The Capitol Steps Comedy Group!
As opposed to your typical first date etiquette, Capitol Steps comedy group has taken the topic of politics and found success in making it funny. Come see The Capitol Steps and have a laugh at all that is politically incorrect at the Long Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, January 29th.
Originally this group was comprised of several congress staffers for former Senator Charles Percy. These comedians in disguise came to know their innate comical abilities when coming up with the entertainment for a Christmas party in 1981. So when the decision to stray from the typical nativity play was cast aside, and several White House scandals were thrown on the table, the racy idea of performing satirical parodies and humorous skits about the very people who employed them was risky, but when is politics NOT about taking risks? So they went for it and put on quite the show. Apparently the congressmen and women actually had a funny bone in their bodies. The Capitol Steps had the crowd in roaring laughter and instantly became a sensation. Over the next 28 years the Capitol Steps have found national success, recording dozens of albums appearing on many morning news shows such as “Good Morning America” and “The Today Show” as well as “20/20” and “Inside Politics”. The Capitol Steps also produced quarterly radio and television specials, which featured many of their popular albums. The Steps are also a favorite of a handful of U.S. Presidents including Former President George Bush Sr. who said, “The Capitol Steps make it easier to leave public life”. (Ha.Ha.)
The Capitol Steps is a collaborative effort of 26 performers as well as 5 pianists to make for the “best musical satire in Washington…” according to The Washington Times. The Steps take popular and well-known songs over the past decade, and turn them into hilarious parodies interjecting comical references to recent scandals and numerous innuendos to make up the majority of their performance. Although each of the performers in the current group have not served their time on Capitol Hill, collectively the performers have worked in a total of eighteen Congressional offices and represent 62 years of collective House and Senate staff experience according to the CapSteps website.
All in all, the Long Center for the Performing Arts is the place to be on Friday, January 29th. The Capitol Steps will fill the night with bipartisan laughter and smiles all around!