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Palin parody The Capitol Steps perform every week in Washington, DC and around the country.
We have public shows coming up in Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Illinois, New Hampshire, New Jersey Virginia, and Washington, DC.
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Happy New Year!

Donald Trump If you missed it on the air, you can download it now: our one-hour radio special New Year's Eve Broadcast. Welcome 2020 with Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, Adam Schiff, and Pete Buttigieg as the Capitol Steps poke fun at the year's news. This broadcast was bigly huge, fantastic, tremendous...the highest ratings ever!

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.

Procrastinate more!

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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.

Paul Volcker (1927-2019)

Paul Volcker Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker used monetary policy to fight inflation, in the midst of fiscal taxing and spending battles between Ronald Reagan and House Speaker "Tip" O'Neill. Who really had the upper hand?


From our first album Capitol Steps Live! (1984)

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 January 20

One of the seven impeachment managers chosen to present the Senate with the case against Donald Trump is the president's least favorite congressman, Adam Schiff. It's been a rough couple of months.

Week of January 13

Mitch McConnell got the better of Nancy Pelosi, locking up enough GOP votes to prevent witnesses by promising to follow the same format as the Senate's last impeachment trial. The Senate majority leader says that "what was good enough for President Clinton is good enough for President Trump." And that's good enough for us.

From the album First Lady and the Tramp (1999).

Week of January 6

New Hampshire and Iowa will soon kick off the actual election season, and voters can't complain about not having enough choices. (Unless they are Republicans.)

Week of December 30

Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi could hardly be happier now that Democrats impeached President Trump.

Week of December 23

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has a holiday message for everyone — even President Trump, the man who personally revived the phrase "Merry Christmas."

From the album Barackin' Around the Christmas Tree (2009).

Week of December 16

Former president Bill Clinton finally chimed in on the current proceedings in Congress: they're just "doing their job as they see it." President Trump's defenders, who so far completely failed to explain away his own "perfect" words, should take a lesson from the master — the man who could explain to us what the meaning of "is" is.

From the album First Lady and the Tramp (1999).

Week of December 9

The one country that won't be interfering in next year's election is North Korea, at least according to President Trump. They are, however, threatening to resume their insults if the president doesn't knock it off with the "Rocket Man" cracks. Trump does have a point. Despite three years of nuance, diplomacy, and face-to-face talks between the two leaders, North Korea keeps launching rockets.

From the album Make America Grin Again (2018).

Week of December 2

China insisted that the U.S. roll back existing tariffs as the first part of any deal to end the ongoing trade war. Then Beijing threatened to retaliate after the recent passage of bills supporting the Hong Kong protests. President Trump would never flinch, but he does have some advice for American holiday shoppers.

Week of November 25

After five Democratic presidential debates, you'd think all the major issues would have been addressed. Candidates pander to just about every voter concern, right? But our biggest issue hasn't come up yet, and there are only seven more debates left.

From the album The Lyin' Kings (2019).

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).