The Skit Library L
A Compendium of Skits from various sources.
Lawn Mower One person bends over pantomiming a lawn mower. This
"mower" rumbles and shakes, sputtering, as the gardener tries to
start it. It doesn't start. Other members of the skit try to
start it with no luck. The gardener chooses a volunteer out of
the audience to try and start it and it starts up right away
chugging along. The gardener explains all it took was a bigger
Lie Detector A transparent container (i.e. an old vase) and a
coin with a string attached. The container sits on a table with
a cloth over it. Have two guys start up a conversation where one
tries to convince the other that the container and coin is a lie
detector. The coin jumps up and down pulled by another person
below the table when somebody tells the truth. The second guy
doesn't believe the first guy that the vase is a lie detector.
Punch line is that the boy with the container and coin says he
isn't lying and that he hasn't lied in his whole life where the
table falls over with the container revealing the boy underneath.
Listen at the Wall One person goes along a wall listening and
listening. Others come along and ask him what he is doing. He
says dramatically, "Listen," and the others do. One of them
says, "I don't hear anything", in a disgusted voice. "LISTEN",
he says more dramatically and they listen some more. Again
someone says, "I don't hear anything." The original listener
says, "You know," with a faraway look, "its been like that all
Living Xylophone The instrument consists of several kneeling
performers. The player strikes each on the head with a fake
mallet or his fist as if playing a xylophone. Each player utters
a single note when struck. Simple songs such as "Twinkle,
Twinkle, Little Star" can be played this way.
Lost Item around Campfire First boy searches the ground around
the campfire. Second boy: "What are you looking for, maybe I can
help you find it. First boy: "I dropped my neckerchief
slide." Second boy: "Where were you standing when you dropped
it." First boy: "Over there." (He points into the darkness."
Second boy: "Then why are you looking over there." First boy:
"Are you kidding? It's too dark over there. You can't see a
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