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Time to laugh

The press reviews for Comedian Will Durst pretty much say it all. The New York Times: “Quite possibly the best political satirist working in the country today.” The Boston Globe: “A modern day Will Rogers.” The San Francisco Examiner: “Heir apparent to Mort Sahl and Dick Gregory.”

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. He’s performed at events honoring former presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush, as well as made 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.

Although a prolific writer, he professes little need for material, having it regularly delivered at 7 a.m. every morning in the five papers he reads daily. Durst is a regular commentator for audible.com, Air America, CNN and NPR, writes a nationally syndicated op- ed column, 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, Durst is a five-time Emmy nominee and recipient of seven 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 says his performances are made possible by the First Amendment. Guess that says it all.

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