Photo Flashbacks

We're on Instagram The Capitol Steps are on Instagram. Visit us to remember what live performances were.

Whip Your Flurds

Lirty Dies Lirty Dies followed a great political tradition: You're not quite sure what you're hearing, and we're not quite sure what we're saying.

Read the Reviews!

"Just Hysterical!"... Read how "neither party is safe from ridicule"New Jersey Stage

Trump himself would "enjoy the show bigly" — in the News & Observer

"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.

"Great place to go on a date...Fair and balanced." — review from DC Metro Arts.

How were the Capitol Steps like the Trump Administration?

Elaina Newport Read a CityBeat interview with co-founder Elaina Newport about how songwriters and performers used to keep up during fast-paced times.

We put the MOCK in Democracy!

We are sad to announce that the Capitol Steps have turned off the stage lights. Like many in the entertainment business, we simply weren't built to survive going a year or more without live performances.

The Capitol Steps On the bright side, when we first started as a Senate office Christmas party, we never imagined we would travel the country and perform for 39 years! It's been a fun ride!

So, thank you to all the NPR stations who have played our specials, and all the agents, venues and companies who have booked us over the years.

Thank you to all the awesome performers who learned songs on frighteningly short notice and brought their hilarious characters to the stage. Thanks to the road crew who made us sound good, and the pianists who changed keys and followed our performers without missing a beat.

And — most importantly — thank you to all our fans who have bought tickets to our show. You kept us going all these years! And who knows? Maybe someday we will gather for a reunion concert under the Chelsea Clinton administration!