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The Wellington Pun Battle Semi-Finals


Thu 27 Jul 2017, 8:00pm
Fri 28 Jul 2017, 8:00pm

Where: The Fringe Bar, 26 Allen Street, Wellington

Restrictions: R18

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $10.25 ($10.00 + $0.25 fees)
  • Last-Chance Ticket: $16.38 ($15.00 + $1.38 fees)
  • Play It Forward Ticket : $10.25 ($10.00 + $0.25 fees)
  • Door Sales: $15.00
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Listed by: Hugo Grrrl

Get ready to groan! Wits have been sharpened, wea-puns will be wielded, funny bones may well be broken. Will our competitors pun-ble under the pressure?

Find out at The Wellington Pun Battle Semi-Finals.
- Thursday, July 27th, 8 pm.
- Friday, July 28th, 8 pm.

This July, Wellington’s smartest alecks, wordiest nerds and biggest pun-ks, punslingers and pun-dits battle it out in an intense and hilarious head-to-head pun-off. With over $400 cash prize money on the line, you could say that the stakes are pun-ishing.

MC'd by our last winner Matt Powell and over-enthusiastic gender-mess HuGo Grrrl.

Expect utter pundemonium as we decide once and for all if the pun is mightier than the sword. Because, as we all know, a good pun is its own re-word.


In the Thursday heat:
- Caleb Morgan Day.
- Clarissa Chandrahasen.
- Peter Baillie.
- Elliot Hugh Man.
- Hilaire Carmody.
- Benjamin Huxford.
- Thomas Francis Dorreen.
- Ben Ashby.
- Adam Wright.

In the Friday heat:
- Frank Steven Grieve.
- Jerome Chandrahasen.
- Oliver Scripps.
- Ella Borrie.
- Sam Fernando.
- Jaslyn Heaphy.
- Sanjay Parbhu.
- Advait Kirtikar.
- Travis Cottreau.
- Michael Ross.

Enter now. Why not give it a pun-t. There's $400 in prize money to be won. Are you a writer, improviser, comedian, or are your friends just really sick of your incessant and unsolicited word-play? Come to a place where your genius will be appreciated. First in, first serve. DM Hugo Grrrl: Drag King to confirm your spot.

Graphic design by Caleb McNabb and Pip Clark.

Play It Forward Tickets -
Got a bit of extra cash?
Can’t come to the show but want to support it?
Then this is the option for you! Buy a Play It Forward ticket and a seat will be donated to a local young person who otherwise wouldn’t be able to see the show. This feature is facilitated by the generous help of several wonderful Wellingtonian charities. Spread the creative love!

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