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Cheeky – One act comedy that’s not a pain in the butt.

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So…I am butt cheek number one. Next to butt cheek number two. Only he’s a bit of a pain in the…sorry, let me not be a total ass about this and explain what I mean. I will start by stating that even though I share DNA with number two, in my opinion we couldn’t be more different. I, for example am the cultured one, the wine connoisseur and I know my vocabulary is better. Or should I say ‘superior.’ It’s like a great divide separates the two of us.

Anyway, today may turn out to be quite an exciting day and the two of us may finally get to see the light of day again. We get the feeling he’s got a hot date. Or something else equally as fun! A one act comedy play for two male actors.


Beaverton School District | Westview High, OR, USA – 2021
Some Small Show, MA, USA – 2022


Read about playwright Morley Shulman. Other one act comedies by Morley – Naked – when a blind date starts out with just a little lie..

Playwright: Morley Shulman

Type: Short one act play

Genre: One act comedy play

Cast: 2M (similar looking)

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: PG 10 – odd innuendo

Length: 10-15 minutes

Set: Black box theatre or at the director’s discretion

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – funny short play for 2 actors that relies on characterization for humor.

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Copyright © August 2018 Morley Shulman and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other two-hander comedies for two male actors that you may enjoy:

Repertory theatre – hilarious comedy about trying to get a play staged for 2M
Ralph –  a slightly bizarre film noir play
Ratboy – failed superhero comedy script

Father – a one act comedy about a priest

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It is Father Daniel’s first day at St. Nicholas’ Parish and walking into his office, he has no idea what exactly he has been lead into by his no-nonsense secretary, Mrs Brubaker in this one act comedy about a priest. Within a minute of him trying to settle in, Father Daniel is visited by the Bishop himself in all his intimidating splendour. The Bishop politely asks (in other words, warns) Fr. Daniel’s to make use of his experience in public relations towards making the annual St. Nicholas Patronal Festival a success.

Fr. Daniel no doubt smells his placement at St. Nicholas as hanging in the balance of the Festival turning out splendidly or an event that is not an embarrassment to his holiness the Bishop. With his job threatened in the first few minutes of him starting it, the Father must ensure he impresses the Bishop and the Festival’s committee which has its own legacy to uphold. In one act, Father explores the best of church politics and the comedy behind what you may see as a serious confession.

A father’s work is never done….

Author: J. Mark Tiller

Type: One act play

Genre: Comedy about a priest

Cast: Main Characters – 7M, 2F

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: All ages

Length: Sixty minutes

Set: Father Daniel’s office – cluttered with  a desk and chair and boxes for storage. 

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – characterization.

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Copyright © February 2018 J. Mark Tiller and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays of a similar vein:

Jumping the league – comedy about a priest who wants to leave the priesthood
If God ate fried chicken – farcical comedy about a priest and nun going on a date to the local chicken joint

The Safety Officer – one act comedy for 7 actors

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In this one act comedy, a fire has occurred backstage of a theatre just before a play is about to be presented – actually, the fire has already been put out (They think.)  The theatre management’s unsuccessful efforts in trying to conceal the incident results in one of the company’s actor’s (Rex) being sent onstage in an effort to quell any possible unrest amongst the audience (he pretends he is the Theatre’s Fire Officer). But instead he uses the opportunity to lambaste the play’s producer (Gerald) and another actor (Rodney). … In an effort to get him offstage, an actress (Carol) is sent on in order to try to persuade him to get off. Rex is in love with Carol, but she does not reciprocate his feelings – she in fact loves Rodney. Happenings onstage result in Rodney dashing on in an effort to assault Rex. … Another actress (Monica) later gets involved, as does Gerald. … The play ends with the cast about to dash offstage after hearing the sirens of fire engines pulling-up outside the front of the theatre.

Production History

Builth Wells Community Arts Society, UK – 2016

Author: Thomas Baines

Genre:  Comedy

Type: One act comedy

Cast:  7 5m 2f.  The two male fireman can also be played by women.

Ages of the actors: Twenties to middle aged

Suitable for: All ages

Length:  25 minutes

Set: A BACKDROP: The bottom centre part of which is black over an appreciable area where it appears to have been scorched by a fire. This and surrounding areas of the stage floor are damp and there are small pools of water on the floor in the vicinity. A fire has obviously been recently dampened down.

THE STAGE CURTAINS are called for in the plot.

TWO FAIRLY LARGE FIRE HOSES – being rolled up (the flat fire services type – not garden hose).

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – there is a lot of physical comedy and there are many sound effects in the script

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Copyright ©December 2014 Thomas Baines and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other one acts with a cast of seven:

ESPN, B.C. – teen action comedy script
Joined at the hip – South African comedy script
Missing the Mark – when you’re the con artist – and you get conned
What’s on your mind – comedy of the absurd

Don’t Bank on it – one act comedy plays for 5 actors

one act comedy plays for 5 actors


In this zany one act comedy for five actors, 2M and 3F, it’s the fifth anniversary of the chairman of The Bank, Alfred Shipman, and he is anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Board, in order to commence celebrating his anniversary. He’s even written the speech himself, just in case. All that needs to be done in the final hour before they arrive is that Roger Hirsh, the vice-president has to put the final touches to the report that Alfred needs to give them. Things start to go downhill when Alfred’s wife, Anita, arrives an hour early from the airport bursting with news that she just has to tell someone; anyone. Then the money grabbing wife of one of his ex employees arrives as well, demanding compensation. They have to get rid of her, finish the report and a whole lot more before the hour is up. Will they make it?

Read more about playwright George Freek. Other plays by George.

Author: George Freek

Type: One act comedy plays

Genre: Comedy

Cast: 5 actors, 3F 2M

Length: 30-40 minutes

Ages of the actors: Adult, middle aged

Suitable for: All ages

Set: The office of the chairman of The Bank

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – achieving comedic chaos

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© November 2014 George Freek and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other one act comedies:

Stirred, not shaken – James Bond style black comedy
Virtual frenemies – when online gaming rivalry meets in real life
A manger carol – one act nativity play

Arcanum – One Act Comedy about Friends and Love

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 ARCANUM – one act comedy about friends and love

A group of friends that meet everyday for lunch in the park may prove to be a bit too much for the new guy at the office to handle, as they discuss everything from movies and food, to love and loss. This character driven comedy is sure to delight all those who enjoy good humor and wit in this one act comedy about friends and love.

Author: James Chisholm

Actors: 5M, 1F

Ages of Actors: Five in their 20s-30s, 1 older M tiny part few lines only

Genre: Comedy

Length: 20-25 minutes

Type: One Act Play

Difficulty: 6/10 – achieving a climax in the play

Suitable for: All Ages

Set: Simple – a park bench, dustbin, lamp post and a easel for ‘doc’

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Cost is $8

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Like this one act play? Others like it:

Meeting Meryl- theatre of the absurd
Murder in the asylum- absurd whodunit script
The Game of life – a one act for 6 actors set on a park bench