Comedy songs for music theatre performers

Couple in costume sing comedic song

If you intend to audition for a musical comedy or you need something light-hearted to perform, then it’s a good idea to have a couple of funny songs in your repertoire. Comedy songs require strong acting skills and are a great choice to show off your ability if you’re a character actor. In this blog post, I suggest over 50 comedic songs that are suitable for performances and auditions. There song suggestions for males, females, and some duets.

As a general suggestion, comedy songs are often best performed with a ‘serious’ approach, that is, avoid the temptation to overplay the jokes and let the writing speak for itself. Look at the context of the song, who is singing it, what motivates them, and who they are singing to. Another important element of in comedy is an element of surprise. Your goal is to surprise the casting panel, whether they’ve heard the song before or not.

Comedy Songs for Males

Comedy Songs for females

Suitable for both males and females

Comedy Duets

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  1. WOW! Thank you SO much for your suggested list of comedy songs for singers. I am a voice and piano instructor at a studio in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada and am excited to look through all of these :). I really appreciate too that you have designated them for males or females or both as that save me a lot of time if I am not already familiar with the selection.

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