Funny Monologues

Thursday, July 28 by George Root

There are many movies with funny monologues that have been released throughout the years. Funny monologues can come from some of the most unsuspecting places and can add a lot to a movie. Men and women have delivered some of the best funny monologues of all time and here is a list of the ones you should make sure you see.

  1. "Christmas Vacation" Towards the end of this comedy classic, beleaguered father Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) opens the Christmas bonus he received from his company. Instead of a check, he gets enrolled in a "Jelly of the Month" club. The resulting comedic monologue containing colorful descriptions of his boss remains an all-time classic.
  2. "Napoleon Dynamite" Napoleon Dynamite (Jon Heder) helps his best friend Pedro (Efren Ramirez) run for class president. But when it comes time for Pedro to give his speech, he confesses that he does not have one written. Napoleon tells Pedro to let people know that if they vote for him then all of their wildest dreams will come true and that is exactly what he says in this funny monologue.
  3. "The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad" Bungling detective Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) finds himself having to sing the National Anthem posing as opera star Enrico Pallazzo. Not only is Drebin horribly off key in this funny monologue, his version of the National Anthem doesn't quite follow what Francis Scott Key had written.
  4. "Ace Venture: Pet Detective" Ace Venture (Jim Carrey) is on the trail of the kidnapper of the Miami Dolphins mascot "Snowflake" when he knocks on the door of former Dolphins place kicker Ray Finkle. Instead of Finkle answering the door, Finkle's father sticks a double barreled shotgun through the view hole in the door and puts it right up against Ventura's nose. With the gun to his face, Venture recites the entire career of Ray Finkle in one breath. This funny monologue fooled Finkle's parents into thinking that Ventura was a Finkle fan.
  5. "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" Throughout the entire school year, Jeff Spicoli (Sean Penn) did everything he could to disrupt Mr. Hand's (Ray Walston) history class. As revenge, Mr. Hand showed up at Jeff's house on prom night to inform Spicoli that he would fail history if he did not study with Mr. Hand right then and there. The next scene is a funny monologue of Spicoli's interpretation of how Thomas Jefferson explained the Declaration of Independence to the founding fathers.
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