Thursday, January 12, 2017

Announcing the 2017 Great Durham Pun Championship!

Announcing the 2017 Great Durham Pun Championship! Punsters Kneaded!
If you like being amazed, if you like laughing and groaning, if you want to experience the Triangle's only World Class Event,* you're not going to want to miss The 2107 Great Durham Pun Championship, which gets underway at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 8th at Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave in Durham. Tickets ($10.00 each) are now on sale through the Motorco website:  Get your tickets early-the last two pun championships were SRO!
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We are looking for a few more punsters as well! We knead about 15 more contestants who think they can stand the heat on the evening of February 8th. We really don't want this to be a half-baked event, so you knead to be good, and fast--we expect to get a rise out of the wit and wisdom of all of our contestants. Think you can survive the punishment? Email us, by Thursday, January 18th at and 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 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....

*Yes, the Triangle has great universities, medical centers, research institutes, etc. But do any of them rank in the top three in the world? As far as we know, only one thing in the Triangle has achieved that distinction: The Great Durham Pun Championship! 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.
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