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January 6, 2003

CAPITOL STEPS TAKES IRREVERENT LOOK AT NATIONAL POLITICS

LA CROSSE, Wis.— What’s so funny about politics? Everything, according to the politically incorrect comedy troupe, The Capitol Steps, which will be performing in the Viterbo University Fine Arts Center Main Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the NexStar Season.

Claiming to be "the only group in America that attempts to be funnier than the Congress," these Congressional-staffers-turned-comedians put a hilarious spin on the political scandals, controversies, and missteps of Washington’s top dogs and other world leaders. There’s never a shortage of material for this group’s up-to-the-minute, political skits and musical parodies.

The Capitol Steps got its start when three staffers for Senator Charles Percy performed at a congressional Christmas party in 1981. Little did they know its quick wit and creativity would launch a $3 million a year business that today includes 22 cast members—five who perform on stage at any given time. Featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS, The Capitol Steps have recorded 21 albums and can be heard four times a year on National Public Radio’s ‘Politics Takes a Holiday’ radio specials.

The Capitol Steps is sponsored by WKBT-TV News Channel 8 and supported, in part, by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin.

Tickets are $24/18. For more information, contact the Viterbo University Box Office at 608-796-3100.

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