Clown Ministry Skits
Clown ministry skits – free to use in church, gospel outreach, or wherever clowns want to show the love of Jesus Christ
Is the Price Right? a clown ministry skit for 4 (or more) speaking clowns
contributed by dale.beatty at dfas.mil
(this skit runs like the tv game show “the price is right” clowns can vary from 1 up to 6, but if less clowns are used then you will need to call up volunteers to help)
Props: table with 4 place cards each marked with a number 1 thru 4. a contestant will stand behind a numbered card (card should be able to be seen by audience) clock, bible, hymnal, offering plate.
Head Clown (HC) plays the role of game show host, Assistant Clown (AC) announces and describes gifts (this part can be played by HC if needed), 4 clowns as contestants (or if needed call up people from audience)
HC first should explain to audience that clapping and making noise as in a game show is encouraged, and appreciated
HC: Hello everyone I am your host HC (or whatever clown name), and my assistant is AC (again, whatever clown plays this role). Are you ready to play the game ” Is The Price Right?” Encourage the audience to participate with clapping etc.
HC: This is the game where you can win prizes by just guessing the price of the gift . are you ready to play? : – then lets play, but first we need 4 contestants (more…)
Revised Tale of Bethlehem – A very funny retelling of the birth of Jesus, deflating some of the ridiculousness of the Politically Correct movement. This could be used as a clown skit nearly verbatim
And Joseph went up from Galilee to Bethlehem with Mary, his espoused wife, who was great with child. And she brought forth a Son and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes and laid Him in a manger because there was no room for them in the inn.
And the angel of the Lord spoke to the shepherds and said, “I bring you tidings of great joy. Unto you is born a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.”
“There’s a problem with the angel,” said a Pharisee, who happened to be strolling by.
As he explained to Joseph, angels are widely regarded as religious symbols, and the stable was on public property, where such symbols were not allowed to land, or even hover. “And I have to tell you, this whole thing looks to me very much like a Nativity scene,” he said sadly. “That’s a no-no, too.” (more…)
Clown skit, The Prodigal Son, courtesy of Clowns for Christ
Parts: Narrator, Younger Brother, Older Brother, Friend, Dad
[Two brothers enter]
Younger Brother: Hey, guess what?
Older Brother: What?
Younger Brother: I got Dad to give me all my inheritance. I am outa here! (more…)
Christmas Skit 2012, courtesy of Epworth Rehoboth Church
Cast: The Decorating Clowns (4), The Shopping Clowns (5), Clown 9 to talk with Children & Clowns.
Clown 9 can also be one of the ministers, Clown 10, to pray
As Children gather for the children’s sermon, a group of “Shopping Clowns” enters from left of Sanctuary. They are holding a vast array of packages, toys, wrapped gifts, and shopping bags. From right side of Sanctuary, a single clown enters about 45 seconds later, completely blanketed in gifts, bags, and trinkets for Christmas presents. So covered and weighed down in the stuff that he/she is lugging, that he/she wanders around the sanctuary because he/she cannot clearly see. (more…)
I’m a Little Teapot – an original skit for clown troupe
An original free Christian clown skit, idea by Ellen Raymond/Goofy Grape, fleshed out by Tom Raymond/Raynbow, inspired by a short “teapot” skit done by Bonnie Donaldson/Squiggles during Clown Camp 1998)
(the skit begins with clowns entering the stage – one clown, the leader, takes center stage) (more…)
Hold Your Tongue – a skit for 2 speaking clowns, illustrating the meaning of “He who holds his tongue is wise.” (Proverbs 10:19) Original by Raynbow the Clown.
Clown 1: Hello everyone! My partner and I are here to demonstrate how to be wise, but I don’t see him anywhere…
Clown 2: (walking on stage, holding his tongue) Whay! Hea hi ham! (trying to say “wait! here I am!” while holding his tongue – assume that Clown 2 speaks “muddled” every time he speaks, while holding his tongue) (more…)
A Clown Christmas
This script is courtesy of Clowns for Christ
Narrator: Once upon a time, there was a very special group of clowns. (Clowns enter) You can see that their name tags say, “Clowns for Christ.” These clowns loved God very much. God had told them that he was going to send His very own son to the Earth to be King. Well, the clowns couldn’t wait, because this King would be called by many names: (each clown steps forward as he or she says the line, and then back) (more…)
Ticket to Heaven, a clown skit for 2 speaking clowns, presenting the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Original by Raynbow D. Clown
(requires 2 clowns, or perhaps 1 and a ‘normal’ person in angel costume)
Clown 1: Last night, I had the strangest dream! It went sort of like this…
(Clown 2 moves on-stage — has a halo (possibly made of balloon animals), wings, etc. — an angelic clown)
Clown 1: I dreamed that I had died, and I was outside of the gates of Heaven. I approached the angel who stood before the gate… (walks toward Clown 2)
Clown 1: Hi! I’m ! I’m here to go into Heaven!
Clown 2: Very good! Where’s your ticket?
Clown 1: (looking worried) Ticket? Ticket… it must be here somewhere (starts digging through his pockets, pulling out balloons, rubber chickens, long string of handkerchiefs, etc. — customize to your clown & use your imagination! finally pulls out a piece of paper) Aha! I knew I had one somewhere! Here you go! (hands it to Clown 2)
Clown 2: (frowning) Hmmm…. this says that you’re a nice clown… (hands it back) Sorry, that won’t get you into Heaven.
Clown 1: (slightly frantic, starts digging through pockets some more) No problem, I’m sure I have the right ticket here somewhere (more of the same shenanigans as before — finally pulls out another ticket) Here we go! (hands it to Clown 2)
Clown 2: (begins reading over the ticket, possibly adjusting his glasses if he wears any) Let’s see — it says you go to church every Sunday, say your prayers, give your money to God, love your neighbor, aaaand (drawn out — turning the ticket over) even rescued a kitten from a tree! (Clown 1 beams with pride — probably mugs at the audience. Clown 2 then looks sad and hands the ticket back) — well, those are all good things, but none of them will get you into Heaven.
Clown 1: Not even the kitten?
Clown 2: Not even the kitten — sorry.
Clown 1: (starts digging extremely frantically this time, finding nothing) This can’t be right! I don’t have anything left! Nothing! All I’ve got left is Jesus!
Clown 2: (perking up at that Name) What’s that? What’s all you’ve got left?
Clown 1: Jesus! He died on the cross to take away my sins, and He rose from the dead to prove that they were gone, and He said that He’d be with me always… so, even though I don’t have anything else left (looks woefully at his empty pockets — pulled out for everyone to see) I still have Jesus…
Clown 2: (smiling from ear to ear) Well, why didn’t you say so in the first place? Come on in!
Clown 1: (smiling as well) Just a minute! I’ve got to pick up all my stuff!