Competitive Wheres

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Number of players: cast

Length: 2–3 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Game description: Ask for a non-geographic location from the audience. Divide the cast into teams. One member steps forward from each team and faces off with each other, alternating naming objects that might be found in that location at a high speed. If they falter, name an object that wouldn’t really be found in that location, or name an object that’s already been named, the audience makes a buzzer sound.

The other team earns a point, and a new player cycles in to face off with the winner of the last round.

Notes: The humor of this game comes in for the audience when the players get something wrong.

Half Life

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Also known as: N/A

Number of players: 2–4

Difficulty: medium

Length: 2–3 minutes

Game description: Do a scene in increasingly shorter increments. First 1 minute, then 30 seconds, then 15 seconds, then 7.5 seconds, then 3.75 seconds.

Variations: N/A

Notes: Much of the humor of this game is bound up in seeing someone do things much faster. The more you move around the stage in the first scene, the more drastic your motions will be as the scene speeds up.