The 2019 Great Durham Pun Championship!

The Regulator Presents

Sold Out: The 2019 Great Durham Pun Championship!

Sun Mar 3

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

This event is all ages

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The 2019 Great Durham Pun Championship
The 2019 Great Durham Pun Championship
Come to be amazed, to laugh, to groan, to experience one of the Triangle’s only World Class Events*

Get your tickets early--the last three pun contests were sell-outs!

Here's a quick run-down of the way the contest works:

Pundamonium will reign as a pair of punsters are given a subject. Punster number one will have 10 seconds to come up with a relevant pun. Punster number two then gets ten seconds. On it goes, until someone's pun doesn't pun out. We'll start the evening with 24 contestants, and 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 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:

Who was the most popular actor in the Bible?

Samson. He brought down the house.

What did Samson die of?

Fallen arches.