The Best Comedic Audition Songs – by Vocal Type

Are you looking for a funny showtune for an upcoming project or audition? Well, first you should check out our giant database of audition songs for specific musicals. But if your show hasn’t yet been covered by us, you can go through these comedic audition songs, sorted by vocal type.


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First Step: Read your audition details

Please read your audition details carefully, as they sometimes specify the type of song they’d like to hear (a ballad, something uptempo, etc.). Make sure to select a song that’s appropriate for your specific casting call. Also, as you’re picking out a song, these links may be helpful:

Backing Tracks for the Songs Below

“Comedic Audition Songs” Spotify Playlist


Altos

I Love Play Rehearsal” – Be More Chill

Just Around the Corner” – The Addams Family

Lost in the Brass” – Band Geeks

One Hundred Easy Ways” – Wonderful Town

Show Off” – The Drowsy Chaperone


Baritones

I Am Aldolpho” – The Drowsy Chaperone

I’m Calm” – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Make ‘Em Laugh” – Singin’ in the Rain

Man About Town” – Young Frankenstein

Purpose” – Avenue Q


Basses

Broken Hearted Hoover Fixer Sucker Guy” – Once

Brush Up Your Shakespeare” – Kiss Me, Kate

Last One Picked” – Whoop-Dee-Doo!

Masculinity” – La Cage aux Folles

Me” – Beauty and the Beast


Contras

Climbing Uphill” – The Last Five Years

He Vas My Boyfriend” – Young Frankenstein

I Really Like Him” – Man of La Mancha

I’ve Still Got My Health” – Panama Hattie

Why Do the Wrong People Travel?” – Sail Away


Psst… Here’s where you can find out your vocal type!


Mezzo-Sopranos

I Speak Six Languages” – The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

I’m the Greatest Star” – Funny Girl

My Big French Boyfriend” – The Toxic Avenger

Shy” – Once Upon a Mattress

When You Got It, Flaunt It” – The Producers


Sopranos

Happy to Keep His Dinner Warm” – How to Succeed in Business

How Lovely to Be a Woman” – Bye Bye Birdie

If I Were a Bell” – Guys and Dolls

No More Candy” – She Loves Me

Vanilla Ice Cream” – She Loves Me


Tenors

God, I Hate Shakespeare” – Something Rotten!

Hard to be the Bard” – Something Rotten!

Man Up” – The Book of Mormon

Thank God She’s Blind” – The Toxic Avenger

World’s Greatest Dad” – Elf


Trebles/Children

Abigail” – Dear Edwina

I Want It Now” – Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

Lunch Box” – Junie B. Jones

Top Secret Personal Beeswax” – Junie B. Jones

What If” – The Addams Family


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Which of these comedic audition songs are your favorite?

And what show are you auditioning for next? We would love to hear all about your favorite funny audition songs in the comments below! In the meantime, you can check out our database of best audition songs for other musicals.


Stacy Karyn, author of Comedic Audition Songs.
Author: Stacy Karyn

Stacy Karyn is the founder of Theatre Trip, author of The Thespian’s Bucket List, and creator of The Cast Album List. She has a TESOL drama certificate, a BA in theatre, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


 

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