08 The Pun Offs


Each contestant in The Pun Offs presents a pun on stage in any format, visual, musical, or in the form of a stand up routine. The contestant is scored on a scale of 1 to 10 by the the judges which is added up for their final score.  The score is determined by the general presentation, originality, and content. Notes may be used during the performance but can negatively affect the score. A second competition is held in which two competitors face off and are asked to come up with a pun from a topic drawn at random. The first contestant replies and the second contestant is given 5 seconds to reply with a pun on the same topic. The event has been held in Austin Texas every year since 1977.

next copy

previous copy

You May Also Like
Avocados 2
Read More

2 Avocados

Avocados contain healthy unsaturated fats which help brain cell membranes maintain their elasticity. Avocados will also improve blood…
Wet Blueberries
Read More

3 Blueberries

Research has suggested that  flavonoids, a compound found in blueberries, may improve memory,cognitive function, and learning. Smoothies are…
Nuts_Seeds 4
Read More

4 Nuts & Seeds

The Vitamin-E you’ll find in nuts and seeds help prevent cognitive decline, especially as you get older. Just…

5 Curry

Tumeric, a key ingredient in curry, contains curcumin, a powerful antioxidant that has been proven to protect nerve…

6 Sage

Sage contains an antioxidant called carnosic acid that can cross the blood-brain barrier to rid the brain of…