Wit Wrestlers to battle it out in Dunedin Pun Battle Championships

Get ready to groan! Wits have been sharpened, wea-puns will be wielded, funny bones may well be broken.

Pun Battle Championships are finally coming to Dunedin for pun-ters at Fifty Gorillas! With a whopping $500 (!) cash prize money, stand-up comedians and classic class clowns alike are fighting for their lines.

After a season of sold-out and truly cringe-worthy shows around the country, Wellington’s favourite friendly neighbourhood transvestite, Mr. Hugo Grrrl, is taking Pun Battle to Pun-edin. An award-winning producer and drag king, Hugo Grrrl puts the homo in homonym as “fetchingly cross dressed” host of this intense and hilarious head-to-head joke-off.

Fighting with the force of a thousand thesauruses, pun battlers provide a full lineup of quick-fire comedy and snappy wordplay in one massive battle on Saturday 30th June.

“The Pun Battle is the best and worst comedy show you’ll ever see, all in one”, says Hugo Grrrl. “It’s a rap battle, but for nerds. You’ll groan, you’ll cringe and you’ll be laughing from start to finish.” However, the pun-ters to really watch out for, Hugo notes, are the laymen.

“We joke that the pun battle is a place for the broken hearted because after you’ve ruined every meaningful relationship in your life with your obsessive, incessant and unsolicited wordplay, the pun battle is the one place where your awful talents can truly be appreciated.

It’s the everyday dad jokers who often pun-expectedly take it out.”

WINNER - Best Producer (Wellington Comedy Awards, 2017)

REIGNING CHAMPION - King of All Kings (NZ, 2017)

Dunedin Pun Battle Championships

Fifty Gorillas, 60 Princes St, Dunedin

One night only! 8.30pm, Saturday 30th June

Tickets $15 – $25 from eventfinda.co.nz


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