The Christchurch Pun Battle Championships

Where: A Rolling Stone, 579 Colombo St, Christchurch

Restrictions: R18

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $18.00
  • Last Chance Ticket: $24.00
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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?!

After sold-out shows all over the country, The Pun Battle is back in Christchurch with worse word-play than ever before. Come along to see Ōtautahi’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 a cumulative total of over $1,300 (!) cash prize money on the line, you could say that the stakes are pun-ishing.

Three shows only in 2018!
Semi Final #1: Saturday May 19th
Semi Final #2: Saturday July 14th (The Christchurch Pun Battle Championships! Semi-Final #2)
Grand Finals: Saturday September 1st (The Christchurch Pun Battle Grand Final!)

Starring in our May show!
Josiah Stringer
Sara Epperson
Nathan Hedley
Reuben Crisp
Shen Mansell
Alex Pallett
Brandon Wyatt
Chris Wong
Sarah French

MC'd by Wellington's favourite over enthusiastic gender mess Hugo Grrrl, and refereed by local art-trash Tawdry Trainwreck.

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.

ENTER NOW! Why not give it a pun-t! There's prize money to be won. Are you a writer, improvisor, 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 to confirm your spot.

Please note: seating is not allocated so arrive early to nab a good vantage point. Latecomers may not be admitted, and doorsales are cash only.

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Graphic design by Pip Clark.

© Hugo Grrrl 2016

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