Will Durst

This week on FSFSF we spotlight comedy from Billy Wayne Davis and Will Durst.

Billy Wayne Davis performs tomorrow at Doc's Lab in San Francisco. Click here for more details.

Will Durst performs Friday at the Throckmorton Theater in Mill Valley. Click here for more details.

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This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with singer, pianist and entertainer Michael Feinstein, who returns to Feinstein’s at the Nikko to celebrate its 3rd anniversary. Also, a conversation with Canadian dancer, performance artist and comedienne Sara Porter about her show ‘Sara Does a Solo’, this weekend at Fort Mason in San Francisco, as part of the 2016 SF International Arts Festival. Director Margo Hall stops by and shares details about the production of “Red Velvet” starring Carl Lumbly and Susi Damilano, currently at SF Playhouse. And political satirist Will Durst is in the studio to discuss his show ‘Elect to Laugh: 2016’, opening on May 24 at The Marsh SF, in which he gives his opinions and observations on the presidential election cycle.

Open Air with host David Latulippe; heard live on Thursday, May 19 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime... 

This week on FSFSF we spotlight comedy from Will Durst and Kellen Erskine.

Will Durst is performing tomorrow through Saturday at the Punch Line Comedy Club in San Francisco. Click here for more details.

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe is joined by raconteur and funnyman Will Durst for talks with actor Jason Graae, who stars as Ebenezer Scrooge in 42nd Street Moon’s production of the witty musical ‘Scrooge in Love’.   Also, highlights of the holiday concert season which includes a screening of "It's A Wonderful Life" and "A Broadway Christmas with Brian Stokes Mitchell" with the San Francisco Symphony. Baroque Ensemble Magnificat's conductor and artistic director Warren Stewart is back to talk about the ensemble's performances of a Mass for the First Sunday of Advent by Johann Sebastian Bach, this weekend in Palo Alto, Berkeley and San Francisco.  Plus regular contributor and critic at large Peter Robinson reports on the state of the theater scene in London and has some reviews and upcoming events that deserve attention. 

Open Air with host David Latulippe. Hear it live on Thursday, December 10 at 1pm.

The documentary "3 Still Standing" will be showing at the Roxie Theater starting this Friday. 

The film looks at comedians Will Durst, Johnny Steele, and Larry Bubbles Brown – all three of whom seemed poised for stardom during the comedy club boom of the '80s, but whose careers never quite hit the national stage. The film shows the triumphs, struggles and dedication of the performers, still plying the craft that they love.

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe is joined by the members of the Black Cedar trio, Kris Palmer, Nancy Kim and Steve Lin, who will perform music for flute, cello and guitar live in the studio. Director Glenn Havlan shares details about the production of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, by the Theater of Others at the Kelly Cullen Community Auditorium, still showing on May 22, 23,  24, 29, 30 and 31. On the phone is writer, performer, & playwright Echo Brown to talk about her solo show Black Virgins Are Not For Hipsters, currently at The Marsh San Francisco. Comedian and satirist Will Durst discusses his latest one-man show, “BoomeRaging: From LSD to OMG”, this weekend at the Theatre on San Pedro Square in San Jose, and on June 5 and 6 at the Belrose Theatre in San Rafael. And regular contributor and critic at large Peter Robinson went to the movies and offers his views on ‘Dior and I’, ‘Iris’ and the exhibit 'Botticelli to Braque, Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland', currently at the De Young Museum in San Francisco. 

Open Air with host David Latulippe; hear it live on Thursday, May 21 at 1pm. 

Will Durst: Cold War 2

Mar 31, 2014

 Note: Will Durst is a comedian and you may find some of his material offensive, or worse, not funny. His views do not necessarily reflect those of KALW.

Hey guys,

 Note: Will Durst is a comedian and you may find some of his material offensive, or worse, not funny. His views do not necessarily reflect those of KALW.

Hey guys,

Will Durst with a few choice word about President Obama plugging the Affordable Care Act on Zach Galifianakis's internet comedy show. Not late night, not basic cable, an internet show. Looks like the Chief Executive is working his way down the marketing food chain. Won't be long before he's wearing a giant syringe costume twirling a sign on Pennsylvania Ave.

 Note: Will Durst is a comedian and you may find some of his material offensive, or worse, not funny. His views do not necessarily reflect those of KALW.

Hey guys,

Will Durst here with a few choice words about Arizona governor Jan Brewer vetoing SB 1062, the legislation giving legal cover to businesses denying services based on the operator's religious beliefs. Yes indeed, the bigot bill went down. And the disappointment rumbling through the Evangelical community has caused snakes to be mishandled all the way to Tennessee.

Note: Will Durst is a comedian and you may find some of his material offensive, or worse, not funny. His views do not necessarily reflect those of KALW.

Hey guys, WIll Durst here with a few choice words about awards season. You'd best be advised to hunker in a bunker wearing a Kevlar overcoat, because gold plated statues are being tossed about like air kisses at a gown fitting. Like clouds of bathroom hair spray in the Beverly Hill bathroom during the nominee luncheons. Like jaded eyes at a press screening of Transformers 4.

Hey guys,

Will Durst here with a shout-out to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for suggesting the feds might finally try to help out states that legalize pot by allowing their dispensaries to use banking services. Way to go Super AG. That's so bitchingly righteous of you.

  Note: Will Durst is a comedian and you may find some of his material offensive, or worse, not funny. His views do not necessarily reflect those of KALW.

Hey guys,

Will Durst here with a few choice words about plastic bread. I'm against it. And formaldehyde rinsed coffee beans? Not a fan. Flame retardants in my cupcakes? That's a big ol' negativo.

Note: Will Durst is a comedian and you may find some of his material offensive, or worse, not funny. His views do not necessarily reflect those of KALW.

Hey guys,

 

Hey guys,

Will Durst here with a few choice words, about this - the beginning of the new year - and the grand old tradition of we professional commentators trotting out the tried but true 'ye olde predictions' piece. 

Note: Will Durst is a comedian and you may find some of his material offensive, or worse, not funny. His views do not necessarily reflect those of KALW.

Hey guys,

  Note: Will Durst is a comedian and you may find some of his material offensive, or worse, not funny. His views do not necessarily reflect those of KALW.

Hey guys,

Will Durst: Zero Hero

Nov 11, 2013

Note: Will Durst is a comedian and you may find some of his material offensive, or worse, not funny. His views do not necessarily reflect those of KALW.

Hey guys,

Will Durst here with a few choice words about the liberal exodus off the presidential bandwagon - which is approaching klaxon fire drill evacuation levels.

 Note: Will Durst is a comedian and you may find some of his material offensive, or worse, not funny. His views do not necessarily reflect those of KALW.

Hey guys,

Note: Will Durst is a comedian and you may find some of his material offensive, or worse, not funny. His views do not necessarily reflect those of KALW.  

Hey guys,

Will Durst here with a few choice words about Labor Day. You know it's been around since 1894, when Grover Cleveland signed it into law six days after the end of the Pullman Strike, during which federal troops killed about 30 strikers. So Labor Day was kind of make up sex between the government and the American worker. Flowers and candy, anyhow.

Note: Will Durst is a comedian and you may find some of his material offensive, or worse, not funny. His views do not necessarily reflect those of KALW.  

Hey guys, 

Will Durst here to ask the burning question that's on the lips of pretty much every American today-and that question is, who's going to be the democratic presidential nominee in 2016? Because politically, not enough stuff is going on right now, so it's critical we gaze down the road a bit and try to figure out what's gonna happen a scant 38 months down the line. And it makes sense!

Note: Will Durst is a comedian and you may find some of his material offensive, or worse, not funny. His views do not necessarily reflect those of KALW.  


Note: Will Durst is a comedian and you may find some of his material offensive, or worse, not funny. His views do not necessarily reflect those of KALW.  

Hey guys,

Will Durst here with a few choice words about California, which is so incredibly superior to every other state in the union, that it's not even close to funny, right? We don't mean to sound conceited, it's just hard when you're so much better than everyone.

Note: Will Durst is a comedian and you may find some of his material offensive, or worse, not funny. His views do not necessarily reflect those of KALW.

Hey guys, Will Durst here with a few choice words about Florida.

Hey guys,

Will Durst with a few choice words about the giant brouhaha resulting from Texas troopers confiscating tampons from female legislator gallery members during a debate on a bill that would outlaw most abortions in the state.

Dear US Citizen.

Please accept our most egregiously sincere apologies for the difficulties and inconveniences the secret monitoring of your phone records and email and GPS units and foreign travel and bank accounts and yes, even your snail mail has evidently caused.

willdurst.com

 

A few choice words about the Republicans releasing their 100-page report detailing why the last Presidential campaign was dead on arrival. Some say it's a comprehensive post-election review, while others call it an autopsy. But fairytale might be more like it, with the general theme finding nothing wrong with the party's message – the problem is all in the delivery.

Will Durst: The charmingly offensive road tour

Mar 17, 2013

Thankfully the current revival of President Obama’s Charm Offensive is not a theatrical production because the reviews are decidedly mixed. Seeing him furiously pirouette around Washington for the last two weeks like a carnival contortionist makes you wonder if he might be secretly setting up a post-presidential career in a Las Vegas Cirque de Soleil spin-off.

Thank God we made it to the new year. And now we're deep enough into it that many of us have occasionally remembered to write 2013 on our checks. As a public service, we have decided to help out with a couple of resolutions that should have been made of for this, the fourth year of the second decade of the 21st century, but probably weren't...

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It's ugly out there, people! As expected, following the holiday recess, we're seeing a lot of bluster and bombast building up on the beltway and that has managed to slow progress on every budget deal ramp to a virtual crawl. Three or four 18-wheelers full of election day rancor have overturned. And as you might have imagined, rubber-necking has resulted in not so tender fender benders. 

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