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.
Saturday, December 31, 2016 7:00amHelp 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 8:00amThis 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!
Thursday, December 31, 2015 2:06amFaster than Joe Biden deciding whether to run for President! More powerful than the wind it takes to finally blow off Donald Trump's hair! It's the Capitol Steps annual year in review special, "Politics Takes a Holiday!" All your favorite candidates will be there, and some will be emailing about it for years afterwards on their private server. Join Hillary, Bernie, the Donald, Jeb, Marco, Carly, and more Republican candidates than you can shake a stick at! So tune in this New Year's and laugh, because making fun of seventeen candidates is way more fun than simply making fun of two.
Saturday, July 4, 2015 8:00amThis Independence Day, enjoy the Capitol Steps one-hour long special, "Politics Takes a Holiday!" It's the most wonderful time of the year when Presidential candidates emerge from their political slumbers and proclaim themselves fit to rule this Nation. The singing political comedians the Capitol Steps will take on Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, Bernie Sanders and all the other "76 Unknowns" who have thrown their hat (and your money) into the ring. It's time to "Mock the Vote" in 2015! So relax and celebrate your country by helping the Capitol Steps make fun of it. It's not like there isn't a lot of material to work with...