The Capitol Steps

  • Nationally Acclaimed Political Satire Troupe

One-time congressional staffers who have since turned comedians, The Capitol Steps now travel the country satirizing the very people who once employed them. This hilarious troupe provides an amazingly clever, politically-oriented musical revue that is sure to liven up any convention gathering. The Steps perform over 500 shows a year all over the country.

 

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WOW! The Capitol Steps were fantastic! The crowds loved both nights of the show. The people in the group were gracious, easy going and wonderful.

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The Capitol Steps' show is rip-roaring political fun. The seven-member cast is a constant transition of new costumes, props, and music. Their political satire song parodies take potshots at the outrageous goings-on in Washington. Equal opportunity satirists, they take aim at issues that are in the ...

The Capitol Steps' show is rip-roaring political fun. The seven-member cast is a constant transition of new costumes, props, and music. Their political satire song parodies take potshots at the outrageous goings-on in Washington. Equal opportunity satirists, they take aim at issues that are in the news right now - picking on Republicans, Democrats and anyone else who deserves it. The Capitol Steps are an unforgettable entertainment experience.

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Biography

The Capitol Steps 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.

In the years that followed, many of the Steps ignored the conventional wisdom ("Don't quit your day job!"), and although not all of the current members of the Steps are former Capitol Hill staffers, taken together the performers have worked in a total of eighteen Congressional offices and represent 62 years of collective House and Senate staff experience.

Since they began, the Capitol Steps have recorded over 30 albums, including their latest, Orange Is the New Barack. They've been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS, and can be heard twice a year on National Public Radio stations nationwide during their Politics Takes a Holiday radio specials.