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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.


New! 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.


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!
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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.


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We put the MOCK in Democracy!

Week of July 6

When President Trump threatened CNN over its coverage of his July 4th speech, the network was baffled, tweeting "What. Are. You. Talking. About?" Or maybe they were just pretending to be confused. Covering this White House is a tough beat.

From the album Orange Is the New Barack (2017)


Week of June 29

Jack Abramoff is heading to prison — again! The once-powerful K Street lobbyist made a show of reforming himself after his 2010 release from prison. Then as now, the Justice Department wasn't impressed. Here's how Jack's schemes worked.

From the album I'm So Indicted (2006)


Week of June 22

After losing in two big cases last week, President Trump called for "new justices" on the Supreme Court. That only happens if he gets a new vacancy, something the current justices are trying hard to avoid.

See live performance video on YouTube! From the album Orange Is the New Barack (2017)


Week of June 15

Minneapolis banned the use of police chokeholds on a Friday, and by Sunday the city was ready to end its police department entirely. Atlanta's police chief resigned just one day after a fatal shooting. It used to take way longer for police departments to make changes. In L.A., it took 10 years from the time police chief Daryl Gates gave his notorious defense of chokeholds in 1982 until his finally lost his job in the Rodney King riots.

From the album 76 Bad Loans (1991)


Week of June 8

The 2020 Census, with one less question than the Administration wanted, is finally underway.

From the album Desperate Housemembers (2011).


Week of June 1

Amid nationwide protests, a global pandemic, and the worst unemployment since the Great Depression, the stock market has been booming. For those Americans who actually have retirement savings — and who didn't panic when the market hit bottom — things are almost back to normal already.

See live performance video on YouTube! From the album Make America Grin Again (2018)


Week of May 25

The FBI still can't convince Apple to create a custom backdoor to help catch terrorists with iPhones. Now that a federal judge has ruled that just looking at the lock screen constitutes an illegal search, the job got even harder.

From the album What to Expect When You're Electing (2016). See live performance video on YouTube! .