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Capitol Steps Comedy Troupe Coming to Sacramento, Sunday, May 5th

Sacramento’s own Humor Times publication is celebrating its 22nd Anniversary by bringing the hilarious and nationally-touring Capitol Steps comedy troupe to Sacramento, on Sunday, May 5th. The show starts at 6:30pm, and will take place in the Martinique Ballroom at the Clarion Inn on 1401 Arden Way, which is next to the Arden Fair Mall.

The Capitol Steps are renowned for their unique brand of musical political comedy, lampooning all sides in national politics with a non-partisan, equal-opportunity bashing that leaves no political party or personality unscathed

The Steps use a fast-paced set of songs and skits, as the wildly popular group presents a show that is unequaled for its originality and entertainment value. Their act is constantly evolving, as they dig into the national headlines, using it as fodder for its biting satire. Current songs include “One Joke Over the Line” and “The Embattled Hymn of the Republicans.” Their motto is “We put the MOCK in democracy!”

The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. The group was born in December, 1981 when some staffers were planning entertainment for a Christmas party. They say their first idea was to stage a nativity play, but in the whole Congress they couldn’t find three wise men or a virgin.

In the years that followed, many of the Steps ignored conventional wisdom (“Don’t quit your day job!”), and, taken together, the performers have worked in a total of eighteen Congressional offices and represent 62 years of collective House and Senate staff experience.

Since they began, the Capitol Steps have recorded over 33 albums, including their latest, "Fiscal Shades of Gray," which will be available at the show. They’ve been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS, and can be heard twice a year on national public radio stations during their Politics Takes a Holiday radio specials.

Advanced tickets are $35 general, $40 preferred seating, and may be purchased at The Beat, 1700 J St, Sacramento, or online at www.humortimes.com. Tickets are $40/$45 day of show.

The Capitol Steps are a great match for the printed (and online) Humor Times, which has been parodying national politics for 22 years with its monthly magazine and in recent years, its website.

Originally titled the Comic Press News and distributed free all over the Sacramento area, the Humor Times was converted to a paid circulation magazine in 2008. It is available worldwide, in print or digital format (at half the price of the printed edition). The publication is now running an Anniversary Subscription Special through the end of April. More information can be found at www.humortimes.com or by calling 916-455-1217.

See a Youtube clip of the Capitol Steps here.

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