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
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
"Laughed so hard it was like an abdominal work out!"
–Audience member on 2016 Anchorage show
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.