New! Fourth of July Radio Show

Hillary and Obama Tune in for our Fourth of July Radio Special. Listen in as the Capitol Steps take on Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, Bernie Sanders and all the other "76 Unknowns" who have thrown their hat (and your money) into the ring. It's time to "Mock the Vote" in 2015!

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Campaign News!

76 Unknowns The 2016 presidential field is swarming with candidates, and that's not even counting Jeb or Joe. See a live performance of our recent parody, 76 Unknowns and check out more videos on our YouTube channel.

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 Massachusetts, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC.
Read more... and see exactly how we can be in so many places at once!

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!

"Fair and Balanced"

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"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.


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 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).

Week of June 22

Hillary Clinton is in hot water again over Benghazi, this time thanks to the private e-mail server that she used as Secretary of State. (You can read its secret contents here.) She should have figured out that no matter how hard you try to delete e-mail, there's always someone else out there with another copy.

Week of June 15

Just in time for Father's Day, an Illinois court has awarded custody of frozen embryos to a woman whose boyfriend objected to being "forced into parenthood." Welcome to the modern family! The ruling will cheer up Nick Loeb, who is suing ex-finacée Sofia Vergara for custody of their own frozen embryos, and maybe he can be a dad by next Mother's Day. Since this kind of legal wrangling has actually been going on for years, you'd think they'd have all learned their lesson by now...

From the album Georgie On My Mind (1990).

Week of June 8

Rick Perry is just the latest presidential candidate to announce for 2016, months earlier than he did in 2012, in a field that's already overcrowded. Jeb had better hurry up if he wants a chance to be heard above the din of less popular and lesser-known candidates.

Watch a live performance on YouTube.

Week of June 1

Dennis Hastert was indicted last week for illegally paying hush money to cover up alleged sexual misconduct, possibly with one of the Yorkville High School wrestlers he used to coach. And lying about it. Hastert was virtually unknown to the public when he unexpectedly rose to become Speaker of the House, third in line to the presidency. Now we know why he kept such a low profile.

From the album Between Iraq and a Hard Place (2003).

Week of May 25

Jeb Bush has been struggling to explain his position on Iraq, ISIS, and the Mideast without making his brother look bad. His best approach so far? Blame Obama. George W., on the other hand, has no regrets and no problem endorsing his little brother. He even rates Jeb's chances better than 50-50.

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

Week of May 18

Famed investigative reporter Seymour Hersh is being dismissed as a crank and contradicted by insiders for his latest sensational claim: that raid to get Osama bin Laden happened completely differently from the administration's story. According to Hersh, Pakistanis knew exactly where bin Laden was and helped take him down. The CIA didn't find him by cleverly tracking his courier; instead a "walk-in" brought the information to the U.S. embassy to collect the reward. There was no Navy SEAL firefight, and bin Laden wasn't buried at sea. The "high point" of Obama's first term was "a blatant lie." Hersh says he's not backing down from his story. Neither is President Obama, who likes his story just the way it is.

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

Week of May 11

Sports scandals are a welcome change from political ones. The familiar partisan lines are redrawn, and the split between red and blue states is refreshingly different. Did New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady know his balls were deflated? When did he know it?

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

Week of May 4

Congress is showing rare bipartisanship on major changes to the Patriot Act. In response to the leaks and revelations by Edward Snowden, the proposed legislation tries to curb some of the power to sweep up all Americans' communications. Good luck with that. If the NSA isn't worried about the changes, then maybe you should be worried they'll still get everything they want.

Watch a live performance on YouTube. From the album How to Succeed in Congress Without Really Lying (2014).