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Foreign Therapy – tongue in cheek political comedy script

political comedy script


Read all about it! Read all about it! A new island has been discovered slap bang in the middle of the sea between the USA and Russia (And let’s not forget Canada, of course) . The leaders of each powerful nation are there, vying for ownership of the island in this tongue in cheek political comedy script.

Now, in every doomed marriage there is a mediator, someone whose job it is to smooth things over, as it were. Russia and America hate one another, so his job isn’t going to be easy. Canada has come to the party too, but that wasn’t the mediator’s idea. And because it wasn’t his idea, it’s clear he isn’t going to let Canada have a say, even though he has loads of good ideas.

Now this poor mediator’s task is to get them to agree on something. As the testosterone levels in the room rise, both Russia and America are finally united in the idea that they will go to war with each other over this tiny patch of land and the mediator is finding it more and more difficult and is considering abandoning the whole thing and going for lunch instead.

Enter North Korea. He’s brought popcorn.



Lake Forest High School, IL, USA, -2021
Seton Hill University Theatre and Dance, PA – 2021


Read other plays by playwright Kate Cosette – A Tale of two balconies – a modern Romeo and Juliet Comedy

Author: Kate Cosette

Type: One act play

Genre: Political Comedy script

Cast: Cast of 5 Could be 4M 1F or a mix of 2-3 M and 2-3F

Ages of the actors: Teens up

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

Length: 15-20 minutes

Set: A conference room with a long, oval table

Level of difficulty: 7/10: Accents and nuances

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Copyright © 2019 Kate Cosette and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other political plays you may enjoy:

Ye’ll vote for me – short Irish political skit
The Chicken or the Egg – political satire script
Trump – I’m not a racist skit

The Astounding Works of Simon Trout – hilarious teen one act

hilarious teen one act


When Karen Carter has yet another fight with her family and she storms into her room, the last thing she expects to find is a fully grown good looking guy sitting on her bed. After getting over the shock of this (and passing out a few times), she confronts him. It turns out that he is actually a magical creature, called a Sprite, but who is generally known as ‘Simon,’ whose power is to restore balance to those who have called for help.

He assures her that he can change her family to the way she would like them to be. This appeals and so he waves his magic hand over the unsuspecting family who are sitting down to dinner. A series of very funny identical scenes follow in which they are at first made more honest (doesn’t work), more loving (too much!) more affectionate (OMG) and so on until they reach the inevitable conclusion in this hilarious teen one act script.

Performance history:

Sir John Talbot’s Leisure Centre…Whitchurch, Shropshire, UK
Kino Culture Oswestry Shropshire, UK
Silvester Horne Institute Church Stretton Shropshire, UK
Theatre Severn (Walker Theatre) Shrewsbury Shropshire, UK
Old Scona Academic High School, Alberta, Canada – 2018
Mountain View High School, CO, USA – 2018
Eagle Point High school, OR, USA – 2018

Moresby Art Theatre, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea – 2019

Read about playwright Owen Lewis

Author: Owen Lewis

Type: One act play

Genre: Comedy, British comedy

Cast: Cast of five, 3M 2F

Ages of the actors: Three in their twenties, two older but can be made up.

Suitable for: All ages

Length: Forty Five minutes

Set: The action is initially in Karen’s bedroom and then the Carter family kitchen – diner.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – repeating the same scene over and over with changes in the dialogue

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Copyright © December 2016 Owen Lewis and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other funny teen plays for you to enjoy:

Jack Masterson and the case of absurdity – a ”who stole it” teen farce
Aladdin – comedy script
ESPN, B.C. – teen comedy with no words!

Miss Independent – one act comedy – what not to do when your marriage breaks down

one act comedy


One act comedy play script about divorce and what not to do when your marriage falls apart. An errant husband’s yoga instructor girlfriend, aptly named ‘Çhristmas’ manipulates the husband into divorcing his wife, the wife’s subsequent disintegration into the classic stages of anger (cured by throwing his stuff out the house), depression (cured by fried chicken) and toyboying (cured by ‘Malcolm’) and her gradual rehabilitation with the love of her son. Nice subtext of the female mid-life crisis.

Watch a short segment adapted for film on Youtube by comedian Corrine Rogan.

Read about playwright Ashley Nader. Other plays by Ashley.

Author: Ashley Nader

Genre: Family comedy-drama

Type: One act comedy play, Two-hander

Cast: 1M 1F

Ages of the actors: M young to middle aged, F middle aged to older

Suitable for: PG 14 language, sexual innuendos

Length: Fifteen to twenty minutes long

Set: Set is a typical living room 

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – an easy conversational play, dialogue driven

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Copyright © August 2015 Ashley Nader and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other one act comedies in stock:

Am I good? Comedy where a bit of accidentally exposed bottom goes a long way
Ralph – Monty Python styled film noir whodunit
The Call Centre – comedy about an insurance call centre


Don’t Shrink Me – one act comedy script


one act adult comedy about therapy


In this one act comedy script, we meet Gerald, a therapist with an unconventional approach to his sessions. We also meet his three newest patients: Sarah, a sexaholic suburban housewife who has been having affairs for years, Henry, an about to be new father with a taste for women’s underwear and Jade, who’d rather break up with her boyfriend than lose the chocolate she really craves. And then there’s Gerald’s therapist…

Another one act comedy from best selling playwright Ashley Nader. Other plays by Ashley.

Author: Ashley Nader

Genre: Comedy

Type: One act comedy script

Cast: Five 3M 2F

Ages of the actors: Three middle aged, two younger

Suitable for: PG rates due to sex topics discussed

Length: 25-30 minutes

Set: Split between Gerald’s home and his office. If need be, the home part could be performed in front of the curtain with the office behind. It’s at the director’s discretion.

Level of Difficulty: 7/10 – easy conversational style writing, slightly embarrassing topics to discuss.

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Copyright ©January 2015 Ashley Nader and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other one act comedies that we stock:

A Beatle’s Story – play about the Beatles and how they formed
Waiting – very funny comedy about being stuck in the queue to go the loo with an oddish gent
The Chicken or the egg – political satire script

The Chicken or the Egg – A Political Satire Script

political satire script


The play is set at a court hearing of a man from rural Victoria who has been charged with sedition for publishing remarks on the internet that are deciphered as supportive of Al Qaeda. The man’s defense is that he did not publish the remarks but that his chicken had laid an egg on his computer keyboard which caused the random configuration of letters to be posted on the internet. Courtroom drama erupts as accusation fly about who really posted the comments, the defendant, the chicken…or the egg.

Author: Revelly Robinson

Type: One Act Play

Genre: Political Satire script

Number of Actors: Four  4M

Ages of the Actors: Adult

Suitable for : All Ages

Length: 15-20 minutes

Set:  Simple. A rural courtroom.  A chicken puppet is needed.  Alternatively a real chicken.

Level of Difficulty:  7/10 – keeping a straight face on stage as this script is very funny.

More plays by Revelly Robinson. Read about  playwright Revelly Robinson

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Copyright August 2013 Revelly Robinson + Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play?  Other short one act comedies for you to enjoy!

Bob – a 5 minute comedy skit about a weird guy who goes to audition for a part in a play
In the Hut – funny Irish monologue about a bus driver
Road rage – a short comedy with a twist
The Wingman -a ten minute comedy script for 3

Cancelled – award winning one act farce

Cancelled - off the wall plays one act farce

In this one act farce, set in a studio in a radio station in the 1940’s, the cast of a popular radio show are held hostage by one of the show’s sponsors, Monty Navoli, who is furious that the show has been cancelled, and who also, unfortunately, appears to be a member of the mob.  When it is discovered that the producer of the show, Walter St. Paul, has taken Monty Navoli’s money and spent it himself, Monty threatens to shoot him unless the show goes on air one last time. It all falls hilariously apart as the actors struggle to produce a whole show with only a few pages of script, no sound man and a gun pointed at their heads.

The play was selected as a finalist in Riant Theatre’s 2008 Strawberry One-Act Festival, and placed second in the Little Theatre of Alexandria’s 2009 one-act playwriting competition.

Performance history:

Meadville Community Theatre – 2015
Great River School, MN, USA – 2017
Iver Heath Drama Club, Buckinghamshire, UK – 2018
The Fenn School, MA, USA – 2019
Moruya Red Door Theatre Company Inc, NSW, Australia – 2019
Mississippi School for Mathematics & Science – MS, USA – 2019
Buck’s Rock Camp, CT, USA – 2019
IMCOM G9 Army Entertainment, Bavaria US Army Base – 2019
Salterton Drama Club, Exeter, United Kingdom – 2020
Bow Valley High School, Alberta, Canada – 2020
St Francis de Sales College, SA, Australia – 2020
Pulaski County High School Drama Club, KY – USA – 2021
Diva Las Vegas & Company, NV, USA – 2022
Rightway Club, WI, USA – 2022
Plymouth Congregational Church, KS, USA – 2022
Port Huron Civic Theatre. MI, USA – 2022
Rocky Hill Country Day School, RI, USA – 2023
Sherborne School, Dorset – United Kingdom – 2023

Author: M. Robert Grunwald

Genre: Comedy, farce

Type: One act farce

Length:  Fifty minutes 50 min

Suitable for: All ages

Number of actors:  Eleven actors and 4 non speaking policemen. 9M 2F as the main characters

Ages of the actors:  Various – twenties to seventies, 20s-70s

Level of Difficulty:  6/10 – acting one part in real life and another ‘on the air’

Set: The Los Angeles studio of a radio show, 1940. Six microphones stand at front stage right, a sound effects station is at stage left. The walls are soundproofed appropriately, and an ON-AIR light hangs above a door at the back of the studio. There is a long table at the back.

The author states that the play should be produced unaltered.  Read more about playwright M. Robert Grunwald

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Copyright 2008 M. Robert Grunwald  Off The Wall Plays

Like this script? Read some of our other one award winning and best selling one act comedies:

A cut above the rest – a one act farce – two jewel thieves ‘attempt’ to steal the fabulous Devonport diamonds

Naked – a one act play about internet dating and ‘not being quite yourself online’

The love of cheesecake – 2 slightly frumpy adults try to get their love lives back on track with hilarious consequences

Arcanum – a one act comedy about friends and love

Luke Warm – a bizarre one act “superhero beats villain” comedy script

superhero comedy script



In this superhero comedy script,  Luke Warm (Crime Fighting Machine) and his non-gender-specific sidekick (Mike
Alpha November), have been tasked with thwarting the diabolical villain Canto Knees, and his non-gender-specific sidekick (Vanilla Sheik), before they destroy the southern hemisphere with a giant laser cannon. They are assisted by Little Miss Buffet
(Private Dick), a black sidekick housekeeper (Mavis), and an Extra. Featuring Russians, cuckoo clocks and a speech impediment, Luke Warm will make your nose bleed in this superhero comedy script.

Author:Brett Baxter

Characters: 2M, 2F, 2N, 1 extra

Genre: Superhero comedy script

Length: 25 Minutes

Ages of Performers: Twenties Up

Suitable For: PG advised – contains some offensive content

Level of Difficulty: 6/10 – getting stereotyping correct

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Copyright August 2011  Brett Baxter and Off The Wall Play Publishers