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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.

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

Mid-term Madness!

HerBunk Animation Fan HerBunk has animated this video on YouTube, derived from our recent Congressional mid-term medley.

"No one told us to stop"

Elaina Newport Read a Q&A with Elaina Newport, co-founder of the Capitol Steps, on the Kojo Nnamdi Show Blog. She discusses Senate wise men, the downside of ethics, particle accelerators, and comedy, too!

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!

"Fair and Balanced"

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

"Scoop up a ticket and enjoy!" — review from Broadway World.

"The Capitol Steps deserve their reputation as a mainstay of political comedy in DC" — review from DC Theatre Scene.

"Capitol Steps Go Into Comedy Overdrive During Government Shutdown" — Washington Post (10/13/13)

"Always Something Fresh" — review from MD Theatre Guide.

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.

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 February 23

Kim Jong-un watched the Academy Awards just to root against Sony Pictures. He's almost as crazy about movies as his father, except when it comes to comedy. So after The Interview was announced, North Korea hacked into Sony's computer systems to embarass the company and prevent its release. Too bad the plan didn't quite work out the way he wanted.

See a live performance on YouTube.

Week of February 16

Happy Presidents' Day! For most Americans, it's another day off to go shopping and do their part to boost the economy (unless they're snowed in). But how are presidents supposed to honor the day? Maybe by consulting with their favorite predecessors...

Week of February 9

President Obama's just-proposed $4 trillion budget for FY2016 defies critics and shows he hasn't given up on some big ideas from his last campaign. Like taking from the rich, in order to share their good fortune with everyone else. Now it's in the capable hands of the new Congress.

From the album Take the Money and Run For President (2012).

Week of February 2

So Mitt Romney decides not to run for president a third time after all, and we're gonna miss him. It was a tough decision and a close call. He gave up after he tried and failed to win back the would-be donors who actually believed his repeated promises that he wouldn't run.

Week of January 26

Iowa hosted a gathering of Republican hopefuls eyeing 2016. Most moderates skipped the day, and those attending were not in a mood for compromise.

Week of January 19

Mitt Romney, that lovable loser, had the right idea when he said, "people who lose a presidential race, well, they step aside." Except that now he's getting ready to run for his third time in a row, despite the long odds. At least this time he'll stand out from the crowd of GOP contenders more than he did in the last campaign.

See a live performance on YouTube. From the album Take the Money and Run For President (2012).

Week of January 12

With the Senate now under new management, Harry Reid spent the first few days of the 114th Congress working from home. The former boxer and former majority leader is down but not out.

Week of January 5

Mike Huckabee announced he's leaving his show on Fox News to pursue a higher calling. The ex-Arkansas governor and former presidential candidate had this revelation: "God hasn't put me on earth just to have a good time." So watch out, Jeb! And watch out, GOP.

From the album Campaign and Suffering (2008). See a live performance on YouTube.

Week of December 29

Did Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl desert his post in Afghanistan before the Taliban captured him? The Army has finished its investigation, but it hasn't revealed whether it wants to court-martial him or give him $300,000 in back pay. Or both. Our man investigated the hidden side of the Bergdahl trade and the government's recent prisoner releases.

Week of December 22

Happy holiday wishes from the Capitol Steps!

From the exclusive online holiday album Weiner Wonderland (2011)

Week of December 15

The Senate's torture report was a real downer at the CIA — until Dick Cheney spoke out to proudly defend the tactics and deceptions. That cheered the patriots and helped bring the Christmas spirit back to Guantánamo.

From the album Barackin' Around the Christmas Tree (2009)