Capitol Steps: Mock the Vote Tour

Saturday, March 5, 2016, 8:00 pm

This comedic group began over 30 years ago and has been poking fun at bureaucrats ever since. 

The members of Capitol Steps combine experience on the Hill with musical, acting, improv and sheer comedic talent in an equal opportunity skewering of modern day politics. The only group in America that attempts to be funnier than Congress, Capitol Steps never suffers from a shortage of material, finding humor in the latest headlines, scandals, mis-steps and mis-speaks. Given today’s gridlock, a Capitol Steps show may be the only thing capable of winning bipartisan support!

They began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. The group was born in December, 1981 when some staffers for Senator Charles Percy were planning entertainment for a Christmas party. Their first idea was to stage a nativity play, but in the whole Congress they couldn't find three wise men or a virgin. So, they decided to dig into the headlines of the day, and they created song parodies & skits which conveyed a special brand of satirical humor.

“Those who complain that politicians and government are good for nothing are wrong. Capitol Steps makes clear that more often than not, they’re good for a laugh.” – New York Times

Running Time: 120 minutes

 

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