New! 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 Arizona, Massachusetts, New York, Virginia, and Washington, DC.
Read more... and see exactly how we can be in so many places at once!

New! "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!

Berlin Flashback!

Georgie on My Mind Twenty-five years ago, the Berlin Wall came down. Here's how it went down when a new world opened up for East Germans...

Cab Away

From our album Georgie on My Mind (Songs of 1990).

Take Your Pick

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.

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!

Animation Fever!

HerBunk video Fan HerBunk has animated this video on YouTube, derived from our new Ebola song.

"Fair and Balanced"

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

"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.

Meet the Cast!

WAMC Listen to cast members interviewed on WAMC's Roundtable.

Also: Bari Biern does a Q&A interview with In the Spotlight.

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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We put the MOCK in Democracy!

Week of November 17

With mid-term elections out of the way, it's time for the 2016 campaign to begin! Washington politicians aren't even pretending they'll actually govern much in between elections anymore. On the Democratic side, there's not a lot of competition in sight so Hillary has the field all to herself for now. Almost.

See a live performance on YouTube.

Week of November 10

Starting today, the government invites you to start "window-shopping" for your mandatory 2015 health insurance on HealthCare.Gov. The Democrats may be on their way out of Congress, but the Obama administration is working overtime to ensure things go better for year two of Obamacare than they did during its memorable rollout last year.

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

Week of November 3

Senators Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell have more riding on the outcome of Tuesday's elections than almost anyone. Even though they are rivals for leadership and control in an unpopular Congress, they recently managed to come together, in private, for some straight talk about how to respond to their declining polls.

New! Get the album: How to Succeed in Congress Without Really Lying (2014).

Week of October 27

Ebola worries are sweeping the country. After all, there had never been a confirmed case of Ebola in the U.S. before Obamacare. In response, President Obama has limited flights coming from affected countries to only five airports, putting the epidemic in the capable hands of the TSA.

See the performance on YouTube.

Week of October 20

Duck Dynasty has been renewed for another season, less than a year after its star was suspended for his anti-gay statements and Republican politicians jumped in to defend his right to free speech. Now Phil Robertson is speaking out again, blaming gays for AIDS and making campaign ads for his nephew, the Louisiana congressional candidate who blamed atheism for the Sandy Hook shootings. If you want to find out where Phil stands on Ebola, tune in for season seven on A&E !

New! Get the album: How to Succeed in Congress Without Really Lying (2014).

Week of October 13

Count on the Secret Service to come up with a brilliant response to its latest failure! They added a second fence — just several feet high — for the next intruder to hop over if he wants to have a shot at getting to the president. And they locked the door to the White House, too.

See our Cartagena edition on YouTube and on our album Fiscal Shades of Gray (2013)

Week of October 6

Just one month till mid-term elections! As Republican chances of taking control of Congress look better and better, Democrats are getting desperate to reverse the trend.

See it on YouTube.

Week of September 29

Apple has released its latest gadgets, and people can hardly wait to be the first to own the newest iPhones that do everything except make calls or to wear a $350 watch that runs down in less than a day. Don't be left out!

See it on YouTube.

Week of September 22

Hillary Clinton went back to Iowa last week for the first time since her "excruciating" loss in the 2008 Iowa caucus. The stakes are high, which is why Vice President Joe Biden headed to Des Moines close on her heels. But Hillary is feeling pretty good about her chances to win the 2016 Democratic nomination.