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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 Nevada, New Hampshire, Virginia, and Washington, DC.
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New Year's Special!

Hillary and Obama Begin the new year with laughter! Download the Capitol Steps' radio broadcast and hear us perform live on stage with President-Elect Donald Trump, popular-vote winner Hillary Clinton, also-ran Bernie Sanders, puppetmaster Vladimir Putin, Supreme Court Justice Merrick Garland...well, maybe not.

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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.

Anthony Weiner's wiener

Washington Post review We knew he'd be back! Read about it in this review from the Washington Post. "Republicans and Democrats alike roared with laughter... Comedy that crosses the aisle"

Read the Reviews!

New! "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!


Thank you for voting the Capitol Steps as the "Best Place To Take an Out-of-Towner" in Washington City Paper's 2015 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 January 23

After slamming politicians who are "all talk and no action" in his inaugural address, President Trump wasted no time acting on his own top priorities. Right after being sworn in, he signed his first executive order, rolling back Obamacare. And he did something even more important before the photographers arrived for the hastily arranged signing ceremony: he made sure his new gold drapes were already installed in the Oval Office. The White House has never been up to Donald and Melania's own classy standards, so taxpayers can look forward to more big changes.

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

Week of January 16

Will Donald Trump the president behave differently than Donald Trump the candidate? There's less than a week to go, but so far it's looking like the president we'll have is the same man he's been all along.

Week of January 9

House Republicans made a New Year's resolution to be decisive, but it didn't last long. Their first order of business was voting to gut the Office of Congressional Ethics, and then they changed their minds in record time. (Thanks, Donald!) Next item of business: term limits? We'll soon see if the new Congress handles the rest of its early agenda with equal skill and clarity.

From the album O Christmas Bush (2006).

Week of January 2

Last year American politics reached new heights of absurdity, and the presidential campaign raised troubling questions about truth and lies in politics. And in journalism. And on the internet. It was a challenge for many Americans to know whether they were hearing the truth ...or whether they were hearing lirty dies.

Week of December 26

Donald Trump says he's "like, a smart person" but his cabinet picks, not so much. Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who was barely able to get C's and D's in college chemistry and physics classes, will head a department he pleged to abolish when he ran for the top job four years ago. It'll be a big change for the Department of Energy. Perry will be following not just one, but two distinguished physicists picked by President Obama, who is scrambling to secure whatever he can of his energy legacy in the short time he has left in office.

From the special holiday album Weiner Wonderland (2011) — available exclusively on-line at iTunes and Amazon.

Week of December 19

American auto makers and auto workers have a lot riding on the new administration's plans to renegotiate NAFTA, make U.S. manufacturing great again, and keep jobs from leaving for Mexico.

From the album All I Want For Christmas Is A Tax Increase (2003).

Week of December 12

Flag burners got the Trump treatment on Twitter, with the president-elect demanding "consequences — perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail !" Trump has been confused about the U.S. Constitution before, but on this issue he's also way behind the times. George H.W. Bush tried to ban flag burning, too — and failed. The Supreme Court has repeatedly held that it is constitutionally protected free speech, with strong support from Trump's favorite justice, Antonin Scalia.

From the album Danny's First Noël (1989).

Week of December 5

Conservatives are concerned about Donald Trump backing away from his main campaign promises already. Ann Coulter, devoted supporter — and author of In Trump We Trust — has been sounding the alarm and warning Trump not to betray his base.

From the album O Christmas Bush (2006).

Week of November 28

Jill Stein's recount effort is getting more attention than her candidacy ever did. Voters sent in cash. The Clinton campaign joined in. Then Donald Trump weakened the integrity of his own win by claiming there was widespread voter fraud after all. Did Stein predict the kind of storm she was unleashing? Could we end up with another recount controversy like the Bush-Gore election? Back in 2000, some Florida voters who were careless, not fraudulent, could conceivably have tipped the result by accidentally punching their "butterfly ballots" for the wrong candidate.

From the album One Bush, Two Bush, Old Bush, New Bush (2001).