“Will Durst is the natural successor to Mort Sahl” –The New York Post.
“Highly Recommended! Durst is at his sly, savvy best. A sharp one man show.”–The New York Times.
“ A great political satirist! One of the funniest guys around! “ –Fox News Radio.
“One of the greatest commentators of all things political. He’s one of the best.”– Air America Radio.
“He’s perfected a verbal jitterbug of comedy, taking on politics, and war and rhetoric” –The New Yorker Magazine.
“If you’re tired of politics as usual, you’ll love Will Durst.” –WOR Radio.
What the show.
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 of Friends! 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.