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Palin parody The Capitol Steps perform every week in Washington, DC and around the country.
We have public shows coming up in Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Nevada, Virginia, and Washington, DC.
Read more... and see exactly how we can be in so many places at once!

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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.

Bipartisan Date Night!

Dating Advice and the Capitol Steps "The Capitol Steps will have you and your date rolling with laughter — perhaps even across the aisle." Read this recent review on

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 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.

Paul Volcker (1927-2019)

Paul Volcker Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker used monetary policy to fight inflation, in the midst of fiscal taxing and spending battles between Ronald Reagan and House Speaker "Tip" O'Neill. Who really had the upper hand?


From our first album Capitol Steps Live! (1984)

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 February 17

Nevada polls have had Joe Biden in the lead, non-stop, for nearly a year — until this week. Now it's Bernie who has taken the lead and is getting all the attention.

See live performance video on YouTube. From the album The Lyin' Kings (2019).

Week of February 10

Bernie Sanders repeatedly denied telling Elizabeth Warren that a woman could never win. Still, he's hoping it's true.

New! See live performance video on YouTube.

Week of February 3

Voters in Iowa have been courted by presidential candidates for months and months. They've been polled. Now they get to choose.

From the album The Lyin' Kings (2019).

Week of January 27

It took the Democratic impeachment managers 24 hours to make their accusations against President Trump, and John Bolton just wrote a whole book to make his. But when you have a very stable genius directing the legal strategy against impeachment, the best defense is the simplest.

See live performance video on YouTube.

Week of January 20

One of the seven impeachment managers chosen to present the Senate with the case against Donald Trump is the president's least favorite congressman, Adam Schiff. It's been a rough couple of months.

Week of January 13

Mitch McConnell got the better of Nancy Pelosi, locking up enough GOP votes to prevent witnesses by promising to follow the same format as the Senate's last impeachment trial. The Senate majority leader says that "what was good enough for President Clinton is good enough for President Trump." And that's good enough for us.

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

Week of January 6

New Hampshire and Iowa will soon kick off the actual election season, and voters can't complain about not having enough choices. (Unless they are Republicans.)

Week of December 30

Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi could hardly be happier now that Democrats impeached President Trump.

Week of December 23

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has a holiday message for everyone — even President Trump, the man who personally revived the phrase "Merry Christmas."

From the album Barackin' Around the Christmas Tree (2009).

Week of December 16

Former president Bill Clinton finally chimed in on the current proceedings in Congress: they're just "doing their job as they see it." President Trump's defenders, who so far completely failed to explain away his own "perfect" words, should take a lesson from the master — the man who could explain to us what the meaning of "is" is.

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