Capitol Steps’ Putting the MOCK in Democracy

Made of entirely of former congressional staff members, Capitol Steps’ musical-theater political satire may be the most accurate example of “it’s funny because it’s true.”



Photo by Jenny Abreu

It was a long and ugly primary season followed by a grueling election cycle. With the inauguration on the horizon, can we laugh about it all now? Capitol Steps will sure try to make you see the humor in our political climate. The group, made up entirely of former congressional staffers, is a hybrid of a musical-theater cast and a sketch-comedy troupe, with all sights trained on Washington, DC. They bring their show, titled “Putting the MOCK in Democracy,” to the Tarrytown Music Hall on January 18.