New! Hot Summer Tickets!

Summer Comedy with the Capitol Steps The Capitol Steps return to the Berkshires this summer for an extended run at the Cranwell Spa & Golf Resort. First performance Friday, June 30th.

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

New! 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 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.

See live performance video on YouTube!

Week of April 3

North Carolina just repealed its controversial "bathroom bill," which restricted the restrooms and locker rooms transgender people could use. That might lead to the end of the NCAA boycott, but it also leaves some bystanders unhappy.

Week of March 27

After Donald Trump, master dealmaker, told House Republicans it was now or never to pass the Obamacare replacement bill, they picked... never. So now it'll be government-run health care forever and ever.

From the album Liberal Shop of Horrors (2010).

Week of March 20

Conservatives cheer when CNN struggles in the ratings, but what do those dishonest journalists expect when they're just pushing fake news all the time?