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Will & Willie Midterm Election Special #4 – TV Version

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

From our Pop-up Studio at The Orchard Hotel, at 665 Bush St in San Francisco’s Union Square district. Our TV/Radio Talk Show, going strong since 2006, stars Political Comedian Will Durst and Political Icon Willie Brown. Producer/Moderator Paul Wells of Flow Communications has continued to organize this much-needed independent voice as a Podcast, TV & Radio Show and book guests. Carla Marinucci of Politico is our special guest this time. Watch the 3 Parts here. These will be vital to watch through Election Day. 

Part One, Will Durst and Willie Brown get the party started. Click the play button image. Part Two, scroll down.

Part Two, We’re joined by Carla Marinucci. Click the play button in the image below. Part Three, scroll down.

Part Three, We do a Q&A with the Audience. Click the play button in the image below.

Will & Willie Show Midterm Election Special #4 – RADIO Version

Saturday, October 13th, 2018

On Wednesday October 10th, we set up our Pop-up Studio at The Orchard Hotel, at 665 Bush St in San Francisco’s Union Square district. Our TV/Radio Talk Show, going strong since 2006, stars Political Comedian Will Durst and Political Icon Willie Brown. Producer/Moderator Paul Wells of Flow Communications has continued to organize this much-needed independent voice as a Podcast, TV & Radio Show and book guests. Carla Marinucci of Politico is our special guest this time. Special Thanks to our Sponsors and Crew. In fact, all our Sponsors and Crews that have helped keep this show on the airwaves and the internet since the first year as the local morning show for Air America’s SF Affiliate, 960AM, The Quake. A Special Thanks to MZ and his crew at AM 1080 KSCO Radio, for the solid support of independent thought, no matter if it’s Left, Right or Center. Here’s the Radio version as heard on KSCO.

WILL & WILLIE MIDTERM ELECTION 2018.3 – RADIO VERSION

Friday, August 24th, 2018

We could not have made this as great a show without David & Paul Huang and their staff at The Orchard Hotels, the wonderful lasagna & tiramisu from Italian Homemade, Guest John Diaz of the SF Chronicle and his digital folks, the A/V crew of Nilo & Kendo, MZ, and staff at KSCO, Consigliere Stefano Cassolato, Associate Producer Leslie Kaye, and especially our standing room only crowd, reflected in the mirror. L-R Will Durst, Willie Brown and Producer/Moderator Paul Wells of Flow Communications with a glass of water. Ventriloquist too? No puppets!

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WILL & WILLIE 2018.1 TV VERSION AS BROADCAST ON FACEBOOK LIVE

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Performed in front of a capacity crowd on Tuesday, March 20th. First in a an election year series Will & Willie Shows. A Flow Communications SF Production. Political Comedian Will Durst and Political Icon Willie Brown, teamed up by Producer/Moderator Paul Wells, have not done a show together since November 1, 2016. With the looming Midterm Elections, it was time. Our Guest is Heather Knight of the San Francisco Chronicle. LIVE broadcast on KSCO and Facebook Live from The Marsh Theater in front of a very appreciative crowd that not only got in free, but got to enjoy the surprise Birthday Cake for Mayor Willie Brown. This program fights racists and fascists.

PLEASE CLICK AND WATCH. INSIGHTFUL AND FUN.

WILL & WILLIE MIDTERM ELECTION SPECIAL 2018.1 RADIO VERSION

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018


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We had a “sold out,” capacity crowd on Tuesday, March 20th for the first in a series of Monthly Will & Willie Shows. A Flow Communications San Francisco Production, Political Comedian Will Durst and Political Icon Willie Brown, teamed up by Producer/Moderator Paul Wells, have not performed together since November 1, 2016. With the looming Midterm Elections, it was time. Our Guest is Heather Knight of the San Francisco Chronicle. LIVE broadcast on KSCO and Facebook Live from The Marsh Theater, March 20th, 2018 in front of a very appreciative crowd that not only got in free, but got to enjoy the surprise Birthday Cake for Mayor Willie Brown. This program fights racists and fascists.

Will & Willie 2016 Election Special #4 – TV

Sunday, October 16th, 2016

We’ll gather one more time at the Marsh before Election Day. Mark your calendar for Nov 1, 6-7pm.

Part one of the October program, starts with Will Durst & Willie Brown launching into the impact of the debates and the swirl of controversy around them, including CA Senate Debate. 

Joined by Carla Marinucci Senior Writer for the Politico California Playbook, we had an inside look at The Donald’s first run for President in 2000 and being aboard Trump Air 1, and more.  Carla stays with us for the Q&A with the audience in Part 3.

With our guest, we engage in a Q&A with our audience at The Marsh. It’s free admission, and anyone is free to step up and ask a question, including Lee Houskeeper and his naked friend.

Roll the credits. Thanks to The Marsh Theater. Support their Non-profit performance space in SF and Berkeley. MZ and crew @ KSCO for airing our show. Ace & Hugh of Reality Check TV for on-sight A/V and video production. Producer/Moderator Paul “Lobster” Wells of Flow Communications. PR Leslie Kaye. Special thanks to Executive Producer William O’Keeffe, Jr. and Tiger Lyn for her music from the CD Soul Fire for the intro/outro songs “Freedom” and “America is Still the Place.”

Will & Willie 2016 Election Special #4 – Radio

Sunday, October 16th, 2016

We reconvened our monthly meeting behind the green door @ The Marsh San Francisco on Tuesday, October 11th. Joined by Carla Marinucci Senior Writer for the Politico California Playbook, with an inside look at The Donald’s run for President in 2000 and being aboard Trump Air 1.  The Q&A includes Lee Houskeeper and his special friend.

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PART ONE: You can’t make this stuff up. Will Durst and Willie Brown launch into the impact of the debates and the swirl of controversy around them, including the Harris-Sanchez California Senate Debate

PART TWO: Carla Marinucci joins the conversation with a revelation about being on Trump Air 1 during the forgotten campaign for President in 2000, an experience at a Trump rally and more

PART THREE: With our guest, we engage in a Q&A with our audience at The Marsh. It’s free admission, and anyone is free to step up and ask a question. This makes for some fun exchanges.

Final 2016 Election Special will be at The Marsh, Tuesday November 1, 6-7pm. See you then!

Will and Willie TV Program 2015.1

Saturday, June 6th, 2015

We returned to The Gold Dust Lounge for our 1st fun and freewheeling hour-long program this year, recording the show on May 27th.  In Part 1, we open up our point of view on the political scene in California, and turn our attention towards the “affordable” housing crisis brewing in San Francisco.  Guest C.W. Nevius, SF Chronicle Columnist and SF Gate Blogger, joins us in Part 2 and gives insight into the controversy surrounding the Catholic Church, Pope Francis and Archdiocese of San Francisco.  We drill down deeper into the housing crisis in Part 4, and do a bit of Movie Time on the latest flick to destroy the Golden Gate Bridge, San Andreas, with San Francisco Movie Tours  Click play arrow for each of the four 15 minute segments on the screens below.

Part 1 – We say hello from our Pop-up studio (sounds easier than what it takes to set up)

Part 3 – We continue talking with C.W., who’s been writing about SF Catholic controversies

Part 4 – More about the changing times in SF, and the crunch in housing dud to Tech $$$, Also Movie Time

Will and Willie Radio Program 2015.1

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

We returned to The Gold Dust Lounge for our 1st fun and freewheeling hour-long program this year, recording the show on May 27th.  In Part 1, we open up our point of view on the political scene in California, and turn our attention towards the “affordable” housing crisis brewing in San Francisco.  Guest C.W. Nevius, SF Chronicle Columnist and SF Gate Blogger, joins us half-way the first of two Radio segments that aired on Talk 910 KKSF, iHeart Radio and AM 1080 KSCO in Santa Cruz. We get into the controversy surrounding the Catholic Church, Pope Francis and Archdiocese of San Francisco.  We continue in the second half, and drill down deeper into the housing crisis. The radio program is edited down from the TV show.

Honoring our friend ROBIN WILLIAMS on the next WILL AND WILLIE SHOW

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Will Durst, Willie Brown and Producer Paul Wells all have fond memories of Robin Williams.  Durst appeared on many of the same stages, and he and his wife Debi Durst were the final owners of The Holy City Zoo Comedy Club on Clement St. in San Francisco, where Robin was once a bartender before becoming Mork.  Speaker of The Assembly and Mayor Willie Brown  had many charity and other events where Robin generously participated.  Paul “Lobster” Wells  as a DJ around the Bay, likewise had more than a passing acquaintance with our local, gifted, international star.  As a Stand-up Comedy Virgin, between jobs at Jive 95 KSAN and KLIV, he opened a set at The Zoo that was closed by guest sets by Michael Pritchard and Robin Williams.  There is a petition being circulated to rename the Waldo Tunnel on the Marin Side of the Golden Gate Bridge (with the Rainbows over the entrance, like the suspenders worn by Robin as Mork) The Robin Williams Tunnel comprare cialis.  Well, if the Bay Bridge SF Side can be the Willie Brown Bridge, it COULD happen.  Sign here 

Our show was taped Tuesday, September 9th at the Gold Dust Lounge in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf.  We did recommend that people come to The 34th Annual Comedy Day.  It’s a free event at Sharon Meadows in Golden Gate Park, and one that Robin loved to show up and perform at.  Starts at Noon.  Come laugh your ass off, and bring a blanket to park it on, and layers of clothing!

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