For over 30 years Producers, Incorporated has supplied scores of presenters with programs, updated weekly, satirizing today’s news. Soon you’ll all be hearing more about Capitol Comedy, a newly formed troupe of talented sketch performers, singers, and impressionists with one goal in mind: to poke fun at today’s political and social events. It doesn’t matter if they’re targeting left, right, center, Red, Blue, or somewhere in between.
The most discussed social events offer ripe pickings for a comedy group taking the pulse of today’s conflicted world. Capitol Comedy takes aim at Washington politicians and social chatter through sketches, songs, song parodies, and brief video segments. Audience Alert: be prepared to laugh at yourself. Nothing is sacred as Capitol Comedy starts the satire steamboat on its merry way.
Capitol Comedy’s new show, “Two Cheers for Democracy” takes some all-time favorite songs like “Stuck In The Middle With You” by Stealers Wheel, “Some Enchanted Evening” from South Pacific, “Reciprocity” from Chicago, and “Surfer Girl” by the Beach Boys, and gives them a few tweaks and a new set of lyrics which will have the audience rolling in the aisles. Think “Stuck In The Midterms With You” as moderate voters looks forward with dread to the Fall 2022 elections or “Some Election Evening” as a liberal staffer discovers that, in politics, love does not conquer all.
In one sketch, President Joe Biden visits a medium intending to commune with Franklin D. Roosevelt only to have the ghost of Richard Nixon conjured up instead. Biden also sings “I Am The Commander In Chief” to a Gilbert & Sullivan tune, explaining his non-combatant approach to military leadership.
This cast, experienced in comic satire, clowning, and slapstick, can sing and dance too. Capitol Comedy even managed to find some look-alikes to take on various roles, with special kudos to the cast’s Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris, who look, sound, and feel like the real articles. If you’re longing to see “Two Old Guys” (Biden and Sanders) do a soft-shoe or Kamala Harris lamenting that maybe becoming Vice President wasn’t such a good idea, then you’re sure to find Two Cheers for Democracy the epitome of fun. And as events unfold, the production will evolve to include skits and songs to ridicule new developments.