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 Maine, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, 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 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).

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 into a screaming match, the candidates agreed on a new format for their next debate.

New! See a live performance on our YouTube channel. From our new album, What to Expect When You're Electing (2016).

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).