‘Mock the Vote’

The Capitol Steps: Election year comedy at its best is coming to Proctors

The Capitol Steps, a Washington DC-based comedy troupe that began as a group of Senate staffers, will present a show based on songs from their current album Mock the Vote at Proctors, 8 p.m. Saturday, March 5.

The Capitol Steps have been a Washington, DC institution for over thirty years, providing a unique blend of musical and political comedy to our nation’s Capitol and more. Each show consists of tasteful lampooning guaranteed to leave both sides of the political spectrum laughing. The troupe started in 1981, when John McCain was only 63 years old!  Since then, they have appeared on The Today Show, Nightline, CBS Evening News and for many years in specials for National Public Radio.

Their show is constantly changing, strenuously bi-partisan, and includes songs about everything in the news, such as “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Crimea,” “Ain’t No Pipeline, Now It’s Gone” and “The iMpossible iWatch.”

If you’ve ever wanted to see Barack Obama sing a show tune, Nancy Pelosi sing a rock song and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie do a classical ballet, this might just be the show for you!

Tickets for The Capitol Steps, $20-$45, are available at the Box Office at Proctors; by phone at 518.346.6204; and online at proctors.org.

The Capitol Steps at Proctors is sponsored by Hampton Inn Albany–Western Ave–University Area and Bricklayers Allied Craftworkers Local Union #2 New York / Vermont.