Capitol Steps

The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them.

Many of the Steps ignored the conventional wisdom ("Don't quit your day job!"), and although not all of the current members of the Steps are former Capitol Hill staffers, taken together the performers have worked in a total of eighteen Congressional offices and represent 62 years of collective House and Senate staff experience.

Since they began, the Capitol Steps have recorded over 30 albums, including their latest, Fiscal Shades of Gray. They've been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS, and can be heard 4 times a year on NPR stations nationwide during their Politics Takes a Holiday radio specials.

Ways to Connect

Podcasts

  • Thursday, December 7, 2017 7:00am
    Put down those indictments, Robert Mueller — if you're hoping Paul Manafort will sing like a canary, all you have to do is tune in to the Capitol Steps' year-end edition of "Politics Takes a Holiday." You might even pick up some classified secrets as he joins the Donald to sing "I'm So Indicted." Also featured in the Capitol Steps' show will be the year's biggest stars — Mike Pence, Rex Tillerson, Hillary Clinton, Vladimir Putin, Bernie Sanders, and those who were gone too soon — Sean Spicer, Tom Price, and, of course, the Mooch. Now is your chance to finally enjoy the headlines you were too scared to read. After all, the Capitol Steps won't tell you what to think, but they will tell you what rhymes with Papadopoulos.
  • Wednesday, July 5, 2017 8:00am
    SO you think you don't have any plans for July 4th? WRONG! SAD! Celebrate the holiday and pick up a few classified secrets by listening to the Capitol Steps as they poke fun at today's news with their brand new, one-hour 4th of July romp. This special promises to be huge, fantastic, tremendous...believe me, believe me. If there's anything both sides can agree on, it's that we all could use a laugh. Tune out and tune in as the Capitol Steps rhyme the news of the day.
  • Saturday, December 31, 2016 7:00am
    Help say good-bye and good riddance to 2016 with the Capitol Steps and our annual year-end review. It's all in our hour-long radio special of "Politics Takes a Holiday!" All your election favorites will be there: President Elect Trump, Hillary, Bernie Sanders, Vladimir Putin...wait, what?!? Let's not let the election divide us any further. Tune in, and let's unite in laughter! And for goodness sake, can someone give Merrick Garland a hug?
  • Monday, July 4, 2016 8:00am
    This Independence Day, celebrate our country by helping the Capitol Steps make fun of it! You don't need to be your own publicist to proclaim laughter is exactly what this election needs! So clap your big hands as the Capitol Steps take on The Donald, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and all the other newsmakers in this hour-long special. With this much material to work with, this special will be HUGE!