‘The Capitol Steps’ kick off Brick City Homecoming

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The Capitol Steps

Major entertainment is slated to headline RIT’s Brick City Homecoming festivities Oct. 8-11.

Festivities kick off Oct. 8 with The Capitol Steps, a comedy troupe made up of current and former Congressional staffers. The group is known to take a humorous slant on the nation’s political scene, and it will be heading to RIT as the 2008 Presidential race heats up. The Capitol Steps will perform two shows, one at 5 p.m. and one at 7 p.m. in the Student Alumni Union’s Ingle Auditorium.

Scientist, inventor, comedian and author Bill Nye will serve as this year’s Horton Distinguished Speaker at 2 p.m. Oct. 11 in the Gordon Field House and Activities Center. Nye is best known as the star of the PBS television series Bill Nye the Science Guy, which was awarded 28 Emmy awards within a five-year span.

Jimmy Fallon, former star of Saturday Night Live and soon-to-be host of NBC’s Late Night, caps the weekend’s entertainment with a comedy performance at 8 p.m. Oct. 11 in the field house. Fallon rose to stardom as the co-anchor of Saturday Night Live’s popular “Weekend Update” segment.

Ticket information:

Capitol Steps: $7 for RIT students; $15 for parents, alumni, faculty, staff and guests; $25 for the public

Bill Nye: $5 for RIT students; $10 for faculty, staff; $15 for the public

Jimmy Fallon: $15 for RIT students; $30 for faculty, staff; $40 for the public

Tickets can be purchased at the Gordon Field House and Activities Center box office or at www.rit.edu/brickcity. Faculty and staff can purchase a maximum of four tickets at the special rate.