WILL DURST

THIS SPEAKER'S SET FEE PLACES HIM/HER WITHIN THE RANGE OF:

$7,500 and under
 
TRAVELS FROM: California

VIDEOS:

SPEECH TITLES AND/OR TOPICS

  • Current Events
  • Humor
  • Political Satire

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After Dinner Speaker | Current Events | Entertainment | Humor | Political Humor | Master of Ceremonies | Media

Biography

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 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, he transcends party ties, having performed at events honoring former Presidents Bill Clinton and George HW Bush as well as acclaimed appearances at both a Mayors Convention and Governors Conference.

Outraged and outrageous, Mr. 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.

A Midwestern baby boomer with a media-induced identity crisis, Will Durst, according to The New York Times is "quite possibly the best political satirist working in the country today." This equal opportunity offender is exceptionally adept at swatting both partisan political piņatas upside their heads.

Although a prolific writer, Mr. Durst professes little need for material, having it regularly delivered at 7:00 a.m. every morning in the five papers he reads daily. Busier than a blind squirrel neck deep in an almond sorting warehouse, he 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 (8 appearances,) Will Durst is a 5-time Emmy nominee and recipient of 7 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 has racked up more than 400 television appearances in 14 different countries while slinging jokes around the globe in his one man crusade to make people laugh out loud on purpose against their will. Hobbies include the never-ending quest for the perfect cheeseburger, while his heroes remain the same as when he was twelve--Thomas Jefferson and Bugs Bunny.

Will Durst's performances are made possible by the First Amendment.

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