The Capitol Steps

RESCHEDULED

With public health and safety in mind, this event originally scheduled for OCT 20, 2020 has been rescheduled to SEP 23, 2021. Learn more >

Make America Grin Again

The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. The troupe was born in December 1981, when some staffers for Senator Charles Percy were planning entertainment for a Christmas party. 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 conveying a special brand of satirical humor. In the years that followed, many of the Steps’ group members ignored the conventional wisdom “don’t quit your day job,” and they’ve been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC and PBS. They can also be heard twice a year on NPR stations nationwide during their Politics Takes a Holiday radio specials.

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

“The Capitol Steps make it easier to leave public life.” – Former President George H. W. Bush

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