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, Georgia, New Hampshire, Ohio, and Washington, DC.
Read more... and see exactly how we can be in so many places at once!

Take Your Pick

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.

Mid-term Madness!

HerBunk Animation Fan HerBunk has animated this video on YouTube, derived from our recent Congressional mid-term medley.

"No one told us to stop"

Elaina Newport Read a Q&A with Elaina Newport, co-founder of the Capitol Steps, on the Kojo Nnamdi Show Blog. She discusses Senate wise men, the downside of ethics, particle accelerators, and comedy, too!

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!

"Fair and Balanced"

"Great place to go on a date...Fair and balanced." — review from DC Metro Arts.

"Scoop up a ticket and enjoy!" — review from Broadway World.

"The Capitol Steps deserve their reputation as a mainstay of political comedy in DC" — review from DC Theatre Scene.

"Capitol Steps Go Into Comedy Overdrive During Government Shutdown" — Washington Post (10/13/13)

"Always Something Fresh" — review from MD Theatre Guide.

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.

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 March 23

Just as soon as Congress could pass a bill on the Keystone XL Pipeline, President Obama complained that the project bypassed U.S. interests and that the legislation bypassed presidential powers. He was ready with a veto, only his third ever (but definitely not his last).

See a live performance on YouTube.

Week of March 16

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces a re-election challenge this week. Unfortunately he's not nearly as popular with actual Israeli voters as he is with Republicans in this country, but he's getting some surprising help from his old friend, Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas.

Week of March 9

Secretary of State John Kerry is determined to finish a nuclear weapons deal with Iran this month, even if it means ignoring friendly advice from Bibi Netanyahu, opposition from most of Congress, and doubts from his boss.

From the album How to Succeed in Congress Without Really Lying (2014).

Week of March 2

Homeland Security got eleventh-hour funding for one more week, but John Boehner's days may be numbered. The Speaker was smacked down on his plan, and as thanks from the conservative wing, he's facing a possible coup. Who knew that having his party sweep the mid-terms would make one of the weakest speakers even weaker?

See a live performance on YouTube.

Week of February 23

Kim Jong-un watched the Academy Awards just to root against Sony Pictures. He's almost as crazy about movies as his father, except when it comes to comedy. So after The Interview was announced, North Korea hacked into Sony's computer systems to embarass the company and prevent its release. Too bad the plan didn't quite work out the way he wanted.

See a live performance on YouTube.

Week of February 16

Happy Presidents' Day! For most Americans, it's another day off to go shopping and do their part to boost the economy (unless they're snowed in). But how are presidents supposed to honor the day? Maybe by consulting with their favorite predecessors...

Week of February 9

President Obama's just-proposed $4 trillion budget for FY2016 defies critics and shows he hasn't given up on some big ideas from his last campaign. Like taking from the rich, in order to share their good fortune with everyone else. Now it's in the capable hands of the new Congress.

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

Week of February 2

So Mitt Romney decides not to run for president a third time after all, and we're gonna miss him. It was a tough decision and a close call. He gave up after he tried and failed to win back the would-be donors who actually believed his repeated promises that he wouldn't run.