New! Happy Birthday Hubble!

Hubble Space Telescope 25th Anniversary When the Space Telescope launched 25 years ago, its optics were badly flawed. And while engineers worked on a fix, we had suggestions on how to make use of it in the mean time.

Ya Got Hubble!

From our album: Sheik, Rattle & Roll (Songs of 1990) .


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 California, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Virigina, Edmonds, WA, and Washington, DC.
Read more... and see exactly how we can be in so many places at once!


Re-Elected!

Thank you for voting the Capitol Steps as the "Best Place To Take an Out-of-Towner" in Washington City Paper's 2015 Readers' Poll.


Take Your Pick

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.


New! The Fun in Fundraisers

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


"No one told us to stop"

Elaina Newport Read a Q&A with Elaina Newport, co-founder of the Capitol Steps, on the Kojo Nnamdi Show Blog. She discusses Senate wise men, the downside of ethics, particle accelerators, and comedy, too!


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 more...


"Fair and Balanced"

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

"Scoop up a ticket and enjoy!" — review from Broadway World.

"The Capitol Steps deserve their reputation as a mainstay of political comedy in DC" — review from DC Theatre Scene.

"Capitol Steps Go Into Comedy Overdrive During Government Shutdown" — Washington Post (10/13/13)

"Always Something Fresh" — review from MD Theatre Guide.


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.


Info, Please!

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We put the MOCK in Democracy!

Week of April 27

Apple's newest must-have gadget is finally out. Don't have yours yet? We tried one so that you don't have to.

New! From our new album, Mock the Vote (2015). Watch a live performance on YouTube.


Week of April 20

The Transportation Security Administration not only catches arms smugglers, drug dealers, and terrorists, it also catches its own. Its own perverts, that is. Two TSA screeners in Denver were fired last week for conspiring to grope male passengers they selected based on sneek peeks. One screener would press a button indicating a female passenger, which generated an alert from the full-body scanner for a suspicious "anomaly" in the groin area. Then her male colleague would move in a for an intimate pat-down. Why weren't these two on duty when the underwear bomber was boarding?

Watch a live performance on YouTube. From the album Desperate Housemembers (2011).


Week of April 13

Cuba's humble Communist leader, Raúl Castro, came to the Summit of the Americas looking for an honest man. He apologized to President Obama, who came to make peace, and even absolved him of blame for his U.S. imperialist aggression. Can he please get Guantánamo back now?

From our new album, Mock the Vote (2015).


Week of April 6

Indiana backpedalled on its brand-new religious-freedom law after a national uproar, leaving religious bakeries in the state dangerously exposed to same-sex weddings. Gay rights advocates now have high hopes for arguments later this month at the U.S. Supreme Court.

From the album Fiscal Shades of Gray (2013).


Week of March 30

John Bolton has a plan for dealing with the nuclear threat from Iran. No need to waste time negotiating. The diplomatic former U.N. ambassador, Fox News personality, and possible GOP presidential candidate says the best way to stop Iran's bomb is to bomb Iran.


Week of March 23

Just as soon as Congress could pass a bill on the Keystone XL Pipeline, President Obama complained that the project bypassed U.S. interests and that the legislation bypassed presidential powers. He was ready with a veto, only his third ever (but definitely not his last).

See a live performance on YouTube.


Week of March 16

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces a re-election challenge this week. Unfortunately he's not nearly as popular with actual Israeli voters as he is with Republicans in this country, but he's getting some surprising help from his old friend, Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas.


Week of March 9

Secretary of State John Kerry is determined to finish a nuclear weapons deal with Iran this month, even if it means ignoring friendly advice from Bibi Netanyahu, opposition from most of Congress, and doubts from his boss.

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


Week of March 2

Homeland Security got eleventh-hour funding for one more week, but John Boehner's days may be numbered. The Speaker was smacked down on his plan, and as thanks from the conservative wing, he's facing a possible coup. Who knew that having his party sweep the mid-terms would make one of the weakest speakers even weaker?

See a live performance on YouTube.