The Capitol Steps

The popular Washington-based comedy group will bring their unique brand of humor to an exclusive GPB special taped at Georgia State University’s Rialto Center for the Arts. Known for its hilarious satirizations of national and local politics, the Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people who employed them.

For nearly 30 years, the group has performed for audiences across the country, including the last five presidents. Cast members represent a total of 18 Congressional offices with 62 years of cumulative House and Senate staff experience. They have released 29 albums, including the latest, Obama Mia!, as well as their holiday release, Barackin’ Around the Christmas Tree.

The Rialto

Georgia State University 's Rialto Center for the Arts is an 833-seat performing-arts venue located in the heart of the Fairlie-Poplar district in downtown Atlanta. The venue is home to the Rialto Series presenting the best of national and international jazz, world music, and dance; School of Music performances; the Atlanta Film Festival and many others.

Georgia State University is located in the heart of downtown Atlanta and is a leading research institution of higher learning, educating Georgia's most diverse population of students. More than 27,000 students are enrolled annually, arriving from every county in Georgia, all 50 states, and 159 countries.