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Hillary and Obama Tune in for our Fourth of July Radio Special as the Capitol Steps take on The Donald, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and all the other newsmakers. With so much material to work with, this show will be HUGE!

Donald Trump previews the show in this new promo clip! Check our broadcast schedule to hear it on the air.

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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 Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, and Washington, DC.
Read more... and see exactly how we can be in so many places at once!

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.

"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.


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.

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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 June 27

Donald Trump used to say that global warming is nonsense, a concept "created by and for the Chinese" to make the U.S. non-competitive — until it came to protecting his golf courses in Ireland and Scotland from rising sea levels. Now he wants to build sea walls to defend them from non-existent climate change, unready to gamble when his own property is at stake. Maybe that's why Al Gore now says he sees "some basis for hope," even if Trump wins.

Week of June 20

Summer officially begins this week, and gasoline prices are predicted to be at their lowest levels since John Kerry was running for president. That's good news for consumers, but it could be bad news for Donald Trump. Research suggests voters reward the party in power when economic prospects are good, and election models using gas prices to track the economy's health predict victory for Democrats. Enjoy the low prices while they last.

From our new album What to Expect When You're Electing (2016).

Week of June 13

Bernie Sanders won't give up and won't back down, even though Hillary Clinton clinched the nomination last week. He figures that if he can just persuade enough superdelegates to switch their votes, the nomination will be his. And then he'll take down Trump, or something like that. Of course, these are the same superdelegates that Sanders and his supporters used to insist should vote for the candidate with the most primary votes and pledged delegates. Back in the real world, the only superdelegates actually likely to switch sides are Bernie's.

Week of June 6

Hillary's "damn e-mails" just won't go away. A new inspector general's report from the State Department criticizes her use of do-it-yourself private e-mail for her "convenience," and this week one of her IT server specialists plans to take the Fifth after negotiating an immunity agreement with the government. Bernie Sanders hopes to win over a few last-minute superdelegates with the controversy, but Donald Trump is willing to be "fair," withholding judgment until his own attorney general takes "a very good look at it."

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

Week of May 30

Airport security has gotten out of control, and of course TSA is blaming passengers. Travelers face epic delays for screening procedures that don't even work. One proposal to speed up the lines is to have airlines waive baggage fees so travelers have less to be screened in the first place. Another idea goes further, making checked bags free and charging for carry-ons. The TSA really needs to go even further.

From the album Springtime For Liberals (2007).

Week of May 23

Nine out of ten Native Americans say in a new poll that they are not offended by the team name and mascot of the NFL's Washington Redskins™. It's a big win for owner Dan Snyder (who has been called "the Donald Trump of football," among other things). Snyder said he would "NEVER — you can use caps —" change the name. So does that put an end to the "tyranny" of political correctness? Nope. The change-the-mascot movement is still holding out for change.

From the album Mock the Vote (2015).

Week of May 16

Ben Carson let it slip that Sarah Palin is on the short list of Donald Trump's possible vice presidential picks. What a tremendous choice! She may be a quitter, but she's not a loser. Palin has even more campaign experience than he does, and a strong message of support.

From our new album What to Expect When You're Electing (2016).

Week of May 9

Republicans in despair over their candidate are seriously considering the possibility of a third party and frantically working to come up with an alternative to Donald Trump. Someone who could be persuaded to run as an independent. Someone who knows how to be a presidential candidate. Someone like Mitt Romney.

From our new album What to Expect When You're Electing (2016).

Week of May 2

Today is the fifth anniversary of his death, and the CIA is "live tweeting" Osama bin Laden's demise as if the Abbottabad raid were happening now, in 2016. Where exactly was President Obama and what was his role? Despite revisionist claims, the president was keeping a cool poker face, even attending the White House Correspondents Dinner and roasting Donald Trump. It's a story the president still likes to tell.

From the album Take the Money and Run for President (2012).