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

Meet the Cast!

WAMC Listen to cast members Bari Biern and Jack Rowles interviewed on WAMC about the Capitol Steps' summer run in the Berkshires.

Also: Bari Biern's 2014 Q&A interview with In the Spotlight.

"Fair and Balanced"

New! "No One is Safe" — review from the Berkshire Eagle

"Superb Political Satire" — review from the Huffington Post

"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.

The End of Satire?

Elaina Newport Read a recent interview with Elaina Newport, co-founder of the Capitol Steps, on the business side of running a comedy troupe. Elaina answers the question, "Will the Capitol Steps ever run out of material?"

Meet the Candidates!

76 Unknowns See a live performance of our recent parody, 76 Unknowns and check out more videos on our YouTube channel.

"It's a comedy show!"

Go backstage with Capitol Steps pianist David Kane in his recent interview with In the Spotlight.

Bush Family Campaign

HerBunk Animation Fan HerBunk has animated this video on YouTube, derived from our recent Bush family parody.

The Fun in Fundraisers

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

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!


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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We put the MOCK in Democracy!

Week of August 31

After its disastrous reporting on the infamous UVA case, Rolling Stone is finally turning over a new leaf. The magazine is gradually handing over operations to the son of its founder and returning to its "original values... covering all the ideas and stories that rock 'n' roll embraces." And just in time for the presidential campaign!

Week of August 24

Rumor has it that with Hillary's campaign on the rocks, Al Gore is considering another run for president. Don't believe it! It's just another one of his pick-up lines.

From the album Desperate Housemembers (2011).

Week of August 17

Fidel Castro spoke out the day before the historic re-opening of the U.S. embassy in Havana, complaining that the U.S. owes millions of dollars in damages from the decades-long embargo. Whining like that won't get the U.S. to give Guantánamo back — and you can't take him too seriously when Cuba never even cashes the annual rent checks for the Guantánamo lease. Besides, Cuba owes the U.S. a lot more than that. Luckily his brother Raúl tries to be a little more diplomatic while still managing to eke out a modest living running the country.

From our new album, Mock the Vote (2015).

Week of August 10

The nuclear agreement signed last month with Iran still needs to make it through Congress, so the administration is turning up its charm offensive with Republicans while trying to keep too many more Democrats from jumping ship. John Kerry is "profoundly" disappointed opposition to the deal, but he's standing by it since the alternatives are worse.

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

Week of August 3

Rick Perry is battling it out with Ohio Gov. John Kasich for the last of 10 prime-time spots at the first GOP debate this week on Fox. The loser gets broadcast from the "little kids table" at 5pm, where the standard is so low that even Carly Fiorina and George Pataki won't be cut for failing to reach the 1 percent level. According to the latest polls, the former Texas governor is on the edge. Perry wants to avoid another "Oops!" moment on national TV, so he's workin' extra hard to do better this time. But it might not be enough.

Week of July 27

Conspiracy theorists like Lou Dobbs and Donald Trump were thrilled this week when President Obama traveled to his birthplace. It was just four years ago when Trump first took the lead among GOP contenders by talking about issues "no one else is talking about" or (as Obama put it) "focusing on the issues that matter."

From the album Liberal Shop of Horrors (2010).

Week of July 20

Donald Trump's surge to the top of the polls has left most of the GOP field far behind. So don't expect him to apologize soon for his controversial remarks about John McCain (after all, McCain started it) or to change the campaign style that makes him so popular.

Week of July 13

In a remarkably bipartisan vote, the Senate recently approved the McCain-Feinstein amendment against torture by a margin of 78-21. Still, there was a lot of Republican opposition. The only senator to miss the vote, Marco Rubio, was against the torture ban, as was fellow GOP candidate Sen. Lindsay Graham. Jeb Bush didn't get to vote, but he was against it before he was in favor it. And despite calls for accountability over past abuses, former V.P. Dick Cheney remains unrepentant.

Week of July 6

Greek voters decide to reject Europe's bailout plan and default on their massive debts to Germany and the rest of the eurozone. If those German bankers hang tough, Greece will have to either reform its economy and culture of tax fraud on its own...or appeal to another country foolish enough to bail it out.

Watch a live performance on YouTube. Originally appeared on our album Fiscal Shades of Gray (2013).

Week of June 29

If President Obama's views on same-sex marriage can evolve, so can the Supreme Court's. (And who says they're done evolving? In Chief Justice Roberts' opinion, the ruling should extend to polygamy as well.)

From the album Papa's Got A Brand New Baghdad (2004).