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

New! "Scoop Up a Ticket"

Broadway World reviewed our recent Phoenix show and wrote, "My advice to the reader is that, if they're scheduled to be on tour in your town, scoop up a ticket and enjoy!"

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.

Mario Cuomo (1932-2015)

Mario Cuomo Former N.Y. Governor Mario Cuomo was no Mike Huckabee. He endlessly and repeatedly considered running for president but was never quite ready to make up his mind.


From our album: Shamlet - A Political Comedy of Errors (Songs of 1988) .

New Year's Eve Broadcast!

Hillary and Obama Year in Review More fun than logging in to HealthCare.Gov... It's New Year's Eve with the Capitol Steps! If you missed our New Year's Eve Radio Special on the air, you can download it here. Listen to what's in store with this promo clip!

You can also subscribe to the MP3 podcast or to this RSS feed.

New! "No one told us to stop"

Elaina Newport Read a Q&A with Elaina Newport, co-founder of the Capitol Steps, on the Kojo Nnamdi Show Blog. She discusses Senate wise men, the downside of ethics, particle accelerators, and comedy, too!

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!

Animation Fever!

HerBunk video Fan HerBunk has animated this video on YouTube, derived from our new Ebola song.

Berlin Flashback!

Georgie on My Mind Twenty-five years ago, the Berlin Wall came down. Here's how it went down when a new world opened up for East Germans...

Cab Away

From our album Georgie on My Mind (Songs of 1990).

"Fair and Balanced"

"Great place to go on a date...Fair and balanced." — review from DC Metro Arts.

"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.

Meet the Cast!

WAMC Listen to cast members interviewed on WAMC's Roundtable.

Also: Bari Biern does a Q&A interview with In the Spotlight.

Flip Your Words

Lirty Dies Lirty Dies follows a great political tradition: You're not quite sure what you're hearing, and we're not quite sure what we're saying. If you'd like to follow along, you can read and hear many more Lirty Dies on our site. Or watch us live on YouTube.

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.

Info, Please!

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We put the MOCK in Democracy!

Week of January 26

Iowa hosted a gathering of Republican hopefuls eyeing 2016. Most moderates skipped the day, and those attending were not in a mood for compromise.

Week of January 19

Mitt Romney, that lovable loser, had the right idea when he said, "people who lose a presidential race, well, they step aside." Except that now he's getting ready to run for his third time in a row, despite the long odds. At least this time he'll stand out from the crowd of GOP contenders more than he did in the last campaign.

See a live performance on YouTube. From the album Take the Money and Run For President (2012).

Week of January 12

With the Senate now under new management, Harry Reid spent the first few days of the 114th Congress working from home. The former boxer and former majority leader is down but not out.

Week of January 5

Mike Huckabee announced he's leaving his show on Fox News to pursue a higher calling. The ex-Arkansas governor and former presidential candidate had this revelation: "God hasn't put me on earth just to have a good time." So watch out, Jeb! And watch out, GOP.

From the album Campaign and Suffering (2008). See a live performance on YouTube.

Week of December 29

Did Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl desert his post in Afghanistan before the Taliban captured him? The Army has finished its investigation, but it hasn't revealed whether it wants to court-martial him or give him $300,000 in back pay. Or both. Our man investigated the hidden side of the Bergdahl trade and the government's recent prisoner releases.

Week of December 22

Happy holiday wishes from the Capitol Steps!

From the exclusive online holiday album Weiner Wonderland (2011)

Week of December 15

The Senate's torture report was a real downer at the CIA — until Dick Cheney spoke out to proudly defend the tactics and deceptions. That cheered the patriots and helped bring the Christmas spirit back to Guantánamo.

From the album Barackin' Around the Christmas Tree (2009)

Week of December 8

Isis has become the most popular terror group on Twitter, and it has taken the lead in recruiting guillible Westerners. They're even luring supporters away from the Taliban. That's why al-Qaeda, which has always relied on generous donor funding, is making an appeal this holiday season.

From the album Barackin' Around the Christmas Tree (2009)

Week of December 1

Egypt's Hosni Mubarak got a lucky break when murder charges from his 'trial of the century' were dismissed by a friendly court. Less than four years after the popular revolt that ended his 30-year rule and sent him to prison, Mubarak might soon get to retire in style after all.

From the album Desperate Housemembers (2011)

Week of November 24

Reaction to President Obama's defiant executive action on immigration has been swift and harsh. Even Senator Marco Rubio, one of the most immigration-friendly Republicans, says the president is going about it the wrong way. What's even worse is that news of the president's plan is already encouraging a new kind of immigrant from south of the border...

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

Week of November 17

With mid-term elections out of the way, it's time for the 2016 campaign to begin! Washington politicians aren't even pretending they'll actually govern much in between elections anymore. On the Democratic side, there's not a lot of competition in sight so Hillary has the field all to herself for now. Almost.

See a live performance on YouTube.

Week of November 10

Starting today, the government invites you to start "window-shopping" for your mandatory 2015 health insurance on HealthCare.Gov. The Democrats may be on their way out of Congress, but the Obama administration is working overtime to ensure things go better for year two of Obamacare than they did during its memorable rollout last year.

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

Week of November 3

Senators Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell have more riding on the outcome of Tuesday's elections than almost anyone. Even though they are rivals for leadership and control in an unpopular Congress, they recently managed to come together, in private, for some straight talk about how to respond to their declining polls.

New! Get the album: How to Succeed in Congress Without Really Lying (2014).