What is the POTY Award?
The Punster of the Year Award
(POTY) was an annual award and dinner hosted for eons
by the International Save the Pun Foundation chaired by Norm Gilbert, but more recently in Austin, Texas at the O. Henry Museum Pun-Off World Championships and by Punsters United Nearly Yearly (PUNY.) Everyone is invited to the award ceremony on Friday, May 12, 2017, 7 pm, in Brush Square
outside behind the O. Henry Museum. If you’re hungry, we’ll kick off the evening two block away at 6 pm with a fajita buffet at Micheladas Cafe y Cantina. (Map
This Year’s Wurst Wieners
and Pat Tanzola
, aka The Pun Gents are two pun guys from Toronto, Canada who have fouled
some of the finest shrooms
with their relentless schtink
. They have been dishing up fresh and original homonymic
crimes at www.pungents.com
since 2004, posting original puns each day for more than a baker’s dozen years. No wonder they’re up here, rolling in the d’oh
! Pat and Rhain are two higher education dropouts who decided that 4 university degrees between them was enough – and so they both quit school to write puns. Clearly they have been pun-ished enough. Pungents.com
was initially intended as a get-rich-quick scheme. Millions of page loads later, the Gents keep it running in their spare time even though they have learned that punning isn’t all about income
, it’s about the outcome
Punsters United Nearly Yearly (P.U.N.Y.) will hold a free reception from 5 – 7 pm and reserved seat dinner buffet from 7 – 9 pm on Friday, May 9th in the O.Henry and Dickinson Museums’ courtyard at 409 E. 5th Street in Austin, Texas (see location map.) Tickets are almost gone. Hurry to make your reservations.
The writing is now on the wall. If you’ve been wondering about the cost and reservation details for the legendary PUNY/POTY dinner on Friday, May 17, at 6:30 PM, this should be ex-siding news. Planks so much for your patience.
You may attend the PUNY dinner event without charge! But if you expect to eat, you must make your reservations by May 15 at midnight. [NOW CLOSED] The P.U.N.Y. DINNER 2013 reservation page has all the details.
Even if you have already checked the “dinner” option while completing the contestant form, you still need to go now and reserve/pay with PayPal for your dinner tickets on the reservation page.
Wall be waiting for you there.