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The Auckland Pun Battle Championships

The Auckland Pun Battle Championships


  • Fri 12 Oct, 8:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Sat 9 Mar ’19, 8:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Sat 1 Jun ’19, 8:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Sat 3 Aug ’19, 8:00pm – 10:00pm
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Phoenix Entertainment, 258 Karangahape Rd, Auckland CBD



Ticket Information:

  • Early Bird Ticket: $17.40
  • General Admission: $19.45
  • Last Chance Tickets: $27.10
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Get ready to groan! Wits have been sharpunned, wea-puns will be wielded, funny bones may well be broken. Will our punticipants pun-ble under the punishing pressure?! Or will there be a ... pun hit wonder?

After a heated sold-out debut season, The Pun Battle is returning to Auckland with worse word-play than ever before.

Check out our 2018 special encore pun-off on Friday October 12th at 8pm. Starring!
Keegan Govind
Oliver Smith
Shaun Westerchestington
Renee Church
Ian Mardon
Penny Ashton
Ben Cleland
Cassie Ponton

Hosted and refereed over-enthusiastic gender-mess Hugo Grrrl.

So come along and see Auckland'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 a total of over $1,300 (!) cash prize money on the line, you could say that the stakes are pun-ishing. 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.

And make sure to check out our main event - our 2019 Auckland Pun Battle Regional Championships! Dates of the heats and final above.

ENTER NOW! Why not give it a pun-t! There's $1,300 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 to confirm your spot.

Please note that seating is not allocated, so make sure to rock up early to secure a good vantage point for this nonsense.

Graphic design by Pip Clark.

Make sure to follow Hugo Grrrl on Facebook for updates on more outrageous gigs in your area and check out upcoming ones here: https://bit.ly/2N8erzQ

© Hugo Grrrl 2016

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