will Durst's <a target="_blank" href="http://www.willdurst.com/">website</a>.
- “People like the president because he seems like a guy you could have a beer with. But now it's time to take away the car keys.” —Will Durst
As the sacred cows routinely paint targets on their foreheads practically 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 a quiver full of arrows dipped in common sense, Durst transcends party ties, having performed at events honoring former presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush as well as acclaimed appearances at both a Mayors Convention and Governors Conference.
Outraged and outrageous, Durst is as current as today’s headlines, as accurate as a sniper, and universally acknowledged by even his peers as the nation’s foremost political comic. A midwestern baby boomer with a media- induced identity crisis, Durst, according to The New York Times, is “quite possibly the best political satirist working in the country today.” This equal opportunity offender is exceptionally adept at swatting both partisan political piñatas upside their heads. Although a prolific writer, he professes little need for material, having it regularly delivered every morning in the five papers he reads daily. Busier than a blind squirrel neck deep in an almond sorting warehouse, Durst is a regular commentator for audible.com, Air America, CNN and NPR, writes a nationally syndicated op-ed column and daily website jokes — yet still finds time to perform hundreds of comedy shows every year at clubs, corporate events, theaters and benefits…not to mention the occasional acting and voice-over role.
Reigning as C-SPAN’s favorite comic (8 appearances,) Durst is a 5-time Emmy nominee and recipient of 7 consecutive nominations for the American Comedy Awards Stand-Up of the Year. He is the first comic invited to perform at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and the first American to be nominated for the prestigious Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for the show “Myth America.” He has racked up more than 400 television appearances in 14 different countries while slinging jokes around the globe in his one-man crusade to make people laugh out loud on purpose against their will.
Hobbies include the neverending quest for the perfect cheeseburger, while his heroes remain the same as when he was twelve: Thomas Jefferson and Bugs Bunny. Will Durst’s performances are made possible by the First Amendment.