New! Backstage with the Steps

WAMC Listen to cast members Brad van Grack and Nancy Dolliver interviewed on WAMC about the Capitol Steps' summer run in the Berkshires.

See Us Live!

Palin parody The Capitol Steps perform every week in Washington, DC and around the country.
We have public shows coming up in Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Virginia, and Washington, DC.
Read more... and see exactly how we can be in so many places at once!

July 4th Radio Special!

Donald Trump Did you miss it on the air? Download it here! Listen as we celebrate the holiday and share a beer with Pete Buttigieg, Brett Kavanaugh, and Vladimir Putin. The Capitol Steps poke fun at the latest news in our brand new, one-hour Fourth of July Radio Broadcast. This broadcast was absolutely huge, fantastic, tremendous...the highest ratings ever!

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Rocket Man on YouTube!

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.

Bipartisan Date Night!

Dating Advice and the Capitol Steps "The Capitol Steps will have you and your date rolling with laughter — perhaps even across the aisle." Read this recent review on

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.

The FUN in Fundraisers

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

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 22

Special Counsel Robert Mueller might, just maybe, finally testify before Congress this week. He already said he won't have anything new to add that isn't already in his detailed, two-volume written report, but that's just not good enough for desperate Democrats.

Week of July 15

Ross Perot (1930-2019) made the best showing ever for an independent, winning 19% of the popular vote for president in 1992. A man ahead of his time, he brought big ears to the campaign trail before Barack Obama, a folksy style before George W. Bush, and dire warnings about NAFTA before fellow billionaire Donald Trump.

From the album Lord of the Fries (1994).

Week of July 8

Joe Biden rubs some women the wrong way, but it's just part of his brand! Even though his support among Democrats has been falling lately, he's actually doing well in the polls that include Trump voters.

From the album The Lyin' Kings (2019).

Week of July 1

Democrats kicked off their debate season by kicking out some of the lesser known candidates. That didn't mean that all 20 who made the cut were exactly household names. Or that the rest of the pack are giving up.

From the album The Lyin' Kings (2019). See live performance video on YouTube.

Week of June 24

President Trump says he's not a warmonger on Iran. He just has his own kind of diplomacy. In fact there would have been a "totally different deal" with Iran by now if only people like John Kerry, former Secretary of State, didn't keep giving Iran "VERY BAD advice."

From the album How to Succeed in Congress Without Really Lying (2014).

Week of June 17

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is resigning, leaving big shoes to fill. She was a very special person with a tough job to do: explaining the president's "tough language," proving that he's not a racist, that he didn't collude, and generally making sure that information is accurate — just the way the president likes it.

Week of June 10

Elizabeth Warren is polling high among the top Democrats in Iowa. Joe Biden is still on top, but Warren leads if you count up the number of new ideas and policy plans. And she's likeable, too!

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

Week of June 3

Republicans didn't push back too much when Alabama's Roy Moore was twice thrown out of office for failing to uphold the Constitution. But now they're cringing at Moore's plan for a Senate re-match against Doug Jones. President Trump warned Alabama voters to stay away. Don Jr. went further, saying that Moore should just "ride off into the sunset." Which would keep him away from the girls at the mall.

Week of May 27

After just seventeen years in prison, the "American Taliban," John Walker Lindh, is a free man. When he was captured by U.S. soliders in 2001 in an Afghan prison, his family said he was a misunderstood youth who should be released early. A lot of other people, including politicians then and now, thought it would set a good example if he were locked up for good.

Week of May 20

Vice President Pence has been making the rounds of Christian campuses this commencement season, and he got a standing ovation at Taylor University for telling students to "stand up" for their Christian values in a time when "religious belief is under assault."

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