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The Wellington Pun Battle Semi-Finals

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.

Starring –
In the Thursday Heat:
– Caleb Morgan Day.
– Anna Robertshawe.
– Clarissa Chandrahasen.
– Michael Ross (Radeesh Salaad).
– George Fenn.
– Elliot Hugh Man.
– Hilaire Carmody.
– Benjamin Huxford.
– Thomas Francis Dorreen.
– Ben Ashby.

In the Friday Heat:
– Frank Steven Grieve.
– Adam Wright.
– Jerome Chandrahasen.
– Oliver Scripps.
– Peter Baillie.
– Ella Borrie.
– Sam Fernando.
– Jaslyn Heaphy.
– Sanjay Parbhu.
– Advait Kirtikar.
– Travis Cottreau.

Enter now!.Why not give it a pun-t! There’s $400 in 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: 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!