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Death’s no laughing matter – two act comedy plays



Death’s No Laughing Matter – Two Act Comedy Plays

Susan Denton’s movie career has ground to an abrupt halt when she finds out that she has been taken out of her latest movie entirely, to be replaced by a new girl, Kim, with very little experience. This makes her head ache even more than it has been over the past few days. Her day goes from bad to worse when she is confronted by a stranger in her apartment. He apparently broke through the window to get in, but also happens to be Azrael, the angel of death, coming to take Susan. (It turns out that her headache was more serious than she thought) But Susan isn’t ready to go and she’ll do anything to buy more time….

Author: Tony Broadwick

Genre: Comedy, dark comedy, two act comedy plays

Type: Two act comedy plays

Cast: 7 5M 2F

Ages of the actors: Adult – the two F are 20’s-30’s and the men are 20’s to 50’s

Length: Two hours

Suitable for: All ages

Set: SUSAN DENTON’s living room. The furniture, the decor, rugs, and lamps are contemporary. Walls and curtains are in pastel colors. With the exception of a dozen bright red roses in a light gray vase, everything in the room is in dull, non-reflective colors. Large, framed, black-and-white, pictures of Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Humphrey Bogart, and James Dean hang on the walls.
There is a well-stocked bar on stage left. A door on stage right leads to the front door. The back wall has a large window that offers the view of the city from the fourth or fifth floor. There are two doors, one on each side of the window. The door on the left leads to Susan’s bedroom. The door on the right goes to the front door. There is a small window by the side of the bar. A door to the left of the bar opens to a guest bathroom.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – sharp dialogue

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Copyright ©February 2014 Tony Broadwick and Off The Wall Play Publishers


Like this play? Other two act comedy scripts you may enjoy:

Don’t say you’re Harry – a two act farce
Foulweather friend – Two act comedy about putting on a play and resurrecting your audience so that you actually have an audience
Tune in – two act comedy about a TV station

An Ordinary Man – a comedy about being a werewolf

comedy about being a werewolf


Jack, is a run of the mill kind of guy. He is married, lives in the suburbs and pays his taxes. It’s not his fault he’s a werewolf, and to be honest, he’s kind of tired of the whole thing, really. His wife, Judy is quite pragmatic about his little problem, and thinks he should just come out to his friends. And take his pills. Things aren’t helped by the fact that his best friend, Simon has recently been bitten by a vampire and is now one.  When his friend comes clean about being a vampire, and mentions he has potentially heard of a cure for them both, Jack leaps at the chance. But is it really a cure?

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Author: S Rob

Genre: Comedy about being a werewolf

Type: One act play

Length: Thirty minutes 30 min

Number of actors: Four  3M, 1F

Ages of the actors:  Three twenties to thirties, 20-30s, one older male.

Suitable for:All ages

Set: A living room in a normal house

Level of  Difficulty:   6/10 – easy script, but few stage directions.

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Copyright December 2013 Simon Robson and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play?  Fancy one of our other dark comedies?

Death of a Gerbil – award winnng comedy about being dead, when you don’t know you are
Explain the handcuffs – a time travel adventure
Foulweather friend – a two act comedy about bringing your audience back from the dead
Stirred, not shaken – a James Bond style comedy about fiance’s, Martini’s and dead bodies