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, Iowa, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia, and Washington, DC.
Read more... and see exactly how we can be in so many places at once!


Hillary Flip-Flop on Monica?

First Lady and the Tramp In a new interview this weekend, Hillary Clinton defended Bill and downplayed his affair with Monica Lewinsky. It was a "different context" from today. But back at the time, on our classic 1999 album First Lady and the Tramp, she was singing a different tune.

It Takes a Village (To Satisfy Bill Clinton)


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.


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.


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!
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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 October 22

It's Trump's economy now, and the stock market is booming (more or less). Market analysts who got burned predicting a crash after Trump's election are keeping quiet now, afraid of making any predictions at all ahead of the fall elections. Bullish voters, though, might tip the balance in next month's midterms.

New! See live performance video on YouTube! From our latest album, Make America Grin Again (2018)


Week of October 15

After Democrats scored some big wins last November and in special elections last December, their prospects for 2018 were looking very bright. They've got cash, candidates, and party unity. What could possibly go wrong?

From the album Make America Grin Again (2018)


Week of October 8

It's a "scary time for young men in America," the president says, "when you can be guilty of something you may not be guilty of." Scary times for old men, too, especially the guilty ones.

From the album Make America Grin Again (2018)


Week of October 1

Brett Kavanaugh is taking the week off, no doubt relaxing over a few beers, while the eight remaining justices of the Supreme Court begin their new term today. Conservatives are upset and uncertain about the fate of the Kavanaugh nomination, but liberals have even bigger worries.

New! See new live performance video on YouTube! From the album Orange Is the New Barack (2017)


Week of September 24

Can the Senate Judiciary committee do a better job sitting in judgment in the Kavanaugh case than it did in 1991? That wouldn't be hard. Former committee chariman Joe Biden now apologizes, sort of, for his memorable handling of the Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas hearings.

From the album Fools on the Hill (1992).


Week of September 17

On the tenth anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse, former top government officials have been making the rounds, telling their story and defending their actions, with the benefit of hindsight. Of course, President Bush was there too, to explain the impending economic crisis to the rest of us.

From the album Obama Mia! (2009).


Week of September 10

Anonymous sources in the White House have been driving the president crazy. Last week there were revelations from Bob ("You've always been fair") Woodward's forthcoming book Fear: Trump in the White House. Those were followed by the now-infamous "Resistance" Op-Ed in the failing New York Times by a "GUTLESS anonymous" senior administration official. All of which is making President Trump nostalgic for the kind of aides who would at least attach their names to their attacks.

New! See live performance video on YouTube!


Week of September 3

Senator John McCain was an irreplaceable figure in Washington. He was deeply appreciated by Democrats for his bipartisanship, by Republicans for his leadership, and by comedians for his choice of running mate in 2008. Most of all, he never let critics or setbacks stand in his way.

From the album Campaign and Suffering (2008).