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Funnel in your Pants

Funnel in your pants – a classic clown skit for 2 or more clowns

Description: One clown tries to fool another by having them put a funnel in their pants, a coin on their forehead, and try to catch the coin in the funnel.   Of course, the prank is when the other clowns pour water into the funnel instead.

Props needed: A large funnel, a hot water bottle hidden in the pants, and a large coin.

The basic scenario is as follows: One clown walks onto the stage and is interrupted by a second clown, who wants to show him a new trick.   He has him tilt his head way back, and places a coin on his forehead.   He next puts a funnel into the clown’s pants and explains that all he needs to do is drop the coin into the funnel, and if successful he can keep the coin.   While the victim is trying to do that, the other clown takes a pitcher of water, and pours it into the funnel, soaking the poor clown’s pants.

There are several variations that you can do with this basic scenario.   For example, you can have the “victim” clown pretend not to understand, and need to have the “prankster” clown demonstrate-€only to have the “victim” pour the water down his pants.

You can have the “victim” not react, only to pull a hot water bottle out of his pants, where the water has gone, foiling the “prankster” clown’s trick.

You can combine all of these, either as a running gag or if you have a clown troupe you can perform this as a routine with four clowns, as follows:

The first and second clown come on, and the first clown pulls the prank on the second clown.   When the second clown complains about the dirty trick, the first clown can suggest that he pull it on someone else.   The first clown walks off stage, and the third clown comes on stage, and Clown 2 tries to repeat the prank on him.   Clown 3 feigns lack of understanding and has Clown 2 demonstrate – at which point Clown 3 pours the water down his pants for a second time.   Clown 3 walks off, and Clown 4 walks on.   Clown 2 tries the prank on him, and this time, he seemingly succeeds – €only for Clown 4 to pull out the no-longer-empty hot water bottle, and squirt or pour the water on Clown 2, ending with a chase off stage.


Tom Raymond, aka. Raynbow the Clown, has been a professional clown and balloon twister for over 15 years, and runs several clown-related websites such as Famous Clowns, Best Clean Funny Jokes

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