New! Last Chance!!

It's the final week of our summer run in the Berkshires, now through September 2. Here's what the critics have been saying:

"This political season, you need to laugh" Berkshire Eagle

"Political roller coaster ride" Berkshire On Stage and Screen

"Hysterically hot material" Berkshire Edge

"Frivolous and fun, even if one ponders how America got this way" Westfield News


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 Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Washington, DC.
Read more... and see exactly how we can be in so many places at once!


See Us 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.


"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!
Read more...


Best Comedy Year Ever?!

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


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.


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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Week of August 29

What's another 15,000 e-mails recovered from the shredder on top of the 30,000 e-mails you could already read online? Is FBI Director James Comey going to change his mind about not bringing charges? Probably not.


Week of August 22

Liberals who once supported Bernie Sanders were disappointed when he didn't win the nomination, then disappointed again when the V.P. slot didn't go to Bernie (or someone even bolder).


Week of August 15

Vice presidential candidate Mike Pence once published an essay to apologize and repent for his own negative campaigning. He wrote that "a campaign ought to demonstrate the basic human decency of the candidate." How's that working for you, Mike? Gov. Pence is now out defending Donald Trump's claims about Hillary, Obama and ISIS, and generally trying to stay on the same page as his running mate. He's also keeping his fingers crossed.


Week of August 8

Donald Trump received the Purple Heart last week, for wounds to his ego during a vicious attack. To even suggest he didn't deserve it would be very, very unfair! But watch out, Donald. If you get two more Purple Hearts, that's when the big guns start firing. Just ask John Kerry.

From our album Four More Years in the Bush Leagues (2005).


Week of August 1

Hillary Clinton reminded the nation last week, during her convention speech, that "It Takes a Village." We know. We were there.

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


Week of July 25

Leaked e-mails just published by WikiLeaks (read 'em here!) show that the Democratic National Committee really was out to get Bernie Sanders, just like he said, including rigging the debates against him. Bernie says won't pull a Ted Cruz and disavow his endorsement of Hillary or challenge her nomination...as long as they can have one last debate.

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


Week of July 18

This week the G.O.P. will finally embrace Donald Trump, whose right to be the nominee was never, ever in doubt — in his own mind. Now he's ready to start the fall campaign and share his vision of how beautiful America will be under President Trump. Starting, of course, with his plans to renovate the White House itself and turn it into something truly classy.


Week of July 11

Democrats are hoping to unite the party after a long season of primary battles. Good luck with that! Donald Trump crushed all 17 rivals on the Republican side in just a few months, and his party still can't agree on much of anything. So what chance have Democrats got? Hillary couldn't even knock out one aging senator. Last week President Obama finally took sides and started campaigning with Hillary, and this week Bernie might finally be persuaded to endorse Hillary for president.


Week of July 4

After the United Kingdom voted for its own Independence Day with the Brexit referendum, Europe's leaders will need to crack the whip to keep any other countries from following suit.