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, Illinois, Tennessee, Wisconsin, 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.


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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"Fair and Balanced"

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

"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.


End of the Trail

Mark Sanford Rep. Mark Sanford announced on Facebook that he's splitting up with his Argentine "soulmate." Once upon a time, the ex-governor of South Carolina was ready to follow her to the end of the Appalachian Trail.

Don't Cry, I'm In Argentina

Get the album: Liberal Shop of Horrors (Songs of 2010).


Meet the Cast!

WAMC Listen to cast members interviewed on WAMC's Roundtable.

Also: Bari Biern does a Q&A interview with In the Spotlight.


Animation: Sixteen Times

HerBunk video Fan HerBunk has animated this video on YouTube, derived from our recent Clinton parody.


What Nixon Didn't Know

Nixon Resigns President Nixon resigned over the Watergate scandal forty years ago, but he didn't live long enough to find out who leaked his secrets to the press. In 2005, the FBI's Mark Felt finally told the story.

Deep Throat

From our album I'm So Indicted! (Songs of 2006).


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 October 20

Duck Dynasty has been renewed for another season, less than a year after its star was suspended for his anti-gay statements and Republican politicians jumped in to defend his right to free speech. Now Phil Robertson is speaking out again, blaming gays for AIDS and making campaign ads for his nephew, the Louisiana congressional candidate who blamed atheism for the Sandy Hook shootings. If you want to find out where Phil stands on Ebola, tune in for season seven on A&E !

New! Get the album: How to Succeed in Congress Without Really Lying (2014).


Week of October 13

Count on the Secret Service to come up with a brilliant response to its latest failure! They added a second fence — just several feet high — for the next intruder to hop over if he wants to have a shot at getting to the president. And they locked the door to the White House, too.

See our Cartagena edition on YouTube and on our album Fiscal Shades of Gray (2013)


Week of October 6

Just one month till mid-term elections! As Republican chances of taking control of Congress look better and better, Democrats are getting desperate to reverse the trend.

See it on YouTube .


Week of September 29

Apple has released its latest gadgets, and people can hardly wait to be the first to own the newest iPhones that do everything except make calls or to wear a $350 watch that runs down in less than a day. Don't be left out!

See it on YouTube .


Week of September 22

Hillary Clinton went back to Iowa last week for the first time since her "excruciating" loss in the 2008 Iowa caucus. The stakes are high, which is why Vice President Joe Biden headed to Des Moines close on her heels. But Hillary is feeling pretty good about her chances to win the 2016 Democratic nomination.


Week of September 15

President Obama promised decisive action against ISIS in no uncertain terms last week. How long will that take? He didn't exactly explain, but it looks as if the next president will get to inherit a Mideast war in progress, just like he did.

See it on YouTube .


Week of September 8

Congress returns this week from its long summer break. After its last session of doing nothing, we'll see soon enough if Congress is ready to tackle the big issues at home and abroad in a spirit of bipartisanship, or if it will just be business as usual until it adjourns for midterms.

New! Get the album: How to Succeed in Congress Without Really Lying (2014).


Week of September 1

Kurds in Iraq were surely heartened to learn from President Obama that "the world has always been messy." That, plus the fact that "we don't have a strategy yet" for fighting the terrorist group ISIS. So the Kurds are once again trying to manage in the region, with or without U.S. help, using any means possible.

From the album I'm So Indicted (2006).


Week of August 25

For just $9.95 a month, you can "cut through the media’s politically correct filter" to get direct access to Sarah Palin on her new "channel." Start your free two-week trial now!


Week of August 18

Hillary Clinton trashed President Obama's foreign policy during her recent interview in the Atlantic. She wouldn't have stood by as Syria collapsed or let ISIS run amok in Iraq, and she disagrees with her old boss that "don't do stupid stuff" is a good guide to foreign interventions. She hasn't been so critical of Obama since she ran against him in 2008 and then took a job with him after she lost.

From the album Obama Mia! (2009).