Of exaggerated and theatrical political satirists, few are as lovable and relevant as Will Durst, the fast-talking, quick-witted stand-up/writer, who’s stated he’s “too old for comedy clubs” (pshaw!). Like any bipartisan political humorist, Durst spreads the love, deprecating Republicans and Democrats alike (well, possibly a little more for the Republicans) and conveying his general dumbfounded incredulity at American social absurdities. At 56 years old, Durst may be the wise man of political humor, but he’s just as prolific as ever, contributing numerous columns to political blogs, magazines, putting up “Burst of Durst” YouTube clips, and spearheading a one-man off-Broadway show, “The All-American Sport of BiPartisan bashing,” featuring an exhausting, two-minute sentence expressing his parting thoughts on the George W. Bush administration (and, evidently, his love for compound modifiers). Here’s a taste of that sentence: “constitution-shredding, Halliburtoning, bicycle-falling, brush-clearing, monkey-faced, hunchbacked, pretzel-choking, draft-dodging, Hurricane-disregarding, oil-company-fellating…” And that’s before the first breath. (Andy Seifert)
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