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

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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.


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?

New! The FUN in Fundraisers

Fundraiser with Capitol Steps as the entertainment Another successful fundraiser with the Capitol Steps as the entertainment!

Read the Reviews!

"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 April 24

On Earth Day, Donald Trump said, "My administration is committed to advancing scientific research," and he tweeted that he is "committed to keeping our air and water clean." As long as it's not too inconvenient. Or as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson once put it, "What good is it to save the planet if humanity suffers?"

From the album Liberal Shop of Horrors (2010).

Week of April 17

Even though President Obama said there wasn't "a smidgen of corruption" in the alleged IRS targeting of conservative organizations, some Republicans weren't convinced. Now they have asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reopen the investigation into Lois Lerner, the former IRS head of the Exempt Organizations Division, "in order to restore taxpayers' trust in the IRS," and to make her answer for the thousands of mysteriously missing documents in the case. President Trump, meanwhile, would rather investigate Tax Day protesters who haven't forgotten about his own missing documents.

Week of April 10

Was Jeff Sessions lying when he testified during confirmation hearings that never met with any Russians, even though he had? Or was Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill lying when she said she never "ever" met with the Russian ambassador either, because ambassadors only meet with senators on the Foreign Relations Committee? Or maybe both.

See live performance video on YouTube!

Week of April 3

North Carolina just repealed its controversial "bathroom bill," which restricted the restrooms and locker rooms transgender people could use. That might lead to the end of the NCAA boycott, but it also leaves some bystanders unhappy.

Week of March 27

After Donald Trump, master dealmaker, told House Republicans it was now or never to pass the Obamacare replacement bill, they picked... never. So now it'll be government-run health care forever and ever.

From the album Liberal Shop of Horrors (2010).

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.