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Will Durst and his new show, “BoomeRaging from LSD to OMG” coming to Sacramento August 23rd

The Humor Times presents Will Durst in an exclusive Sacramento area engagement

Five-time Emmy nominee Will Durst says his new one-man show, “BoomeRaging from LSD to OMG,” is about the travails of being “chronologically gifted,” or “what happens when acid flashbacks meet dementia.”

You don’t have to be a baby boomer to enjoy the show. In fact, from the looks of the audiences Durst has been attracting in the long-running show this year in San Francisco, younger folks are enjoying it quite a bit.

The act is drawing rave reviews in San Francisco, and will soon be coming to Sacramento, in an exclusive engagement presented by the Humor Times, the locally-based monthly political humor publication.

The one-night-only event will happen Friday, August 23rd, at 7:00pm, at Sierra II Center’s 24th Street Theatre, 2791 24th Street, Sacramento.

Complimentary drinks will be served at a hosted bar in the garden room and courtyard adjacent to the theater before the show.

Mr. Durst clearly enjoys performing his new show, calling it “liberating” — perhaps because he gets to climb out of his long-standing role as political comic, and just riff on his life — and by extension, a whole generation. Boomers are certainly relating to his new material.

The veteran comedian noted that people often remember only the good things about the past, so doing a show about a whole generation is somewhat cathartic. “I’m still at the point where I’m aging but I don’t feel like I’m aged,” he says. “I can still see the humor about becoming older.”

Of course, today’s world is very different from the one boomers grew up in, and that alone presents a lot of material. “Everybody has the nostalgia for not being so frenetic as we are now. Today’s pace is a bitch,” Durst notes.

Baby boomers may be aging now, but they were once young, and reveled in it. “We did create the youth culture and demanded to be heard and then we were heard,” Durst said. “We have that activism, and we still feel like we will not be muted.”

Will Durst is a five-time Emmy nominee who continues to work hard, performing hundreds of shows a year and writing a nationally syndicated humor column, which has run in the Humor Times for over 20 years.

“I tell a lot of jokes — every line has a joke or word play or a call back,” he says. “I spent 32 years in stand up, and I learned a lot of ways to tell a joke. And I’m able to do a joke every line and also propel the narrative.”

Jean Schiffman of the San Francisco Examiner says Will Durst’s “good-natured, acerbic monologue is so funny that about midway through … I found myself on the verge of uncontrollable, hysterical laughter.”

Getting old can be depressing, but Durst’s “BoomeRaging from LSD to OMG” is a moral-booster for his audience. “I am not as old as my parents were when they were my age,” he quips. “This is the oldest I’ve ever been … and I’m beginning to sense a pattern.”
As Schiffman notes, “He promises to reveal the meaning of life at the end, and it is indeed a wonderfully uplifting finale. Grab your hearing aids and canes and see for yourself.”

Tickets, are $20.00 (or $25.00 preferred seating) in advance, or $25/$30 at the door. They may be purchased securely online through Brown Paper Tickets at humortimes.brownpapertickets.com.

"Will Durst’s most satisfying show yet."
–SF Theater Blog.

“Will Durst is the natural successor to Mort Sahl”
–The NY 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.

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