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Something Funny's Going On is the name of a song of the musical, Lucky Stiff, which is sung in both Act-1 and Act-2. It explains the prolouge and explains what happened before the intermission and what's to come in Act-2.

Act-1 Edit

Everyone

  • Something funny's going on,
  • And it isn't very pretty.

Women

  • This is how it all began,

Men

  • With the murder of a man,

Everyone

  • In Atlantic City, New Jersey .
  • Something funny's going on,
  • There's a lot we haven't told yet.


Women

  • There's a fortune,

Men

  • And a chase,

Everyone

  • And a lovely foreign place,
  • And the body isn't cold yet,
  • In New Jersey
  • The story that you're about to hear
  • Is strange, we know,
  • And things like this don't happen every day
  • But, there's a little saying
  • And it's apropos,
  • Where there's a will,

Women

  • Where there's a will,

Everyone

  • Where there's a will, there's a way.

Woman screams

Uncle Anthony

  • Dear nephew Harry,
  • This is my last will and testament.
  • I hope it finds you in better health than it does me. Ha! Ha!

Everyone

  • Something funny's going on,
  • There's an awful lot of action.

Dominique

  • And a physical attraction,

Annabel

  • And a lot of dogs,

Vinnie

  • There's a fortune to be won,

Rita

  • And a woman with a gun,

Luigi

  • And the body of a man,

Everyone

  • And an axe about to fall,

Harry

  • On one unsuspecting fellow.

Everyone

  • In the middle of it all,
  • In England,
  • In May,
  • With the day already gone.
  • Something funny, funny, very, very funny,
  • Is going on.

Act-2 Edit

Reprise...

Woman screams

Everyone

  • Something funny's going on,
  • Now the plot is moving faster.

Harry

  • With a hero on the run,

Rita

  • And a woman with a gun,

Annabel

  • And an ending with a twist,

Vinnie

  • And a brother who is pissed.

Everyone

  • And a possible disater.
  • Now the fun's already gone,
  • And the intermission's through.
  • Something funny's going on...
  • Act-2!

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