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CBS Sunday Morning Airs “Once A Pun A Time”

Seen on TV logo fakeOn May 10th, the 37th Annual O.Henry Pun-Off World Championships was visited by a news crew from CBS Sunday Morning. No, Charles Osgood wasn’t there, but they did send their ace interviewer, Lee Cowan ( ) who made it hap-pun as well as tireless camera crew who documented hours of the before and after happenings at this year’s Pun-Off. Continue reading

Pun-Off 2014 Results

The 2014 37th Annual O.Henry Pun-Off World Championships is now history! Hopeful of defending his double 2013 titles, multi-medalist Benjamin Ziek of Glendale, California returned with a dream of claiming a second “two-fer.” Alas, it was not to be. This year there was a significant shift in the win and his dream was blown.

Pun-Off Winners 2014

(L to R) 2014 Winners All: Alexandra Petri, Dav Wallace, Matt Pollock, Ben Ziek, Chad Wellington, Andy Balinsky. Photo by Gary Hallock.

In Punniest of Show (P.O.S.) judges awarded identical scores (39 out of a possible 40 points) to three consecutive contestants. Voting by applause, the tie was broken by the audience who clearly favored Alexandra Petri of Washington D.C. who punned on the name of every U.S. president in chronological order. Second place went to last year’s winner, Ben Ziek who also rated 39 points for his spirited offering. Multi-time medalist Andy Balinsky laid claim to yet another hunk of hardware taking home another bronze for his ever-growing and groaning collection. Continue reading

2014 Punster of the Year (P.O.T.Y.) Award Winner

[May 9, 2014. Austin, Texas] Bryan Wilson, co-developer with his wife Sara Farber, of the game Schmovie: The Hilarious Game of Outlandish Films, accepted the Punster of the Year Award (P.O.T.Y.) at a dinner ceremony hosted by P.U.N.Y. (Punsters United Nearly Yearly), The O. Henry and Dickinson Museums, and the Friends of the Museums. Continue reading

Tonight’s Schmovie Event

2438 West Anderson Lane, Suite B – 512-454-2399

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May 8 Schmovie

 

Contestant registration form is live

toungtied_smallLet the fools rush in. The registration form is live on the “Registration Form 2014” page under the “About Pun-Off 2014” menu.

The race is on. Punsters, you may start fooling your puns for May 10th. May the best wit win.

P. S. As of 12:24 CDT we have 32 contestants for Punniest of Show. As of 12:30 CDT we have 32 Punslingers registered. Please continue to register for the stand-by list as we often have drop-outs and cancellations. You may also still register to indicate that you want to come for the free Friday, May 9 reception and P.O.T.Y. dinner (tickets on sail at the event) Congratulations contestants!