Photo Flash: Will Durst 'Bipartisan Bashing' Opening Night
This summer, political satirist and pundit Will Durst brings his newest work, The All-American Sport of Bipartisan Bashing, to New York. Hanging Chad Productions, Jennifer Sachs and Allen Spivak present the open-ended off-Broadway engagement at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). Will Durst: The All-American Sport of Bipartisan Bashing is directed by Eric Krebs and features a production design by Peter Feuchtwanger.
"One may or may not be a regular CNN viewer or Newsweek reader, but that doesn't mean that one has to suffer Bushes gladly,"says Durst. "The All-American Sport of Bipartisan Bashing is a 90 minute political comedy for people who are sick of politics as usual. We laugh to keep from crying, right? And with a president, two houses of Congress and endless parade of presidential hopefuls making daily punch lines out of headlines, I've got the best joke-writers in the business working for me."
Based in San Francisco, Will Durst has practiced his craft for over 30 years and has made more than 400 television appearances, including "Countdown with Keith Olberman," "Crossfire," CNN, Fox News, Comedy Central, "Good Morning America," "Last Comic Standing," C-SPAN, "The Today Show," "The Late Show With David Letterman" and "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." He has been nominated for five Emmy Awards and was the recipient of seven consecutive nominations for American Comedy Awards Stand Up of the Year. Most recently he was the co-host with Willie Brown, former mayor of San Francisco, on the morning drive time show on San Francisco's KQKE.
Tickets are $30 - $50. $20.00 student rush tickets are available at all performances 20 minutes prior to curtain with valid student ID. Call Telecharge.com at 212-239-6200. Visit www.willdurst.com for more information.
Photos by Anita and Steve Shevette
Air America's Lionel, with Will Durst
Will Durst and director Eric Krebs