Comedian Durst explores baby boomer evolution
KNOW & GO
WHO: Paul Emery Presents “Nevada City Live” with Will Durst in“BoomeRaging From LSD to OMG”
WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19; 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20
WHERE: Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad Street, Nevada City
TICKETS: $20, online at http://www.paulemerymusic.com in person at The BriarPatch Co-op – 530-272-5333, Yabobo – 530-270-9114 and by phone 800-838-3006
Legendary political comic Will Durst presents his uproarious one-man show “BoomeRaging: From LSD to OMG” Saturday and Sunday at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City.
“BoomeRaging: From LSD to OMG” is a hilarious tribute to the joys, achievements, frustrations, fashions and looming doom of the baby boomer generation. In this rollicking, 85-minute heartfelt monologue, Durst encourages his chronologically gifted brethren to refuse to grow old in the face of gravity, no matter how many times they forget their online banking security question.
Ably assisted by his genial wit and trusty overhead projector, Durst explores the boomer revolutions, evolutions and still vibrant role in today’s youth-obsessed society, which he says the boomers created.
He shamelessly strokes the egos and pats the hands of the Love generation through segments entitled “Racing From The Shadow Of A Mushroom Cloud,” “The Blinking VCR,” “Still Doing Drugs, Only Now There’s a Co- Pay,” “The Brightsides of Extreme Adulthood & Hope I Die Before I … Ooops, Too Late.”
“I’m still at the point where I’m aging but I don’t feel like I’m aged,” Durst told the Humor Times. “I can still see the humor about becoming older.”
The show is drawing rave reviews in San Francisco. Jean Schiffman of the San Francisco Examiner says of “BoomeRaging: From LSD to OMG,” “Durst’s good-natured, acerbic monologue is so funny that … I found myself on the verge of uncontrollable, hysterical laughter. His observations are hilarious.”
Acknowledged by peers and press alike as one of the premier political satirists in the country, Durst is a five-time Emmy nominee who has patched together an incomparable comedy quilt of a career, weaving together columns, books, radio and television commentaries, acting, voiceovers and stand-up into a riotous patchwork of outraged and outrageous common sense. The New York Times calls him “quite possibly the best political comedian working in the country today.”
He is the author of three books, has told jokes in 14 countries and has racked up more than 800 television appearances. He is a regular commentator on NPR, CNN and C-SPAN; a columnist for the Huffington Post; and has appeared on “Late Night with David Letterman,” Comedy Central, HBO and Showtime. He’s also performed for Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Al Gore.
As Schiffman notes, “He promises to reveal the meaning of life at the end, and it is indeed a wonderfully uplifting finale.”
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