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35 Star Starred
The Marsh Upstairs Studio Theater
1062 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA 94110
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There are many pubs, restaurants and bars near the venue location. We ate at Beretta's, a cool, hip and urban atmosphere. The wait was calculated to be an hour so we chose to eat outside at the bistro tables where they had heaters setup. It wasn't extremely cold, so it was tolerable. The food was average, nothing to write home about, mostly italian.
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The venue great for such shows! But gets a bit warm & stuffy.
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Will Durst's "Elect to Laugh"
86 ratings
4.7 average rating
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99 events
36 reviews
3 stars
attended Feb 28 2012

Nonstop biting and intelligent quips and rants. Great audience rapport.
Many good restaurants within a block.

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30 events
4 reviews
39 stars
attended Mar 20 2012

Enjoyed the evening with Durst. He is always spot on and good for a rollicking good time filled with laughter. Great insight into political shenanigans and our current candidates for office...SCARY!!!!
The Marsh is in a terrific location. Great...continued

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linda sims
30 events
21 reviews
48 stars
attended May 29 2012

will durst is such a good comedian, he could make anything funny. My friend and I admitted that we had been paying little attention to politics ( it gets worse and worse.) and we were both afraid it would be over our heads. will makes it...continued

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Elect To Laugh with Will Durst and Friends! is a hysterical hybrid chasing down the presidential election cycle like white on rice with material as up to date as the latest tweet from DC. It will blend monologues and commentary and perhaps the occasional rant. The show’s intent is to blur the traditional boundaries between stand- up comedy and theater. Through innovation, experimentation and a ravenous appetite for accessing the topical via the jugular, Durst and Company are out to prove that jokes are not the enemy.

Descendants of Mark Twain, George Carlin and Spalding Gray, Durst and his rotating cast will every Tuesday twist the rhythm of stand-up with poetry, punditry and puzzles o’plenty planting the production solidly in the strictures and structures of a deconstructed one man show. Or solo performance piece. Whatever. With a single aim: to mock and scoff and taunt, but with taste. Consider it political comedy for people who don’t like politics.

The show runs approximately 90 minutes, and is recommended for ages 18 and up.