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We have public shows coming up in Arizona, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Virginia, and Washington, DC.
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Rocket Man on YouTube!

Dennis Rodman in North Korea You can get inside info on North Korea from Dennis Rodman, or you can get it from us. See scenes from live performances on our YouTube channel.

Bipartisan Date Night!

Dating Advice and the Capitol Steps "The Capitol Steps will have you and your date rolling with laughter — perhaps even across the aisle." Read this recent review on

Group Discounts

Capitol Steps Live on Stage Save money by attending as a group! Discounts for groups of 10 or more are offered for the Reagan Building performances in Washington, DC!

Read the Reviews!

"Enormously refreshing"... Read how the Capitol Steps' humor bridges the partisan divide with "remarkable" even-handednessThe Sentinel

Trump himself would "enjoy the show bigly" — in the News & Observer

"Capitol Steps make politics fun again" — review from The O'Colly.

"A machine gun of comedy" — review from DC Theatre Scene.

"Outrageously funny"Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts.

"Great place to go on a date...Fair and balanced." — review from DC Metro Arts.

How are the Capitol Steps like the Trump Administration?

Elaina Newport Read a CityBeat interview with co-founder Elaina Newport about how songwriters and performers keep up in these fast-paced times.

The FUN in Fundraisers

Fundraiser with Capitol Steps as the entertainment Another successful fundraiser with the Capitol Steps as the entertainment!

Say it Ain't So!

Rita Jenrette Our name was taken from a racy Washington scandal of the time we began, in 1981. Just recently, former congressional wife Rita Jenrette spoke out and denied the legend, 30 years later! We're sticking with her original story.

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We put the MOCK in Democracy!

Week of November 18

Even though billionaire candidate Michael Bloomberg is suddenly apologizing for some of his controversial policies as mayor of New York, he still knows what's good for you. Like a ban on cell phones, a ban on guns, or a ban on something even more lethal, super-size soft drinks.

Week of November 11

After Democrats flipped the Virginia state legislature last week, it could soon become the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, the number required for it to become part of the U.S. Constitution. Which is complicated by the fact that it expired back in 1982.

From our very first album The Capitol Steps Live! (1984).

Week of November 4

Smugglers have already figured out how to saw through new sections of the "virtually impenetrable" border wall using cheap power tools. President Trump now he concedes that "you can cut through anything, in all fairness." Since Congress didn't provide enough funding for better deterrent features, they'll need to find other ways to keep costs down.

See a live performance clip on YouTube. From the album Orange Is the New Barack (2017).

Week of October 28

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, one of the longest-serving members of President Trump's cabinet, was fined $100,000 and held in contempt of court for continuing to seize funds and garnish wages of students who got scammed by private for-profit colleges, instead of bailing them out. She says that education "clearly has not been" one of Trump's top priorities, so it's not really one of hers either.

From the album Orange Is the New Barack (2017).

Week of October 21

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky completely agrees with President Trump that they had a perfect call together. No quid pro quo at all! Why can't the Hostile Media pick on someone else for a change?

New! See live performance video on YouTube.

Week of October 14

President Trump took time out of his busy schedule to award a Medal of Freedom to former attorney general Edwin Meese III, who served under President Reagan. He praised Meese as a champion for “following the Constitution as written” but ran out of time to recognize some of the most memorable events of his tenure, such as the Wedtech scandal, the Iran-Contra scandal, and the celebrated Meese Commission Report on Pornography.

From the album Thank God I'm a Contra Boy (1986).

Week of October 7

Vladimir Putin weighed in on the Ukraine controversy, giving his professional opinion — as a former KGB professional — that there was "nothing compromising" in Trump's call with President Zelensky. When asked if Russian planned to interfere in the 2020 U.S. election, Putin said "as a secret between ourselves, yes, definitely." "I'll tell you a secret: Yes, we'll definitely do it. Just don't tell anyone."

From the album The Lyin' Kings (2019). See live performance video on YouTube.

Week of September 30

When the president's own words appeared to support the recent whistleblower's complaint about him, he just tweeted that they didn't. Problem solved! Which do you think more people read: 14 pages of original documents or 41 words of @realDonaldTrump's tweet?

From the album The Lyin' Kings (2019).