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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, December 11, 2014 7:00amHelp say good-bye and good riddance to 2014 with the Capitol Steps and our annual year-end review. It's all in our hour-long radio special of "Politics Takes a Holiday!" This year will feature all-new awards, such as: "Is that guy jumping the White House fence, or is he just really into Michelle's 'Get Moving' campaign?"; "You say ISIS, I say ISIL. Let's call the whole thing off"; and of course, "I scream, you scream, we all scream EBOLA!"
Thursday, July 10, 2014 8:00amJoin us this July 4th as the Capitol Steps address timely issues set to your favorite tunes! There's John Kerry singing "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Crimea?" and Hillary Clinton admonishing Joe Biden to "Let It Go" when it comes to running for President. It's a show so clogged with jokes that Chris Christie threatened to shut it down!
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!