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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!


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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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! .

Week of May 18

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week and the public could listen in. Among the weighty questions that hang in the balance: Can state prosectors enforce subpoenas against third parties for a president's private papers? Can hush money payments to cover up an affair with a porn star be counted as tax-deductible business expenses? And does you lose the deduction if the story gets out anyway?

From the album Make America Grin Again (2018).

Week of May 11

Michael Flynn was treated so unfairly! Imagine if James Comey had been willing to "let go" of the investigation. Or if the former National Security Advisor hadn't voluntarily confessed to being totally guilty. Thank goodness William Barr finally came to the rescue to fix this historic miscarriage of justice.

Week of May 4

Lockdowns are gradually being lifted, which mean President Trump can get out of Washington again and play a little golf. But it'll take a lot longer for his favorite spots to re-open, since Trump properties have furloughed their workers and had to seek bailouts abroad.

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

Week of April 27

Gasoline prices dropped again last week, while crude oil prices actually plunged below zero. There's too much production and nowhere to put it. If you've got somewhere to go, enjoy it while it lasts.

From the album What to Expect When You're Electing (2016).

Week of April 20

Earth Day is officially on Wednesday, but every day is Earth Day now — if you believe in that sort of thing. Even though carbon emissions and pollution are way down since the shutdowns began, it won't be enough to stop or reverse climate change once the covid-19 crisis passes.

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

Week of April 13

President Trump failed to repeal or replace Obamacare, and he won't backtrack now to re-open enrollment for people suddenly unemployed, uninsured, and sick. Trump says that insurers will make coronavirus treatments free. For everything else, you're on your own.

From the album Make America Grin Again (2018).