Announcing the 2019 Great Durham Pun Championship!
If you love puns, you're going to want to be at Motorco Music Hall (723 Rigsbee Ave.) on Sunday March 3 at 7:30 p.m., for the start of the fabulous 2019 edition of The Great Durham Pun Championship.
Tickets ($15.00 each) are now on sale through the Motorco website: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1822004?utm_medium=bks Get your tickets soon. The last two pun contests sold out early!
Come on out to enjoy an evening of spirited fast-paced word play at a truly World Class Event!** Friends, family, and innocent bystanders are welcome.
We are looking for a few more punsters as well!
We have space for 15 more contestants who can stand the heat. You knead to be good, and fast, ‘cause we expect to get a rise out of the wit and wisdom of all of our contestants. It’s all or muffin! Willing to take whisks? Then we want a piece of you! Email us, by Friday, February 15 30th at firstname.lastname@example.org and send us proof -- briefly tell us why we should pick you to be a contender.
Here's a quick run-down of the way the contest works:
Pundamonium will reign! We'll start the evening with 12 pairs of contestants, and several subjects to pun off of competitively. A couple of hours later the last pun person standing will be crowned the Pun Master of Durham (a.k.a Punster of the Year, or P.O.T.Y). Order will again be maintained by "Judge" George Gopen, PhD, JD, Professor Emeritus of the Practice of Rhetoric at Duke. With a name like GoPun....
** No less an authority than Mental Floss magazine listed The Great Durham Pun Championship first (!) in the world in an article entitled "3 Epic Pun Contests." Runner-ups were contests in London, England and Austin Texas. See for yourself (and view some great footage from Pun Championships past) at http://mentalfloss.com/article/55694/3-epic-pun-contests-and-few-their-winning-entries