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Town CRISIS! – short comedy sketch about the news

TOWN CRISIS! SHORT COMEDY SKETCH ABOUT THE NEWS

COMEDY SKETCH ABOUT THE NEWS

Hear ye! Hear ye! All the latest news from your faithful town crier. Who’s attacking who, the latest outbreak of plague: All the important stuff, ye know.

Hear ye! Hear ye! Don’t listen to HIS boring news. Why listen to that depressing stuff when you can find out right here just how to lose weight without dieting? AND know your future. And who has the biggest butt in the whole kingdom. Right here. Right now.

Fake news – it’s older than you think in this short comedy sketch about the news.

Read other sketches by Peter Keel – Bad News, Pluto – comedy sketch for ten actors

Author: Peter Keel

Type: Short comedy sketch about the news

Genre: Comedy, skit, sketch, one act

Cast: Cast of 8, 6M, 2F but it is flexible

Ages of the actors: Kids up

Suitable for: All ages to watch and kids up to perform

Length: 8 minutes

Set: At the director’s discretion. Can be a blank stage or even done in front of a curtain during scene changes.

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – short funny sketch with not too many lines to learn

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Cost is $5.50 for this short digital sketch

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Copyright © July 2019 Peter Keel and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other short skits and sketches you may enjoy:

A Likely Story – five minute comedy filler
No-Thanks-Giving skit
Sunday in the park with Phil – short comedy sketch about true love. In Any form

The Beach House – comedy drama about family

COMEDY DRAMA ABOUT FAMILY

THE BEACH HOUSE – A COMEDY DRAMA ABOUT FAMILY

It’s meant to be a celebration of family and in particular, granddad Arthur’s birthday. Sure, Arthur and Ellen have been divorced a long time and he barely gets along with Abigail, his granddaughter, but at least Belinda is trying when it comes to her parents and children in this comedy drama about family.

It’s unfortunate really that Abigail and Jarvis, his grandson show their true and disingenuous reasons for attending the beach house celebration, in a situation that is unraveling almost as soon as they get to their home away from home. With a no-show father (Belinda’s husband who cares as much for the title as he does for Abigail) it seems Belinda is well and truly on her own as she tries desperately to keep a family as unified as ever. In this drama/comedy in one act, the odds are not so much in Belinda’s favour as a secret as old as Abigail threatens to tear the family completely apart…

Other plays by New Zealander writer James O’Sullivan – The Dane – comedy about two snotty older actors who audition for Hamlet.

Author: James O’Sullivan

Type: Full length one act play

Genre: Comedy drama about family

Cast: 4F 2M

Ages of the actors: Early twenties to seventy years old

Suitable for: Adults – odd references to sex

Length: 90 minutes

Set: The lounge of a beach house in the coastal resort town of Pauanui. The kitchen joins the lounge, demarcated by a bench. It is obvious from the lavish furnishings that rich people have their holidays here. There is a sofa and three chairs. It is summer and there is plenty of light.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – full length one act play, keeping the audience’s attention

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Copyright September 2018 James O’Sullivan and Off the Wall Play Publishers

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

Love, Norman – drama about family and thinking about suicide
Nietzche’s Nose – comedy about a dysfunctional family
Irish jack – family comedy about marrying outside your culture