The Wellington Pun Battle Championships 2019

Where: The Fringe Bar, 26 Allen Street, Wellington

Restrictions: R18

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $23.00 ($20.00 + $3.00 fees)
  • Last Chance Tickets: $25.56 ($22.50 + $3.06 fees)
  • VIP Front Row Seats: $33.75 ($30.00 + $3.75 fees)
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Listed by: Hugo Grrrl

Get ready to groan! Wits have been sharpunned, 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 with worse word-play than ever before. Come along to see the capital'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 $2,000 cash prize money on the line, you could say that the stakes are pun-ishing.

Three shows in 2019!
Semi-final #1: Friday February 8th, 8pm.
Semi-final #2: Friday April 12th, 8pm.
Semi-final #3: Friday June 28th, 8pm.
Grand Final: (Venue TBC) Friday August 30th, 8pm.

Created and MC'd by Wellington's favourite over enthusiastic gender mess - award-winning comedy and cabaret producer, 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.

Enter Now! Why not give it a pun-t! There's 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 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.

The Fringe Bar is accessed by fourteen steps at the front of the building or a service elevator at the back. Please get in touch well in advance of the show if you have any accessibility concerns so we can best assist you.

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Design by Pip Clark.
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