A collection of clown skits, free to use in your own performances
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…)
He Loves Me. He Loves Me Not – a clown ministry skit for 2 or 3 speaking clowns
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…)
Annie and Rowdy Rusty– a clownish retelling of David and Goliath
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…)
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…)
What can I do with these apples?, a skit for 3 speaking clowns. Original by Tom & Ellen Raymond
(the skit begins with Clown 1 & Clown 2 in the foreground; a tramp/hobo clown enters, behind the other 2, where he remains for the bulk of the skit)
Clown 1: (enters carrying a bushel basket of apples, or bag, etc.) Whatever will I do with all of these apples?
Clown 2: (enters, greets Clown 1 in whatever clownish way suits you best ) Hello, Clown 1! What do you have there?
Clown 1: (with an exasperated sigh) Too many apples! (Hobo clown enters, his ears perk up at the mention of apples — his favorite fruit! He pantomimes this to the audience, along with his hunger, etc.) (more…)
GPS for Life, courtesy of Epworth Rehoboth Beach Clowning for Joy
Begins with group (at least 3) of clowns sitting down with kids Solo clown coming the other way
Clown 2: (When sitting) Good morning kids. I am Clown 2 (other clowns introduce themselves )
Clown 1: (holding a map asks kids) do you know what this is?
Clown 2:: what does it help you do? (hopefully kids says find your way or clown will say it “Find your way even when you are lost”) (more…)
The Spelling Bee, courtesy of Epworth Rehoboth Beach Clowning for Joy
Begins with three clowns goofing off on their own with kids sitting in a circle on Chancel. Fourth Clown the teacher, walks up the stairs and begins to talk to kids.
Teacher: Good morning kids. I am ______ Even though school is out we are going to have a spelling bee today. And it will be in honor of your Dads for Father’s Day! I need your help. (Passes out bookmarkers) (more…)
Making room for my stuff – A clown ministry skit for 2 speaking clowns
Props required: a large foam Bible that is hollowed out, as well as things to pull out of it (colored silks, for example) and things to put in (could be anything appropriate to your clown – balloon animals, juggling balls, magic props, etc.)
Clown 1 walks onto the stage, carrying the foam Bible; he addresses the audience.
Clown 1: Did you ever notice that there’s lots of good stuff in the Bible? But there’s also some stuff that just doesn’t make me comfortable. (more…)
A new creature in Christ – a clown ministry skit for 2 speaking clowns
Props: a large cardboard box (think refrigerator box), or something equivalent. Assuming that you have (or acquired) a refrigerator box, cut out a large window in the top, so the audience can see the clown once he enters. You could also have a flashlight hidden on the bottom of the box, so the clown can stoop down and flash the light as the device is working. You also want to draw with a marker some settings, such as “Clown,” “Chicken,” and “Christian”. Also a Bible, either real or clown prop.
At the beginning of the skit, Clown 1 pushes the box (think “transmogrifier” from the Calvin and Hobbes comic strip) on stage.
Clown 1: There! That’s done! Now, I need to find a victim … I mean, volunteer! (more…)
Steward-“ship” – a clown skit for 1 clown and narrator
an original clown skit by valerie.delaney at gmail.com
Props Needed: Cruise pamphlets, toy ship with STEWARD printed on it or plywood cutout of ship put on laundry baskets to form ship and hold stewardship forms.
Narrator: Once there was a clown.
Narrator : [Walks to middle of stage, clasps hands overhead, “shakes” hands as in cheering. Puts hands down and continues offstage.]
Narrator : One day s/he decided to take a cruise (more…)