We want to extend a big “WELCOME TO YOU” new visitors to punoff.com andpunpunpun.com. Amazingly, we had a record number of 1,526 site visitors on April 1st as well as over 100 contestant registrations.
In the coming weeks, we will post important event updates and helpful tips for contestants on how to prepare for May 9th. We recommend you also join our Facebook group for news and thePUNY page to practice pun making and introduce yourself.
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Q:It seems to me, over the years of observing the Punniest of Show that the judges are “looser” with giving out higher scores as the contest goes on. In other words, the first 10 contestants rarely get top scores compared to the last 10 or so contestants, i.e. 22 to 32. What do you think is the best slot for a contestant?
A: It is often presumed that the early scores tend to be lower but I don’t think anyone has ever really done the math to prove this. (Here’s a project where we could probably use the services of a computer whiz.) Traditionally we’ve always joked about the early contestants being somewhat sacrificial “cannon fodder” but that’s because its scary to be first up. Continue reading →
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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 thereservation page.
Wall be waiting for you there.
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The first of our weakly FRIDAY PUNSTER WARM-UP sessions will gather in this week at THE POURHOUSE PUB at 6701 BURNET Road, Austin, TX. These gatherings are designed to put everyone in the mood for the upcoming competition at the 35th Annual O.Henry Pun-Off World Championships on May 19th. Continue reading →