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Lemonade Gurus – one act comedy about clowns (ex clowns, actually)

comedy about clowns


One act off the wall comedy about clowns, or rather,  two ex clowns who are trying to run a lemonade stand. It’s not the first business (or the second, or the third) that they’ve started, and failed at. Somehow, they just don’t have the talent for it. This time, though, they’re determined to make it work. However, they run into a spot of bother when it is discovered they’re trying to sell on somebody else’s turf. It’s a cut throat business, lemonade selling, as the two unwitting ex clowns are about to find out.


Frank Maddock High School, Alberta, Canada – 2019

Other absurd comedy play scripts- Ratboy – failed superhero comedy script by James Hanson.

Author: James Hanson

Type: One act ten minute comedy

Genre: Comedy about clowns

Cast: 4M, 1F, 1N

Ages of the actors: Adult to middle aged

Suitable for: All ages

Length: Ten Minutes

Set: A lemonade stand on the side of a road.

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – the absurdism – the whole play is terribly absurd but it should be played with a straight face.

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Copyright © March 2018 James Hanson and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other off the wall comedies and of course, comedies with clowns.

Clown Car – a whodunit. With clowns
Murder in the Asylum – absurd whodunit script
He’s a Nervous Nellie – absurd comedy script about a nervous psychologist and a ballsy mother

He’s a nervous Nellie – absurd comedy script

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When Nelson, a psychiatrist arrives at the home of Maryanne and Lisa, he brings some bad news – that Lisa’s dad has left. Naturally he’s nervous about telling them the news. But then again, he’s always nervous. He even has a number of pills to help him be less nervous (And help him sleep, and help his digestion.) In fact his profession as a psychiatrist gives him access to a good many things to help him cope.

He finds instead that Lisa (Who is a child prodigy and well aware of it) already knows that her father has left and has made up her mind that Nelson had better move in with them to help her mother cope with the recent events. Being too nervous to say no, he agrees. But what will his domineering , managing wife say?

Read more about playwright George Freek. Other Off The Wall comedies (Try Psychology) by George.


Molalla High School, OR, USA – 2016
Independent – Lively, ON – 2019


Author: George Freek

Genre: Absurd comedy script

Type: One act play

Length: 25 minutes

Cast: 3F 2M actors

Ages of the actors:  Cast of four adults, 1 teen

Suitable for: All ages

Set: The living room of a house.

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – character driven. All the characters are over the top caricatures of people.

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Copyright © October 2015 George Freek and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other absurd comedies in stock:

In the drink – absurd comedy for 1M 1F
Road rage – one act comedy for two actors
Love in the time of Tourette’s – short romantic comedy


What’s on your mind? A comedy of the absurd

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WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND – a comedy of the absurd


Seven zany characters converge on the living room of an ordinary middle class house. All the characters are written as humorous  over the top caricatures of normal people.  Throughout the play, the fact that many of the characters have been “at” the local Sanitorium, “Sidcup” is mentioned.

The play begins when a young man, Joseph, brings a rumpled middle aged man, Ethelbert to his home, where both his parents and wife, Lanny, a professional wrestler live. Both Joseph and Ethelbert have been “at” Sidcup.  From the start, it is obvious that Ethelbert does not want to be there. All  Ethelbert wants to do is to go back to Sidcup to find his missing shoes.  Ethelbert is then thoroughly alarmed to find that Joseph’s wife, thinks that Ethelbert is her previous husband, “Bertie. ”  Joseph’s parents, Maxine and Elmer also appear to be completely mad and alarm Ethelbert further.

When a young couple, Theo and Ruthie arrive at the house, it adds confusion to the mayhem.   Theo grew up in the house and wants to show it to Ruthie.   Little does he know that his  mother, Maxine still lives there with her new husband, Elmer.

This play won the Eastern Illinois University New Play Competition last year (under the former title ‘THE ROAD TO SIDCUP’) and was subsequently performed as a staged reading at Eastern.

Author:  George Freek

Type:  One Act Play in Two Scenes

Genre :  Comedy of the Absurd

Length:  50 minutes approximately

Number of Actors: Seven (7 actors) 4M, 3F, four men and three women

Ages of actors:  Three, young (20s-30s), three middle aged (40s) and one older gentleman(60s)

Suitable for: All  ages

Set:  A living room: a door in the rear, beside it is a small stand with a plant on it. On the left is a small dining table and to the left a sofa and a couple of chair. There are doorways right and left. A trashcan is center stage down.

Level of  Difficulty:  7/10. This comedy is both physical and verbal – both equally important.

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Copyright  January  2013 George Freek Off The Wall Plays

Like this play?  Other zany comedies we stock:

Am I good? Comedy where a bit of exposed bottom goes a long way
Love in the time of Tourette’s – comedy for 4 people
Don’t bank on it – one act comedy about what really goes on in banking!