The Marsh Berkeley is delighted to present famed comedian Will Durst in three benefit performances of his hit one-man show, BOOMERAGING: FROM LSD TO OMG. Come and howl with both laughter and chagrin as 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. All proceeds benefit The Marsh.
BOOMERAGING will play on Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10 at 8:00 pm and on Sunday August 11 at 3:00 pm on the TheaterStage at The Marsh Berkeley, 2120 Allston Way near Shattuck The public may visit www.themarsh.org or call 415-282-3055.
Utilizing technology specifically designed not to spook the target audience (overhead projector), Durst explores the Boomer revolutions, evolutions and still vibrant role in today’s youth obsessed society (which we invented, for crum’s sake). 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” and “Hope I Die Before I… Ooops, 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 as a 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.
SPECIAL NOTE: Due to the graphic nature of some images and the startlingly archaic technology involved, children under the age of 40 will not be admitted unless accompanied by a grown-up or a note from their guardian. We apologize for any inconvenience.