Once upon a Time three staffers for a United States Senator decided to put on a little Christmas show, just a little thing with song parodies and skits, just for entertainment.
They’re little show was a hit and they ended up putting on that show for a few other small private groups.
Before long, a few other Hill staffers join them and they’re little events. Became bigger events more organized events with bigger audiences
The year was 1981 and that’s how the capital steps was formed. And over the next four decades. The capital steps became the nation’s premier political satire group.
Two of those founding members, Bill Strauss and Elaina Newport wrote a book in 1992 called fools on the Hill and that’s when I had a chance to meet them.
So here now from 1992 Bill Strauss and Elaina Newport
The Capitol Steps disbanded in 2021, done in by the lack of bookings because of COVID.
Bill Strauss died in 2007 at age 60.
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