You can find this funny female monologue, highest scoring this week on the laugh-o-meter, on page 33 of 222 Comedy Monologues 2 Minutes and Under Volume 4.
Few reasons I luuuurrrve this one per my Monologue Writing 101:
- Hook opener immediately made me like Andrew Biss' style: "Thirty years of my life I've squandered on that anonymous hotel guest legally defined as my husband and your father." Best hook this week (so far).
- The monologue effectively connects past action recalled to the present action. As Mrs. Pennington-South bemoans in great, vivid rib tickling detail the exasperating soul sucking experience that has been her marriage, she connects these past recollections to her life's current mission, which is to ensure that her son - to whom she's currently speaking - escapes a similar fate.
- Finally, insult comedy is funny. This monologue is chock full
However, as the great LeVar Burton said "You don't have to take my word for it, read it for yourself." Get the one act play "Cuthbert's Last Stand" by Andrew Biss here.