Smart bets: The Capitol Steps

With a political climate as baffling as today’s, it’s practically laughable — and that’s where comedy troupe The Capitol Steps comes in. Formed in 1981 when White House staffers collaborated on a satirical parody of the political tribulations of D.C., the Steps have since recorded more than 30 albums and toured the country performing for jaded voters everywhere. Their performance in Asheville draws from their latest album, What to Expect When You’re Electing, and no politician is spared the whip of their witty charades. “D.C.’s musical political comics have never had this much material to work with … ever!” says Bill Hurd, press secretary general for The Capitol Steps. Performances take place at Diana Wortham Theatre on Friday, Oct. 28, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 29, at 3 and 8 p.m., with a special reception at the Saturday evening show. $55-$75 general/$50-$70 students/$20 children. Photo courtesy of The Capitol Steps

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One thought on “Smart bets: The Capitol Steps

  1. Lan Sluder

    I used to enjoy the Capitol Steps and listened to them frequently on WCQS. However, in recent years the quality in my opinion has gone down. They’re no longer very funny, and the talent is as talented.

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