Funny Jokes Comedy Skit












Write and Perform Your Own Comedy Skit

(...but let's make sure you can tell it to the principal hehehe)

Have a chat to the children in your class about what makes a joke funny. The answers will probably not be what you expect.

Go on to discuss the conventions of riddle, pun, knock knock jokes, appropriateness for audience etc.

Comedy Skit Task: With a partner you must write a comedy skit script and perform it for our class. The skit must be done in the convention of the 'straight guy/funny guy' and have a variety of joke types in it. You must submit your script to the teacher before your performance. The skit must have a duration of between 3 and 5 minutes.

Discuss - No racism, No sexism, No toilet humour, No falling down (we've seen it before), No fights (we've seen it before) or language that may offend etc. This is your opportunity to be creative and produce a unique piece art.

Discuss - Tips for a 'better' performance. e.g. 'Your voice needs to be loud enough so the little old deaf lady at the back of the room can hear'. You may like to dress up. Remember to wait for the laughing to settle before you begin your next joke.

Peer Review - Jointly compose a rubric that can be used as a reflective tool on the performance.


- upload your script to your blog for the world to enjoy.
- turn your script into a podcast
- video your performance and burn it to DVD for your parents to enjoy
- do your performance using puppets and video tape it. Then upload the video to your blog.

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