The longtime performing troupe that puts the “‘mock’ in Democracy” is heading to Spokane to offer some needed comedic relief from the never-ending barrage of America’s political climate. The Capitol Steps formed about three decades ago as a group of Senate staffers who were brave enough to satirize the very branches of government they worked for, and the group still includes congressional staffers. Expect to hear plenty of material from the group’s most recent album, Orange is the New Barack, along with jokes inspired by Trump’s latest tweet storms. The group promises a bipartisan approach to its material, which isn’t easy, “since the party in power is always funnier,” says show writer Elaina Newport. SAD! Even so, the Steps do have some songs and skits about liberal faves Bernie Sanders, Nancy Pelosi and Elizabeth Warren in their repertoire.
Wed, March 15, at 7:30 pm • $42-$54 • Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox • 1001 W. Sprague • foxtheaterspokane.org • 624-1200