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Friday, February 13, 2015

No Political Party Needed -- The Capitol Steps in Jacksonville, FL


Now performing in Jacksonville {until February 15}, The Capitol Steps. Made up of five comedians and a pianist who take the stage to mock all-things-politics.

The Capitol Steps was started in 1981 by Bill Strauss, Jim Aidala and Elaina Newport, at a Christmas party in the office for former Senator Charles Percy. Over the past 34 years, the Capitol Steps have recorded thirty-one albums and appeared on Good Morning America, the Today Show, 20/20, Entertainment Tonight, Nightline, CNN's Inside Politics and NPR's All Things Considered.

Many of the performers have worked in politics, for Republicans, Democrats and for "those who sit firmly on the fence."

The Capitol Steps fully admit that they have an odd way of looking at the news. When they hear of a scandal, they don't think about whether it's good or bad for the country. Their two questions are {1} is it funny? and {2} what rhymes with it? Next thing you know, someone wakes up screaming an idea for a parody. Ideas are constantly being thrown in by almost everyone for the backwards talk, Lirty Dies, in fact, the entire cast has tharted to stink that way! {Y'all HAVE to hear them tell stories in this backwards talk manner. It's HILARIOUS! As you're understanding what they are talking about, you're laughing at the last joke!}

A few of the hilarious parodies that were sang the other night were, "Putin on a Blitz", "Greece! The Musical." and "Sixteen Scandals."

Not all of the jokes are about politics. There was a splash of Justin Beiber and some talk of email hacking.

If it has been in the news in the last couple of weeks, the Capitol Steps has a joke. If you don't keep up with the news because it's too boring, go to the Capitol Steps, they'll fill you in on all current events AND have you laughing your head off!

Grab a friend, Republican or Democrat, and go see the show all of D.C. is talking about! Tickets available here

What a fun night out at The Capitol Steps, with my sister @clairebear91.  Jacksonville, if you're in tune with current events, or even if you aren't, this political comedy is for YOU!  Playing at the Wilson Center of the Arts at FSCJ South Campus February

The Capitol Steps...they put the MOCK in Democracy. I'm ready to laugh. 😃🌟 #broadwayjax #theCapitolSteps #jonahbonahinjax #ilovejax #moreartculture

Disclaimer: I received two tickets to the Capitol Steps in exchange for social media promotion and this review. All opinions are my own.

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