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VOA News For over 35 years politicians (and not just audiences) have been laughing at our jokes. Co-founder Elaina Newport explains the one thing politicians can't stand in this new VOA News profile with video. Will our new president laugh along, too? least for half the jokes?

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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.

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 California, Illinois, Washington state, and Washington, DC.
Read more... and see exactly how we can be in so many places at once!

Anthony Weiner's wiener

Washington Post review We knew he'd be back! Read about it in this review from the Washington Post. "Republicans and Democrats alike roared with laughter... Comedy that crosses the aisle"

Read the Reviews!

New! "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.

"Superb Political Satire" — review from the Huffington Post

"No One is Safe" — review from the Berkshire Eagle

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

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!

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.


Thank you for voting the Capitol Steps as the "Best Place To Take an Out-of-Towner" in Washington City Paper's 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 March 20

Conservatives cheer when CNN struggles in the ratings, but what do those dishonest journalists expect when they're just pushing fake news all the time?

Week of March 13

Last year, the F.B.I. battled with Apple over its iPhone encryption. It demanded that the company devise a back door for law enforcement agents who couldn't hack in on their own. The company resisted, and the F.B.I. finally resorted to paying professional hackers more than $1 million. Now we know, thanks to WikiLeaks, that their colleagues over at the C.I.A. had the tools they wanted all along.

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

Week of March 6

Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday that his phones — and Trump Tower — had been tapped. By President "Bad (or sick) guy" Obama, who denied it. So either (a) Trump is imagining things again; (b) Trump's shadowy interactions with Russia were actually enough to warrant a warrant issued by a US judge; or maybe (c) it actually was Russia listening in, not Obama, just to keep its files up to date.

Week of February 27

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is going to make American education great again, once she figures out where to find the pencils. With her historically low 51-out-of-101 Senate confirmation vote, she established a new "minimum standard" for passing grades that would have made Milton Friedman proud. Maybe she'll study harder next time.

Week of February 20

When Ruth Bader Ginsburg called Donald Trump "a faker," he tweeted back at the Supreme Court justice to resign. She worried that if he won, "everything is up for grabs" (and that was before she knew how much grabbing Trump already did). Now it looks like she and her liberal colleagues will be hanging on as long as they possibly can. Rumors to the contrary are just more fake news.

Week of February 13

Donald Trump's admiration of Vladimir Putin knows no bounds, and maybe that should worry his political opponents. When Bill O'Reilly asked Trump whether he respects Putin, who "is a killer," he wasn't speaking in the abstract or metaphorically. Just ask the widowed Marina Litvinenko. (Trump's reply to O'Reilly: "We have a lot of killers" too.)

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

Week of February 6

The same man Donald Trump once called "pathological" and compared to a child molester is now one of his most popular cabinet picks. While Democrats were complaining about Jeff Sessions' dishonesty, and Republicans were complaining about Betsy DeVos' inexperience, Dr. Ben Carson's nomination to be head of Housing and Urban Development made it through committee unanimously.

Week of January 30

Steve Bannon is moving up in the world — and pushing everyone else down. The former head of Breitbart News, who encouraged far-right and alt-right conspiracy theories online, is Trump's "chief strategist." As of Saturday, he'll also have a seat on the National Security Council, where he can act on those conspiracy theories — without pesky opposition from non-political, reality-based know-it-alls like the Director of National Intelligence or even the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, both of whom have been dropped.

Week of January 23

After slamming politicians who are "all talk and no action" in his inaugural address, President Trump wasted no time acting on his own top priorities. Right after being sworn in, he signed his first executive order, rolling back Obamacare. And he did something even more important before the photographers arrived for the hastily arranged signing ceremony: he made sure his new gold drapes were already installed in the Oval Office. The White House has never been up to Donald and Melania's own classy standards, so taxpayers can look forward to more big changes.

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

Week of January 16

Will Donald Trump the president behave differently than Donald Trump the candidate? There's less than a week to go, but so far it's looking like the president we'll have is the same man he's been all along.

See live performance video on YouTube!