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, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC.
Read more... and see exactly how we can be in so many places at once!

"Fair and Balanced"

"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!

Best Comedy Year Ever?!

BBC World Service Listen to this recent BBC interview with co-founder Elaina Newport.

Hydrogen Bomb??

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.


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.

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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Flip Your Words

Lirty Dies Lirty Dies follows a great political tradition: You're not quite sure what you're hearing, and we're not quite sure what we're saying. If you'd like to follow along, you can read and hear many more Lirty Dies on our site. Or watch us live on YouTube.

We put the MOCK in Democracy!

Week of April 25

In a recent interview, Hillary was asked about Bill's most annoying habits. She said, "Where do we start? How long do we have?" Bill, on the other hand, is always ready with special words of praise for Hillary.

New! From our new album, What to Expect When You're Electing (2016). Order now!

Week of April 18

After the Democrats' latest debate in Brooklyn turned in a screaming match, the candidates agreed on a new format for their next debate.

New! From our new album, What to Expect When You're Electing (2016). Order now!

Week of April 11

A federal appeals court slammed the Internal Revenue Service for three years of "continuous resistance" to providing information about its targeting of Tea Party groups that applied for tax-exempt status. Try that kind of delay on your own tax returns and see what happens.

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

Week of April 4

President Obama became the first sitting president to visit Cuba since Calvin Coolidge as part of his diplomatic initiative to re-open relations and "bury the last remnant of the Cold War in the Americas." Raul Castro was mostly OK with the visit at the time, except for the part about political prisoners, and Fidel kept quiet until after Obama left. Now the government is accusing him of inciting rebellion.

From the album Mock the Vote (2015).

Week of March 28

Sixty percent of GOP primary voters are embarrassed for the Republican party, according to recent polls, as are about 100 percent of Democrats. And many of them are planning for the worst. After Super Tuesday, the most-frequently Googled phrase was "how to move to Canada." (That doesn't even count Ted Cruz, who has been Googling "how to move back to Canada.")

See a live performance on YouTube.

Week of March 21

This year's huge candidate field is finally down to the last few. We normally try not to take sides, but this year we really wish it had been different candidates who dropped out.

See a live performance on YouTube.

Week of March 14

Bernie Sanders has been keeping up the pressure on Hillary Clinton to release transcripts of her paid speeches to Wall Street firms. Bernie already released his. "I kind of think if you're going to be paid $225,000 for a speech, it must be a fantastic speech," he said. Why did she choose to give so many private speeches for so much money? Easy. As Hillary tells it, she needed the money since she and Bill were "dead broke."

From the album Mock the Vote (2015).

Week of March 7

What did Donald Regan, Howard Baker, Raisa Gorbachev, and the Capitol Steps all have in common? Nancy Reagan didn't trust any of us. But who could blame her? The former First Lady, who passed away at 94, was a devoted protector of her husband's reputation. President Reagan, though, was more relaxed. When we performed this song for them at the White House, the president laughed and laughed.

From the album Workin' 9 To 10 (1987).