The Capitol Steps Perform Every Friday And Saturday In Washington, DC
The Capitol Steps, the political musical satire group that has been putting the "mock" in democracy since 1981, perform every Friday and Saturday at 7:30PM, at the Amphitheater of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, DC. Their current show, Make America Grin Again, includes songs and satire from their new CD of the same name.
With plenty of opportunities to find laughs amidst the buffoonery in our Nation's Capital, The Capitol Steps work overtime to capture the new administration's antics in satire and song. And since The Capitol Steps mine their laughs from materials ripped from today's and tomorrow's headlines, you never know whether Stormy Daniels, Vladimir Putin, Jeff Sessions, or Kim Jong-un might appear from Mar-A-Lago or The White House.
The Capitol Steps' performance of mostly new material and some old favorites "is cheaper than therapy", says Capitol Steps co-founder Elaina Newport. "No matter who is making the news, we all need a laugh. And as fast as a politician can send a tweet, we add a new song or joke. Our show transcends all political views, and there's always more than enough happening that's worthy of satire."
The Capitol Steps began when a group of Congressional staffers got together to provide entertainment for a holiday office party on Capitol Hill. The Capitol Steps provide their unique mix of musical and political comedy and satire to audiences coast-to-coast. Each show consists of tasteful lampooning guaranteed to leave anyone in politics or watching it on news smirking. The Capitol Steps perform in Washington DC every weekend, tour nationally throughout the year, and have appeared on "The Today Show," "ABC News Nightline," "CBS Evening News" and on specials for NPR.