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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.
Monday, January 6, 2014 2:06amHelp roast 2013 to a crisp with the Capitol Steps and their annual year-in-review awards ceremony. It's all in their hour-long special, "Politics Takes a Holiday!" This year will feature all-new awards, such as: "Best Moment in Senator Ted Cruz's 21-hour Filibuster" "Most 'icky' Tweet from Carlos Danger" "Best Thigh-Reducing Exercises to do While Waiting for Healthcare.gov" and, of course "Best Reason to Spy On the American Public — Because You Can!" Go ahead, announce it on Twitter (but please, please don't attach any photos!!!) It's been a great year for job creation...although of course many of the jobs created were for comedians!
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.