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

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.

Behind the Scenes!

Elaina Newport on NBC4 Go behind the scenes with the Capitol Steps as NBC4 visits backstage.

"Any subjects off-limits?"

Elaina Newport Read a review and interview with Elaina Newport, co-founder of the Capitol Steps, from Front Row Center.

Read the Reviews!

"Everybody is fair game for satire" — review from the La Crosse Tribune New!

Trump himself would "enjoy the show bigly" — in the News & Observer New!

"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.

Bolton's Back!

John Bolton The new national security adviser made his reputation as U.N. ambassador — a job he got through a recess appointment after he couldn't even be diplomatic enough to make it through confirmation hearings in 2005.

John Bolton, Diplomat

Interviews with the Cast!

Read the recent Broadway World interview Broadway World interview with cast member Evan Casey.

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!

The FUN in Fundraisers

Fundraiser with Capitol Steps as the entertainment Another successful fundraiser with the Capitol Steps as the entertainment!


Thank you for voting the Capitol Steps as the "Best Place To Take an Out-of-Towner" in Washington City Paper's 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 May 21

Pope Francis is the first non-European pope in more than 1,200 years, and he's using every opportunity to shift the geographic balance of cardinal electors who will pick his successor. He has already appointed 60 cardinals, and in a surprise annoucement Sunday he said he would add 14 more from around the world.

Week of May 14

House Republicans are working hard to give President Trump what he wants. So if they can't stop the witch hunt, they'll at least make sure he gets the big military parade he's been dying for since he saw one in France. And the Pentagon is going along.

See a live performance video on YouTube.

Week of May 7

Trump calls the nuclear deal with Iran "a disaster." John Bolton, his new national security adviser, is even blunter. But the man who negotiated the deal, former secretary of state John Kerry, has been quietly working behind the scenes to keep the deal alive.

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

Week of April 30

Bernie Sanders is running as an independent for reelection to the Senate this year, after that whole Democratic Party thing didn't work out for him in 2016. He hasn't announced what he'll run as in 2020, but he does have a campaign message.

Week of April 23

Scott Pruitt's message for Earth Day: since the E.P.A.'s job is mostly done already, it's time to roll back all those pesky regulations that we no longer need. If you want an even greener world, you'll just have to warm up to the idea of doing more in your own everyday life.

From the album Liberal Shop of Horrors (2010).

Week of April 16

In kicking off a trade war with China, President Trump complains the current situation is unfair. They buy too little of our stuff, and we buy too much of theirs. Next thing you know, they'll be selling us cars. But for all the noise about the trade imbalance, what about quality?

See a live performance video on YouTube. From the album Campaign and Suffering (2008).

Week of April 9

Some Trump cabinet members have to endure being publicly embarrassed by their president. Not Betsy DeVos, whom the White House just named to convene a new commission on school safety. She knows how to embarrass herself without any help from the boss.

From the album Orange Is the New Barack (2017).

Week of April 2

Evangelicals find their faith in Trump tested from time to time, but not with Mike Pence. The vice president is free of scandal, temptation, heresy, and any mistreatment of bunny rabbits. Anything you hear to the contrary is fake news.

New! See live performance video on YouTube.

Week of March 26

Students rallied around the nation in support of gun control — and against politicians who take money from the National Rifle Association. The N.R.A. and gun lobby are taking the crisis in stride.

New! See live performance video on YouTube.

Week of March 19

Six more years! Vladimir Putin wins re-election — again — exactly four years after he annexed Crimea in order to increase voter registration. During the campaign Putin didn't just lead chants about locking up his main opponent, he actually did it. But there was definitely no collusion.

From the album Orange Is the New Barack (2017). See live performance video on YouTube.

Week of March 12

Rex Tillerson's is wasting his time again, seeking outside experts on North Korea. Donald Trump is obviously ready to handle unprecedented face-to-face talks all by himself. Provided he can also find North Korea on a map.