Essential Pittsburgh
9:10 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

The Capitol Steps: 30 Years of Satire

Elaina Newport is a founding member of the Capitol Steps
Elaina Newport is a founding member of the Capitol Steps
Credit Capitol Steps

  The political performers known as The Capitol Steps, are a singing troupe that began with a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the government that employed them. Collectively, they’re said to represent 18 Congressional offices and 62 years of collective House and Senate staff experience. This week, members of the Capitol Steps are coming to town to perform for the Traffic Club of Pittsburgh. We'll talk with Elaina Newport, a founding member and writer who worked in the Senate as a legislative aid.

Watch the Capitol Steps' 30 Years of Satire video