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Pun-Off preparation getting in-tents!

Noose You Can Use!

bigtent02_adamscanopy At the 2015 O.Henry Pun-Off World Championships, the COMPETITION WILL BE IN TENTS. Although we initially supposed tents would serve to protect the audience from shady characters, the Austin weather forecast is now for 60% rain on Saturday. So we can actually justify the erection of this 40 x 80 foot circus tent over our stage and audience area this year. We don’t want a repeat of 2009 when we were unexpectedly “reigned” into the Hilton Hotel. Continue reading

Count down to May 9, 2015

Pun-Off May 9, 2015Due to circumstances beyond the pale, the 38th Annual O.Henry Pun-Off World Championships will be once again held in Austin, Texas on Saturday, May 9, 2015 in Brush Square behind the O. Henry and Susanna Dickinson Museums at 409 E. 5th Street. Continue reading

Live music at the Pun-Off

The Greatest American Heroes (greatestamericanheroes.com) and the O. Henry Pun-Off represent all the weirdness Austin has to offer. While not as old as the Pun-Off, the Greatest American Heroes have been playing TV theme songs in Austin since 2001. If you think about it, 13 years (or 13 seasons) is longer than most TV shows last. No one has ever challenged their self-christened title of “Austin’s Favorite TV Theme Song Band.”
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Greatest American Heroes

Come to Brush Square at 11:00 am when the Greatest American Heroes opens the Pun-Off. Continue reading

Mark May 10th to attend 2014 Pun-Off

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Pun-Off is on Saturday, May 10, 2014

The P.U.N.Y. (Punsters United Nearly Yearly) elves are finally organizing the 37th Annual O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships.

The Pun-Off will take place on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 409 E. Fifth Street, Austin, Texas in the back yard of the O. Henry Museum also known as Brush Square Park. For all you long time Punsters, please note the 10th is the second weekend, not the third weekend. This year we moved up the Pun-Off to avoid UT commencement (17th) which fills up all the hotel rooms.

Persons who want to compete as 2014 Punniest of Show and/or PunSlingers contestant should mark their calendar for Noon, April 1st, to rush in when the registration form will be opened.

more announcements for 2014 Pun-off coming!!

For general information about the O. Henry Pun-Off event, call 512-472-1903512-472-1903 between noon and five p.m., Wednesday thru Sunday or leave a voice message.

You may also want to acknowledge our presents on Facebook where you’ll find several Pun-Off  sites dedicated to facilitating both pun chatter & contestant practice. www.facebook.com/PUNYPAGE and www.facebook.com/groups/punoff/

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Pun-Off 2013 set for May 18th

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The date for the 36th Annual O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships is Saturday, May 18, 2013. – Live music @11am – Contests Noon-5pm

Once again, the location is Brush Square, the backyard of the O. Henry and Dickinson Museums, 409 E. 5th Street, Austin, Texas 78701

Pre-Event Dinner – Special new & exciting venue!!

The annual gathering of unusual suspects will be take place from 6:00 – 10 pm – Friday May 17, — Activities include the Punster of the Year (P.O.T.Y.) Award ceremony plus a variety of interactive Punnin’ games. You won’t want to miss this one! (Diner ticket cost and reservation form are on a separate page)

Event Schedule

11:00 am – Live music and contestant registration
Noon – 2pm – Punniest of Show
2:30  –  PunSlingers
5:30 –  Wrap Up & after party (T.B.A.)

The opening date for online contestant registration for Punniest of Show and Punslingers is Monday, April 15th at NOON central daylight time (-5 GMT.) (Menu for registration form will magically appear on the site!) There are 32 openings available for each contest as well as stand-by lists in the event of participant drop-outs, which ALWAYS DOES HAPPEN! – Don’t be afraid to sign up even after all the possession have been fooled.  Dopes springs internal!

Frightened Man