The Skit Library B
A Compendium of Skits from various sources.
Balloon Orchestra The players in the orchestra each hold a
balloon. They blow up their balloons in unison, then let out the
air in a squeak at a time to the rhythm of some easily
recognized rhythm such as "Blue Danube" or "Jingle Bells". To
end the skit all fill their balloons with air and let go at the
Big Game Hunting Two to four hunters talking together each says
that he is packing a heavier and more powerful gun to shoot
with. The first starts out with a small handgun and the last
ending up with a very powerful rifle, shotgun, whatever. Two
others come over who have overheard the hunter and want to
settle a bet. Are the hunters going after wolves or moose. One
of the hunters relies," "Why no, we are going after mosquitoes!!"
Black Bart There are several Black Bart skits, all revolving
around the basic plot of the hero chasing Black Bart. The hero
and BB come face to face. BB is cornered, building up the
tension. Destroy it with the anticlimactic line of: "You get the
ping pong ball and I'll get the paddles and I'll meet you in
five minutes." Or "Oh, all right, Black Bart, you use that one
and I'll use the one upstairs." Use the latter one when BB is
trapped in some room.
Bonfire A leader begins to explain how to lay a campfire. The
leader decides to use members of the audience to represent
different pieces of wood. The bonfire builders bring up various
volunteers. Some of the volunteers are bunched in the center for
tinder with others placed for kindling with the "big" logs
stacked on top of each other in increasing larger sizes. The
leader then says that the fire is ready to light, strikes a
match, whereupon, several accomplices yell out that its ON FIRE
and dash several buckets of water on the fire.
Recruit three or four volunteers and blindfold each one. Have
the voluntees stand in front of the audience and instruct them
to take off anything they have on. The smart ones will remove
their blindfold, but those caught up in the joke will continue
to remove items. Continue with those remaining one item at a
time, until it borders on indecency. Then remove the blindfold
and let them in on the joke.
Bell Ringer Part 1 The minister advertises for a bell ringer
for his church. There is knock on the door. A man with no arms
has come to apply for the position. The minister reluctantly
points out his disability, but the applicant assures him he can
do the job. They climb the stairs to the bell tower (run around
and around the campfire talking about how far up it is). Once
in the belfry, the man gets a running start and strikes the bell
with his face. (make sound of bell ringing). The minister is
surprised, but pleased the man can do the job. The minister
gives him the job, and that it is time to ring the noon bell to
ring. The applicant again gets a running start, but this time
trips, misses the bell and falls from the tower to his death.
(ham it up). (minister runs down from the tower, a crowd
gathers and a policeman arrives.) The policeman begins to
question the minister. He asks him if he knows the man's name.
The minister replies: "I don't know his name, but his face sure
rings a bell".
Bell Ringer Part 2 (This skit is performed after part 1.
Either immediately or with another skit in between.) The
minister is walking around talking to himself about how will he
ever get a new bell ringer, when he is surprised by a knock on
the door. He is surprised to see another man without arms
applying for the job. It turns out he is the twin brother of
the first applicant. Go through the skit same as the first.
This time when the policeman asked if he knows the man's name,
the minister replies: "No but he is a dead ringer for the last
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