Presenting funny skits is all about harmless fun and bringing a smile on someone’s face. Funny skit ideas are a sure shot at getting your audience in splits.
Laughter, they say is the best medicine to keep stress-related worries at bay. Remembering this, everyday situations provide a lot of incidences that can be laughed about. Hilarity ensures, when you tweak these incidences and present them in a whole new light. And the best way to do this, is to perform a skit that serves either as a goof-up or as a parody of the funny situation.
A skit is a relatively short play which tends to be funny. Performing funny skits at summer camps, school programs, birthday parties or even at talent shows, are sure to garner attention to make it the highlight of the event. It provides a perfect opportunity to be silly, outrageous, poke fun at people and situations, and even goof-up current events.
What’s Up There?
The Gist: A guy enters the stage looking up. (Hmm … what’s he looking up at?) He is followed by a second person, who follows suit. (Really? What’s he looking up at?) Now, the third person enters the stage. What do you think he does? Surprise!! He too observes the other two and starts looking up. (Ok great, now what’s up there, seriously?) This continues until all the people join the bandwagon. Suddenly, one of them, after looking up for while turns to the person next to him and asks, “What are we all staring at?” (Really!!) The person replies, “I don’t know!” He turns to the person next to him and repeats the same question. This question continues until it reaches the first guy who started it all. He answers, “I have no clue what you all are looking at, but I have a stiff neck!”. Take a bow gentlemen! What do we have with us? … 7 embarrassed souls not knowing where to look!
No. of people: 8
What Did You Say?
The Gist: Three men are standing/sitting by the lake reels in hand though still without a catch. They are joined by a young lad who stands a little distance away. He throws in his reel and waits. In a matter of seconds he is seen reeling in a good catch. The other three men are amazed at the quickness of the catch and put it off as sheer luck. Minutes later the young boy is reeling in another catch, this continues for a couple of times. Intrigued by his luck, the man standing closest to the boy turns and asks, How is it possible that, we have been standing here for over an hour but haven’t got a catch while you have caught a dozen odd fish? The boy responds Ru raffra reep re rorms rarm. Assuming it to be a foreign language they ask the young lad, Ru raffra reep what? The young lad reels in another catch saying, Ru raffra reep re rorms rarm. Unable to contain their curiosity, the three men turn to the boy and say, Look we did not understand a word of what you said, can you speak in a language that we can understand. The boy looks at them for a moment before he spits out the bait into his palms and says, You simply have to keep the worms warm. (Eww! That’s disgusting). That’s about it, we have three disgusted men and a young boy contended with his catch.
No. of people: 3
Doctor, Doctor Help Me!
The Gist: A man/woman enters the stage holding his/her tummy and wincing in pain, looks around at the empty reception and sits down. A few seconds later he/she is joined by another patient with their hand on the head as though in pain. The one who enters first now has a hand over his/her stomach and the head wincing in pain. Another patient is seen entering the stage this time with a limp. (Guess what happens next?) The first patient now gets up and walks across to the magazine stand with a limp, a hand each on his stomach and his head, cringing in pain. Another patient enters coughing and sneezing. (Any guesses what’s happening here?) The first patient howls in pain as he now shows symptoms of a cold, is limping and has a stomach ache as well as a heavy head. This goes on for a few more minutes till a heavily pregnant woman is seen entering the lobby. The first patient now shows all the symptoms including that of being heavily pregnant. (Just imagine!) Just then his/her number is called and he/she enters the doctor’s cabin and forgets the purpose of his/her visit.
No. of people: 10 (P.S: The more the merrier!)
The Gist: A girl enters the stage chewing gum, dancing to a song played on her headphones. She reaches the bench kept in the center of the stage and sticks the gum to the back of the bench. She exits dancing to the music only she can hear. A boy enters the stage whistling, with a shoelace untied. He reaches the bench and stops to tie the shoelace. Unknowingly he places his hand on the headrest and ends up with the gum sticking to his palm. (Hold your reigns, this is nothing!) Disgusted with the chewed gum on his palms he wipes it to the seat of the bench, and walks away whistling. An older man enters and is relieved to see the bench. Being exhausted he sits. A few minutes later, he rises to realize he has gum stuck on his pants. He takes it off his pants and in his rage throws it on the ground. A young boy enters the stage somersaulting, and reaches the bench with a jump on his feet. He gets gum stuck on his shoes, takes it off and sticks it back to the chair. (It ain’t finished yet!) The girl returns still dancing, finds the gum on the chair where she left it. (You really want to know what happens next???) She takes it off the chair, dusts it off and… pops it back in her mouth. (That’s about it, thank you!)
No. of people: 4
Where’s Your Tie?
The Gist: It’s a scorching day, a boy is seen stumbling across the stage searching for water. A few minutes later he meets a salesman. He asks him for a glass water. A true salesman that he is, he persuades the thirsty wanderer to purchase a tie. (What’s the connection between a tie and a glass of water?) The thirsty wanderer dismisses the salesman and carries on. The scorching heat and the sand around him makes him dizzy. (Oh, that poor soul!) He carries on stumbling and searching for some water to quench his thirst. Along the way, he comes across another tie salesman. (Are you kidding me? Another tie salesman!) After a brief but heated argument with the salesman, the thirsty traveler pursues his search for water. A while later he reaches a bottling factory. (That’s some relief!) Relieved he reaches the factory gate and knocks at the huge gates. The guard opens the peephole and asks why he was being disturbed? (What now?) The thirsty traveler asks for water. The guard opens the gate and just as the traveler is about to enter slams the gate shut. (Why, oh why?) Weary that he is, he knocks again. To his dismal the guard screams, No entry without a tie! The weary traveler realizes his folly, only too late to mend.
No. of people: 4
To sum it up, whichever of the ideas you choose to implement, try to keep it sensible. Also, write with your audience in mind. Remember, writing and performing comedy is a serious business, so take it seriously.