Friend of Fest: Capitol Steps

Event Off Sale: For tickets to this event, please contact Chautauqua Institution at (716) 357-6250‎

Chautauqua Institution presents

Friend of Fest: Capitol Steps

Mon, July 31, 2017

8:15 pm

Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater

$43.00

Off Sale

The election may be over, but the opportunity to be equally offended lives on! Since they began, the Capitol Steps have recorded over 30 albums, including their latest, What to Expect When You're Electing. They've been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS, and can be heard twice a year on National Public Radio stations nationwide during their "Politics Takes a Holiday" radio specials. Come for an evening of laughter as we put the “mock” in Democracy.

Free Shuttles from Jamestown to Chautaqua Availible:

Depart: 5:30pm 

Gateway Train Station (festival headquarters and future site of the NCC) 211 West 2nd Street, Jamestown  

Return:10:30pm

 

Please Note: Friend of Fest events are not produced by the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival.

Friend of Fest: Capitol Steps
Friend of Fest: Capitol Steps
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, What to Expect When You're Electing. They've been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS, and can be heard twice a year on National Public Radio stations nationwide during their Politics Takes a Holiday radio specials.
Venue Information:
Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater
One Ames Avenue
Chautauqua, NY, 14722
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