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Hillary and Obama Tune in for our Fourth of July Radio Special! Celebrate the holiday and pick up a few classified secrets as the Capitol Steps are joined by Donald and Melania Trump, Vladimir Putin, and a cast of losers. With so much material to work with, this show will be HUGE!

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New! "Any subjects off-limits?"

Elaina Newport Read a review and interview with Elaina Newport, co-founder of the Capitol Steps, from Front Row Center.

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

In the Spotlight!

Summer Comedy with the Capitol Steps Read this exclusive interview with co-writer Mark Eaton. The Capitol Steps return to the Berkshires this summer for an extended run at the Cranwell Spa & Golf Resort. First performance Friday, June 30th.

Manuel Noriega (1934-2017)

Manuel Noriega The former "Maxiumum Leader" of Panama was one bad hombre. After being captured during the U.S. invasion and convicted of drug trafficking, his many extraditions let him visit the finest prisons Miami, Paris, and Panama itself had to offer.

Yes, We Have No-Reiga

From the album Georgie On My Mind (1990).

The FUN in Fundraisers

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

Smart Cookies 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.


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?

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 June 26

Democrats had high hopes for the recent string of special elections, but they came up empty. So what if they're on a losing streak and have a struggling brand? At least the party is united, and there are no hard feelings from last year's campaign.

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

Week of June 19

Amazon wasn't kidding about plans to aggressively expand its service. It has fended off attacks from publishers, from writers, from the FTC — and even by the French. Now it is going on the offensive, moving into the grocery business with its purchase of Whole Foods. The company that's primed to sell you everything from books to music to avocados to your very own quadcopter hasn't been deterred by anything, not even the FAA trying to shoot down its plans for drone delivery.

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

Week of June 12

Oil prices are down and stock prices are up, so Americans will be driving more than ever this summer. Gasoline prices have hit their lowest levels since 2005 for this time of year, and any past worries about contributing to global warming are already forgotten.

From the album What to Expect When You're Electing (2016).

Week of June 5

Now that Donald Trump has pledged to pull the U.S. out of the Paris accords on combatting climate change, what happens next? Not much. The accords were never binding in the first place, so it doesn't remove any legal restrictions. The coal jobs Trump dreams about aren't coming back, so not too much change for that lobby either. It could be that the same trends as before could simply continue. Just ask Al Gore.

Week of May 29

All that globetrotting takes a toll on the president, so what better way to relax after landing in the U.S. than to catch up on his Twitter rants? As soon as he got home Saturday night, he started off by accusing the "#FakeNews media" of fabricating leaks coming out of the White House. He went on to explain that when "sources say" something juicy about his administration, "it's very possible those sources don't exist" but are "made up by fake news writers." Those writers must be working overtime.

Week of May 22

Callista Gingrich has been named as the next ambassador to the Vatican, where she'll get to explain President Trump's humble views to Pope Francis. She is a lifelong Catholic. Her husband, not so much. Before his third wife convinced him to convert, former House speaker Newt Gingrich had petitioned the Archdiocese of Atlanta to get his last marriage annulled...on the grounds that his second wife had been previously married. Who knew?! There's no indication that Newt is planning to fade from politics but at least he'll know whom to call if he ever needs another annulment.

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

Week of May 15

Candidates for F.B.I. director have been interviewing at the White House. It's important to make the right choice. When President Nixon passed over Mark Felt and instead picked L. Patrick Gray (in order to ensure the F.B.I.'s "complete loyalty to the administration"), things didn't work out too well. Associate Director Felt became the most celebrated leaker in Washington history, and he never got caught. For 30 years his own relationship with reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein remained secret.

From the album I'm So Indicted (2006).

Week of May 8

Just in time for National Women's Health Week, Trump picked a "contraception skeptic" to head the government's family planning programs. Along with his new executive order on religious freedom and the ongoing fight to defund Planned Parenthood, it's enough to make many women actually stockpile pills — or even contemplate abstinence. The House Obamacare repeal plan would also bring big changes, though for now it's still just a bill.

From the album Fiscal Shades of Gray (2013).

Week of May 1

According to Donald Trump, North Korean madman Kim Jong Un is "a pretty smart cookie." Why do his missiles keep blowing up? "Perhaps they're just not very good." He said the current situation can't continue, though he didn't exactly give any new details on what his administration is going to do about it. "There's a chance we could end up having a major, major conflict...Absolutely."

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.

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