Monologue Name: The Man In All Black Writer: Ken Thompson Character Name: Johnny Teenage Comedy
I saw him standing there, on the other side of the road…The man in all black. I mean, he was just standing there! It was super weird, so I decided to watch for awhile. Then he got on his phone! I mean can you believe that?
Weeeeeiirrrrdddd…right?! He’s just standing there. On the street. And I mean there’s this bright red fire hydrant next to him. Like Boom-Bam!! It made the man in all black stand out even more! So I get my phone out to take a picture of him, but he sees me. I literally jumped in a bush next to me…Yea that doesn’t work like it does on TV. I was stuck!!! I mean, can you believe that? Stuck! In a bush!
Then the man in black started walking toward me. I stood really still to pretend that I was part of the bush, but he kept walking! He came right up to me and ya know what he said?! Come on, take a guess!…Alright he said “Til things are brighter, I’m the man in black.” Then he just walked away! Can you believe that?! He just said that!! Then walked away!!…And uh, could I get a band-aid? That bush really messed me up.
Hello. My name is Ken and I teach acting classes. I’ve always loved acting but didn’t really get involved until my early 20’s when I got the opportunity to be an extra in the feature film Southpaw starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Rachel McAdams. 50 Cent was also in the film. I was on this set for five days and really got insight into the process of filmmaking, especially observing the great director Antoine Fuqua.
Anyway, this led to more opportunities as an extra on some big sets including: Concussion, Love The Coopers, Mindhunter, and Banshee. These experiences are timeless even if I was just an extra.
During this span I also received my Masters in Education, and a couple years later I was hired as an acting teacher. I still act, as well as teach acting, and know that a good original monologue can be hard to find.
As my passion for writing increased I wrote a couple monologues for students, based on some of their improv, and figured I’d share those monologues, and others I’ve created, for all to use!