The Capitol Steps
Orange is the New Barack
Friday, March 16, 2018
7:30 pm // Atwood Concert Hall
The Capitol Steps have elevated political satire to an art form. Before The Daily Show, Full Frontal, and The Colbert Report, this Washington, DC-based comedy troupe gave audiences laugh cramps with their bipartisan lampooning.
The Capitol Steps began in 1981 as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize their employers, and they haven’t let up since. The troupe returns to Anchorage with a new show of musical and political comedy. And if you’ve been keeping up with the news, you know there’s no shortage of material.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a Republican or Democrat, a snowflake or a deplorable: neither side of the aisle is safe from mockery!
"The Capitol Steps make it easier to leave public life." -Former President George Bush, Sr.SPONSORED BY
"Laughed so hard it was like an abdominal work out!"
–Audience member on 2016 Anchorage show
TYPE OF EVENING
Political Catharsis with Friends
Witty Date Night
WHAT TO EXPECT
Song parodies, skits, and merciless ridicule of politicians of all stripes
A sense of humor and an appreciation for current events
"The satire hits the mark." -The Wall Street Journal
Let's Talk Alaska
6-7 p.m. Friday, March 16, Voth Hall
Join us for a pre-show event with Let's Talk Alaska, a library-based program of community dialogue. Topic is "Saving Democracy: What can we do?" Free and open to the public.