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What started as a group of Senate staffers poking fun at the absurdity of Washington D.C. politics is now one of the hottest political comedy shows in the country. Back again after popular demand, Capitol Steps has a punchline for all the latest headlines, leaving no presidential candidate or international leader safe from ridicule. Appearing on national television and public radio, Capitol Steps has become a national sensation, beloved for its witty political commentary and absurd skits.
Back in 1981, a collection of Senate staff members came together to present a collection of song parodies for an upcoming Christmas party. An instant hit with fellow staff members and other audience members, the staffers decided to take their show on tour. Over three decades later, Capitol Steps has swept the country with their sharp political commentary. The Capitol Steps performers are no longer Senate staffers, but the legacy lives on in the current troupe of world-class comedians, singers, and performers. Aside from their theatrical performances on the stage, Capitol Steps has created a radio show, “Politics Takes a Holiday,” which is performed on NPR four times a year.
With over 18 Congressional offices and 62 years of House and Senate experience between them, the Capitol Steps troupe has an intimate knowledge of Washington politics. Drawing on their experience, the group has released 30 albums featuring song parodies, including the timely Take the Money and Run- For President. Drawing on the abundance of material that American politics provides, Capitol Steps highlights the absurdity of contemporary politics through comedy.
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