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John Cosper
Award-winning screenwriter, curriculum writer for Children's Ministry Deals, and founder of Righteous Insanity.
Interests: Christian drama, sci-fi, comics, film making, movies, cooking, football, wrestling.
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Last week it was Christmas. This week Easter. That's just how it goes when you're a sketch writer sometimes. Enjoy! Looking in the Wrong Place By John Cosper THEME: Easter CHARACTERS Ken- A 36 year old man-child Joe- Ken’s... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2016 at Righteous Insanity
Yes, I know it's March, but for the last twenty years, I've found myself writing Christmas all year round (not to mention Easter, Mother's Day, Fourth of July stuff, you get the idea.) Hey, it's never too early to start... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2016 at Righteous Insanity
For all of you last minute drama leaders (and those who will find this after Easter 2016 and stash it away for next year), I present a little something called, "No Body." If you get the right actors, ad libbing... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2016 at Righteous Insanity
This script was originally conceived as a short film. The film stalled in post-production a long while back, but I thought I would release the script here for those who can use it. Feel free to film your own version... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2016 at Righteous Insanity
Kill the Spider, Harry By John Cosper Theme: Relying on Jesus (Matthew 7:7-12) CHARACTERS Harry and Allison – A married couple This skit is dedicated to everyone who has ever had a problem they refused to give up to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2016 at Righteous Insanity
Been a long while since I've posted anything here. Anyone miss me? Here's something new. Rated R Movies By John Cosper THEME: Serving God CHARACTERS A Bus Driver (Unseen) Heather- A Christian woman Beth and Laura- Christian friends with... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2016 at Righteous Insanity
This isn't the first time I've signed off from this blog. And who knows? Maybe in 6 months, a year, or two years, I'll pick it back up. Opportunities have opened up for me beyond Righteous Insanity, both inside and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2014 at Righteous Insanity
So this month marks 20 years since the birth of Righteous Insanity. You'd think I'd be on top of this, waxing nostalgic and all, but I've been so busy with my wrestling book project, I haven't had time! The story... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2014 at Righteous Insanity
I really, really, really like this one. It's up there with An Annoying Little Sin and The Ladder for me. Hope you like it too. Faithful Footstool by John Cosper THEME: God’s faithfulness CHARACTERS Eric and Joe - Two... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2014 at Righteous Insanity
Best Moms in the Book By John Cosper Theme: Moms CHARACTERS Jacob Esau Moses James Jacob and Esau enter. JACOB: Hi, I'm Jacob! ESAU: And I'm Esau! JACOB: We don't agree on a lot of things! ESAU: No we... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2014 at Righteous Insanity
Something really old from the vault. This one has uses in school as well as in church - probably moreso in school. We actually built a camel puppet for this sketch. We liked him so much, we wrote him into... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2014 at Righteous Insanity
Lying for Friends By John Cosper THEME: Lying, Honesty CHARACTERS Crash- A lying boy Charles Barkley- A lying girl Barack Obama- Another lying kid Crash enters. CRASH: Hi, kids. Are you ready to meet new and exciting people? Would... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2014 at Righteous Insanity
Scotty Love is an idiot. There's no debate here, no question about it. The man knows nothing about being a real man of God. But that hasn't stopped him from creating his own web series to espouse his own spin... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at Righteous Insanity
Several years ago I wrote a short book inspired by the pithy little business parables that come in and out of vogue. "Company Man" is a tale about a business man who learns to treat his employees with respect. He... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at Righteous Insanity
A Christmas skit with a slightly gross title. Sorry, I'm a Smokey and the Bandit fan. Sometimes, you just gotta pay homage. At the Choke and Puke By John Cosper THEME: Christmas, the Magi CHARACTERS Enoch- One of the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at Righteous Insanity
This sort of happened by accident. I was writing a skit about the Easter story and lapsed into Abbott and Costello. Hope you like it, because I sure do. No Body By John Cosper THEME: Easter CHARACTERS Hazel, Chuck,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2014 at Righteous Insanity
Old classic I revisited over the weekend working on some kids curriculum. Enjoy! SHOPPING SPREE CHARACTERS Ron and Joyce- Husband and wife Brian- The son Christina- The daughter A kitchen table is at center. Ron and Joyce are dressed casual... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2014 at Righteous Insanity
In honor of the opening of the WWE Network this week, here's a little something fun for those who enjoy the WWE as much as I do. You'll have to set it aside for another 9-10 months, but I think... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2014 at Righteous Insanity
Tolerance, people. It goes both ways. Candy Bar War by John Cosper THEME: Loving others CHARACTERS Holly Bart Holly enters with a 3 Musketeers. HOLLY: When I think of candy bars, I think of the best candy bar there... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2014 at Righteous Insanity
Don’t Eat the Salsa By John Cosper Theme: Witnessing CHARACTERS Chip- A waiter Kyle- A party guest Pam- Another party guest A buffet table is set up on stage with chips, salsa, a fruit tray, a cheese plate, a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2014 at Righteous Insanity
Fun new take on David and Goliath. Enjoy! Someone’s Gotta Do It By John Cosper CHARACTERS Toby and Clark - Two of David’s other brothers David Toby and Clark sit at a table eating the tacos. TOBY: Mmmmmm. CLARK:... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2014 at Righteous Insanity
Eating Onions By John Cosper CHARACTERS Marty and Lulu- Bad kids Mrs. Clark- Their principal Marty and Lulu sit on stage with a giant bag of candy, surrounded by candy wrappers, eating candy. LULU: Wow. MARTY: Yeah. LULU: So... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2014 at Righteous Insanity
One of the really cool ministries I've had the honor of working with the last few years is Project Harambee. Project Harambee is doing the vital work of HIV education in the nation of Kenya, where it is much needed.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2014 at Righteous Insanity
Eric Loses It All By John Cosper THEME: When Things Go Wrong CHARACTERS Eric- A Christian boy Lisa- Eric's overly dramatic sister Eric enters. He gets on his knees at center and prays. ERIC: Lord, thank you for this... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2014 at Righteous Insanity
Okay... this isn't exactly new. This is essentially the old Nichols and May funeral sketch rewritten with a different location and a theme/ message, but it's worth sharing. The Concession Stand By John Cosper CHARACTERS Joe - A movie... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2014 at Righteous Insanity