See Us...Maybe?

Palin parody The Capitol Steps normally perform every week in Washington, DC and around the country, but our schedule is being updated based on the latest health information on the coronavirus.


Wingman for Romance

Dating Advice and the Capitol Steps Dating expert Amber Brooks says the Capitol Steps offer a bipartisan "heaping helping of romance on top of the laughs." Read her review and her advice for couples on mixing comedy, politics, and romance.


Where Is Kim Jong Un?

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.


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.


Procrastinate more!

We're on Instagram The Capitol Steps are on Instagram. Visit us to remember what live performances were. Or even follow us, if you dare.


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.


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 September 21

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away last week, shifted the Supreme Court's balance leftward when she joined the court in 1993, only to end up in the minority most of the time in recent years.

From the album Campaign and Suffering (2008).


Week of September 14

President Trump's new executive order will lower drug prices dramatically. If it ever takes effect, that is. Pharmaceutical companies say he doesn't have the authority, but the White House says he does... under Obamacare. Which of course he's still working to destroy. If you're confused about Trump's healthcare promises and your head is swimming, don't worry. There's a pill for that.

From the album Campaign and Suffering (2008). Watch the video on YouTube.


Week of September 7

Vladimir Putin has been up to his old tricks again, poisoning critics at home to shut down political dissent in Russia. Alexei Navalny is just the latest of Putin's opponents to suffer the misfortune of falling into a coma. Luckily for him, he was merely poisoned with a nerve agent, and he's likely to survive. It could have been much worse!

See live performance video on YouTube! From the album Springtime for Liberals (2007).


Week of August 31

Kellyanne Conway, one of President Trump's closest and longest-serving advisors, left the White House last week — and by Sunday morning the president's normally restrained Twitter feed went off the deep end. Coincidence?

From the album Orange Is the New Barack (2017).


Week of August 24

Steve Bannon's rise and fall fell even further last week when he was arrested for fraud and conspiracy. Prosecutors claim his "We Build the Wall" campaign was a scheme to line his own pockets. After Bannon led Trump's 2016 campaign to conquer Washington, he wore out his welcome quickly.

From the album Orange Is the New Barack (2017).


Week of August 17

Democrats hold their convention this week to officially nominate Biden and Harris, a ticket that's been a long time in the making. And President Trump has been waiting an even longer time to take them on.

From the album The Lyin' Kings (2019).


Week of August 10

Stopping evictions during the current crisis isn't brain surgery, but President Trump isn't taking any chances. By executive order, he has directed the Department of Housing and Urban Development to cut deadbeat tenants and homeowners a break so they don't lose their homes or furniture. And he's got the right man on the job, Secretary Dr. Ben Carson.


Week of August 3

Robert Mueller might be headed back to Congress. After the special counsel and former FBI director published an op-ed defending Roger Stone's conviction, Senate Judiciary chairman Lindsay Graham said he would call Mueller to testify. But Republicans might regret it, given how badly the last hearings turned out for the Democrats.