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The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them.
Many of the Steps ignored the conventional wisdom ("Don't quit your day job!"), and although not all of the current members of the Steps are former Capitol Hill staffers, taken together the performers have worked in a total of eighteen Congressional offices and represent 62 years of collective House and Senate staff experience.
Since they began, the Capitol Steps have recorded over 30 albums, including their latest, Fiscal Shades of Gray. They've been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS, and can be heard 4 times a year on NPR stations nationwide during their Politics Takes a Holiday radio specials.
Thursday, July 4, 2013 8:00amCelebrate your country by helping us make fun of it. It's the Capitol Steps half-hour of comedy power "Politics Takes a Holiday" special!
Monday, December 31, 2012 2:06amHelp us roast 2012 to a crisp with The Capitol Steps and their annual year-in-review awards ceremony called "Politics Takes a Holiday!" This year will feature all new awards, such as: "Best Use of $3 Billion Dollars to Run for President," "Worst Place in Public to Admit You Had a Binder Full of Women," "Most Prostitutes to Ever Fit into the Secret Service's Hotel," and "Worst Hair Cut Ever to Demand to See Anyone's Birth Certificate, Much Less the President's." Go ahead, post on Facebook (hopefully you didn't invest in it) and tell your friends all about it! If there is anything Congress can agree on, it is The Capitol Steps' one hour long special will have you laughing harder than Joe Biden at a Vice Presidential debate. So laugh away at 2012, because unlike any Presidential election, laughter is free.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 8:00amJoe Biden recently surprised us by announcing that in order to accommodate the Secret Service scandal and the requests of many public radio stations, the Capitol Steps July 4th edition of "Politics Takes a Holiday" will be a FULL HOUR. It's so wacky it just might work! Packed with new songs and more fun than a GSA party in Vegas, the Capitol Steps hope to remind you that if this special influences your vote for President...yikes, we're in worse shape than we thought.
Saturday, December 31, 2011 2:06amHelp us ring in 2012 by making fun of 2011 with The Capitol Steps and their annual year-in-review awards ceremony called "Politics Takes a Holiday!" This year will feature all new awards, such as: "Biggest Clueless Middle Eastern Dictator Who Thought 'Arab Spring' Was Just a Trending Fashion," "Best Not Just Any Committee But a SUPER Committee," "Most GOP Debates Ever Held Ever," and "Worst Place to Hide Your Mistress While Serving as Governor of California." So laugh away at 2011, and remember to vote for the funniest candidate in 2012.
Monday, October 31, 2011 2:06amAre you wondering where Moammar Khadafy was hiding? He's on stage with Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann, Barack Obama, and the entire Congressional Super Committee, this Halloween with the Capitol Steps! After all, if something happens in the news, run to the show and see what rhymes with it! Shorter than a GOP debate and certainly less frequent — it's Halloween with the Capitol Steps!