How Freedom Works

Jay and Leslie

American government takes center stage in this funny and lively performance by Leslie and Jay Cady of Laughing Matters. Topics include the three branches of government, the Electoral College, how a bill becomes a law, and presidential order of succession. Audience volunteers portray the House of Representatives, the Senate, and a series of ill-fated presidents.


To schedule this program please contact us at 816-531-4022 or by email at


Grade Levels: 3,4,5,6

Fees: $410 single, $694 double / The break between performances must not exceed 90 minutes to receive the reduced rate. Title 1 Schools may qualify for funding assistance.

Maximum Audience Size: 250 maximum

Availability: Year-round

Program Length: 45 minutes

Location: At Your School

Teacher Guide: How Freedom Works TPG

Requirements: Two 6' or 8' tables; access to electricity. Teachers must be present at all times during performance.

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