I help coach the Speech Team (a.k.a. Forensics Team) at my high school. It’s very competitive. There are hundreds of people all across Illinois vying to become state champion in each of the 13 different events. Sectionals is this weekend, and hopefully, we’ll be sending a number of kids to the State finals next weekend.
One of the events in Speech is called Original Comedy. Essentially, you write the script and play all of the characters yourself, “popping” between different ones.
Here’s a video of last year’s state champion in the event, Colin Delaney. He does a piece about Jesus celebrating his 13th birthday. Along the way, he portrays God, Mary, Joseph, Lazarus, and several other Biblical characters. It’s surprisingly not offensive (at least, I didn’t think it was). And there are a *ton* of great one-liners.
(And if you want to watch another Original Comedy — one that took 3rd in state to Colin’s 1st — Jon Sokolow‘s piece doesn’t involve religion and has terrific sound quality. And it’s hilarious.)