The Delivered Skit

need: spotlight, 2 tables, 3 chairs, Bailiff, Satan, Jesus, Clown, God’s voice Set – 1 table stage left (angled) for Satan with papers; 1 table stage right (angled)for Jesus and clown; Bailiff stage left; spotlight center stage (spotlight on) Bailiff: (standing) All rise. Our Honorable Creator now presiding.

Simple and Hard – Concepts for Clowning

Here’s a basic concept. Clowns make the simple hard, and the hard simple. Incorporate this concept in your performances and you’ll gain wonderful response. Make the simple hard, and the hard simple.Many clowns in the United States seem to be totally satisfied with only making the simple hard! They fail and fail and fail. Their […]

Practical Advice In Character Development

#1. Find three good props that are not only funny, but also that you may use as discussion starters. For example: You may use the standard Bee Collection. Tell your audience that you’ve been a beekeeper for years. You may share your experiences with various bees and what their names and hobbies were. You may […]

Imitations

How does a person begin to develop a clown character? How does an individual develop his own personal performance style? How does a person excel in a specific genre of art? One of the keys to development is imitation.Often, experienced clowns chaff at First of Mays (those in their first year of clowning) whose only […]

Clowning From The Heart

Clowning from the heart; this phrase surfaces in every clown publication and at every convention. It seems to me that some instructors use this phrase to win over their audience or give credibility to what they do. They may be talking about prop building or elephant riding or any number of relevant clown things, but […]

Effective Gospel Skits

Skits are the primary avenue which clowns use in a performance setting. Usually the skit is built around a gimmick (a prop of some kind). In writing a Christian skit, use an object lesson or magical illustra¬≠tion in the place of the gimmick. Allow the object lesson to be the basis for the skit. The […]

Victory! (skit)

Theme: Jesus gives us victory over Satan “…the Son of Man came to destroy the works of the devil.” (1 John 3:8) “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13) “We are more than conquerors through Him who loved us,” (Romans 8:37) Characters: Whimsey & Bonkley Prop: A Bible