Will Durst – Durst Cast Scenario: Midterm Madness

October 13, 2018

Fresh from the national tour of his award-winning, hilarious chronicle of the changes in America during the Time of Trump, comedian, columnist, actor, author, and former margarine smuggler Will Durst is proud to announce he’s updated his hysterical historical “Durst Case Scenario” with a colon and a subtitle: “Midterm Madness.” DCS: MM is a rollicking feast of outrage and outrageousness as up-to-date as the most current 4 am Oval Office tweet. 

In this lightning-paced, 85-minute comedic tour-de-force, Durst, described by the New York Times as “possibly the best political comic working today,” celebrates the one year anniversary of Donald Trump’s Reign of Error by analyzing where we are, how we got here and the myriad of destinations that may lie ahead. And what the chances are, we’ll be fighting with dogs for food once we get there. 

Chronicling the latest results of the game of musical chairs in the Oval Office, Durst also details the wacky zany antics, palace intrigues and potholes and pitfalls of polarization that threaten our country, hemisphere, planet, solar system and universe, in this, The New Abnormal. 

The response has been electric. Crowds have streamed to performances searching for a community of like-minded confused souls. Equal parts comedy and therapy, the intrepid Dr. Durst assists audiences in overcoming their PTSD: President Trump Stress Disorder, by isolating the farcical and sticking pins into the ludicrous. For sufferers who never thought they’d laugh again, DCS: MM is a sanity-preserving prescription. 

Durst provides a balm for the anxiety of never knowing whether the president will strike the flint that shoots a spark to light the fuse to Armageddon and how everyday without a mushroom cloud is a victory. Prepare to meet the funny side of defiance. Because laughter allows hope to creep back on the inhale. 

Ably assisted by his trusty overhead projector and blessed with an extraordinary talent to engage audiences through righteous exasperation, Durst mocks & scoffs & taunts in segments such as… How the Democrats Can Blow the Midterms, the Top Ten Symptoms of PTSD & Mike Pence is the Product of Reverse Taxidermy. 

The Durst Case Scenario: Midterm Madness is playful & ludicrous & whimsical & droll & silly & serious & sarcastic, mischievous, incisive, trenchant, profound, & chock full of jokes. Many funny ones. A unique theatrical event delivered with stand-up timing and not less than a soupcon of poetry. 

Augmenting the subversive side of this show, a portion of each night’s proceeds will be donated to fund a non-profit whose mission will be to bury wire cutters along the Canadian border. Will Durst’s performances are brought to you by the 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. At least, right now. See this show before this sort of thing becomes illegal.

Acknowledged by peers and press alike as one of the premier political satirists in the country, Will Durst has patched together a quilt of a comedy career, weaving together columns, books, radio and television commentaries, acting, voice-overs and stand-up into a riotous patchwork of amusing humor. The Oregonian called him, “The thinking man’s comedian.” Author of 4 books, Durst has told jokes in 16 countries, racked up 800+ television appearances, released 5 CDs and despite blistering reproach, continues to squeeze ketchup on his bratwurst. 

Here’s a brief excerpt from Durst Case Scenario. 


Here’s the Broadway World announcement of the Best Solo show award for Durst Case Scenario. 


Also nominated by Theater Bay Area for Best Solo Show. 

And a few choice remarks from distinguished members of the mainstream press about the show.

Lily Janiak. San Francisco Chronicle. 

“Not just a cathartic evening, but a galvanizing one as well. A rage- fueled aria, shorn of any pretense or gimmick from an unkempt man who doesn’t care about niceties anymore.”


Joint Forces Journal. 

“Equal parts therapy and comedy. Prepare to meet the funny side of defiance.”


Gaetana Caldwell- Smith. All Events Review. 

“Be thankful for Durst to help us keep our heads on straight.” 


Richard Connema. Talkin’ Broadway. 

“A lightning- quick farce. A comedic tour de force rant.”  


Howard Hardee. Chico News & Review. 

“Bits were well-crafted, timed and -delivered, but the humor was tied equally to his cartoonish voice—which often rose into an excited, screechy crescendo—and his wildly exaggerated hand gestures and facial expressions. He recognized that people want, or need, to laugh. He maybe even helped people at the show process it all.”


GIlad Barach. Millennial Notes. 

“Durst Case Scenario” is most certainly a guilty pleasure. To laugh at suffering in the worst of times feels wrong, but to laugh together can feel so right.


$25 General Admission

Saturday, October 13 @ 8PM