Ratboy – Failed Superhero Comedy Script


Meet Ratboy, failed superhero. He’s overweight, in his forties and dresses as a rat. Now he’s in therapy. A failed superhero comedy script.

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failed superhero comedy script


Meet Ratboy – a superhero who absolutely sucks at what he does. Since the age of eight, he began to understand what the rats were saying to him and decided then and there to use his powers for good and save the world. Unfortunately things haven’t quite panned out the way he planned. He’s currently involved in a lawsuit involving a little old lady and her purse, which he removed from her so called assailant, who turned out to be her husband. His life blows. He’s overweight, in his forties and dresses as a rat. Now he’s in therapy. But will that actually help him? We’ll find out in this failed superhero comedy script.


Oast Theatre, Kent, UK – 2019

Read more plays by American playwright James Hanson – The Fence – comedy about relationships as seen from both sides of the fence!

Author: James Hanson

Genre: Failed superhero comedy script

Type: Ten minute play

Cast: 2M (or 1M 1F)

Ages of the Actors: One in his forties, one adult

Suitable for: All ages to watch and teens up to perform

Length: Ten minutes

Set: A psychologist’s office

Level of Difficulty: 7/10 – this type of comedy can be difficult to pull off because you end up feeling sorry for the main character which can easily get depressing, rather than funny. It’s a fine line.

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Copyright © October 2017 James Hanson and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other superhero comedy scripts:
The Masked Avenger – superhero comedy skit
The Confederation of Radically Altered People (C.R.A.P.) – superhero play script – full length
Luke Warm – offensive superhero comedy script

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