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The Big Event


May 24, 2018

Episode 28 of The Big Event podcast is in interview with Will Durst, who returns to the Punch Line from May 30 to June 2, 2018. Durst and his wife Debi Durst talk about the 1980s comedy scene, the huge impact of Robin Williams, Will Durst’s 1986 run for mayor and why they continue to live in San Francisco – even though it’s nearly impossible for local full-time artists. Chronicle columnist Heather Knight joins the conversation; Durst was a celebrity chauffer during Hartlaub and Knight’s recent Total Muni 2018 stunt.

Recorded in the San Francisco Chronicle’s basement archive.

Theme music is "The Tide Will Rise" by the Sunset Shipwrecks. Opening signature by Leah Garchik.