The Capitol Steps Return To Durham With MAKE AMERICA GRIN AGAIN

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The Capitol Steps Return To Durham With MAKE AMERICA GRIN AGAIN

The award-winning Capitol Steps (, America's premiere political-musical-satire troupe is heading back to the Carolina Theatre in Durham on Saturday, October 6 at 7:30 PM. Their last show in 2017 was a sellout and fans can expect this show to follow suit.

The troupe will Make America Grin Again. Hear from Donald Trump and Don Jr., Jeff Sessions, Mike Pence, Paul Ryan (and even some Democrats. SAD!!!) as they make comedy great again. With a special guest appearance by Stormy Daniels!

The show is 90-minutes long with a 15-minute intermission. Fans can expect to see skits like Pence is from Heaven, The Most Fabulous, Stupendous, Fantastic Military Parade, Stormy Daniels and more. Most importantly they can expect to be entertained, laugh incessantly, and leave in a great mood- because the Capitol Steps are cheaper than therapy!

For over 30 years the Capitol Steps have been putting politics and scandal to music. They began when Reagan was president and ketchup was a vegetable. Since then they have made more albums than the Constitution has amendments.

"I've been a full-time performer with this group for 20 years. Although this might be the most ridiculous ('fake news!'), scary ('terrific!'), crazy ('very stable!') slice of America we've ever experienced, we somehow transmogrify (don't ask me what that means) this Orwellian/Dr. Strangelove hiccup of human history into a laugh-so-hard-your-cheeks-hurt show," commented singer, actor, jazz-vocalist, producer & presenter Mike Thornton. "Our 90-minute show transcends all political views, and I get the last laugh because I get to play Donald Trump."

Tickets are on sale now:
309 W Morgan Street Durham NC, 27701, 919-560-3030
Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800-745-3000

The Capitol Steps have elevated political satire to an art form. Before The Daily Show, Full Frontal, and The Colbert Report, this Washington, DC-based comedy troupe gave audience laugh cramps with their bipartisan lampooning. The Capitol Steps began in 1981 as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize their employers and haven't let up since. If you've been keeping with the news, you know there's no shortage of material. The troupe is coming back to Durham, NC with a new show of musical and political comedy. It doesn't matter if you're a Republican or Democrat, a snowflake or a deplorable: neither side is safe from the group that puts the "MOCK" in Democracy!

The Capitol Steps are based in Washington, DC. No matter who or what is in the headlines, they tackle all sides of the political spectrum offering timely laugh therapy to audiences around the nation. They have performed for the last five Presidents (but not yet for President Trump). This formidable yet beloved group of comedian-singers carry on a tradition that began 35 years ago.

Originally, a group of Senate staffers was planning a show for a Christmas party in 1981. 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 created song parodies and skits, which conveyed a special brand of satirical humor. They adopted their name from a 1981 political scandal in which Representative John Jenrette allegedly had relations with his wife on the steps of the U.S. Capitol building.

The troupe has been featured on NBC, ABC, and CBS, tackling the foibles of elected officials through skit and song, transmuting scandals and shortcomings into pure laughter. Every year, the troupe also appears on multiple NPR stations nationwide during their "Politics Takes a Holiday" specials.

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