New! Critics at Cranwell!

Read the latestt reviews from our summer run in the Berkshires, now through September 2.

"Hysterically hot material" Berkshire Edge

"Frivolous and fun, even if one ponders how America got this way" Westfield News


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


See Us 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.


"Fair and Balanced"

"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!
Read more...


Best Comedy Year Ever?!

BBC World Service Listen to this recent BBC interview with co-founder Elaina Newport.


Re-Elected!

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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Week of July 25

Leaked e-mails just published by Wikileaks (read 'em here!) show that the Democratic National Committee really was out to get Bernie Sanders, just like he said, including rigging the debates against him. Bernie says won't pull a Ted Cruz and disavow his endorsement of Hillary or challenge her nomination...as long as they can have one last debate.

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


Week of July 18

This week the G.O.P. will finally embrace Donald Trump, whose right to be the nominee was never, ever in doubt — in his own mind. Now he's ready to start the fall campaign and share his vision of how beautiful America will be under President Trump. Starting, of course, with his plans to renovate the White House itself and turn it into something truly classy.


Week of July 11

Democrats are hoping to unite the party after a long season of primary battles. Good luck with that! Donald Trump crushed all 17 rivals on the Republican side in just a few months, and his party still can't agree on much of anything. So what chance have Democrats got? Hillary couldn't even knock out one aging senator. Last week President Obama finally took sides and started campaigning with Hillary, and this week Bernie might finally be persuaded to endorse Hillary for president.


Week of July 4

After the United Kingdom voted for its own Independence Day with the Brexit referendum, Europe's leaders will need to crack the whip to keep any other countries from following suit.


Week of June 27

Donald Trump used to say that global warming is nonsense, a concept "created by and for the Chinese" to make the U.S. non-competitive — until it came to protecting his golf courses in Ireland and Scotland from rising sea levels. Now he wants to build sea walls to defend them from non-existent climate change, unready to gamble when his own property is at stake. Maybe that's why Al Gore now says he sees "some basis for hope," even if Trump wins.


Week of June 20

Summer officially begins this week, and gasoline prices are predicted to be at their lowest levels since John Kerry was running for president. That's good news for consumers, but it could be bad news for Donald Trump. Research suggests voters reward the party in power when economic prospects are good, and election models using gas prices to track the economy's health predict victory for Democrats. Enjoy the low prices while they last.

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


Week of June 13

Bernie Sanders won't give up and won't back down, even though Hillary Clinton clinched the nomination last week. He figures that if he can just persuade enough superdelegates to switch their votes, the nomination will be his. And then he'll take down Trump, or something like that. Of course, these are the same superdelegates that Sanders and his supporters used to insist should vote for the candidate with the most primary votes and pledged delegates. Back in the real world, the only superdelegates actually likely to switch sides are Bernie's.