The Capitol Steps

Because we all need a good laugh this campaign season

If you’ve ever wanted to see Barack Obama sing a show tune, Nancy Pelosi sing a rock song, and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie do a classical ballet, this might just be the show for you!

The Capitol Steps—a Washington, DC-based comedy troupe that began as a group of Senate staffers— has been providing a unique blend of musical and political comedy for over thirty years. At the Lied Center, the group will present a show based on the current presidential campaigns as well as songs from their most recent album What to Expect When You’re Electing. Their tasteful lampooning is guaranteed to leave both sides of the political spectrum laughing. The constantly changing show is strenuously bi-partisan and includes songs about everything in the news, such as How Do You Solve a Problem Like Crimea, Ain’t No Pipeline, Now It’s Gone, and The iMpossible iWatch.

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“They’re the best. There’s no one like them, no one in their league.”  Larry King, CNN

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KU-Osher-Logo--VerticalAdditional event: Pre-performance dinner

Saturay, OCT 8, 5:30 pm | Lied Center Pavilion

Join the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute for a pre-performance dinner

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