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 New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, 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.

"Fair and Balanced"

"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.

Meet the Cast!

Watch cast members Jack Rowles and Corey Harris interviewed on American University TV before their show.


"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 October 5

Bernie Sanders is drawing huge crowds for his rallies and keeps climbing in the polls. In Boston last weekend, the Democratic presidential candidate drew twice as many people as Barack Obama did eight years ago and three times more than the entire population of...Montpelier. The Vermont senator's grassroots supporters are sending him so much money in small donations that he doesn't need to rely on the same big donors as Hillary and the Republicans.

Week of September 28

Bye, bye Boehner! The long-suffering Speaker announced his surprise resignation from the House, and conservatives are rejoicing. He's been such a disappointment since he took office five years ago, and now there will be harmony in the party with the hard-liners able to get important stuff done.

See a live performance video on YouTube. Originally from the album Desperate Housemembers (2011).

Week of September 21

Pope Francis, widely admired by American Catholics and non-Catholics alike, addresses Congress this week. But he wasn't always so popular. Or infallible. Back in Argentina, he used to be considered "kind of a jerk" by his fellow priests before he learned to be humble. Just like Donald Trump!

Originally from the album How to Succeed in Congress Without Really Lying (2014).
New! See a live performance video on YouTube.

Week of September 14

One down, sixteen to go! Rick Perry is officially gone, Jim Gilmore didn't even make the cut for the next "kids table" debate, and others may be on the way out soon. The active Republican presidential field is smaller this week, which is giving some of the remaining candidates a chance for a bigger share of media attention.

Week of September 7

Sarah Palin wants to be Secretary of Energy in the Trump administration — though not for long. The former Alaska governor told CNN, "energy is my baby: oil and gas and minerals, those things that God has dumped on this part of the Earth for mankind's use instead of us relying on unfriendly foreign nations." As head of DOE, she thinks she'd finally get to do what she wanted to do back when she was campaigning to be vice president. She could do that better at Interior, but Palin's always been a bit confused about which departments do minerals, which do decorating, and which do nuclear weapons.

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.