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  • Punfest 2019

    Punfest 2019

    Come through and experience London’s first ever PUNFEST!

    What is PunFest?

    PunFest is a pun competition (and direct descendent of events like Punderdome) where competitors sign up to pun their heads off in front of a live audience filled with fans of witty wordplay and cringeworthy puns!

    As acclaimed author Victor Hugo--genius behind such titles as Les Miserables and The Hunchback of Notre Dame--once said, “Puns are the droppings of soaring wits.” And we plan on honouring his brilliance with the best (or worst) puns imaginable.

    When/Where/Additional Details?

    PunFest will take place on Saturday, October 26th at Brown & Dickson Booksellers; located at 567 Richmond Street, Pundon, ON!

    PunFest is a fundraiser for 94.9 CHRW Radio Western and Brown & Dickson, so admission is by donation with a suggested donation of $10. There's no ATM on site so make sure to bring cash.

    IMPORTANT: This is also a costume/fancy dress up party, so wear your halloween costume or dress up nice! This is a very classy event.

    Looking to Compete?

    If you want to sign up to pun, sign up online here before the date, or you can sign up the day of. If you are signing up the day of the event, make sure you show up to Brown & Dickson by 7:30PM!

    Anyone who signs up can compete - it doesn’t cost anything to compete but we suggest you make a donation at the door the same as anyone else.

    We have 3 rounds of puns:
    Depending on how many competitors we have, we will divide the groups into even numbers.
    Each competitor gets 1 minute to pun on the topic we have previously shared with them (we’ll be emailing the contestants approximately a week beforehand with the topics).
    At the end of the round, the winner is chosen by audience applause.
    From there, the top 2 competitors from the first round will go on to the semi-finals.
    The Top 2 competitors will then go on to the final round.
    Final round is head to head style and the competitor with the best audience response wins the grand prize of……TBD!

    The event will have some time in-between rounds for people to mingle if they’d like, while we play some of the best tunes London has to offer.