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Skits

A collection of clown skits, free to use in your own performances

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Bring your pet to show and tell

Bring your pet to show and tell – a skit for a speaking clown troupe

[Editor’s note: my clown friend, Doc the Rube, told me that his daughter had an inflatable dinosaur costume – and did I have a skit?  Well, now I do!]

Props: dog puppet (or balloon twisted dog, or even a real dog), an empty page (for the flea circus), and the inflatable dinosaur costume.

[The skit begins with 1 clown as the teacher and three more as the “students”]

Mrs. Simon (teacher): All right, children, did you all bring your pets to Show and Tell today?

First child: Mrs. Simon, can I go first?

Mrs. Simon: Yes, you may.

[Child goes to the wing, comes back with a dog puppet, addresses the ‘class’ — the audience]

First Child: This is my new puppy, Puddles.  Say hi to the kids, Puddles! [puppet waves]  He’s a brand-new puppy at our house.  My dad named him “Puddles” because … [looks down at her arm] … Oh, Puddles! How could you! [dashes off-stage]

Second child: My turn! [goes off-stage, brings back an empty cage] This is my trained flea, Fernando! [opens the door of the cage] Here Ferdinand! [pantomimes the flea jumping over his arms, tummy, etc.] Stop that! You’re tickling me! I’m warning you! Stop it! [swats the “flea”] Oh, no! Ferdinand! [runs off stage, weeping]

Third child: My turn! May I bring my lizard in?

Mrs. Simon: A lizard?  Well, I suppose so …

Third child: Great! [goes to the wing, brings out the person in the T-Rex costume, if possible on a leash]  This is my pet, Rex.

Rex: [looks at the crowd, pantomimes being hungry, licks lips, rubs tummy, speaks in a deep voice] When do we eat?  [pause] And who? [skit ends with Rex chasing the teacher off stage, yelling “Snack time!”]

[Editor’s note: for an example of the ‘flea’ routine, you can see Charlie Chaplin‘s version in Limelight]

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What is clown ministry?

Pretty Good Guy

Pretty Good Guy – a clown ministry skit for 2 speaking clowns – courtesy of the Asbury clown troupe

props required: tie, walker, long list of sins (likely 8.5″ x 11″ paper taped at the ends), tie, chalk slate

(both enter together) (background music)  (more…)

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Holy Ghost - a clown ministry skit for a troupe of speaking clowns, talking about the Holy Ghost, and how Christians should see him in action

Holy Ghost

Holy Ghost – a clown ministry skit for a troupe of speaking clowns, talking about the Holy Ghost, and how Christians should see him in action

Application: You can see Jesus in the action of those who love him.

Scripture: John 14:21: They who have my commandments and keep them are those who love me, and those who love me will be loved by my Father, and I will love them and reveal myself to them.

Doc enters, sits down, pulls out his lunch of a fish skeleton. (more…)

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Three Bears sketch - Bozo the Clown show

Three Bears sketch – Bozo the Clown show

Three Bears sketch — a very funny sketch, from WGN-TV’s Bozo the Clown show, Bozo’s Circus featuring three of their funniest clowns: (more…)

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Clown Easter - Clown ministry skit for four speaking clowns, dealing with the meaning of Easter, courtesy of Clowns for Christ

Clown Easter – an Easter Sunday skit for 4 clowns

Clown Easter – an Easter Sunday skit for 4 clowns

This script is courtesy of Clowns for Christ

This was originally written for Easter 1998. The script, written for 4 clowns, is intentionally unfinished, because our Associate Pastor supplied the ending to surprise us, taking the role listed below as Non-Clown. Each clown can be played by a pair of clowns sharing the role.

Clown 1 enters whistling. She goes up to a wooden cross and begins trying to balance several eggs on the cross bar. They are real eggs so they will fall off and break, on a tarp placed under the cross. After she places each egg, she hops in place two or three times. Other clowns enter and watch for a moment. Finally, Clown 2 comes up. (more…)

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Thou Shalt Not Covenant - a clown skit for two speaking clowns, typically a white face and an auguste, although any 2 clowns would do

Thou Shalt Not Covenant (clown ministry)

Thou Shalt Not Covenant – a clown skit for two speaking clowns, typically a white face and an auguste, although any 2 clowns would do, an original skit by Raynbow D Clown, suggested by a discussion in the Clown Ministry group at groups.yahoo.com

(props required: a Bible, either actual or large foam prop)

(Clown 1 enters carrying Bible — Clown 2 follows directly after him, shadowing him – when Clown 1 stops, Clown 2 stops. When Clown 1 turns, so does Clown 2, staying out of site of Clown 1. This goes on for a minute, milking this gag for all it”s worth. Finally, Clown 1 catches Clown 2 in the act.)

Clown 1: So there you are! What are you doing? (more…)

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What is Easter? A free clown skit for three speaking clowns, and one “normal” person

What is Easter?

What is Easter? A free clown skit for three speaking clowns, and one “normal” person

(Editor’s note: this skit is written by Raynbow the Clown, and is based on the joke “Three clowns at the gates of heaven.” Also note that it could be easily re-written for one clown, who is given three tries to get the answer right.)

The skit begins with the “normal” person (probably a children’s pastor) asking for volunteers from the audience to answer a simple question.  The three clowns leap up and clownishly race to the front, eager to answer. (more…)

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He Loves Me. He Loves Me Not – a clown ministry skit for 2 or 3 speaking clowns, about the need to tell people about Jesus

He Loves Me. He Loves Me Not

He Loves Me. He Loves Me Not – a clown ministry skit for 2 or 3 speaking clowns
(author unknown)

Clown 1 sitting on stage reading his Bible

Clown 2 enters picking petals off a flower or carrying a bunch of flowers to be more visual to the audience and tossing a flower each time instead of a petal. (more…)

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Annie and Rowdy Rusty– a clownish retelling of David and Goliath - clown ministry skit for a troupe of speaking clowns

Annie and Rowdy Rusty– a clownish retelling of David and Goliath

Annie and Rowdy Rusty– a clownish retelling of David and Goliath

A rework of David – a clownish retelling of David and Goliath, a skit by Tom Raymond,

Characters: Narrator, Annie, Annie’s 2 sisters, Father/Sheriff (the same person can play both), “Rowdy Rusty” Custard

Props: 5 balloon cow hats, ukulele, bag of “supplies,” big balloon hat, “Dad” hat & fake mustache, giant cards, balloon campfire, water pistol.

Narrator: Once, in the wild wild west, there was a young woman named Annie… (more…)

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High wire Gospel skit – using the classic “slack rope” clown routine to demonstrate the Gospel

High wire Gospel skit

High wire Gospel skit – using the classic “slack rope” clown routine to demonstrate the Gospel

Props: a length of rope (at least 6 feet long), a stuffed toy animal (or balloon twisted) to ride on the clown’s back at the end, tape measure, balancing stick, parasol

Required: 4 or more clowns, one to act as announcer, one to act as the high-wire walker, the rest to act as the crowd

The skit begins with the clowns walking on stage – while the announcer steps forward and begins talking, two of the clowns in the background, each taking an end of the rope, and walking apart, making the “high wire” (more…)

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