Fresh on the heels of the critically acclaimed “Elect to Laugh!” The Marsh San Francisco is delighted to present famed comedian Will Durst’s brand new one-man show, BOOMERAGING: FROM LSD TO OMG.
“Elect To Laugh” which enjoyed a 41-week run, closed with a bang in a memorable sold-out performance on Election Night, which was also filmed as part of an upcoming documentary. In his new show, BoomerAging, Durst pays tribute to the joys, achievements and looming terrors that accompany being a member of the Baby Boom Generation. The show assesses their still vibrant role in today’s youth-obsessed society and celebrates them for refusing to grow old in the face of changing times, gravity and the reflection that greets them daily in the mirror.
BOOMERAGING will play every Tuesday at 8:00 pm starting on April 16, 2013 (press opening May 7) in the Studio Theater at The Marsh San Francisco, 1062 Valencia Street at 22nd St. The public may visit www.themarsh.org or call 415-282-3055. Tickets are currently on sale through May 28.
Utilizing technology designed not to spook the target audience (an overhead projector), Durst will explore the Boomers’ revolutions, evolutions and explain how best to embrace the encroaching wrinkles. He also promises to shamelessly stroke the egos and pat the hands of the self- described Most Important Generation of All Time through show segments entitled: “Racing From The Shadow Of A Mushroom Cloud”; “The Blinking VCR”; “Hey You Punks, Get Off My Wireless Router”; “The Brightside of Extreme Maturation”; “From Summer Of Love To Winter Of Our Disbelief”; “Everything You Wanted To Know About Decrepitude But Were Afraid To Ask” and, last but not least: “Hope I Die Before I…” Oh, Too Late.
Acknowledged by peers and press alike as one of the premier political comedians in the country, Will Durst has patched together a quilt of a comedy career, weaving together columns, books, commentaries, acting and stand-up comedy into a hilarious patchwork of outraged and outrageous common sense. He currently writes a nationally syndicated humor column, and his scribblings have appeared in Esquire, George, the SF Chronicle, National Lampoon, New York Times and scads of other periodicals. He is a five-time Emmy nominee; has been fired by PBS three times; told jokes in 14 countries and his 800+ television appearances include Letterman, HBO, Showtime, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox News and the BBC. The critically acclaimed Off-Broadway run of his one man show: “The All American Sport of Bipartisan Bashing,” was subsequently turned into a book by Ulysses Press and “Elect to Laugh” is available on Amazon as an e-book or trade paper published by Hyperink and will soon become a CD released by Stand Up Records. Durst’s performances are made possible by the 1st Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.