New! All Over the Map!

Palin parody The Capitol Steps perform every week in Washington, DC and around the country.
We have public shows coming up in Alabama, Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Viriginia, Washington state and Washington, DC.
Read more... and see exactly how we can be in so many places at once!

Smart Cookies 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.

Extra Juice!

O.J. Simpson O.J. Simpson almost got away with publishing his own version of how he got away with murder, until the public outcry of "lirty dies!". We've followed his criminal career closely over the years...

Return to Center (1996 album) Lirty Dies: J.O.

From the album Return to Center (1996).

Interviews with the Cast!

Summer Comedy with the Capitol Steps Cast members Bari Biern and Evan Casey recently appeared on the Stephanie Abrams Radio Show.

"Any subjects off-limits?"

Elaina Newport Read a review and interview with Elaina Newport, co-founder of the Capitol Steps, from Front Row Center.

Read the Reviews!

"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.

"Superb Political Satire" — review from the Huffington Post

"No One is Safe" — review from the Berkshire Eagle

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

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!

The FUN in Fundraisers

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


Thank you for voting the Capitol Steps as the "Best Place To Take an Out-of-Towner" in Washington City Paper's Readers' Poll.

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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Week of October 16

Rex Tillerson promises to continue diplomatic efforts with North Korea "until the first bomb drops" even though President Trump thinks his "wonderful" Secretary of State is wasting his time. It's certainly true that Tillerson isn't very diplomatic, but maybe the two of them are working closely on a new way to contain North Korea without going to war.

Week of October 9

The Supreme Court began its new term last week, and big issues are already up for grabs. While Republicans are thrilled to see Neil Gorsuch on the bench, Democrats worry about how long the aging liberal justices can continue to serve.

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

Week of October 2

O.J. Simpson just walked out of jail as a free man — again. This time, it was after serving ten years for armed robbery. Last time, it was in 1995 after being acquitted for murder. Lots of people, on many sides, still wonder how that happened. Not Donald Trump, though. After the acquittal, Trump said O.J. was framed, according to newly released documents. (Blood evidence in the Bronco? "Fifty people could have planted it!") For everyone else, we bring back this simple guide to what actually happened.

From the album A Whole Newt World (1995).

Week of September 25

Just because Donald Trump never laughs in public, it doesn't necessarily mean he lacks a sense of humor. Ask Rocket Man or Crooked Hillary! A few more jokes, on both sides, could help unite the country.

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

Week of September 18

One day President Trump is out campaigning for his border wall or cancelling DACA, and the next day he's dealing with Democrats on "Dreamers." By now everyone is confused about his immigration policy.

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

Week of September 11

Hillary Clinton says she's "letting my guard down" for her new memoir, due out this week. Maybe she should stop doing that. Her book tour, at least, will take her to states she neglected — and lost — during the campaign. "What Happened" is currently ranked #6 on Amazon, and it's moving up to #1 in Moscow.

Week of September 4

Kim Jong Un might be a madman, but he does respond to constructive criticism. When North Korea's missiles kept blowing up, Donald Trump said, "Perhaps they're just not very good." A few months later, Kim's missiles now can reach Japan, Guam, or the mainland U.S. And those missiles could be carrying a hydrogren bomb. So what's next on the diplomatic front?

Week of August 28

Sheriff Joe Arpaio won't be wearing pink underwear after all, the way his own prisoners did, now that he earned a get-out-of-jail-free card from Donald Trump that voids his conviction. The president sent a clear message that patrolling the borders the way Arpaio's department did in Arizona is fine with him.

From the album Desperate Housemembers (2011).

Week of August 21

Steve Bannon's tenure at the White House hit a wall, yet he's been gleeful. Headline on Breitbart News: "It was great!" Bannon himself, in a post-firing interview: "I’ve got my hands back on my weapons." Wait — they made him work in the West Wing unarmed?

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

Week of August 14

Kim Jong-un has been ramping up the threats and the war of words ever since he took power, following in his father's footsteps. Just last month Donald Trump (who once called Kim a "smart cookie") tweeted, "Does this guy have anything better to do with his life?" Apparently not.

From the album How to Succeed in Congress Without Really Lying (2014).