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10 One-Minute Comedic Male Monologues

Written by Ashleigh Gardner

July 13, 2017

Hey, guys! Need a comedic monologue for an upcoming audition? We’ve pulled ten from our ever-expanding collection of monologues so you can choose the perfect one for you!

A monologue from Holy Crab! by Zhu Yi

(Male, Comedic, College – 20s)
Times Square. Javier used to make a living by playing “Statue of Liberty” on the streets, but this morning he just received a work permit after being undocumented in the US for nearly 20 years. When he comes to Times Square to celebrate with his previous “co-worker”, another Statue of Liberty player on the streets, he finds her missing. And he can’t even call the police because she is undocumented.

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A monologue from Two Mrs. & Ablaze by Kevin Lōttes

(Male, Serio-Comic, 20s – 30s)
Clayton has been invited to a widow’s bungalow. Attracted to him, the widow is searching for more information on his estranged wife to determine if he is available or not.

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A monologue from The Masked Zinfandel by Justin Warner

(Male, Comedic, 20s – 30s)
Here, the Zinfandel is cornered in a battle by Sam The Shoemaker, who has just discovered that the Zinfandel is a fraud. Sam tells him he’s not a real hero, and the Zinfandel responds.

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The Pinnacle by Barbara Lhota & Janet B. Milstein

(Male, Comedic, 20s – 30s)
For several months, Lincoln has been planning to ask Liz to marry him, but he wanted a proper setting in which to ask. He has planned a romantic get –away to Italy to pop the  question. The only problem is that Lincoln has lost the engagement ring. He suspects the hotel maid of stealing it, so he’s been complaining to the management and obsessed with trying to locate this maid. Liz, not knowing his plan, is feeling hurt and fiercely angry because Lincoln has been ignoring her throughout the entire vacation. He is constantly talking to his friends in the nearby villa, and acting like an idiot. In this scene, Lincoln has taken Liz to a romantic Italian restaurant to pop the question. Liz wants to break up with him.

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A monologue from Magic Trick by Mariah MacCarthy

(Male, Comedic, 20s – 30s)
An Emcee of a Burlesque Dive Bar invites the audience to the next Burlesque act, unique to the venue because of its “physically integrated” style.

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A monologue from Montgomery Clift and the All-Girl Fan Club by Rosary O’Neill

(Male, Serio-Comic, 20s – 30s)
Six months after a devastating car crash, Montgomery Clift finds his face unrecognizable after surgery. Unwilling to give up his career in films, he is more determined than ever to act a lead again. No good offers have come his way; he struggles to get himself back on the boards. He is frantic. He defies all and refuses sympathy calls from his friends. But they appear as hallucinations to help him find out how he confronted calamity before. In this monologue, Dr. Billy comically insists Montgomery remove his bandage.

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A monologue from Hearts by Rosary O’Neill

(Male, Serio-Comic, College – 20s)
A critically ill young artist must reject his family’s fortune to pursue his precarious passion to make art. An antebellum mansion in the Garden District, New Orleans, Louisiana creates the setting for this artist’s last fight. When a new age nurse arrives and proposes the hope of a renewed life at a distant artists colony, the man must choose between his doomed if comfortable Gothic history and a bohemian precarious future. Rooster, the artist, charms Sheila by insisting he doesn’t want her as an agent.

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A monologue from Murder in the Red Barn by Don Nigro

(Male, Serio-Comic, College – 20s)
Will is the young (former) lover of the local Molecatcher’s daughter, Maria. Maria recently revealed to Will that she is pregnant with Will’s child. Not wanting to marry Maria, nor face the wrath of Maria’s father, Will has murdered her and buried her body. In this monologue, he attempts to explain away her sudden disappearance to her suspicious father. Will is a sly trickster type, with a sardonic sense of humor that often goes over the heads of those around him. Even while trying to cover up a murder, he still takes the time to slip in some aside sarcasm.

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A monologue from Crawl by Crystal Skillman

(Male, Serio-Comic, College – 20s)
Alex, a black man, talks to his brother, Ty, on the stoop of their modest but well-kept house on Franklin Ave in Brooklyn, NY. It is cold, January or February, and there is ice on the ground. Their parents, who are now dead, left the house to them, and they are selling it. Alex has come all the way from Long Beach to help Ty sell the place, but they argue about their family’s history. The men have been waiting outside for a while for the buyer. Alex accuses Ty of getting sentimental about the house, which segues into why Alex doesn’t get emotional about movies, namely Avatar. Rather than being a monologue strictly about Avatar, Alex’s views on the film represent his perspective on how “perfect culture” is represented as truth when so much of the world, especially the world around him, is falling to pieces.

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A monologue from The Princess of Caspia by Ricardo Soltero-Brown

(Male, Comedic, 20s – 40s)
Simon and Taylor, a married couple, are arguing over drinks. Taylor wants to have sex with Simon, but Simon seems, to her, uninterested. She asks him, “Are you seeing someone?” He is: Rhonda. But he doesn’t let on this fact. He lies and says no. Taylor keeps egging him on, so he responds with a false tale about a woman he’s met: The Princess of Caspia. Here, Simon describes this fake Princess and all the things they do together. He is trying to egg Taylor on just as much as she did him.

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Ashleigh Gardner received her AA in Theatre/Drama/Dramatic Arts from Valencia College and her Bachelors Degree in English Literature and Masters Degree in Literary, Cultural, and Textual Studies from the University of Central Florida. She is a playwright, an actor, and PerformerStuff.com’s Editor.