Sunday, October 28, 2007

In Praise of the Capitol Steps

On Friday, the Rockefeller Center and the Hopkins Center at Dartmouth presented The Capitol Steps, a political comedy troupe that tries to be "more ridiculous than whatever's in the news" and "put the mock in democracy." It's a tall order, but I think they managed just fine and provided welcome relief from the stress of primaries.

Here's a sampling of their work, on their YouTube page. Take a look at their website for more, particularly "Lirty Dies," which will sit your splides. You can also pick up their CDsat Amazon.

I haven't laughed that hard at something other than "what the kids just did" in a long time.

UPDATE: A contrary point of view in the student newspaper. Evidence of a generation gap?

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