Humorous Interpretation is an event in National Forensic League and
high school forensics competitions.
In a typical round of HI, five to seven performers will each perform a
comedic "cutting" (excerpt) from a published play, novel, movie
script, or short story. Some performers select monologues, others may
adopt the roles of several characters, changing their tone of voice,
manner of speaking, and bodily position to indicate a change in
character. Performers are constrained in their acting repertoire: the
use of props or costumes is forbidden.
After all of the competitors have performed, the judge (or judges) in
the round will rank them from best to worst.