The Ugliest Person in the World
1 Ring master
1 secret person underneath a blanket
3 people in crowd
1 mark (person in the crowd NOT IN ON THE SKIT)
The setting for this sketch is at a circus. You’ll need an over-the-top personality to be the Ring Master. He needs to be loud and boisterous. You’ll need a person to be underneath the blanket (aka, the Ugliest Person in the World). Have three people planted in the crowd in on the skit. Finally, before you start the skit, choose someone not in on the skit who can take a joke.
The scene opens with a secret person (no one knows who it is) underneath a large blanket on the stage. He can be sitting in a chair. This person is supposedly The Ugliest Person in the World.
Ringmaster: “Welcome ladies and gentlemen to the circus. You may be wondering what is under this blanket. (point to the blanket) Well, ladies and gentlemen, this is the ugliest person in the world. Could I get a volunteer from the crowd to come up and peek into the blanket?” (lots of students will raise their hands, but pick Person 1 that is planted in the crowd)
P1: “I’ll do it! I’m not scared of anything!!” (P1 comes up to the stage and carefully lifts the blanket without revealing the personÕs identity. He looks underneath blanket, screams, and runs off stage and out the door.)
Ringmaster: “Oh no, it seems he was shocked beyond belief! Well um, anyone else want to step up and have a little peek?”(follow the same procedure as before, choosing your second planted person in the crowd)
P2: “I will, I mean like, it can’t be that bad! How ugly can one person be?” (She steps up to the stage, carefully looks underneath the blanket, screams, and runs away.)
Ringmaster: ” Uh oh. It seems like we’ve got another freaked out person! Ooooh, it gives me the shivers. Well is there anyone else willing to volunteer?”
P3: (shaking and not making eye contact)
Ringmaster: ” Yes you, why don’t you come and have a peek?
P3: ” Ummmm. Okaaaaay… “(trembling, she carefully looks underneath blanket, screams, and falls dead)
Ringmaster: ” Oh my gosh! She dropped dead of fright!! Is there anyone, anyone at all, who can stare the ugliest person in the face, and live to tell about it? U,m let me see. Maybe, yes, yes, you!!!” (pointing to the person who is in on the skit watching, perhaps a grandparent, mom, dad, leader, etc.)
Last Person: (Will probably walk up onto the stage and look underneath the blanket. As soon as he/she looks up under the blanket, have the Ugliest Person in the World shriek and run off the stage under the blanket, leaving the person on the stage slightly embarrassed.)
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