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“They do put the "mock" in democracy!”
Review of The Capitol Steps

The Capitol Steps
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LADSON
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91 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“They do put the "mock" in democracy!”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

In their long run of 30 years, this troupe truly are the best in satirical comedy. We have seen them under multiple regimes and they leave no one untouched. The group we saw this time not only gave us comedy scenes about those in power but also those who wish to be in power. Lirty dies is a standard of this show; it is an art rarely seen which turns the words into somewhat questionable but hilarious descriptions of the person or persons being roasted. One has to be somewhat knowledgeable about politics to truly understand all of the people in the scenes, however a quip about Paula Deen went over better than one about Arizona and the new laws.
It is definitely not for children; they would be bored. We had the extra treat of being there when they were recording the July 4th event for NPR. Also, one can meet the performers after and chat with them. Overall it is a great event for adults in DC. The cost is about $50; it is well worth the money.

Visited June 2014
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“My side still hurts”
Reviewed June 7, 2014

We try to see this group once a year and they never disappoint. Truly hilarious. The satire and Washington humor is funny year after year. Ticket prices are soooo reasonable too. Go see them!

Visited June 2014
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New York City, New York
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Poking Fun at Politics”
Reviewed May 30, 2014

It was fun. Liked the fact that they did not pick sides and lampooned everyone. Although the times where it seems they can't keep from laughing at a joke even though they must have done the bit a thousand times..seemd a little put on..But stil was a lot of laughs..Go See it..!!

Visited May 2014
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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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85 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Very Funny!”
Reviewed May 30, 2014

Hilarious and a lot of fun! An enjoyable evening of political satire.
A long running show for a reason and appropriate for DC.

Visited May 2014
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jonesboro
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162 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Lots of laughs.”
Reviewed April 13, 2014

This is a great evening of entertainment. If you are not up on your current events you may not get the jokes. For those that are politically engaged however will find it's humor spot on. The performers were extremely talented and able to transform into playing different character very well. I will definitely go see it again the next time I am in D.C.

Visited April 2014
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