Capitol Steps: Politics Takes a Holiday July 4th Edition

Capitol Steps: Politics Takes a Holiday July 4th Edition

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Pictured: The Capitol Steps logo

Credit: Capitol Steps

Join The Capitol Steps as they put the "MOCK" in Democracy.

So you think you don’t have any plans for July 4th?  Celebrate the holiday and pick up a few classified secrets by listening to the Capitol Steps as they poke fun at today’s news. The Capitol Steps will address timely issues set to show 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! Capitol Steps: Politics Takes a Holiday July 4th Edition airs Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at 1 p.m. on AM 1370.

There’s plenty of material to go around so why not sit back, relax and forget you voted for any of the people mentioned in our special! Not for the faint of heart or for those considering running for office.  

The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them.

The group 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 they created song parodies & skits which conveyed a  special brand of satirical humor.

In the years that followed, 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, Orange Is the New Barack.