Bush Family Campaign

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

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 Massachusetts, Michigan, Pennsylvania, 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.

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!

"Biting Non-Partisan Satire"

Elaina Newport Read a review and interview with Elaina Newport, co-founder of the Capitol Steps, from The Blot.

"Fair and Balanced"

"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.

"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 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).

Week of April 27

Apple's newest must-have gadget is finally out. Don't have yours yet? We tried one so that you don't have to.

New! From our new album, Mock the Vote (2015). Watch a live performance on YouTube.

Week of April 20

The Transportation Security Administration not only catches arms smugglers, drug dealers, and terrorists, it also catches its own. Its own perverts, that is. Two TSA screeners in Denver were fired last week for conspiring to grope male passengers they selected based on sneek peeks. One screener would press a button indicating a female passenger, which generated an alert from the full-body scanner for a suspicious "anomaly" in the groin area. Then her male colleague would move in a for an intimate pat-down. Why weren't these two on duty when the underwear bomber was boarding?

Watch a live performance on YouTube. From the album Desperate Housemembers (2011).

Week of April 13

Cuba's humble Communist leader, Raúl Castro, came to the Summit of the Americas looking for an honest man. He apologized to President Obama, who came to make peace, and even absolved him of blame for his U.S. imperialist aggression. Can he please get Guantánamo back now?

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

Week of April 6

Indiana backpedalled on its brand-new religious-freedom law after a national uproar, leaving religious bakeries in the state dangerously exposed to same-sex weddings. Gay rights advocates now have high hopes for arguments later this month at the U.S. Supreme Court.

From the album Fiscal Shades of Gray (2013).