The Big Fat Year-End Kiss-Off Comedy Show XXIII

Posted Wednesday, December 9th


The Big Fat Year End Kiss-Off Comedy Show XXIII

The inimitable Will Durst and Gang at Firehouse Dec 27, 8pm
Pleasanton, Calif.  For the 23rd consecutive year, Will Durst and his merry band of pranksters are proud to take their witty and hilarious end-of-the-year comedy extravaganza to the streets (well, and also to the Firehouse Arts Center Theater on Sunday, December 27, at 8:00 p.m.). They vow to lampoon, satirize, mock, scoff, scorn, taunt, tease, rib, ridicule, josh, jibe and kid the personalities and events of the past year, and do it with a modicum of taste (please note: PG-13).

Continuing a holiday tradition as hallowed as the coal in Donald Trump’s stocking, The Big Fat Year End Kiss-Off Comedy Show consists of 6 comics and 3,467 laughs according to sources well placed within the Bay Area comedy community.

The Six Comics: Will Durst (, Johnny Steele (, Debi Durst, Michael Bossier, Mari Magaloni, and last but not least, the beguiling Arthur Gaus, Esq.

“It’s Saturday Night Live meets The Daily Show on steroids,” notes one reviewer.

Reserved seating tickets are $20.00-$30.00. Advance purchase at, by calling 925-931-4848, and in person at the Box Office, 4444 Railroad Avenue, Pleasanton.  Box Office hours are Wednesday – Friday 12:00 noon-6:00 p.m. and Saturdays 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., and two hours prior to the performance.

The Big Fat Year End Kiss-Off Comedy Show XXIII features a riotous collection of skits, sketches, and standup. Some years have proved less conducive as subjects of humourosity, but what with Kim Davis giving a Confederate flag to Pope Francis after hacking Hillary’s email to discover her position on the NAACP white lady who pretended she was black, (according to Brian Williams), this year has been especially fecund.

Lush like a tropical rain forest.

The New York Times calls Will Durst “quite possibly the best political comedian working in the country today.”  Dubbed “the Thinking Man’s Comic” by the Oregonian, Durst is acknowledged by peers and press alike as one of the premier political satirists in the country.  He has patched together an incomparable comedy quilt of a career, weaving together columns, books, radio and television commentaries, acting, voice-overs and stand-up into a patchwork of outraged and outrageous common sense.

Durst has told jokes in 14 countries, racked up 800+ television appearances, released 5 CDs, authored 3 books, and despite blistering reproach, continues to squeeze ketchup on his hot dog. More information at:

The Firehouse Arts Center is dedicated to inspiring passion through the arts.  The center is comprised of the 227-seat Firehouse Theater, the 2000 square foot Harrington Gallery, classrooms and rehearsal space, the grand atrium lobby, and the famous interior glass bridge.  With world-class performing and visual arts, exciting interactive programs for all ages, and a state-of-the-art venue which opened in 2010, we combine the sophistication of the culturally rich Bay Area arts landscape with the hospitality and intimacy of our own home town.  The Firehouse Arts Center is located at 4444 Railroad Avenue in downtown Pleasanton.  Media:  Jane Onojafe,, or 925-931-4855