New! "The performers are exemplary"

Summer Comedy with the Capitol Steps Berkshire on Stage reviews the Capitol Steps' current show and 10 years of summer comedy in the Berkshires. See us at the Cranwell Spa & Golf Resort. Performance run through September 1.

New! Backstage with the Steps

WAMC Listen to cast members Delores Williams and Brad Van Grack interviewed on WAMC about the Capitol Steps' summer run in the Berkshires.

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

"Any subjects off-limits?"

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

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.

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!

The FUN in Fundraisers

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


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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Week of August 14

Kim Jong-un has been ramping up the threats and the war of words ever since he took power, following in his father's footsteps. Just last month Donald Trump (who once called Kim a "smart cookie") tweeted, "Does this guy have anything better to do with his life?" Apparently not.

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

Week of August 7

"A real dump" is how Donald Trump described the White House. (Before he denied it.) That's why he gets out of town whenver he can, spending 20% of his days in office so far on "working vacations" at his own classy properties.

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

Week of July 31

Six months into his presidency, how's Trump doing? Ask him! He's signed more bills than any president ever, he's created tons of new jobs (most of them by firing people in the White House), and he's making sure Obamacare implodes on his way to giving all Americans the healthcare they deserve. (Except for members of Congress.)

Week of July 24

Jeff Sessions had a bad week he probably wants to forget. First, President Trump said in an interview that he never should have hired Sessions as attorney general. Then it was reported that Sessions had "substantive" discussions with the Russian ambassador during last year's campaign. Now senators want him to explain the contradictions with his previous statements and Senate testimony.

Week of July 17

Now the White House is staging theme weeks, starting today with "Made in America" since the U.S. sets "the world standard for quality and craftsmanship." Especially compared to the competition! When asked if that meant that Trump products would be made here, and whether Ivanka got the memo, the director of media affairs said, "We'll get back to you on that."

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

Week of July 10

After meeting Putin at the G-20 summit, Donald Trump announced his brilliant plan for cybersecurity: team up with Russia! They're the experts! It will be "impenetrable"! Then the president backed off, following the lukewarm response, and said he didn't really mean it. Putin, on the other hand, is going full speed ahead.

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

Week of July 3

Mike Pence has a very different style from Donald Trump. The president calls the media "dishonest." Which might seem fair, since they say the same thing about him. The V.P., on the other hand, gets better coverage from the MSM and is more popular than his boss. For example, this week the failing @nytimes conducted a new survey showing Americans basically agree with Pence on this: "A majority of women, and nearly half of men, say it's unacceptable" for a married person to have dinner or drinks alone with someone of the opposite sex (other than a spouse).

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).