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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 Alabama, Connecticut, North Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington, DC.
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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.

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.

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!

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 September 17

On the tenth anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse, former top government officials have been making the rounds, telling their story and defending their actions, with the benefit of hindsight. Of course, President Bush was there too, to explain the impending economic crisis to the rest of us.

From the album Obama Mia! (2009).

Week of September 10

Anonymous sources in the White House have been driving the president crazy. Last week there were revelations from Bob ("You've always been fair") Woodward's forthcoming book Fear: Trump in the White House. Those were followed by the now-infamous "Resistance" Op-Ed in the failing New York Times by a "GUTLESS anonymous" senior administration official. All of which is making President Trump nostalgic for the kind of aides who would at least attach their names to their attacks.

New! See live performance video on YouTube!

Week of September 3

Senator John McCain was an irreplaceable figure in Washington. He was deeply appreciated by Democrats for his bipartisanship, by Republicans for his leadership, and by comedians for his choice of running mate in 2008. Most of all, he never let critics or setbacks stand in his way.

From the album Campaign and Suffering (2008).

Week of August 27

Democrats just stripped the power of so-called superdelegates in picking the party's next presidential candidate. From now on, elected officials have even less power than regular, non-super, delegates. DNC chair Tom Perez got big thanks from Bernie Sanders, who was definitely not a fan of the rigged system during the 2016 campaign...

Week of August 20

White House counsel Don McGahn has spent at least 30 hours sitting for interviews with Robert "Witch Hunt" Mueller's team, and President Trump's personal lawyers just realized that they have no idea what he's told them. They're worried, but the president is not. He's got a plan!

New! See live performance video on YouTube!

Week of August 13

Football players are "at it again," says President Trump, "taking a knee when they should be standing proudly." They should "be happy, be cool," and maybe even sing along, too.

Week of August 6

The National Rifle Association say it's in such deep financial trouble that it might soon be "unable to exist." And whose fault is that? No, not the Russians. It's all the fault of Gov. Andrew Cuomo from New York, attacking their First Amendment rights, and those darn kids from Parkland who "hate the Second Amendment."

On our newest album, Make America Grin Again (2018). See live performance video on YouTube!