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Family Separation – a dark comedy skit about parents separating. From their kids

dark comedy skit


When Andrew and Andrea set their kids, Fran and Francis down at the table to talk about something important, the kids naturally assume their parents are going to get a divorce. After all, they have been fighting an awful lot. So it comes as a huge shock when their parents inform them that, yes, they are legally separating, but, no, it’s not from each other, but from their kids. After all, the kids are the source of the problems they’ve been having, really. Without them, they’d have more money and even be able to go on that holiday they’d always wanted. Of course they’d have to move out. Who?  Why? Well, Andrew and Andrea are really attached to the house so it should be the kids that go. Simple? Of course it is! A dark comedy skit about parents separating from their kids.


Lincoln Trail College, IL, USA – 2021
The Alcazar Theatre, CA, USA – 2021


Other skits by Peter Keel – Bad news, Pluto!

Author: Peter Keel

Type: Dark comedy skit

Genre: Comedy, family, skit, sketch

Cast: 2M 2F

Ages of the actors: 2 teens 2 parents

Suitable for: Teens up to watch and perform

Length: 7 minutes

Set: Kitchen table/family room

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – fun easy skit – hard to keep a straight face!

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Cost is $5.00 for this digital skit. Just click Shakespeare!

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Copyright © August 2018 Peter Keel and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other skits, sketches and dark comedies about family:

Sketches – a collection of comedy and drama sketches for teens
A house of dolls – 10 minute script about a crazy family
Something’s got to give – full length family comedy

More Pasta – ten minute comedy about family and veganism

ten minute comedy about family


Not everyone eats as much meat as they used to nowadays. Doctors warn it makes your cholesterol high, and let’s face it, there’s a lot more pressure from the vegans than there used to be. But Mike never dreamed it would enter his home. Mike is Italian and every good Italian boy knows that whenever he needs to, he can go home to momma and she’ll cook him a meal fit for a king. Spagetti and meatballs, for instance. But when Mike goes round to visit his folks, he finds that things are just a little different from what they used to be and momma is – well let’s just say she’s embraced her new lifestyle with a never seen before fervor.

Watch a performance of this play by Off Broadway Players

‘More pasta’ won the Thistle Dew Dessert Theatre and KTDT Digital Radio Players competition in 2009.


Potomac Falls High School, VA, USA – 2019
Port Lincoln High School, SA, Australia – 2019
Schultz Theater Off Broadway Players, VA, USA – 2020
Open Eye Theatre, NY – 2022
Manchester Community College, NH, USA – 2023


Read The worst law firm in Merry Old England – a full length farcical play by Leon.

Author: Leon Kaye

Type: Ten minute comedy script

Genre: Ten minute comedy about family

Cast: 2M 1F

Ages of the actors: Two middle aged (the parents) and one son (20)

Suitable for: Teens up to perform and all ages to watch

Length: Ten minutes

Set: A dining room table, which is set. Two pots simmer on the stove.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – a fun comedy for three actors that plays on characterization

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Cost is $10.50 for this previously performed digital script. Just click Shakespeare!

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Copyright © November 2017 Leon Kaye and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other family comedies for you to enjoy:

Mother – a comedy about being a little too politically correct because of your embarrassing mother
Something’s got to give – family comedy play
Irish Jack – family dramedy script about marrying outside your culture

Something’s Got to Give – two act suburban family comedy play

two act suburban family comedy play


Children are a gift from God. Alcohol ensures they remain so.

Henry Goodman, his wife Monica and their two daughters Denise and Danielle are typical average householders with 2.5 kids and a house in the suburbs. And they have a strict ritual. This ritual takes place in the family’s living room, usually after a hard day of school for Danielle, work for the parents and well, uh, newly-wed life for ‘damsel of drama’ Denise. The ritual begins when Monica asks her beloved husband to fix her an alcoholic beverage, which he does. He also mixes himself something strong too. This happens every evening.

But one day, things fall apart. In Something’s Got to Give, (a two act suburban family comedy play) we are thrust into the drama of everyday life unraveling fast and furiously as everything that could go wrong and right in a couple of hours, does. Throw in the police, illegal drugs, a car accident or two or more and we have to ask if it would be fair to blame their daughters? Teenage Danielle who wants to fit in? Wildcard Denise who married when she thought she was pregnant and might still be, but can’t be sure? The answers for Henry and his wife are easier to bear with a martini glass in hand. Perhaps, the answers themselves lie in said glass.

Read about author George Freek. Other comedies (Don’t bank on it) by George.

Author: George Freek

Genre: Family comedy play

Type: Two act play

Cast: 3 – M, 3 – F

Ages of the actors: Two middle aged actors, three in their twenties, one in high school

Suitable for: All ages

Length: 80 minutes

Set: The scene is the Goodman’s living room, conventional, but neat. Front entrance is in the rear: a small bar and door to the kitchen, right, a door to bedrooms, left.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – a fun zany comedy by an award winning author.

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Cost is $5.50 for this new digital two act play

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Copyright © July 2016 George Freek and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other two act family comedies for your enjoyment:

Heir to a Misfortune – short two act farce
Moose Tracks – dark comedy about a series of missing boyfriends, and a suspicious looking family…


My Middle Name is Angry – an award winning comedy script in one act

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award winning comedy script


In this award winning comedy script, Alice and Janet, two sisters are thrown together to share an apartment. They are very different. Through out their lives they have shared similar struggles and day to day issues (work, love, parents, death etc). Yet each one shows it in a different way. Alice tries to help Janet with her anger and frustrations ending in hilarious outcomes that make Janet question her soul and who she is.


My middle name is angry won Best play and best supporting actress at the Franklin and Friends festival in 2012. 

Performance History:

Franklin and Friends Festival, Roosevelt Park – 2012
Edinboro University’s Diebold Center for the Performing Arts – 2015
Rushen Players – Isle of Man – 2016
Clonaghadoo Drama Group, County Laois, Ireland – 2019
Squid Inc Theatre, Tasmania, Australia – 2023

Read more about playwright Ashley Nader.  Other plays by Ashley Nader

Author: Ashley Nader

Genre: Comedy, Award winning comedy script

Type: One act (1 act) Play

Characters: 2 F

Ages of actors: Twenties Up

Length: 20 Minutes

Level of Difficulty: 6/10 – achieving the humor in the lines

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Price is $11 for this digital play script

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Copyright Jan 2012 Ashley Nader Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other hilarious one act comedy scripts:

A Blind date – short one act comedy scripts
But I’m French – award winning ten minute comedy scripts