Musical Comedy Group The Capitol Steps Makes Headlines Into Humor with Politically-Themed Stage Show
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The last date listed for The Capitol Steps was Saturday June 23, 2012 / 7:00pm.
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From Dane Cook to Louis CK, Colin Quinn and more, stand-up Robert Kelly has spent the last decade appearing alongside some of the biggest names in comedy. Kelly plays CK's brother on the hit FX show Louie, co-starred in HBO's Tourgasm, and held the opening spot on Cook's 2009 stadium tour. The Boston native is a regular on The Opie & Anthony Show, and is renowned for remaining relatable while conveying his dark, personal, self-deprecating humor in festival and headlining slots. Learn More
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Featured review from Monika KratzmannRed Velvet
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The Capitol Steps were once again at their brilliant best! All the seats at the Wilbur Theater were taken. My attention was at the ready at all times since I did not want to miss any of the juicy political and otherwise odeous or tongue-in-cheek tid-bits, mis-steps, innuendoes, outrageous self-flagellations, biting satire, hillarious comedy, outright re-inactments of embarassing 'no-holes-barred' low points..." in the life of..." quick-to-the-eye changes in costume, whigs, mannerisms, sung and performed magnificently to the tune of popular melodies captivating the audience...mesmerized by the glamor, sharp wit, resiliency, style and brilliant recall of The Capitol Steps (five in all), in their unrelenting barrage of 'Who's Misbehaving' in the Congress, the GOP, the Democrats, Hollywood, and the twittering, blogging and otherwise electronically informed joe public, sparing no-one. It was a titillating feast for the intellect, inquiring mind, open spirit, and lover of 'bon mots', reaching into your heart of hearts that releases wave upon wave of applause underpinned by bubbling laughter and shouts of delight. As we were leaving, we could hear animated conversation amidst smiling faces from those who had just experienced such a delightful relief from their everyday pressures, enriched by the astute whirl-wind musical insight by The Capitol Steps into the utmost pitfalls of human frailty by this clever, biting and intellectual stunning performance...on the backs of others in high places or the eye of the public...for any gross or minor mis-steps or other malfunctions...which could happen to anyone. This time, the laughs were on us. It was a must for me to attend this performance of The Capitol Steps at the Wilbur Theater. They were as fresh, invigorating, topical, quick-witted, as brilliant and outrageous as I remembered them back at the National Press Club in DC in 1993. Let's bring them back to Boston every year. Here's to The Capitol Steps! May they continue to enlighten the human mind with their journeys around the country. Well done!
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- Visit <a target="_blank" href="http://www.capsteps.com/">The Capitol Steps' website</a> for more information.
The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. 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. The material is updated constantly, whether it is the Democrats' current infatuation with Barack Obama or the latest opinion from Ann Coulter, or on the international side, President Bush and the Prime Minister of Japan reconciling their differences. No matter who's in the headlines, the Capitol Steps are equal opportunity offenders.